William Quirk

William Quirk
Bill Quirk is the president and director of training for the Defensive Training Group (DTG). Mr. Quirk is an active member and twenty year veteran of a mid-sized law enforcement agency in north central Florida. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Quirk served eight years as a uniformed patrol officer prior to being transferred to Investigations. For the past eight years, Mr. Quirk has been assigned as a full time investigator with a Federal fugitive task force that deals specifically in violent offenders. He has taught shooting and CQB techniques for the task force, has served as the lead instructor for his agency's active shooter response team and has been certified as a firearms instructor by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Mr. Quirk has attended countless schools over his career, including instructor and operator courses from: • State of Florida • Safariland • Florida Counter Drug Training Academy • NRA LEAD • Morrigan Consulting • Magpul Dynamics • Vicker's Tactical • Trident Concepts • Costa Ludus • Sentinel Concepts • System of Strategy • United States Marshals Service He holds credentials as an NRA Law Enforcement (LEAD) Patrol Rifle Instructor and is a Shodan (First Degree Black Belt) in Jiyushinkai Aikibudo. He has instructed the use of and developed curriculum for the tactical deployment of firearms for local, state, and federal law enforcement, for the military, and for citizens interested in lawful self-defense.

Modifying the Defensive Firearm

Editors Note: When you look at a publication that makes it’s money selling ad space for firearms accessories and modifications and you see repeated articles encouraging gun owners to train and focus on raw skill vs buying the next gadget take note. Bill’s bio speaks for itself and he is the type of man that has had to defend his …

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BUILDING THE FIGHTING MINDSET

When we think of training, we tend to focus on the more tangible elements involved: the skills and tactics, the drills, and, most commonly but incorrectly, the gear and equipment that we will use. These factors are like the visible part of an iceberg that we can see above the waves. However, like an iceberg, there is a huge chunk …

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