David Cagle – Lead Instructor

David Cagle is a lead instructor for Amtac Shooting and has been teaching courses with us since 2022.

Amtac Shooting courses: Carbine 1 and Shotgun

David Cagle has been heavily training with Amtac for several years, and currently works as a full-time peace officer with a municipal police department in Oklahoma. He is assigned to patrol and serves on collateral duty as a member of the regional Emergency Response Team (ERT).

A lifelong student in the martial application of firearms, he has sought out quality training from many competent instructors and holds firearms instructor certifications from Amtac Shooting, Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT), Hardwired Tactical Shooting (HiTS), Rangemaster, Defense Training International, the Massad Ayoob Group, and the National Rifle Association.

He also has a background in combatives, primarily training in Muay Thai, Western Boxing, and Sayoc Kali. He holds several defensive tactics instructor certifications from the National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), and a blue belt in the Pride MMA Muay Thai system.

In addition to firearms and combatives training, Mr. Cagle is actively involved with tactical medicine. He is a nationally registered EMT-B, with several discipline-specific certifications in areas such as TCCC and PHTLS. He holds tac med instructor certifications from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and ACS Stop the Bleed.

Videos and Podcasts

David Cagle joins me to discuss various topics including the validity of force-on-force training.
Meet the Trainers 2024: David Cagle
This panel discusses trends in gun culture.

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David Cagle’s Amtac Shooting Upcoming Courses

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Great class. Young Mr Cagle did a very fine job and was a great representative for Amtac. The class was a great ROI. -Amtac Shooting Carbine 1 Course Student

Thanks again for a great class, that was the most impactful training I’ve had by a long shot. Thanks! –Chad

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