Assistant Director of Firearms
Mr. Joe Madrigal is a National Rifle Association certified Advanced Firearms Instructor. He has an extensive background in teaching both firearms and tactics. Mr. Madrigal has over 17 years combined in local and federal law enforcement. Eight of the 17 years he has taught firearms and tactics in the United States Federal Government being certified through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, (FLETC). With extensive training in firearms marksmanship, he has been designated a distinguished weapons expert in multiple weapon systems through the United States Government. Mr. Madrigal is currently certified as an Active Shooter Instructor, Intermediate Force Instructor, Individual First Aid Kit, (IFAK) Instructor and as a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor. Mr. Madrigal is certified to instruct and re-certify retired law enforcement officers through the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Association (LEOSA).
Joe spent two years as a crew member in support of search and rescue missions within the United States on both the UH-1 Huey and the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
In 2015, he was awarded the Department of Homeland Security Chief Medical Officers Life Saving Award. Joe earned this prestigious award while quickly applying a life-saving tourniquet onto a motorist that had his leg amputated during a motor vehicle collision.
Joe is passionate about teaching and enjoys passing on his shooting knowledge to all levels of shooters from beginner to experienced. He has put in countless hours volunteering his instruction to programs such as BP101 Ladies Shooting Club, BP Explorers Post 181, as well as the Marana Shooting Club as a Range Safety Officer (RSO) to name a few.
On his off-time he enjoys spending time at the lake casting a line from his boat with his family and friends. You can also find him lighting a torch in his garage to make custom-built grills and firearms steel targets.