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.

Andrew Cobosco

Andrew Cobosco

Lead Instructor

Andrew has served 6 years in the military and is still currently serving in the Colorado National Guard as a Forward Observer. He has firearms experience from the military as an M4 instructor, night fire instructor, Range safety officer, and .50 cal instructor. His background and knowledge make him a great choice, whether you’re looking for the most basic of instruction to advanced level techniques.

Joe Fuenzalida

Joe Fuenzalida

Lead Instructor

Joe spent 5 years in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a grenadier and fire team leader. With 3 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he accumulated over 100 direct-combat missions. Over those 5 years he developed a wide skill set ranging from combat casualty care, live tissue training, intensive CQB experience, low light tactics, patrolling, Ranger School, and the training of younger Rangers in combat and firearm instruction. Joe understands the varied backgrounds of shooters who come to BluCore to receive training from Special Operation’s personnel. No matter your experience level, age, or learning style, Joe will find a way to teach and challenge you. 

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.

 

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.

 

Gretta Strle

Gretta Strle

Instructor
Gretta’s passion is teaching new and fellow female shooters that the firearms industry is approachable and fun!  Gretta has come up through the ranks of the BluCore course curriculum and is a NRA Basic Pistol Instructor.  She is an avid concealed carrier and is currently participating in tactical and 3 gun competitions.  Whatever skill level is required, Gretta’s wealth of knowledge and experience makes her a key trainer at our facility for any new, or advanced shooter. She is currently studying a doctorate degree in pharmacy practice.