Charles S. Lehnert

Summary of Qualifications

Experienced NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

 One of the developers of the NRA Advanced Defensive Pistol Program along with three other highly experienced NRA TC's and the NRA Training Staff.  Additionally, Chuck is a Certified Protection Specialist, ASP Trainer and recently completed BlackHawk Tactical Serpa training.

 

He holds Law Enforcement Armorer Certifications in Colt Model O 1911, AR-15, M-16/M4 Series Rifles, Carbines & Sub-Machine Guns and is a Smith & Wesson M&P Certified Armorer.

 Chuck competed in the ANJRPC Cherry Ridge High Power League on a Classic CMP Service Grade M-1 Garand with Iron Sights for eight years and achieved a high rank of Sharpshooter with that rifle.

 

He has been a CCW Permit holder since 1997 and holds or has held permits in his home state of Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and even New Germany (Jersey).

 Chuck is an NRA Benefactor Life Member and a Charter Member of the NRA Ring of Freedom and has been one of the NRA's top membership recruiters for the past 10 years .

 

Chuck worked in NYC for over 28-years in Sales, Marketing & Advertising. Chuck's full time day job is as a Senior Procurement Officer with Honeywell International at their HQ in Morris Plains New Jersey, but his passion is  Master Trainer and CEO of Personal Protection Institute based in Mt. Bethel, PA where he lives with his bride of 40-years, Luann who is also an NRA Certified Instructor and NRA Life Member.

 

Summary of Certifications

• Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

• Muzzle Loading Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun

• Home Firearm Safety

• Personal Protection In The Home

• Personal Protection Out Of The Home

• Advanced Defensive Pistol

• Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

• Refuse To Be a Victim® Regional Counselor

• BSA Merit Badge Counselor

 

Firearms Defense Training & Experience:

1997 to 2005  TKE Associates Security & Investigative Services Executive Protection, Parsippany and Sparta, NJ

1995  Successfully completed NRA Pistol Course

1995 Qualified with a perfect 300 score (100%) at 7, 10, 15 and 25 yards with .45 ACP Graduated Smith & Wesson Academy, Springfield, Massachusetts

1997  • Concealed Carry Handgun

1998   • Defensive Handgun Tactics & Techniques

1997, 1999, 2002 Competitor in Cherry Ridge High Power League on a classic M-1 Garand with iron sights

2003 to 2012 Competitor in Cherry Ridge High Power League on a civilian AR-15 with iron sights • Ranked as Rifle Master Marksman

 

NRA Instructor Certifications:

• Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

• Muzzle Loading Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun

• Home Firearm Safety

• Personal Protection In The Home

• Personal Protection Out Of The Home

• Advanced Defensive Pistol

• Range Safety Officer (RSO) & Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

 

Refuse To Be a Victim®

2000  Qualified with a 290/300 (98%) score at 7, 10, 15 and 25 yards with .45ACP

2000  Completed ASP Training at Morris County Fire & Police Academy

2003  Qualified with 98% on the FBI & NJ HQC & 97% on the HNQC

2003  Law Enforcement Armorer Certification:  Colt Model O 1911, AR-15, M16/M4 Series Rifles, Carbines & Sub-machine guns

2003  NRA certification as Range Safety Officer

2004  Graduated Action Target Academy, Provo, Utah• Protective Specialist Training

2004  NRA Training Counselor (Instructor Trainer) Certification

2004  NRA certification as Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO &  RSO Trainer)

2006  National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association certification as Training Counselor (NMLRA)  2007  NMLRA Certified Training Counselor Muzzle    Loading Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun

2010  BlackHawk Tactical Serpa / First Team Trainer Certification, Norfolk, VA

2011  Appointed as NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor – Co Authored Program Syllabus

2012  Smith & Wesson M&P Armorer Certification

2015  Appointed NRA Coach-Instructor Certification – Co Authored Program

 

Instructional:

2002 to 2012 BSA Merit Badge Counselor & Range Coordinator and Chief Safety Officer at Scout Day

2000 to 2008 Pistol Range Officer-in-Charge at annual Women’s Day and Minorities’ Day

2001 to 2008 Range Coordinator and Chief RSO (all ranges) at annual Youth Day

1999 to 2008 Chief Classroom and Range Instructor in a 6-times-yearly NRA Pistol Safety Class ANJRPC

1999 to 2008 Classroom and Range Instructor in a bi-annual NRA Rifle Safety Class at ANJRPC

1999 to 2008 Classroom and Range Instructor in an annual NRA Shotgun Safety Class at ANJRPC

2006 to Present Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays NRA Training Counselor and Chief NRA Instructor

2004 to Present NRA Classroom and Range Training Counselor

2007 to Present NRA Events & Show Recruiter

2008 to Present Pocono Pistol Club NRA Training Counselor and Chief NRA Instructor

2009 to Present NRA certification as Refuse To Be a Victim® Instructor & Regional Counselor

2012 to Present Heritage Guild NRA Training Counselor and NRA Instructor

 

CCW Certifications:

1997 to Present State of Florida CCW Permit holder

1997 to Present Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CCW Permit holder

1997 to 2007 State of New Jersey CCW Permit holder

2013 to Present State of Utah CCW Permit holder

2013 to Present State of Nevada CCW Permit holder

 

Professional Associations:

Life Member National Rifle Association (NRA) Benefactor Life Member

Life Member Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA)

Since 1994  Gun Owners of America (GOA)

Since 1994  Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) Member, Director & Instructor

Since 1996  Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)

Since 2006  National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA)

Since 2010  Firearms Owners Against Crime

Shooters Gauntlet, LLC.

3904 Millstone Rd.

Monroeton, PA (484)883-9067

info@shootersgauntlet.com

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