Louis James, Instructor

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EDUCATION

  • Master of Science, Public Policy, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

EMPLOYMENT

  • RIMA Group, LLC - Lead Firearms Instructor

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS

  • Training Counselor - United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

  • Certified Firearms Instructor - United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

  • Certified Pistol Instructor - National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • Approved Illinois Concealed Carry License Instructor - Illinois State Police

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals - USCCA

  • Women’s Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals - USCCA

  • Basics of Pistol Shooting - NRA

  • Defensive Pistol - NRA

  • Combat Pistol Workshop - MPSDI

  • Handgun Survival Encounters - MPSDI

  • Certified Home Firearm Safety - NRA

  • Certificate of Completion-Gunshot Wound First Aid - US Law Shield

  • Emergency First Aid Fundamentals – USCCA

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Distinguished Expert Ranking – NRA

  • Certificate of Appreciation – American Police Hall of Fame

  • Letter of Appreciation – Metropolitan Police Self Defense Institute

  • Appeared in many published articles throughout the ‘firearms community’