Professional training starts with a professional instructor. Receive your training from an experienced and knowledgeable professional. When you purchase or acquire a firearm, whether your interests lie in personal protection, home defense, recreational shooting, competitive shooting, hunting, or collecting, the next responsible step for you should be training in the safety and use of that firearm. The ownership of firearms is a serious undertaking. After all, would you send a loved one such as a spouse or child out to operate an
automobile without the proper training in its operation? Of course not. The same holds true with a firearm. The likely-hood of someone getting seriously injured or killed, not to mention the opportunity for tremendous property damage, all of which could result in lawsuits costing your freedom or everything you and your family own is just too great a risk. Firearms can be a source of great satisfaction and peace of mind with the right training.
Founder of the NM Handgun Academy
Tom Tomasi, Founder of the NM Handgun Academy, is an experienced firearms instructor who has been instructing civilians in firearms and the art of personal protection since 2002. He is a graduate of the Massad Ayoob Group MAG-40 course. Tom is certified by the New Mexico Department of Safety for Concealed Carry Course and by the National Rifle Association in Pistol and Personal Protection. He is also an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer and Coach. Mr. Tomasi emphasizes civilian
self-defense situations, since their needs, and tool sets are very different than military or law enforcement. He has been in various teaching and instructor positions for the past 25 years at the Department Of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration, TVI, and local churches. His personal philosophy on self defense and firearms training is to instill solid, proven, basic fundamentals from which further development of skills is based.