Firearms Trainers Association

since 2018
Oklahoma City, OK

  • FTA provides best in the industry Professional Liability Coverage benefits to members for any legal action stemming from their firearms training business
  • FTA protects the profession of firearms training through standards, business development services, curriculum sharing, safety and risk management.
  • founded by 5 of the most well respected and distinguished professional firearms trainers
    – was born in a conference room in Las Vegas at SHOT Show
    – Their recognition of the need to create a mechanism to serve the interests of firearms trainers as well as increase the professionalism of the craft through their experiences, resources and core values led them to create FTA.
  • Ken Hackathorn-Chairman
  • Larry Vickers-Vice Chairman
  • Kyle Sweet – Executive Director
  • Board members
    – Jeff Gonzales, Dave Spaulding and Scott Reidy
  • FTA provides through CCW Safe’s 2A Insurance, financially backed membership benefits that provide for $1million in professional liability coverage including all legal costs and fees, attorneys fees and expert witness fees for only $400 per year
  • FTA membership is open to any certified firearms instructor.

Firearms Trainers Association
28 W. Park Place STE B
Oklahoma City, OK 73131

(405) 740-7952


Gabriela “Gabby” Franco

  • Author, speaker, competitive shooter, and instructor
  • first female shooter to represent Venezuela in the Olympics
  • 2001 – 9TH Place – World Cup – Atlanta, GA USA
  • 2002 – 3 Gold Medals – South American Games – Brazil
  • 2012 – Top Shot (season 4) on the History Channel
  • 2013 – Author 1st Book –  Troubleshooting: Mastering Your Pistol Marksmanship
  • 2013 – 2016 NRA New
  • 2014 – 2016 Host of NRA Show Tips & Tactics
  • 2014 – 2017 – Shooter for Remington Outdoors