Meet Greg (Butch) McDonald

Greg (Butch) McDonald

Like many others my life with shooting began at my family hunting camp with my father, a .22 rifle, and some soda cans.  While I have enjoyed all aspects of shooting since then, it was when I got my pistol permit that I found a true love and passion for shooting. My mindset about personal protection changed and I decided to become proactive with a sheepdog mentality. I took the Defensive Pistols Skills 101 class taught by Wendy and Chris. This class opened the door to an entire community of like minded individuals to share and learn from.  I was then introduced to the Tuesday Night Defensive Pistol shoot run by Dave and his father Stu. It was there that I discovered another interest I shared with my father, teaching. I decided to become a range safety officer on Tuesdays and started working with Dave to join his team of instructors at Rochester Personal Defense LLC. As I need little excuse to go to the range, I look forward to working with new and veteran shooters in order to develop the mindset, skills, and tactics for real world personal defense.



Philosophy

I want to help the good guys win.





Training Experience:

  • 2012. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC: Defensive Pistol Skills 101
  • 2013. NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
  • 2013. NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol
  • 2013. NRA Certified Instructor for Home Firearm Safey
  • 2013. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training and Development Program
  • 2014. Custom Rifle from Academi
  • 2014. Custom Defensive Pistol from Academi
  • 2014. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2015. Defensive Handgun 1 from The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2015. Custom Defensive Vehicle Operation course from Academi.
  • 2015. Custom Defensive Handgun course from Academi
  • 2015. Custom Rifle course from Academi
  • 2016. Custom Pistol Instructor Development Training from Academi
  • 2016. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2016. TECC Advanced Medical Response course with EMS Tactical
  • 2016. Range Safety Officer rating for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. FAST Handgun Instructor for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. Custom Shotgun Instructor Development Training from Academi
  • Teaching Experience:

  • 2013 - Instructor Trainee for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • Basic Defensive Handgun for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Certified Instructor for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC shotgun training courses
  • Community Involvement: