Owner and Instructor: David Middlebrooks
- U.S. Army Sniper
- Airborne Infantry
- Two tours in Afghanistan
- NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
- South Dakota Enhanced Carry Instructor
I began my military career as a Paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade. I served in two deployments to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, primarily as a Designated Marksman. Upon returning from my last deployment in 2012 I transitioned to the Iowa National Guard, where after making it through "selection" was sent to and graduated Sniper School. While part of the 1-113 Cav, my sniper partner and I won the 2016 Top Sniper Team Competition, going on to compete in the Winston P. Wilson International Sniper Championship (It was a humbling experience). Throughout this time I worked for one of the most successful firearm instruction companies in Iowa as their South Dakota Enhanced Carry Instructor. My training focus was on full spectrum concealed carry courses, long range precision, and tactical carbine.
Firearms are not a hobby for me, but a skill set to maintain.