Founded in 2001, Midwest Tactical Training was created to offer students in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois to have access to the best training available. Combining forces with top trainers like Rob Pincus and the locally-elected Sheriff of Barr County Dar Leaf, Midwest Tactical makes sure students get the very best firearms education possible.
Our training certificates have been accepted for concealed pistol permits in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Founder Skip Coryell
Skip teaching students at the gun range
Skip with Rob Pincus, the international trainer and founder of ICE Training
Perfect picture for author sections of Skip’s books, eh?
Skip Coryell is the owner of Midwest Tactical Training and has 13 years experience as a personal protection instructor and has taught thousands of students to safely and effectively carry a concealed pistol for personal protection. Skip is a popular public speaker for schools, churches, outdoor and Second Amendment groups. He is the author of 9 published books including the personal defense book titled Blood in the Streets: Concealed Carry and the OK Corral. He has also written the pro-Second Amendment thriller We Hold These Truths and the apocalyptic thriller The God Virus. Skip is the former State Director of Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America. He is a member of Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, teaching their State Legislator’s Concealed Pistol class in Lansing. Skip’s articles and commentaries routinely appear in ClashDaily.com. He is certified by the NRA to teach Basic Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Refuse to be a Victim, Rifle and Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home. He is also a certified Chief Range Safety Officer. Skip has recently been certified by the NRA as one of their elite Advanced Defensive Pistol Instructors. Skip lives in Michigan and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
With over 35 years of practical handgun experience and his unique no-nonsense approach to teaching, Larry Jackson is a valuable addition to the Midwest Tactical team. Larry is a graduate of Frontsight Firearms School. Larry is the primary driver behind all business aspects of MWTAC. He is the Lead Instructor for Refuse to be a Victim classes. He is certified by the NRA to teach Basic Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Refuse to be a Victim, Rifle and Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home. Larry also assists in teaching the Advanced CPL classes offered by Midwest Tactical. He is also a certified Chief Range Safety Officer. Larry has recently been certified by the NRA as one of their elite Advanced Defensive Pistol Instructors.
Sheriff Dar Leaf
Dar Leaf is the Sheriff of Barry County, and the most pro-Second Amendment Sheriff in the state. Dar brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience to the MWTAC team. He is the primary instructor for use of deadly force and for the legal portion of our classes. He also teaches weapons retention, hand-to-hand techniques, and tactical knife defense. Dar is a Black Belt Karate Instructor and a former national Champion. He is also on the MCRGO Board of Directors. Dar is a member of the Constitutional Sheriff;s Association of America and a sought-after Second Amendment rights speaker.