Meet our Instructors. Click on the instructors picture to learn more about their background and how they can help improve your shooting.
Corey is available to train you on all aspects of competition shooting. No matter if your a beginner to the game or looking to shave a few seconds to reach your Master ranking. He regularly participates and wins in all divisions of USPSA, 3 Gun, Steel Challenge and IDPA. He currently holds the following rankings Grand Master in Single Stack, Production, and Limited 10 in USPSA as well as Master in SSP, and ESP in IDPA. Corey is available for private instruction at BGSL and will take your game to the next level!
Lin Edwards began shooting at an early age and qualified Expert with both rifle and pistol as a Marine. For over 13 years he has shot IDPA competitively. He is an IDPA Certified Safety Officer and is one of only two IDPA Safety Officer Instructors in Kentucky. As the IDPA Match Director at BGSL, Lin heads up the 3rd Saturday monthly matches. He is also an NRA Basic Pistol Instructor and Certified Range Officer.
Because of Lin’s interest in pistol training, he took a series of classes with the Texas Defensive Shooting Academy. Subsequently, he became an adjunct instructor and also the director of a new branch–The Defensive Shooting Academy of Kentucky (TDSA-KY). Lin has been active in BGSL Pistol Club serving as both president and treasurer. Lin enjoys teaching and gives private lessons at BGSL for $50 per hour with a 2-hour minimum.
Mike Foley is a Master Class USPSA and IDPA Competitor with numerous state multi-gun and pistol championship wins. Mike has shot on the Smith & Wesson pro-staff, and currently shoots for the Wilson Combat shooting team. He holds many certifications as a range officer, safety officer, armorer, and instructor. He has served on the BGSL Board of Directors, and as President of the Pistol Division. Mike is the Director of Sales and Operations for ShootersConnection.com. In the past few years he has been teaching classes to military, law enforcement, competition shooters, women, children, and enthusiasts. In addition to the classes he offers at BGSL, Mike is available for custom training and coaching to groups, families, couples, or individuals. BGSL standard individual private instruction rates are $50.00/hour. Mike has a 3 hour minimum.
Tom Tryon has been a recreational shooter for most of his life and has been shooting competively for 6 years in IDPA and USPSA. He is a certified Kentucky DOCJT CCDW and NRA Basic Pistol Instructor. He is a Certified Range Officer through the NRA, IDPA and USPSA. Tom has served as Pistol Director for two terms and is currently Pistol Division Vice President. Tom also does private instruction in basic handgun and introductory courses in IDPA and USPSA. Private instruction rates at BGSL are $50.00 per hour. Tom has a one hour minimum for private lessons.