About our instructors
Although Chris and I may have similar training and mindsets, you will find that our instruction methods differ, but they are complimentary of one another's and provide a more well rounded learning experience. We are the exclusive training company for Smoky Mountain Knife Works all classroom training will be there.
Our Limited Liability Company is currently ran by it's two governing members Chris Hutton and myself, Ryan Whited. Chris and I both are NRA Certified Instructors, Range Safety Officers, TN State Certified Handgun Instructors, and come from Law Enforcement Backgrounds. Chris works as a full time Knoxville Police Officer and I as a full time Probation Officer and Sheriff's Deputy.
Our main goal is to protect our loved ones and ourselves from the tyranny of evil. We want you to be able to effectively be an asset to yourself and your family if the situation ever presented itself.
We want you to be familiar with your firearm, know how it works, and how to operate and care for it. Firearms will harm no one by themselves. Only the device located between your ears can discharge a firearm, and we try to make sure that device knows what it's doing.
Shooting can be fun and safe for the whole family.