Welcome to Strategic Advantage Firearms Education-
The Premier USCCA Firearms Safety School in Spring Hill and Columbia Tennessee
With the danger and uncertainty becoming commonplace in today's world- you need to be prepared to protect yourself with training that can save your life and those you care about most
Contact S.A.F.E. to help you on your journey with professionally certified instructors and years of expert training.
"I recently took an online concealed carry class, but I felt like I still wanted more hands-on/in-person training. So I signed up for the Enhanced carry class to have a more thorough experience. I'm glad I did. Kevin did a great job explaining things, was very thorough in all aspects of the course in the classroom and at the range. I definitely recommend this class, well worth the time and money." Doug R 8/16/2020
"My wife and I have had two previous classes in basic firearms and defensive shooting, in another state. This course is by far the best. Kevin is very professional, and a great RSO." -F. Hood 2/10/2020
"I was fortunate to find S.A.F.E. and attend the Tennessee Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit course. I received outstanding instruction in the classroom with impressive safety awareness on the firing range by Kevin McWhirk. I've attended other training facilities before and none matched the professionalism and emphasis on safety as does Strategic Advantage Firearms Education."-W. Robertson 03/03/2020
"Kevin and Chad were awesome! I was so nervous taking this class because I had not shot much before. They made me feel comfortable and with that I was able to pass the class! They made it a fun learning environment. Thanks guys! I look forward to learning more!"- DH- 7/2020
"This past Sunday I took S.A.F.E.'s Confidence in Carrying Firearms class. Kevin is the greatest teacher. I was very nervous but he was extremely patient and I cannot believe how much I learned in 5 hours. I plan to take future classes to improve my skills. I highly recommend Kevin. He is definitely the best!" -Kathy G 6/2021
"I was looking to refresh my skills and to practice and learn about my new gun. Kevin was the best!!! So patient and positive, gave me confidence that my own family did not do. I highly recommend Kevin to update your concealed carry skills or become more accurate in your stance, holding and aiming of your gun. I am moving on to the next class!!" -Marla S 4/2021"
"A very well taught class. The instructors were knowledgeable not only of the laws for Tennessee but other states as well. The class was very thorough and I would highly recommend. The skills part was educational and the instructors took time which each of us to insure we new not only how to safely hold the weapon but how to fire it accurately as well. I will be recommending them to my friends in family for sure." -F White 8/2021
Professional Training Services to make you S.A.F.E.
Level 1 Basic Firearms Training
Level 2 Accuracy with Handguns
Level 3 Concealed Carry Confidence
Level 4 Advanced Handgun Training
Private and 1/1 Training
AR 15 Fundamentals (2 Levels)
Shotgun Fundamentals (2 Levels)
Critical Self Defense for Survival
Training Classes for Work, School and Home:
About Strategic Advantage Firearms Education
Strategic Advantage Firearms Education was founded by Kevin McWhirk. He is the Owner and Chief Firearms Instructor for S.A.F.E.
Kevin has been shooting firearms since he was 6 (a long time) and believes in the idea that everyone has the right to learn to defend themselves in an attack and have the ability and courage to do so. We pride ourselves on actual education. This is the core value of S.A.F.E.
Kevin has been involved in martial arts and various hand to hand skills such as Aikido, Judo,
Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Karate since his early teens. He is a Certified Firearms Instructor through the USCCA, NRA, and the State of Tennessee- Department of Safety and Homeland Security and a Certified RSO (Range Safety Officer).
Kevin is also a member of NRA and US Law Shield. He is qualified/ certified to teach multiple Professional Courses such as NRA Basic Pistol, USCCA Courses including- Concealed Carry and Home Defense, Countering a Mass Shooter Threat and Women’s Self Defense and Handgun Fundamentals. SAFE also offers Kids Safety Classes, Beginners Courses, Self Defense Classes and Advanced Firearms Instruction for Defensive Shooting and Enhanced Skill Development.
S.A.F.E. has another amazing instructor- Chad Motheral. Chad has 20 years martial arts training including Kenpo Black Belt and Level 4 Krav Maga instructor (with Krav Maga Alliance). He is also a Tennessee certified handgun instructor, NRA life member, NRA pistol instructor and NRA range safety officer.
Chad also has attended classes such as Gunsite 250 Marksman 1 designation (top shot of class, top score of class), Suarez International Advanced Gun Fighting, Advanced Rifle Gun Fighting, Low light handgun and tactical shotgun classes. Needless to say- Chad is truly accomplished and he is a phenomenal instructor.
Each class is filled with excitement and lifesaving information. We believe our training is second to none. With the hands on drills and exercises in each course that truly offers something for everyone, regardless of experience.
We are proud to be serving Tennessee and its amazing people. YOU are priority one.
We aim to instruct and educate with the heart of teacher- It IS our passion.
Strategic Advantage Firearms Education
1028 Nashville Highway
Columbia, TN 38401
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NOTE- All transactions are final. Refunds will be given on a case by case basis and at the discretion of SAFE.
If you have paid and cannot attend, please contact SAFE and we will work to ensure you are 100% satisfied.
Tuition for classes allows a one time reschedule to another date.
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