Benjamin DeWalt is the co-founder and senior instructor of OnSight Firearms Training. Benjamin has been a life-long martial artist and firearms enthusiast, starting as a kid with long guns in western Pennsylvania. His accreditations include various NRA instructor certifications, Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor certification, and Massachusetts State Police Certified Firearms Instructor. Benjamin has been teaching various defensive-focused shooting classes since 2005. He has also been teaching martial arts and hand-to-hand self-defense since 2010. Benjamin’s preferred classes to teach are all levels of pistol shooting, hand-to-hand combatives, and defensive shotgun
Benjamin has trained with and learned from some of the best in the firearms training industry: Steve Tarani, Kelly Venden & Criterion Tactical, Paul Sharp, Dave Harrington, Mike Janich, Scott Ballard, John McGregor, SigSauer Academy, William April, Craig Douglas & Shivworks, Scott Reidy, Alex Hartmann & Ridgeline, John Murphy & FPF Training, Raven Firearms Training, Protective Shooting Concepts, Chris Fry & MDTS Training, and many more.
Benjamin has received training and certifications in combat / trauma first aid, ballistics and vehicles, low light shooting, close quarter tactics, home defense, active shooter threats, improvised weapons, hand to hand combatives, tactical carbine, tactical shotgun and much more.
In addition to instructing and maintaining the day-to-day operations at OnSight Firearms Training, Benjamin also teaches martial arts several nights a week and works full time as a gunsmith for a New York based firearms manufacturer.
» NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
» NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
» Utah Certified Concealed Firearm instructor
» Massachusetts State Police Certified Pistol Instructor
» New York State Dept. Of Criminal Justice Certified Fingerprint Technician
» Member of Westchester County Firearms Owners Association
» NRA Recruiter
» Sig Sauer Certified M16/M4/AR-15 Armorer
» Sig Sauer Certified 1911 Armorer
» Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Certified Instructor