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New England Tactical's Objectives are to provide you with:

  • Hands-on experience at the range
  • Comprehensive course content
  • Clear and concise instruction
  • Top range facilities
  • A source for high quality defensive/competition products

Instructor Mike Briggs has extensive experience as an instructor,competitor, range official and Match Director and is nationally recognized as a competitor, teacher and writer.. 

Mike Briggs Running a Defensive Pistol Match
   

Military - Unites States Army

  •  Operations and training specialist
  • 54th Military Police Co., Ft. Ord, California 1970-1972
  • Assignments included conducting pistol qualification training and MP line duty
  • Graduate Army Leadership Preparation Course
  • Expert Rifle and Pistol
  • Honorable Discharge - 1976

Credentials

  • Guest Instructor - SIG SAUER Academy
  • Member—American Society for Law Enforcement Training
  • Staff Instructor—Lethal Force Institute
  • Certified Instructor—National Rifle Association - Pistol, Rifle, Home Firearms Safety
  • Certified Instructor—International Shootists Institute
  • Certified Instructor—California Department of Justice (1994-2000)
  • Safety Officer Instructor—International Defensive Pistol Association IDPA)
    Licensed CCW NH, MA, ME, CT, FL (and associated reciprocity by statute)
 

Competition

  •  Founding Chairman, International Defensive Pistol Association, Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc. (Participated in the founding of the IDPA at the 1997 Columbia Invitational Tournament and Conference, Columbia MO)
  • Founding Chairman, Steel Challenge Shooting Association, New England Region
  • 2-time Class Champion, Southwest Pistol League, Piru, California (Served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Historian of the Southwest Pistol League, the oldest combat shooting organization in the United States. Updated and designed the current criteria for the Combat Master program)
  • 6th in class (out of 116) – 1990--U.S. Practical Shooting Association National Championships in Barry, Illinois
  • 1st Place Expert —Enhanced Service Pistol – Smith & Wesson - 1999 IDPA Winter Nationals in Springfield Massachusetts
  • 2nd Place (State of New Hampshire) 2001 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship in Dunbarton, New Hampshire.
  • 1st Place Expert 2004 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship in Dunbarton, New Hampshire
  • 1st Place (State of New Hampshire) and Senior Champion 2005 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship in Dunbarton, New Hampshire
  • IDPA Master—Stock Service Pistol and Enhanced Service Pistol
     
 

Match Official

  •  Match Director, 2008 Chaplains Emergency Relief Fund Charity Pistol Match, Dunbarton, NH
  • Match Director, 2007 New England Steel Challenge Championships, Dunbarton, NH
  • Match Director, 2002 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship, Dunbarton, NH
  • Event Coordinator, 2001 New Hampshire Legislative Firearms Day
  • Match Director, 2001 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship
  • Match Director, 2000 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship
  • Match Director, 1999 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship
  • Match Director, 1998 New Hampshire State Defensive Pistol Championship
  • Match Official, The 1993 & 1994 USPSA Area 2 Championship, Piru, California
  • Match Official, The 1990 Steel Challenge (World Speed Shooting Championship), Piru, California
 

Training Completed

  •  Lethal Force Institute
    • 4-Day Class (LFI I) on the judicious use of deadly force, Massad Ayoob, Instructor
  • 5-Day Class (LFI II) on threat management for citizens, Massad Ayoob, Instructor
  • New Hampshire Police Pistol Qualification Course - 300/300, Massad Ayoob, Instructor
  • International Shootists Incorporated
    • 2-Day Self Defense Class
    • 2-Day Competition Class (Both sessions conducted by World Champion Combat Masters Mike Dalton and Mickey Fowler).
  • Extensive one-on-one training with 5-time Southwest Pistol League Champion Mike Dalton.
  • Extensive one-on-one training with USPSA Grand Master Bruce Gray
  • Tactical Shooting Technology - 2-Day Class conducted by Grand master Jerry Barnhart, 9-time United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) National Champion
  • 4-Day Rifle/Handgun COMBATIVES Class conducted by Dave Spaulding
  • Defensive Rifle Class conducted by John Peterson
     

Range Safety Officer

  • Chief Range Officer, Pioneer Sportsmen, Dunbarton, NH (1997— 2008)
  • Certified by the National Range Officers Institute
  • Certified by the Southwest Pistol League
  • Safety Officer Instructor—International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
     
 

 Organizational Memberships

  •  Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc. – Club President (2006 — 2008)
  • National Rifle Association
  • Southwest Pistol League
  • Steel Challenge Shooting Association
  • International Defensive Pistol Association
  • United States Practical Shooting Association
  • International Shootists Institute
  • Single Action Shooting Society
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • American Society for Law Enforcement Training
 

Films

  •  Lethal Weapon 3, Actor – Warner Bros. with Mel Gibson
  • Serial Killer, Actor/Technical Advisor – Republic Pictures with Kim Delany & Tobin Bell
  • Mission Kill, Actor – Media Entertainment with Cameron Mitchell
     
 

Featured Publications

  • Guns & Ammo — Handguns Magazine
  • Combat Handguns
  • American Handgunner
  • The Glock Annual
  • The Complete Book of Handguns, 2001
  • The Complete Book of Handguns, 2002
  • Guns Magazine, 2003 Annual
  • Firearms & Freedom
  • The Union Leader Newspaper
  • DVC, Journal of The Southwest Pistol League