Larry J. Nichols



Law Enforcement Weapons & Tactics Instructor

Mr. Nichols has over 25 years experience as a professional Firearms Instructor, with over 20 years as a Law Enforcement Instructor. He is internationally noted for his innovative and pioneering work in the planning, development and implementation of realistic law enforcement firearms training programs. In addition to being a published author, Larry is a charter member and current President of the California Rangemaster Association, and held the appointment of Region 7 Training Representative from 1994 to 1997 for the International Association Of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Larry is certified by Federal, State, National and Internationally recognized Institutions as a Use Of Force, Less-Lethal andLethal Force Instructor. He has provided specialized firearms training for several thousand Federal, State, County and Municipal law enforcement officers. Mr. Nichols is also recognized as an expert witness by municipal, state and federal courts, anda factory certified law enforcement weapons armorer. Mr. Nichols began his firearms training in 1963 withthe United States Marine Corps, where he earned instructor ratings with several military small arms, and is a decorated combat helicopter Vietnam veteran.

MILITARY DECORATIONS AWARDED Strike/Flight Air Medal w/#1 Combat Aircrew Wings w/3 stars Vietnam Service Medal w/4 stars Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device Good Conduct Medal w/1 star Presidential Unit Citation > National Defense Service Medal Rifle Marksman Badge Pistol Sharpshooter Badge

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS: FIREARMS * Federal Bureau of Investigation *Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department * Santa Rosa Training Center * California Rangemaster Association * National Rifle Association * Defense Training International, Inc. * State of California * Sigarms Academy * Singleton International * Glock Incorporated * Smith & Wesson Patrol Rifle * Heckler & Koch, Inc. Submachine Gun

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS: USE OF FORCE * Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department * Federal Bureau of Investigation * Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department * Defense Technology Corporation of America * Sacramento Public Safety Center * South Bay Regional Public Safety Training * Sigarms Academy * International Law Enforcement Training & Consulting, Inc. * Ripp Restraints, Inc. * San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department * Confrontational Simulation Instructor

ARMORERS CERTIFICATIONS: FIREARMS * Remington Arms Company, Inc. * Sigarms Inc. * Glock Inc. * Orange County Sheriff-Corner Department * Smith & Wesson Academy * Strum Ruger & Company, Inc. * Beretta U.S.A. Corp. * O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. * Colt’s Manufacturing Company * Heckler & Koch, Inc. * Fred Haller & Associates * Para-Ordnance LDA ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING * Sigarms Academy * Glock Perfection * Saddleback College, California

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS * International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (I.A.L.E.F.I.) 1991-1997 – Appointed Regional Training Representative (Region 7) 1994-1997 * National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) – Life Member Since 1978 * California Rangemasters Association – Since 1982, Current President * Police Marksman Association * California Association of Tactical Officers – Since 4/6/2001 * American Society For Law Enforcement Training (ASLET) Since 2001

MILITARY SERVICE * United States Marine Corps 1963-1971 * California Army National Guard 1973-1983

LAW ENFORCEMENT HISTORY: * Police Department 1984 to Present Rangemaster/Instructor/Armorer * Orange County Sheriff’s Department 1979 to 1984 Deputy/Instructor/Armorer * United States Marine Corps Military Police 1963 to 1971 – Final Top Secret Clearance

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