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 was the 7th person certified by the Department of Public Safety as a concealed carry instructor and is certified 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.