(719) 329-8975

4845 FL-44
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County 32168
USA

©2019 by Premier Firearms Training LLC

OUR TEAM

At Premier Firearms Training, students have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with the community.  Take a look below to learn more about our dedicated team members.

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MIKE HUGHES

Owner / Lead Instructor

Mike is the owner and founder of Premier Firearms Training. He is an NRA Certified Instructor and recognized by Senior Military Officials, Law Enforcement and civilian management for exceptional teaching abilities. He has been serving for the past 18 years in US Army Special Forces as a Green Beret and completed 5 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star for actions in combat. In his time, Mike has been asked to train members of various SWAT teams across the state of Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Wildlife Commission, US Border Patrol, Customs and Border protection, Army Rangers, Special Forces soldiers, and Competition Shooters just to name a few.

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JUSTIN NICKELS

 Tactical Medical Instructor

Justin is a US Army veteran who also draws experience from his current service as a Firefighter-Paramedic. In addition, he works in an Emergency Department practicing the latest medical trends and techniques to share with his students. Justin holds a degree in Emergency Medical Services and is a certified AHA CPR Instructor, First Aid Instructor, and holds certifications in ITLS (International Trauma Life Support),  PALS (Pediatric Trauma Life Support) and (Advanced Cardiac Life Support). Justin is also an active shooter program instructor who works with local counties and cities to develop relevant policies and training for active shooter incidents involving local law enforcement agencies and other first responders. As an NRA Certified Instructor, Justin applies his real-world experience with an easy to understand approach.

ANGELA ARDOLINA

Lead Ladies Instructor

Angela is our Lead Ladies Instructor. She has been with Premier from its inception. She enjoys working with new and seasoned shooters alike and is always encouraging women to spend more time on the range to increase their comfort and improve their skills. Angela offers both private and group handgun training sessions, as well as Florida Concealed Carry. When she is not teaching, she can be found competing in the action pistol matches and two gun matches, where she continues to improve her skills.  She is an NRA Certified Instructor who enjoys sharing her passion with women about safety, shooting, health and fitness.

CONTACT

4845 FL-44
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County 32168
USA

(719) 329-8975