Randy England joined the Army National Guard in July of 2005. He served a total of eight years with the Montana Army National Guard as an Infantry Soldier. He spent time deployed in Iraq during 2010 and 2011. While in Iraq, he operated an MRAP vehicle and gunned in Convoy Security missions in combat operations. While overseas, Randy also provided site security. He became certified as a Combat Lifesaver in 2011. He has trained in MOUT training domestically. He took a one week course in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Operator training while in Camp Shelby, Mississippi in 2010. Domestically, he has basic experience in ground fighting tactics. He attended the GFT training course while in Santa Fe, New Mexico during 2008.
As Randy England became more interested in handguns, he took a Smith and Wesson armorers course in September of 2015. Randy became certified as a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. He is currently licensed as a Montana Firearms Instructor. He is a current NRA member.
Randy invites you to train with him.
In his 5 years as a military police soldier, Ian Mena-Wieland gained experience in law enforcement as well as combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III. Domestically, he gained experience in law enforcement and small arms, and crew served weapons armoring. While deployed, his primary missions included site and convoy security, personal security details for VIPs, and training members of the Iraqi Police/Iraqi Army.
Once discharged, Ian Mena-Wieland gained experience with the Flathead County Sheriff's Office as a volunteer, and became a state licensed armed security officer. As a Kalispell Regional Medical Center security detail supervisor, he experienced many incidents that required verbal and/or physical responses.
After receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and a Certificate of Arts in Forensic Studies from the University of Montana, Ian Mena-Wieland was sent to the Smith and Wesson Armorers training and then the NRA Handgun Instructors Course. He is also a Certified Range Safety Officer and Montana Certified Firearms Instructor, Ian is passionate about teaching the safe defensive use of firearms.
Ian Mena-Wieland has received combat, medical, and technical training from the U.S. Army, as well as non-lethal and firearms training from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office. He has attended several training courses from FCSO, and federal law enforcement officers. He continues to train in his discipline.
Ian invites you to train with him.
As we continue to expand our knowledge base, we recommend instructors that we have trained under. Please look into these companies for further instruction.
Course Attended: ECQC
Coursework: Entangled gunfight and managing unknown contacts
Modern Samurai Project
Course Attended: RDS Pistol
Coursework: Red dot equipped pistol skills and efficiency
Course Attended: Defensive Handgun
Coursework: Handgun skills, pre/post fight skills
Lone Star Medics
Course Attended: Treatment of Combat Casualties
Coursework: Layperson medical intervention skills
Immediate Action Combatives
Course Attended: Surviving the Knockout Game
Coursework: Protecting yourself against a vicious unarmed attack (hand to hand skills)
Course Attended: Church Security
Coursework: Developing a plan for your church to include the medical, physical and lethal plan
Course Attended: Behavior Pattern Recognition
Coursework: Understanding and identifying pre-assault indicators and early intervention techniques
Massad Ayoob Group
Course Attended: MAG 40
Coursework: Self defense law, courtroom workings, and handgun skills
Citizens Defense Research
Course Attended: Armed Parent/ Guardian
Coursework: Defending yourself and family with children as a consideration.
Course Attended: Contextual Cognition
Coursework: Understanding criminality and creating a defensive plan
Course Attended: Low Light
Coursework: Employment of flashlights and low light techniques
Last Resort Firearms Training
Course Attended: Active Killer Response
Coursework: Realities of the time frame of response, the attack, and prevention/mitigation of damage
Agile Training & Consulting
Course Attended: Small Auto Pistols
Coursework: Techniques and skills specific to the pocket sized handgun
Course Attended: Tac Pistol
Coursework: Handgun skills with self diagnostic training
Aprill Risk Consulting
Course Attended: Unthinkable
Coursework: Criminal mind/motivation and handgun shooting skills
Course Attended: Keep your Piece
Coursework: Defending your handgun from a takeaway
Course Attended: Point Blank Pistol Skills
Coursework: Defensive use of the gun inside contact distance.
Palisade Training Group
Course Attended: Church Security
Coursework: A focus on how to develop a church safety plan to include medical, less lethal and lethal skills