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Andy is the owner of Great Bridge Training and lead instructor.

He is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy, a lifelong shooter, and an ardent supporter of the second amendment.

Andy has been instructing for over a decade and is our resident Utah and North Carolina concealed firearms instructor. Frequently he can be found teaching those classes. He has trained hundreds of students across Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York to obtain their concealed firearm permits & licenses. Andy has trained on the pistol and carbine with Clay Martin and Jared Reston.

Andy is currently a Sergeant with a Sheriff's Office auxiliary in the SE Virginia area, where he performs warrant service and fugitive apprehension, and serves as an entry-team member on the department's Emergency Response Team. Andy also volunteers many hours training new recruits at his department's training academy and is the Training Coordinator for the Auxiliary Division.

Andy is also a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.


Andy presently holds the following certifications:


  • Virginia DCJS General Instructor

  • Virginia DCJS Firearms Instructor

  • Virginia DCJS Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • NRA Law Enforcement Handgun Instructor

  • NRA Law Enforcement Shotgun Instructor

  • NRA Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Shotgun Instructor

  • NRA Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor

  • NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor

  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

  • Utah BCI Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor

  • North Carolina DOJ Carry Concealed Handgun Instructor

  • ASP Tactical Baton Instructor

  • ASP Tactical Handcuffing Instructor

  • ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor

  • SABRE Chemical Aerosol Projector (OC Spray) Instructor

  • TASER CEW instructor



Crystal is our assistant instructor, and specializes in teaching women's pistol classes. She is our resident specialist on women's concealed carry techniques, and also can be found assisting with our other classes. She has trained on the pistol with Ernest Langdon, close-quarters pistol at the SIG Sauer Academy, and on the carbine with Clay Martin.

Crystal presently works for one of Southeast Virginia's largest tactical gear suppliers, where she is responsible for providing equipment to numerous military units and law enforcement agencies. She has an immense knowledge of equipment and gear, and is our "go-to" person for questions on that subject.

Additionally, Crystal is presently an auxiliary Deputy Sheriff with a SE Virginia Sheriff's Office, where she is assigned to the criminal apprehension unit, performing warrant service and fugitive apprehension.

Crystal is presently a member of the National Rifle Association.

Crystal holds the following instructor certifications:

  • Virginia DCJS General Instructor

  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Range Safety Officer

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