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.

MIKE HUGHES

Owner / 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 20 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 Fish & Wildlife Commission, US Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, Army Rangers, Special Forces Soldiers, Competition Shooters and more.

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ANGELA ARDOLINA-HUGHES

Instructor & Lead Ladies Instructor

In addition to teaching many of our handgun classes, Angela is also 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.

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