Gary Jakl

Gary Jakl

FPF Training – Instructor

Gary is a long time FPF student and is joining the staff full time for 2015. He has attended all of our courses, as well as classes from Tom Givens and Greg Ellifritz. A “deep thinker” Gary brings years of experience from both on and off the range to our classes.

Gary Jakl is an NRA Certified Instructor, an NRA Range Safety Officer, and a Certified Glock Armorer. He is a U.S. Army veteran with combat experience. He has received training through U.S. military programs, government sponsored training activities, and civilian training activities. Some selected firearms trainers, tactical trainers and training activities have included:

  • Andrew F. Branca – Law of Self Defense
  • Craig Douglas – ShivWorks
  • Greg Ellifritz – Active Response
  • Glock Armorer School
  • Tom Givens – Rangemaster Firearms Training
  • Lt. Col. David Grossman
  • Tim Larkin – Target Focus Training
  • John Murphy – FPF Training
  • Jerry L. Peterson – SCARS Institute of Combat Sciences
  • Street Survival
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Lead Instructor —

I have been fortunate enough to train under some of the most respected firearms instructors in the country, incorporating the best and most practical methods and techniques courses.

I did ten years in the Marine Corps and currently work for the DOD, but I make no claim to being a combat veteran. I’ve learned much more about shooting and self-defense outside the military than I ever did during my service .

Every technique I teach is proven to work for average citizens looking to protect themselves, their families or their community. I offer a money back guarantee. If a student is dissatisfied with a course I will refund their money with no questions asked. After ten years and over 5000 students, no one has taken me up on that offer.

Selected instructors I’ve trained under include:

  • John Farnam
  • Louis Awerbuck (RIP)
  • Kelly McCann
  • Pat Rogers (RIP)
  • Jeff Gonzales
  • Pat Goodale
  • Tom Givens
  • Craig Douglas
  • Greg Ellifritz
  • Massad Ayoob
  • Kathy Jackson
  • Andrew Branca
  • Dave Spaulding
  • Chuck Haggard of "Agile Consulting"
  • Mike Green of "Green Ops"
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