Lead Instructor Tim Milligan

13082572_556697741170493_6354462089832522418_nTim Milligan has been instructing shooters in firearms use for over 20 years. Starting out just helping out friends, family and fellow shooters on local ranges as a hobby. Teaching shooting to others is today a passion. After becoming a Correctional Officer sixteen years ago he became a little more serious teaching and he began teaching fellow officers and helping them to meet the weapons qualification standards of the IDOC. Seven years ago he opened T-M Firearms Training and began teaching defensive shooting and self defense on a professional level. Over the years he has been afforded the opportunity to train with some of the best trainers in the world. As a Correctional Officer at a maximum security penitentiary training requirements increased, he became a member of the penitentiary emergency squad and served there for five years training with some of the best in the state. He has and continues to maintain a professional firearms permit as a Senior Correctional Officer (Sergeant) and a Non-professional Permit to Carry Weapons. Today as the owner of T-M Firearms Training he teaches defensive shooting on many levels and he continues to expand his knowledge and experience by training with the best trainers in the world. Tim holds multiple certifications as a trainer in both public and private sectors and continues to add to them. He holds certifications with the NRA, USCCA, and the IDOC as a instructor and Training Counselor with the USCCA. He is a 6th Dan in Bushi Tai Jutsu, a competitive shooter, and has personal experience in the Use of Force. Tim has Military, Law Enforcement and private sector training and experience. He is passionate and driven to help others become better shooters and educate them as responsible gun owners. He wants his students to be better at the end of the class than they were when they got there and is very successful in achieving this goal.


3 Current Certifications

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor

NRA Range Safety Officer

NRA Certified Distinguished Expert Marksman in pistol and revolver.

US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Training Counselor

US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Instructor (www.USCCA.com)

US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 1

US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Combat Focus Shooting and Advanced Pistol Handling course completion. (With Rob Pincus)

Combat Focus Carbine course completion. (With Rob Pincus)

Vickers Tactical Handgun 1 Course Completion (With Larry Vickers, Vickers Tactical)

Vickers Tactical Handgun/Carbine 2 Course Completion (with Larry Vickers, Vickers Tactical)

Completion of Martial Artists Firearms Skill Development Course (with Rob Pincus)

Completion of Martial Artist’s Firearms Training Instructor Development Course.     (with Rob Pincus)

Intuitive Sighted Fire Instructor Development (with A.D.S.I. Rob Pincus)

On Combat Course (Grossman Academy, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman)

Iowa Dept of Corrections Personal Safety/Defensive Tactics Instructor (6 years)

Bushi Tai Jutsu 6th Dan