Frank has been a firearms instructor for over 20 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI), he has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

His articles are also regularly published on the web, and are first found at Guns Save Life.

Defense Training International (DTI)

John & Vicki Farnam

  • Pistol
  • Revolver
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Armed Vehicle Operations
  • Scenario-Based Training
  • Instruction of Female Students
  • Tactical Medical
  • Instructor Program

Yavapai Firearms Academy, Inc

Louis Awerbuck

  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Instructor Problem Solving
  • Rifle Instructor Course

Strike Tactical

Henk Iverson

  • Tactical Pistol Level 1
  • Armed Vehicle Operations
  • Defensive Blade

Tactical Defense Academy

Ben H. Mangels

  • Defensive Tactics


Ken Vogal

  • Armed Vehicle Operations

The Massad Ayoob Group

  • Mag-20: Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement

Badlands Tactical

  • Level One Sniper

Steve Tarani

  • Edged Weapons Level I

Doc Gunn, Inc.

  • Tactical Medical/Treatment of Gunshot Wounds

Midwest Training Group

  • Kubotan/Weapons Retention and Take Away

The Moulage Medic

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

Attorney Andrew F. Branca

  • Law of Self Defense Level 1 (IL/WI)
  • Law of Self Defense Level II (IL)

Firearm Instruction Certifications

Defense Training International

  • Senior Staff Instructor

National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • Certified Pistol Instructor
  • Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Range Safety Officer


  • Tactical Shotgun Instructor


  • Rifle Instructor Course
  • Shooting Problem Diagnostics

Bank Miller

  • Shoothouse Instructor

Tactical Training Associates

  • Weapon Retention and Disarm Instructor

Rangemaster/Tom Givens

  • Firearms Instructor Development & Certification Course


  • Dynamic Airsoft Instructor

Armorer Certifications

  • Mossberg Shotgun
  • Glock Pistol
  • DSA FAL/SA58 Rifle
  • AR15

Professional Organizations

  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • Gun Owners Of America, Life Member
  • Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, Life Member
  • Second Amendment Foundation, Life Member
  • Second Amendment Sisters, Life Member
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors (IALEFI)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • National Concealed Firearms Instructors’ Association