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aBOUT the instructor
Jamarkus B. Anderson is a mixed martial artist with over 20 years of experience and a USCCA & NRA certified instructor. [ USCCA: Training Counselor, Concealed Carry & Home Defense, Women's Handgun & Self Defense, Defensive Shooting Fundamentals, Real Estate Agent Safety & Self Defense, Countering the Mass Shooter, Emergency 1st Aid Fundamentals and Training Counselor. NRA: Pistols & Rifles and is a Range Safety Officer. ] He maintains active memberships with the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) and The National Rifle Association (NRA). Jamarkus has been actively training with firearms since 2016 and an instructor since 2020.
"My 2A journey was born from a desire to protect myself and family. I soon discovered that I enjoy shooting as a sport and participate in competitions whenever possible. I also noticed a glaring lack of minorities working in the instructor capacity, so I decided to help fill that void and do my part to educate my community."
"His friendly, professional approach allows students to benefit from an obvious depth of knowledge. Even as a former U.S. Army captain and range officer I gained new insights from Jamarkus’ instruction well as an improved shooting stance. The clarity of his presentation makes his class worth you time regardless of experience. level."
"Jamarkus Anderson is a great instructor. He was able to connect with me as a beginner. Very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor."
"Jamarkus is a personable, patient and practical instructor. What I like most is how he puts his class at ease and how he responds to questions. He is extremely thorough and conducts his class at a steady and unhurried pace. I appreciate how he engages with the participants and uses real world examples. When my wife was having issues with her mechanics and grip, Jamarkus had her problem solved after just a few minutes of observation and talking with her. He also provided me with some constructive feedback and tips at the range, when I was using a newly purchased gun for the first time. If you are looking for someone who is kowledgeable and serious about responsible gun ownership, Jamarkus is your guy. We will definitely seek out other training opportunities with him. I highly recommend him as an instructor ."
Jamarkus was patient, thorough and knowledgeable. He answered everyone's questions and made us feel safe. Most importantly, this class challenges your mindset as a gun owner and teaches vital real-world skills that I think are a MUST for anyone who is (or is considering) concealed carrying. I plan to take the course again later, just to make sure all of the skills and info are retained. So far, this is the best firearms class I have ever taken (and I have taken at least 10+ courses over the past 5 years). I highly recommend it and Jamarkus as an instructor!
Jamarkus B. Anderson
Tel: (727) 231-1198
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