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The cadre at TDSA Tulsa consists of Municipal, State and Federal Law Enforcement personnel. We are competition shooters and have had the privilege of training some of the finest people in the country.

Our students have consisted of people from the US Secret Service, FBI, DEA, Force Recon Marines, US Army, Naval Special Warfare Center, Air Force SERE Instructors, Security Forces Outfits, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, numerous different law enforcement agencies, professional competitive shooters, IDPA and USPSA competitors and firearms instructors from several different agencies.

We have proven ourselves on the range and in the classroom and challenge any organization to match what we do for our students. No other cadre in the country will treat you with the respect that we do. No one can compete with the level of performance we see in our students. When you stop learning, you deny yourself the opportunity to grow. If you think youíre good enough, you arenít! Check your ego at the door and come train with us. You wonít be sorry!

Marshall Luton
Lead Instructor & Director of Operations
marshallluton@tdsatulsa.com

Marshall has been in law enforcement for 20 years.  He has owned and successfully operated The Defensive Shooting Academy since 2000 and has assembled the finest instructor cadre in the industry.  Together they are responsible for curriculum development and currently have 6 courses that are recognized by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (C.L.E.E.T.).  He is a C.L.E.E.T. certified rifle, shotgun and pistol instructor and has received over 1200 hours of training through various organizations and instructors.  Over the last decade TDSA has trained countless numbers of police officers, military personnel and civilians.  Marshall is a life member of the National Rifle Association and an NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor for pistol and shotgun.  He has won 5 State Championships, 4 Regional Championships and 1 National Championship with his pistol.  He enjoys shooting IDPA and USPSA type competitions and has produced some of the top shooters in the Nation.  He credits the success of TDSA to his instructors and lives to serve God and country. 

Here are some of his shooting awards and credentials:

  • National Tactical Officers Association's (NTOA) Advanced Tactical Carbine (4 days)
  • Three-day Firearms Instructor Development and Certification Course with Tom Givens
  • CLEET Rifle Instructor certification since 2003
  • Combative Pistol Level 2 with Tom Givens
  • Trained US Federal Probation and Parole in Advanced Combat Pistol Techniques in St. Louis, MO
  • 40 hour Tactical Training and Weapons Training Course thru Rogers Shooting School
    • Advanced Pistol Certification
    • Intermediate Certification in Close Quarter Battle with Carbine
  • Urban Rifle/Tactical Pistol Course with Larry Vickers
  • 2-day Competition Pistol Course with 5-time World Champion Eric Grauffel
  • Assisted World Champion 3-gun Shooter, Kurt Miller, with 2 day Combat Shotgun Course
  • Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) with Shivworks (3 days of force on force and edged weapons training)
  • Instructed at US C-SOG (Corections Special Operations Group) Annual Convention in Virginia
  • Hosted a TigerLight Training Seminar for Rhode Island State Police
  • Co-Instructor with Major Shannon Jordan at CLEET's Patrol Rifle Instructor Course in Ada, OK
  • High Risk Search Warrants with NTOA Chair, Sgt. Jim Clark
  • Train the Trainer Course for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. under the Direction of Commander Sid Heal
  • Instructor at multi-jurisdictional Urban Rifle Course for FBI, DOE, DEA, OK Highway Patrol, Alabama State Police, TPD and Norman PD
  • OK Dept. of Public Safety 3 day Urban Rifle Course (2004 and 2005)
  • Two Man Team Tactics (3 day course with American Firearms Training and Tactics)
  • 2009 Old Fort Shootout 1st place B shooter (production)
  • Tulsa Police Firearms Instructor for Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol
  • 2008 Badlands Regional Championships 2nd SSP Master
  • 2008 Law Enforcement Champion Badlands Regional Championships
  • 2008 Double Tap Challenge 3rd Production B class
  • 2006 Urban Rifle Match Winner at OK State Championships
  • 2005 1st place USPSA Old Fort Shootout (production/B)
  • 2005 Badlands IDPA Regional Championship (2nd place ESP/Expert Level - 6th place overall)
  • 2004 Badlands IDPA Regional Championship (1st place SSP/Expert - 3rd overall)
  • 2004 IDPA Regional Championships High Law Enforcement Officer
  • 2003 IDPA National Champion runner up (SSP/Expert)
  • 2002 IDPA National Champion in Stock Service Pistol in Sharpshooter Division
  • Attended a 5 day Urban Warfare School (Military Operations in Urban Terrain
  • 2001 IDPA Badlands Regional Champion SSP/Marksman
  • NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor since 2002
  • Officer Survival Training
  • Ground Control Tactics for Law Enforcement
  • Special Operations Equipment and Tactics
  • Advanced Firearms Training
  • Tactical Shooting with gas mask
  • Pursuit Driving
  • High Risk Traffic Stops and Tactical Shooting








Eric Fuson
Instructor
ericfuson@tdsatulsa.com

IDPA Distinguished Master

In the last 15 years IDPA has watched the talent and skill level involved in the shooting sports steadily increase. Because of this continued trend and at the request of the membership IDPA has decided to add a new classification above our existing Master class. This new classification will be known as Distinguished Master.

The new Distinguished Master class will highlight those members that have made a great personal commitment to reaching the very highest levels of skill and proficiency with a handgun. To reach this level a competitor must have spent considerable time and effort at refining their abilities. As such, the requirements for being inducted into this classification will be very stringent. The initial inductees to the Distinguished Master class have already proven themselves by their placement at one of the two IDPA National Championship events in the last five years. These members have placed as Division Champion or been within 3 percent of the Division Champions final time. One of the inductees TDSA's own:

Custom Defensive Pistol: Eric Fusion
  • IDPA ESP MASTER
  • IDPA SSP MASTER
  • IDPA ESR MASTER
  • IDPA SSR MASTER
  • IDPA CDP MASTER
  • USPSA Master class shooter in PRODUCTION Division
  • Sponsored by Wilson Combat
  • Tom Givens 3-day Instructor Development Course
2012:
  • High Overall Badlands IDPA
  • High Overall Nighthawk IDPA Challenge
  • ESP Div Champ Wilson S/S Classic
  • 1st Master ESP IDPA National Championship, 2nd Most accurate for all divisions combined
2011:
  • High Overall Badlands IDPA
  • High Overall Nighthawk IDPA challenge
  • High Overall MVSA Regional IDPA and Most accurate for all divisions
  • Top 10 USPSA S/S Nationals
  • 6th Place ESP at First Ever IDPA World Championship
2010:
  • CDP Div Champion Badlands IDPA
  • 1st Master Arkansas State IDPA CDP Div.
  • 2nd Master CDP IDPA Nationals







Travis Foster
Instructor
travisfoster@tdsatulsa.com

  • Law Enforcement Officer - 8 years.
  • Sergeant for Skiatook Police Dept.
  • U.S. Air Force - 9 years
  • Certified C.L.E.E.T. Instructor for State of Oklahoma, Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Instructor
  • Advanced Firearms Instructor for Pistol and Shotgun
  • Tactical Firearms Instructor certification from Strategos International
  • Glock Armorer

IDPA Rankings:

  • SSP – Master
  • ESP – Expert
  • SSR – Expert

Accomplishments:

  • Top Gun Award from CLEET Firearms Instructor School.
  • Tom Givens Class
  • Matt Meek Class
  • Vickers Class.
  • First Place 2006 AR state match SSP Sharpshooter, High LE and High Industry.
  • 2nd place 2006 IDPA Nationals, SSP Sharpshooter.
  • 4th place, 2006 OK state IDPA, SSP Sharpshooter.
  • June 2007 Top Gun Award for CLEET Firearms Instructor School
  • 2nd place, 2008 OK state IDPA, ESP Expert.
  • 2nd place, 2009 IDPA Nationals, SSP Expert
  • 3rd place, 2009 IDPA OK state IDPA, SSP Expert
  • 2nd Place 2009 OK Badlands, SSP Expert.
  • 7th place 2010 IDPA Nationals, ESP Expert





Lance Jensen
Instructor
lancejensen@tdsatulsa.com

  • Law Enforcement Officer- 1998 to present
  • CLEET Certified Firearms Instructor (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun)
  • Glock Certified Armorer
  • Claremore Police Department
    • Firearms Instructor
    • Field Training Officer
    • Citizen Police Academy Instructor
  • Memberships:
    • National Rifle Association
    • United States Practical Shooters Association
    • International Defensive Pistol Association
  • Tom Given's 3-day Instructor Development Course
  • 2008 Oklahoma State IDPA Championship - 1st Master, High Law Enforcement
  • 2008 Double Tap Championship - 1st in Class, 6 Overall Production Division
  • 2008 Badlands Regional Shootout - 1st Master Carbine
  • 2008 USPSA North Texas Section Championship - High Overall Production
  • 2008 Pro-Am - 4th in Class Limited Division
  • 2008 Texas State Limited -2nd in Class Limited Division
  • 2008 Arkansas State IDPA - 2nd Master Stock Service Pistol
  • 2008 USPSA Old Fort Shoot Out - High Overall Production
  • 2008 USPSA Oklahoma Section Championship - 3rd Overall Limited Division
  • 2008 Texas State IDPA Championship - 3rd Master
  • 2008 USPSA Nationals - 3rd in Class, High Law Enforcement Limited Division
  • 2007 IDPA Arkansas Winter Classic
    3rd Place ESP/EXP
  • 2007 IDPA Oklahoma Badlands
    4th Place ESP/EXP, 3rd Most Accurate
  • SSP/EXP, ESP/EXP, SSR/EXP





Jeremy Snow
Instructor

Jeremy has been training with TDSA since 2007.  He earned his instructor certification with TDSA in 2010 after demonstrating his devotion and dedication to excellence.  He is a reserve Drumright police officer and is on their SWAT team. He studies Sayoc Kali, Jujitsu, hand to hand tactics and trains religiously on his rifle, shotgun and pistol platforms.

Some of his certifications include:

  • Hand to hand instructor
  • Edged weapons instructor
  • Ground fighting (grappling) instructor
  • Impact weapons instructor

He is a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association and is currently ranked Expert in Stock Service Pistol.  

  • 2009 IDPA OK State Championships 5th place SSP Expert
  • 2009 IDPA Badlands Regional Championships 3rd place SSP Expert


Kai Mitchell
Instructor

  • IDPA rankings: SSP Sharp Shooter
  • Over 150 CLEET-accredited hours training with TDSA Tulsa.
  • Over 3 years of Instructor Development and Training with TDSA Tulsa.
  • Additional training with Komondor (Protective Services, Counter Assault Team, and Medical) and Sonny Puzikas (AK-47, Pistol, and Edge Weapons).
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin-kai Karate by way of American Bushido-Kai Karate Association (ABKA).
  • Additional training in several other disciplines including ancient and modern weapons/self-defense tools.
  • NRA Life Member
  • USCCA Gold Member
  • GOA Supporter





Jay Mackey, Sr.
Instructor
IDPA ESP, SSP & CDP Master
USPSA Limited Grand Master - Open, L10, Production & Single Stack Master
jaymackey@tdsatulsa.com

  • 2009:
    • OK State IDPA Championship – 2nd place ESP Master
    • TX Double Tap Championship – 4th Open Master
    • AR Old Fort Shootout – High Overall Open – High Overall Match
    • OK Badlands IDPA Championship – 1st place ESP Master
    • AR Section Championship – 3rd Overall Match
    • OK Pro-Am Steel Championship – 14th Overall
    • USPSA Area 3 Championship – 8th Overall Open
    • USPSA Nationals - 63rd Overall Open
    • USPSA Area 4 Championship – 10th Overall Open
  • 2008:
    • TX Double Tap Championship - 5th overall Limited / 2nd Master
    • AR Old Fort Shootout - High Overall Limited - High Overall Match
    • AR Old Fort Shootout - High Overall Limited 10
    • AR Section Championship - 2nd Overall Limited / 1st Master
    • OK State IDPA Championship - ESP Division Champion
    • OK Pro-Am Steel Championship - 16th overall
    • TX State Limited Championship - 12th overall Limited
    • USPSA Nationals (L-P-R) - 39th overall Limited
  • 2007:
    • TX Double Tap Championship - 16th overall Limited
    • OK Section Open-Prod. - 2nd overall (combined divisions)
    • AR Section Championship - 8th overall Limited
    • KS Section Championship / Sunflower Classic - 8th overall Limited
    • OK Section Rev. - SS - 5th overall Single Stack
    • AR Old Fort Shootout - 3rd overall Limited
    • USPSA Area 4 Championship - 12th overall Limited
    • TX State Limited Championship - 25th overall Limited
    • USPSA Nationals (L-P-R) - 34th overall Limited
    • USPSA Multi-gun Nationals - 33rd overall Tactical
    • USPSA Area 3 Championship - 9th overall Limited
    • North TX Section Point Series - 3rd overall Limited
    • North TX Section Championship - 3rd overall (combined divisions)
    • AR Hillbilly Classic - High Overall Limited










Kelly Raglin
Instructor

Kelly Raglin is a force when it comes to competition shooting. He is an avid 3-Gun shooter and has been shooting for more than 17 years. He began his training with the late Steve Broom back in 2000 and has trained with Team T.D.S.A. for the last several years. Kelly has shown remarkable improvement with each passing year and continues to dominate matches every time he shows up. As one of Team T.D.S.A.ís professional and sponsored shooters he travels all over the country shooting U.S.P.S.A., I.D.P.A. and Multi-gun matches. He is an accomplished pistol, rifle and shotgun shooter and has attained a Master ranking in U.S.P.S.A.ís Production, Single Stack and Open Divisions. Kelly is currently an A class U.S.P.S.A. shooter in Limited and Limited 10 Divisions and usually shoots in the open division at matches. In I.D.P.A. Kelly holds a Master ranking in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.

Major Match Results for Kelly:

2011:

  • Missouri Fall Classic Open Division - HOA
  • Pro-Am Open Division - 2nd Overall
  • Area 3 Championship Open Division-2nd Master
  • Double Tap Championship Open Division-2nd Master
  • Arkansas Section Handgun Championship Open Division-2nd Master
  • Oklahoma Production State Championship Production Division - 3rd Master
  • Arkansas Section Multigun Championship Open Division-3rd Overall
  • USPSA Single Stack Nationals 30th  Overall
  • High Plains Shooting Challenge 25th  Overall

2010:

  • Pro-Am
  • Open Division-1st Master/2nd Overall
  • Area 3 Championship
  • Open Division-3rd Master
  • Arkansas Section Handgun Championship
  • Open Division-High Overall
  • Missouri Fall Classic Championship
  • Open Division-1st Master/2nd Overall
  • Old Fort Shootout
  • Production Division-High Overall
  • Fort Benning 3 Gun Challenge
  • Open Division-7th Overall
  • Arkansas Section Multigun Championship
  • Open Division-3rd Overall
  • Ozark Multigun Championship
  • Open Division-7th Overall
  • High Plains Shotgun Challenge
  • Standard Division-8th Overall

2009:

  • USPSA Handgun Nationals Open Division-9th Master
  • Area 3 Championship Open Division-2nd Master/5th Overall
  • Area 4 Championship Open Division-4th Master/9th Overall
  • Pro-Am Steel Challenge Open Division-2nd Overall
  • Arkansas Section Handgun Championship Open Division-High Overall
  • Arkansas Section Multi-gun Championship Open Division Champion -3rd Overall
  • Missouri Fall Classic Championship Open Division Champion- 2nd Overall
  • Oklahoma IDPA State Championship - ESP Division-1st Master/2nd Overall
  • High Plains Shotgun Challenge Standard Division-24th Overall
  • Ozark Multi-gun Championship Open Division-6th Overall

2008:

  • USPSA Handgun Nationals Open Division A class 9th place
  • USPSA Single Stack Nationals 37th Overall
  • Area 3 Championship Limited Division-2nd A class/13th Overall
  • Area 4 Championship Open Division-1st A class/7th Overall
  • Pro-Am Steel Challenge Limited Division-13th overall
  • USPSA Oklahoma Open Division State Champion!
  • USPSA Oklahoma Production State Champion and 2nd overall!
  • Arkansas Section Handgun Championship Production Division-High Overall
  • Arkansas Section Multi-gun Championship Tactical Division-2nd A class/5th Overall
  • Missouri Fall Classic Championship Open Division-1st A class/3rd Overall
  • Texas State Limited Championship - 3rd A class/15th Overall
  • North Texas Section Championship Open Division-1st A class/4th Overall
  • USPSA Hillbilly Classic Open Division-High Overall
  • Oklahoma IDPA State Championship ESP Division-1st Master/2nd Overall

 

 











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