John Ayala
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Archangel Firearm Training

John Ayala

BACKGROUND: Law Enforcement, Instructor

10 Years Instructing

PH: 202 359 0601


Available Courses

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Next class: Jun 27
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Baton, Handcuff & OC Training - $250
Certification is valid for a period of o…
Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal N/A
Next class: Jun 27
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Baton, Handcuff, OC Renewal - $150
Certification is valid for a period of o…
Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal N/A
Next class: Jun 8
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Concealed Carry Permit - DC, MD, VA, Fl, UT
Carry legally in 32 plus states.
Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Concealed Carry License N/A
No Upcoming Classes
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Concealed Carry Permit - Utah $125
Multi-State Permit - Permit Valid For 5…
Concealed Carry Training N/A
Next class: Jun 8
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DC Concealed Carry & MD Permit - $450
Permit to Carry Multi-Jurisdiction - Pay…
Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Concealed Carry License N/A
Next class: Jun 8
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DC Concealed Carry Permit Renewal - $180
Students must have a valid DC Concealed…
Concealed Carry Training N/A
Next class: Jun 8
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DC Concealed Carry Permit Training - $300
Carry legally for your protection in DC,…
Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Concealed Carry License N/A
Next class: May 26
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DC Security Officer Training (Online Class) - $150
Sponsorship and Job Leads,
Security Training & Certification, Online Courses N/A
Next class: Jun 25
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DC Special Police (SPO) Yearly Renewal -$200
Armed SPO
Security Training & Certification N/A
Next class: Jun 1
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DC Special Police Officer (SPO) Armed $300,
Sponsorship and Job Leads
Security Training & Certification N/A
Next class: May 26
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DC SPO (Unarmed) Online Course Fee $200
Sponsorship, Job Leads, Online Courses
Security Training & Certification N/A
No Upcoming Classes
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Firearms Training 100% Beginner Friendly - $160
This course will teach you the fundament…
Basic Basic
Next class: Jun 10
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LEOSA HR-218 - Retired DC Police Only
Program specifically geared for eligible…
LEO / MIL / SEC Courses N/A
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Maryland (HQL) $125.00
Maryland Residents only
Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses N/A
Next class: Jun 1
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Maryland Armed Security Training - $300,
Permits for Correctional Personnel, and…
Security Training & Certification N/A
Next class: Jun 8
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Maryland Wear & Carry Permit Renewal - $180
Students must have a valid Wear & Carry…
Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses N/A
No Upcoming Classes
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Maryland Wear & Carry Permit Training - $300
Permits for Civilians, Business Owners,
Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Concealed Carry License N/A
No Upcoming Classes
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No Class
Security Training & Certification N/A
No Upcoming Classes
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No Class
Must have expired Certification
Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal N/A
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About Archangel Firearm Training

Chief John Ayala is a certified firearms instructor through the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), and the National Rifle Association (NRA), Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Maryland State Police, and Utah Department of Public Safety to provide firearms safety training and to certified citizens to receive their concealed carry permits. 


Mr. Ayala is authorized to train and educate students who would like to become a Special Police Officer in the use of force, use of the 38 caliber revolver, 9mm semi-automatic pistol, expandable baton, and oleoresin capsicum spray dispensers. 


Additionally, Mr. Ayala is a certified instructor through the Department of Criminal Justice Services to train armed security in arrest authority.


Mr. Ayala is the owner of Archangel Global Security in Washington DC. 


Mr. Ayala believes in giving back to the community he lives and works in.  Mr. Ayala is the director of the DC Guardian Angels.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal, Specialty Other


Class Instructors

Jessica Rucker

Jessica Rucker

HELLO! I'm Jessica Rucker and I will be your instructor. I love training and teaching. Teaching others brings me joy and knowing that I am spreading useful knowledge and information is always a good thing for me. So let's learn and grow together.


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Certifications

Maryland Handgun Instructor # QHIC-2020-0104
NRA # 223501230
USCCA # 1210169
DCJS # 99321711

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Policies

Cancellation Policy

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Reschedule Policy

Range Policy
Archangel will reschedule students for range certification at no cost to the student if you give Archangel a 24 hour notice.  If the students is a no call no show the student will be charge an addiitional $40 to reschedule the range certification.

Students who do not complated their range certification within 30 days of classroom training must pay and retake the  classroom training again before being reschedule for range certification.

Students who do not pass the range certification must pay $100 to retake the Range certification.

Refund Policy

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS - All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date unless notice of cancellation is 7 days or more of the scheduled course. Payments are able to be transferred to another individual, however the cancellation policy will still apply and it's upon the purchaser to notify Archangel Training Academy in advance of the change.

Archangel Training Academy reserves the right to reschedule any course date due to the minimum amount of scheduled customers not being met, all deposits will be held for a future course date to be determined by Archangel Training Academy.

Other Policy

Range Schedule Policy:

  • Any cancellation or reschedule made less than 24 hours will result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be equal to 100 percent of the range fee $40. 
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  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your range time, we may not be able to accommodate you. In this case, the same cancellation fee will apply. We will do our very best to reschedule your range time for another time that is convenient to you.
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  • In the event of a true, unavoidable emergency, all or part of your cancellation fee may be applied to future reange fee.

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Waiver

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN FIREARMS CLASS

I, the undersigned and identified person, desire to participate in a Firearms & Tactics Training Class (“Firearms Class”) being conducted and administered by Archangel Training Academy and John Ayala or any other person or entity providing a place to engage in Firearms Class activities.  As an essential component of my consideration to participate in the activities included in and surrounding the Firearms Class, I hereby enter into and agree to be bound by the terms of this Waiver and Release of Liability for Participation in Firearms Class, for myself, my assigns, heirs, next of kin, or my estate.  I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

1.   I fully understand that I and other students in the class will have access to and must handle firearms and ammunition as an essential part of the curriculum of the Firearms Class.   I further acknowledge that  handling  firearms  and  using  firearms, can INVOLVE RISK AND DANGERS of serious bodily harm, serious bodily injury, including DEATH. I fully understand these risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions, or my own inactions, omissions, the actions or inactions of other participants in the class, the conditions in which the handling of firearms takes place (including but not limited to the firing range and its equipment and other firearms facilities or equipment), and/or the negligence of the released named above.  I hereby FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE RISKS DESCRIBED ABOVE while a participant in the Firearms Class.

2.  I Agree and Warrant that I will examine and inspect each activity or piece of equipment involved in the Firearms Class (including but not limited to standard firearms, ammunition, holsters, firing range, firing range equipment, hearing protection, eye protection, or any other equipment used in or for the Firearms Class). I hereby FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE RISKS of using any facility or equipment used in or for the Firearms Class, regardless of the origin or ownership of the equipment.  If I observe any activity or equipment I consider to be hazardous or potential harmful to myself or others, I will notify the instructor of the Firearms Class immediately and I will refuse to take part in any activities I consider unsafe until the condition has been corrected to my satisfaction.

3.   I understand the curriculum of the Firearms Class includes sections that cover several topics regarding firearms.  However, I fully understand that I am solely responsible for if, when, where and how I shall own, posses, carry, or use a firearm and/or weapons. Further, I fully understand that I am solely responsible for and charged with knowing the current laws of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia regarding firearms and those governing concealed carry.    Further, I fully understand that after the Firearms Class  is concluded that if I make the decision to own, posses, and/or carry a firearm, including a concealed handgun, I am solely responsible for complying with all laws, statutes and regulations.  Further, if I ever decide to use or not to use my firearm as a weapon for any purpose this decision is solely my responsibility and based upon the circumstances  that  exist  at  the  time  and  my  own  personal judgment.   Further, any opinions that may be expressed in the Firearms Class concerning use of force, use of deadly force, use of firearms doctrines, use of personal defense doctrines, use of ammunition, use of a particular technique, product, or manufacture of personal defense product or otherwise, or personal defense doctrine, is strictly the opinion of that instructor, and, I shall make my own independent decisions regarding the validity of those opinions.

4.   I HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AFFIRM AND AGREE that  I FULLY WAIVE, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS and DISCHARGE, Archangel Training Academy and John Ayala and any other person or entity engaging in Firearms Class instruction or training activities,  and  their  or  its    owners,  employees,  managers,  officers,  agents,  assigns,  and  their contracted entities involved in the Firearms Class, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, rights of action, causes of action, or legal proceeding whatsoever, whether personal to me or to a third person should I become injured from whatsoever cause (whether physically, financially, or emotionally) or cause injury to others while I am involved in activities during the Firearms Class, or coming or going to any activity during the Firearms Class.  I further FULLY WAIVE, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS and DISCHARGE Archangel Training Academy and John Ayala and any other person or entity engaging in Firearms Class instruction or trained activities, and their, or, its   owners, employees, managers, officers, agents, assigns, and their contracted entities involved in the Firearms Class, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, rights of action, causes of action, or legal proceeding whatsoever, whether personal to me or to a third person based upon any injury that may be claimed, by me or any other person, to have arisen out of the undersigned participation in the Firearms Class or anything that the undersigned may have been taught, learned, not taught, or did not learn, in the Firearms Class.

5.    I further understand and agree that as part of my instruction, preparation, or participation in the Firearms Class, I may receive instruction and training at property outside of the class room, including firing ranges.    As  additional  essential  consideration to  my being  allowed to  participate  in  the Firearms Class, I FULLY WAIVE, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, and DISCHARGE Archangel Training Academy and John Ayala and any other person or entity  engaging  in  Firearms  Class  instruction  or  trained  activities,  and  their,  or,  its  owners, employees, managers, officers, agents, assigns, and their contracted entities involved in the Firearms Class, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, rights of action, causes of action, or legal proceeding whatsoever, whether personal to me or to a third party based upon any injury that may be claimed, by me or any other person, to have arisen out of the undersigned participation in the Firearms Class or anything that the undersigned may have been taught, learned, or not taught, or did not learn, in the Firearms Class.   Further I fully understand that I may be receiving part of my instruction and training in the class on property that is used as a firing range and Archangel Academy, and that as such, there are risks to being in such an environment.  I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY for any risk arising out of being on property used for agriculture and or ranching.   I FULLY WAIVE, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS and DISCHARGE Archangel Training Academy and John Ayala and any other person or entity engaging in Firearms Class instruction or trained activities, and their, or, its owners, employees, managers, officers, agents, assigns, and their contracted entities involved in the Firearms Class, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, rights of action, causes of action, or legal proceeding whatsoever, whether personal to me or to a third person should I become injured from whatsoever cause (whether physically, financially, or emotionally) or cause injury to others while I am involved in activities during the Firearms Class, or coming or going to any activity during the Firearms Class.

6.  Further, I ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY from the use of any borrowed, rented, or loaned firearm(s) I may use during the firearms class.  It is my duty to inspect any such firearm(s) for proper functioning prior to my use of any such firearm(s).   I FULLY WAIVE, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS and DISCHARGE Archangel Training Academy and John Ayalaand any other person or entity engaging in Firearms Class instruction or trained activities, and their, or, its owners, employees, managers, officers, agents, assigns, and their contracted entities involved in the Firearms Class, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, rights of action, cause of action, or legal proceeding whatsoever, whether personal to me  or to a third person should I become injured from  whatsoever cause (whether physically, financially, or emotionally) or cause injury to others while using a borrowed, rented, or loaned firearm(s) while I am involved in activities during the Firearms Class, or coming or going to any activity during the Firearms Class.

7.   I acknowledge, affirm, and agree that I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire WAIVER and RELEASE of my rights, that I understand its content, and that it is legally binding, and that I executed it freely without duress of any nature, and intend this document to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent of the law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

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Reviews

DC Special Police Officer Training

5 stars

From: Bennie S.

A great opportunity for anyone looking to get SPO QUALITY CLASSIFIED INSTRUCTION VER. SATISFIED. CHEF AYALA VERY KNOLIDGABLE ON ALL ASSPECS OF BECOMING CERTIFIED BY ONE OF THE BEST INSTRUCTORS IN THE DMV. TY CHEF. BENNIE S

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: Alexander J.

Mr. Ayala gave an outstanding training class. He went over all of the laws and restrictions that are use in the proper use of the CCW class. HE IS AN OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR.

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: Corniel C.

I had the best learning experience with chief Ayala , very informative class I learned so much within 16 hours of training. I highly recommend people to take this class!

DC Special Police Officer Training

5 stars

From: Andre P.

The Best Firearms Training I Ben To Yet my last Firearms Training did not teach me the way Archangel did he took his time to break down each step this was the best week and the class members was awesome as well if you want to be the best this is where to go stop going to the 1 day 2 days class take the time and get it right and I will as like to say thank to one of our classmates that hold it down and show us how to be even better Thank you Archangel I really appreciate and that you to all my classmates for being the best classmates can wait to see everyone on the SPO field

DC Special Police Officer Training

5 stars

From: Natalie W.

First week at archangel and I learned more things than I ever knew about spo training. This is the best class to go to. You will learn everything from step by step. Ayala is the best instructor and this is the place to be for your SPO license. You will not regret promise. Try it out. No second thoughts about it.

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: Najee' S.

CHIEF JOHN WAS LIT , He was very informative and direct I will take all of my future classes and renewals with him & I highly recommend him to anybody seeking to get their license . If you’re looking for a class where you will be taught THE CORRECT WAY but still enjoy the class , TAKE THIS CLASS WITH CHIEF AYALA

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: Shakiya C

This class is the BEST SPO TRAINING CLASS you could take , chief Ayala break everything down. We learned something NEW everyday. I am glad I came to this company we definitely received the info we paid for. I recommend EVERYONE TO COME TO THIS COMPANY !! I promise you won’t regret it.

DC Special Police Officer Training

5 stars

From: Aaron J.

There’s no place to be like here(home) if u want a place to learn that’s comfortable, informative, honest and firm this is the place to be from the staff to your peers this class is everything I expected and so much more…looking forward to seeing all the special police from this school become the trailblazers for your he future!!!

DC Special Police Officer Training

5 stars

From: Blackmajik Entertainment

Listen here … If you received your training anywhere else slim get your money back
Chief Ayala Is on point and thorough
Hands down the best in the business
I bet you will look at the way things are done 100 times differently after you finish here.

DC Special Police Officer Training

5 stars

From: Yolanda S.

I signed up for ArchAngel Firearms Training and I learned so much more than what I had amagined that I would have learned from a 1 day Training in which I was offered at first. I am so glad I chose this Training instead. Chief Ayala is awesome, I would highly recommend everyone come here.!!

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: Sheritha W.

Chief Ayala teaches the best training class I have every taken. Everyday I learned something new. Coming to this class taught me how to be comfortable with a firearm. It was very interactive and hands on. I would recommend anyone who want to operate a firearm go to him for training. He will make sure you are Safe. See you for my CCW.

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: Dea S.

A hidden gem!

The content of the class will save my life and help me protect my family. Chief Ayala was a personable and thorough instructor. He and Inspector Minor answered all questions without bias or judgment, which made this class informative and enjoyable. They are also very engaging during the days of training with class participation and humor. They provided real world examples of situations to explain the CCW laws for DC, MD and VA. Their expertise made me feel safe to wear and carry for self protection. Range time is separate from classroom and scheduled in 1-2 days following classes.

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: R. Brown

great instructor class was very successful and helpful

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: D. Edwards

Was a great class instructor was awesome i recommend ppl to take this class

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: S. Quick

The Class was Very informative… Chief Ayala Put Us On POINT In What To Expect In The Security Field

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: T. Karriem

I learned a lot in this class it was very educational and fun at the same time I would definitely recommend others take this class

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: S. Wallace

Archangel firearm class were great, the instructor was also great! We got to learn different techniques and skills on becoming a great security.

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: S. Wallace

My experience was great he’s an awesome and great chief and teacher and teach you everything you need to know about security training I’m definitely coming back to gain my spo license i definitely recommend anyone to take his classes it’s fun and he’s funny lol

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: James MVMT

Very informative and serious about the detail of the job and making sure people underneath him are correctly and thoroughly taught the right way

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: K. Gates

Archangel Firearms Safety Training was a great and very informative course the instructor was great and i’ve learned all the skills necessary to thrive in the Security industry his class is highly recommended

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: K. Armani

I came to gain archangel services for the SO license , the training was Very thorough and informative and I now believe I will successfully gain employment all thanks to them??

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: ForeverTankSisters

The Archangel firearm training class was awesome I appreciate the instructor so much he taught me everything that I didn’t know that was important these last 2 days. If anyone thinking about doing it I think you would be satisfied wonderful class

Security Officer Training

5 stars

From: Crystal

Amazing instructor very professional I will be back 🙌🏽?💯💕💕

DC Concealed Carry Course

5 stars

From: CALVIN C.

This was my first time taking the DC Concealed carry class and my second time for Utah. I picked up more knowledge from this class than the first class I took. What a great class!!! The instructor was very informative and hands on and with everyone. I believe we all walk out of class feeling very confident as to what we learned.. 
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