Meet Thomas Barlow

Thomas Barlow

I started shooting long guns and handguns with my father when I was probably 10 years old. My father was a collector and I had the chance to shoot a lot of really cool guns. In my later teens I got away from shooting and it came back up again when my wife wanted to get her pistol permit. We both decided we should take a class and I thought I wanted to conceal carry but did not want to do it recklessly. After taking my first class I was hooked on training and just started taking classes from and through Rochester Personal Defense, LLC. As my passion for defensive pistol shooting grew I decided to take up instructing as I get much satisfaction out of watching people learn and grow too.







Philosophy

I had fun once. It just has not stopped yet!




Training Experience:

  • 2013. Defensive Pistol Skills N Drills from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2014. Defensive Pistol Skill N Drills from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2015. Handgun Skills and Drills course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2015. Concealed Carry 2 course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2016. NY Permit Legalities Course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2016. USCCA Instructor Certification course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2016. SAFTD Range Officer course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2016. Handgun Skills and Drills course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. Civilian Response to Trauma from EMS Tactical Group
  • 2017. Advanced Civilian Response to Trauma course from EMS Tactical Group
  • 2017. Handgun Skills and Drills course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. Concealed Carry 3 course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2018. SABRE Pepper Spray course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2018. NRA Certified Pistol Instructor certification from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2018. Defensive Rifle 1 course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Teaching Experience:

  • Handgun Basics course
  • Concealed Carry 1
  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
  • USCCA Concealed Carry
  • Community Involvement: