Brandon Karns

Lead Instructor

Lead Instructor Brandon Karns

KDS Lead Instructor Brandon Karns offers a wide variety of experience. He has several years of experience in various roles as a trainer in local law enforcement as well as the academic setting.

Brandon holds several certifications as a Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer, as well as certifications in related topics.

Brandon has completed the following instructor-level coursework:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

  • NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home Instructor

  • NRA CCW Instructor

  • Glock Armorer's Course (Glock Professional Inc.)

  • State of Florida Certificate of Firearms Proficiency (Class "G")

  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor (ALERRT/Texas State University)

  • FDLE/CJSTC Field Training Officer Course

  • FDLE/CJSTC General Instructor Techniques Course