The Firearms Trainers Association is a professional membership organization with the mission of protecting and advancing the craft of professional firearms instructors. FTA was established to promote a high standard of safety, professionalism, responsibility and excellence in the trade. The FTA's goal is to help its members develop and grow their skills as well as their businesses. 


The men who run the FTA are Larry Vickers, Ken Hackathorn, Jeff Gonzales and Kyle Sweet. Larry, Ken and Jeff are legends in the training community and Kyle is a successful Attorney and founding partner in CCW Safe. FTA's Range and Instructor Liability Coverage is backed by 2A Insurance which is the same captive insurance company that stands behind CCW Safe. Together these men have a vision for a membership organization that will protect and help fellow training industry professionals. 




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