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Mad Duck Training

John Farquhar

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

26 Years Instructing

PH: 937-787-4414

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AR Tech Class
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Rifle, Other N/A
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The Marital Art of Shooting
Intermediate, Advanced, Seminars / Lectures Intermediate
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NRA Pistol Instructor
CCW, NRA Courses, Instructor Training Courses N/A
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NRA RTBAV Instructor
Crime Prevention
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SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor
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About Mad Duck Training

In 1990 I joined the NRA. I have since become a Benefactor Member. I am also on the NRA's Presidents Council, NRA Golden Eagles, & the NRA 2nd Amendment Task Force. In 1992, I became a Certified NRA Instructor. Over the years, I have designed over 100 tactical combat matches at my club. I have coached & trained a large number of shooters in the DCM/CMP competitions.

Tactical Director Fort St. Clair Gun Club, Eaton, OH (1991-2004, 2006) Director of the DCM/CMP Program at Fort St. Clair Gun Club (1991-1996, 2003) Pistol Team Director at Fort St. Clair Gun Club (2006) High-Power Director for NRA HP Rifle League (1997-2004) I have worked on shooting programs for the USAF (2000) NRA Range Safety Officer (2002) NRA Training Counselor & Chief Range Safety Officer (2003) RSO for Benchrest Division (2002-2003) NRA Qualification, reaching "Distinguished Expert" in Handgun (2004)

Reloading Instructor (Nov., 2005)

NRA Shotgun and Muzzle Loading Rifle Instructor (Dec., 2005) NRA Muzzle Loading Pistol and Muzzle Loading Shotgun Instructor (Dec., 2005)

Certified as a Monadnock Extended Baton Instructor (March, 2006)

Certified as a Refuse To Be A Victim (RTBAV) Instructor (Oct., 2006)

Certified as NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor (May, 2007)

BFA awarded him the "Buckeye Patriot" Award  (May 2007)

Certified in Massad Ayoob's LFI-1 (May, 2008)

Lt Col Dave Grossman's The Bulletproof Mind Training (15 times)

"Street Crimes" Law Enforcement Seminar (June, 2008)

Trained with Todd Jarrett (9 time National Champion) at Blackwater (Aug., 2008)

Oct 2008 Certified Training in "Point of Wounding" & "Tactical Anatomy"

Certified as Lead Instructor NCFIA (National Concealed Firearms Instructor Association) (Jan., 2009)

Certified In Mini Baton (March, 2009)

Certified in Defensive Knife (June, 2009)

Certified as RTBAV Regional Counselor (March, 2010)

Certified Instructor for Sabre Civilian Safety Awareness Program (August, 2010)

Physiological Reaction to Stress, Unarmed Defense and Unarmed Weapon Defense, Legal Aspects of Self Defense (Feb., 2011)

ASHI Certified CPR and Medic Instructor (March, 2011)

Emergency Management Instructor FEMA, “Active Shooter” and “Workplace Security Awareness” (April, 2011)

Certified as an NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructor (June, 2011)

Training with Ken Hackathorn and Larry Vickers (Vicker’s Tactical) (Oct., 2011)

School Attacker Response Course (SARC) Instructor (Jan 2013)

FEMA ICS-1—for Higher Education (Jan., 2013)

Polite Society Tactical Conference (March, 2013)

Rangemaster Dynamic Marksmanship Course Combative Pistol II and Defensive Shotgun (May, 2013)

Certified Glock Armorer (June, 2013)

 Certified Glock Instructor (July, 2013)

Laws of Self Defense Program (Sept., 2013)

Mag-20 (February 2014)

Polite Society Tactical Conference (February 2014)

Chris Cerino, FASTER Training (June 2014)

Rangemaster Instructor Development Workshop (June 2014)

Hojutsu (July 2014)

Rangemaster Combative Pistol I (June 2015)

Rules of Engagement (Massad Ayoob) Nov 2015

SAF Defensive Pistol Instructor Feb 2016 (DH-2) (Nov 2016)

SAF Defensive Carbine Instructor June 2016

Contextual Handgun for the Armed Parent Lauer/Johnston (sept 2016)

NSC Certified Trauma Instructor (Feb 2017)

Armed Response to Terror Attack John Farnam (April 2017)

Appointed SAF-TD State Master Instructor-Ohio

Ongoing: Working with the US Navy, USMC, & US Army to train instructors for the ROTC program

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Women's Only Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Other

Class Instructors

Lisa Murphy

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NRA-Training Counselor
SAFTD State Master Instructor (Ohio)
Glock Instructor
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Refund Policy

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