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. Teaching shooting to others is today a passion and was in the beginning a hobby. After becoming a Correctional Officer fourteen years ago he became a little more serious 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 Correctional Officer and a Permit to Carry Weapons. Today as the owner of T-M Firearms Training he teaches on a professional level 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. Today he teaches defensive shooting and empty hands self defense and defensive tactics to students of all skill levels and experiences.


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

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 Handgun/Carbine 2 Course Completion (with Larry Vickers)

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 Instructor

Bushi Tai Jutsu 6th Dan