About the Instructors
Skip Coryell is the owner and Chief Instructor of Midwest Tactical Training and has over 20 years experience as a personal protection instructor and has taught 20,000 students to safely and effectively carry a concealed pistol for personal protection. Skip is a popular public speaker for schools, churches, outdoor and Second Amendment groups. He is the author of 21 published books including the personal defense books Civilian Combat: The Concealed Carry Book as well as "Concealed Carry for Christians." He has also written the pro-Second Amendment thriller We Hold These Truths and the apocalyptic thriller The God Virus series and The Covid Chronicles. Skip is the former State Director of Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America. Skip teaches the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) concealed carry class. Skip is the co-host of the #1 syndicated military talk show Frontlines of Freedom. Skip is also the Founder of The Second Amendment March. Skip lives in Michigan and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is also the creator and host of The Home Defense Show.
Skip's other advanced training includes:
Dar Leaf is the Sheriff of Barry County, and the most pro-Second Amendment Sheriff in the state. Dar brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience to the MWTAC team. He is the primary instructor for use of deadly force and for the legal portion of our classes. He also teaches weapons retention, hand-to-hand techniques, and tactical knife defense. Dar is a Black Belt Karate Instructor and a former national Champion. Dar was named Sheriff of the Year by the Constitutional Sheriff's Association of America and a sought-after Second Amendment rights speaker.
Michael Maring, born and raised in Michigan is a firearms instructor from Barry County, MI., certified through USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association), certified as an NRA range safety officer instructing local CPL classes for Midwest Tactical Training, Marine/Snowmobile Deputy and Dive Team member for the Barry County Sheriffs Office, participates in school security and private security details, and is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He has 4 children with his beautiful wife and enjoys drawing portraits of Vietnam Veterans. Mike has his black belt certification in Shorin Ryu.