Tommy Teach has been actively involved in firearm instruction for 30+ years, gaining an in-depth knowledge of combat applications during his career as a US Navy Seabee. While deployed, he put his talents to use training fellow military members, and participated in combat roles, exchanging fire with interesting people in prime vacation spots throughout the world.

After 8-years of active duty, Tommy went to work in sales for the family business. During this period, while training with John and Vicki Farnam and Frank Sharpe, he became an instructor for Defense Training International (DTI) and Fortress Defense Consultants, teaching citizens, law enforcement and military professionals, the Art of defensive small arms deployment. It was this combination of experiences that allowed him to identify a void in the less lethal market and to spearhead a design team in the development of the BRUZER™ Less Lethal Launcher (ML-12). Tommy is the CEO of Buzer, as well as a components and parts manufacturing company which supplies the firearms industry.


Military Training & Experience

  • Instructor .38 cal, .45 cal, 9mm, M16, M203 Grenade Launcher, M60, M2 .50 cal, 60mm Mortar, 12ga Shotgun Instructor
  • Head of Security for operations
  • Security Patrol Instructor
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • Reconnaissance Patrol
  • Force on Force Instructor
  • Range Instructor
  • Mass Casualty (disaster recovery) School
  • Tactical Medical Training
  • Dynamic Entry and Ambush Instructor
  • Riot Control Tactics Instructor
  • Master at Arms
  • Prisoner Detention, Escort and Transport
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC)
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological School

Citizen Training / Background

Defense Training International (DTI) with John and Vicki Farnam

  • Defensive Handgun I and II
  • Urban Rifle
  • Shotgun I
  • Scenario-based Training
  • Tactical Medical Program
  • Instructor’s Program

Strike Tactical with Henk Iverson

  • Armed Vehicle Operations Course

The Massad Ayoob Group

  • MAG-20: Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement

Fortress Defense Consultants with Frank Sharpe

  • Staff Instructor
  • Armed Vehicle Operations Course
  • Basic and Advanced Pistol
  • Shotgun
  • Urban Rifle I and II
  • Tac-Med
  • Force on Force
  • Long Range Rifle

Firearm Instruction Certifications

National Training Concepts Inc with R.K. Miller

  • Less Lethal Munitions Operator and Instructor

Defense Training International (DTI) with John and Vicki Farnam

  • Affiliate Instructor

Fortress Defense with Frank Sharpe

  • Staff Instructor

National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • Pistol
  • Personal Protection in the Home

Professional Organizations

  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • Indiana Swat Officers Association (ISOA)
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)