Training Development Specialist / Lead Shotgun Instructor
Ever since a young age, Filipp has been fascinated by martial arts, archery, and swordsmanship. In college, he was introduced to firearms and fell in love with shooting sports; starting off in a 22lr pistol bullseye league, bowling pin matches, Amateur Trapshooting Association shoots, and gravitating towards USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association). Filipp became an NRA instructor in 2017, specializing in Pistol, Shotgun, Family Firearm Safety, and Muzzleloading disciplines, and has collected six NRA Distinguished Expert awards. He enjoys working with students and passing on the spark of excitement to his students and inspiring them to achieve greater heights and exploring various potentials while focusing heavily on firearm safety. He currently teaches many adult and youth classes and is available for private instruction upon request.