Our Instructors

Each one of our instructors has shown a lifelong commitment to firearms training and combatives. Our students enjoy how our instructors convey the Amtac Shooting Pistol, Carbine, and Pistol/ Combatives curriculum clearly and concisely which increases our capacity of “teaching good Americans to protect themselves and their families better.” – Bill Rapier


Bill Rapier spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL teams with the last 14 as a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). His assignments included assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. Bill is now the owner & operator of American Tactical Shooting Instruction & Amtac Blades.

Testimonial: “Hands down most valuable and well-rounded training evolution I have attended to date. Bill combines passion and technical know-how with the all-important ‘whys’ fueled by two decades of hard-fought experience. Whether you carry a firearm for a living or as part of your responsible American lifestyle, you owe it to yourself to train with AMTAC!” – Amtac Shooting Student

Upcoming Courses:

may 2024

30mayallday30-31 May 2024 - Amtac Shooting Advanced Responsible Armed Citizen/ Integrated Combatives Level 2 Course (WI) (THIS COURSE IS FULL)Oconomowoc, WI

june 2024

20junallday20-21 June 2024 - Amtac Shooting Integrated Combatives Course (ID)Near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (ATC Training Center)

22junallday22 June 2024 - Amtac Shooting Pistol 1 Course NH Led by Kevin KellyNear Manchester, NH

july 2024

09julallday9-11 July 2024 - Amtac Shooting LEO Pistol, Carbine and Integrated Combatives Course (MA)West Boylston, MA

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David Acosta started his law enforcement career in 2004 in a violent city in the northeastern United States. David retired from law enforcement in 2021 and now travels the country teaching for Fieldcraft Survival as one of their Master Trainers. He is responsible for course curriculum development as well as training up other instructors.

Testimonial: “Thanks for an OUTSTANDING class in Bangor! It is instantly among the best training I have had. The way you distributed that amount of information was impressive, your communication and instruction game is strong my friend. Great class, great time, and a great group of people made it well worth every penny to get there. Can’t wait to train with AMTAC again! -Todd

David Acosta’s Upcoming Courses:

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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.

Testimonial: “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

David Cagle’s Upcoming Courses:

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Kevin has been training with AMTAC since 2014, he trains BJJ under Mike Fernandez, boxed out of TMX boxing under Marty McDonough, and he trains Sayoc under Nick Stevens. Kevin trains integrated combatives under Bill Rapier. He studied mindset, tactics, and teaching with Tom Kier. He is passionate about making good people more capable.

Testimonial: “Regardless of your level of experience in striking, jiu-jitsu, shooting, wrestling, or with knives, this class will open your eyes to which techniques are most applicable to a realistic grappling environment. More importantly for me, the mindset portion of the class has taught me to think ahead of time about my willingness to engage in big V Violence versus small v violence.” -Edward

Kevin Kelly’s Upcoming Courses:

june

22junallday22 June 2024 - Amtac Shooting Pistol 1 Course NH Led by Kevin KellyNear Manchester, NH

september

21sepallday21 September 2024 - Amtac Shooting Integratedd Combatives Course NH Led by Kevin KellyNear Manchester, NH

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Bryan “Res” Resnick is a U.S. Army veteran and current Law Enforcement Officer with over 20 years combined experience. For the last 14 years, he has been a member of a Regional S.W.A.T Team made up of 46 cities and towns that covers approximately 600 square miles. He has extensive real-world operational experience, including the 2013 Marathon Bombing and Manhunt. Positions held include assaulter, sniper, department firearms lead and team firearms lead.

Testimonial: “Just wanted to say how fantastic your class was with Bryan Resnick. He is a great instructor, his style of instruction was perfect for the class/audience, I know my skills are improved and I walked away with more tools for my tool chest. Love the AMTAC mindset…Resnick is one hell of an individual. He is driven, honest, well-skilled, treats everyone equally, and passionate. He is a great American. He’s a great instructor.” –Eddie

Bryan Resnick’s Upcoming Courses:

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