BluCore Shooting Center Training Staff

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Senior Instructors — $125/hour
Lead Instructors — $100/hour
Instructors — $75/hour

John Wentzel

John Wentzel

General Manager, Senior Instructor

John served 10 years in the US military, first as a Marine Infantryman with combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and later, as a US Army Special Forces soldier with multiple deployments to South America where he trained civilians, police, and military Special Operations forces. John is an NRA Certified Instructor as well as a Texas DPS Certified Concealed Handgun License Instructor. His unique blend of experience allows him to effectively train beginning shooters as well as the most advanced students.

John Wentzel

George Mumma

Senior Instructor

George is veteran law enforcement officer of 39 years; he has worked in patrol, K-9, & SWAT. While a Detective he served in internal affairs, narcotics, and juvenile crime unit. George currently serves at a local law enforcement agency as the firearms training unit supervisor and Juvenile crime unit supervisor. George is a Colorado Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association “Master Firearms Instructor”, he is certified by the NRA as a Patrol Rifle, Tactical Pistol, Select Fire, and Precision Rifle instructor, as well as holding certifications as instructor in CQB, Chemical munitions, Executive Protection, and CCW. George has trained the first time shooter as well as the competitive and tactical shooter.

Gretta Strle

Alex Morgan

Lead Instructor

A disabled Army veteran with over 8 years of firearms experience, Alex was medically retired from the Army after being wounded. Specializing in private instruction for beginning to Advanced shooters with both rifle and pistol. An accomplished shooter, Alex has trained with Competition shooters, various local law enforcement as well as members of the Special Operations Community. His certifications include Expert Marksmanship badge, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Pistol Instructor, Red Rocks Police Academy, and Tactical Casualty Combat Care. He is also a Certified Smith and Wesson M&P armorer. Click here to schedule private instruction with Alex.

Gretta Strle

Canon Teague

Instructor

Canon is a former firefighter and EMT with firearms experience and training derived from the Special operations community and Law Enforcement. He is an avid 3 gun competitor and can combine both competition and combat styles of shooting, to ultimately give you the best of both worlds. As a certified EMT, he can also provide private instruction for medical skills.

 

Paul

Paul Smith

Instructor

Paul is a full time Law Enforcement Officer and has a passion for shooting. He received training many different areas including vehicle assaults, active shooters, low light tactics, combat casualty care, etc. and uses these skills on a regular basis as a Patrol Officer. In addition to being a 3 gun competitor, Paul also tests prototypes and complete reviews for various companies in the firearms industry. He is very passionate about teaching and will apply his knowledge and experience to make sure you get the most out of each class or lesson.

 

Paul

John Hess

Instructor

John has served 8 years in the Army as a scout and a team leader and is a veteran of the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  John is an educator of multiple combat disciplines and has taught advanced marksmanship and tactics to soldiers and airmen.  He believes passionately in training with a focus on joining battle-tested weapons handling techniques used by the tactical community with the speed and efficiency of techniques used by the competition sport-shooting community.  He currently shoots 3-Gun, USPSA/IPSC and tactical rifle competitions.  John is right at home teaching anything from beginner marksmanship skills to team maneuver.


 

Holly McKittrick

Holly McKittrick

Instructor
Holly has grown up shooting trap and skeet and is an avid hunter.  Holly is very passionate about teaching new to advanced shooters about rifles, pistols and shotguns.  She has received training from members of the Special Operations community as well as active duty law Enforcement.  Holly helps design women specific programs here at BluCore.  She would like to start shooting 3 gun competitions and USPSA.  She is very outgoing and approachable regardless of skill level.