Calibers Shooters Sport Center’s Trainers

Tony Otero – Master Instructor

Tony Otero has been a part of the calibers team for nearly a decade, and is one of our most seasoned instructors. He holds numerous firearm instructor certifications and is certified by the Department Of Public Safety as a firearms Instructor. Tony’s training is not bound solely to NM, as he has also been asked to teach at a nationally recognized firearm training facility. Tony has taught thousands of students from military and law enforcement professionals, to concerned citizens, and their families. His knowledge is not limited to only firearms and tactics; he is also very knowledgeable about firearms design and has armorer certifications for multiple weapon systems. In order to provide the most up to date and relevant information to his students, Tony stays active in the firearms community by regularly attending firearms training courses as well as local shooting competitions.


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Jimmy Creed – Master Instructor

Jimmy served in the United States Marines Corps from 1998-2002 as a Infantryman.  Since leaving the Marines Corps, Jimmy has received numerous shooting awards and earned multiple instructor ratings from the NRA.  He has been an active and sought after instructor since 2014.  In addition to his shooting accomplishments, Jimmy is an experienced martial artist and competitive shooter.

Instructor Crediantials:

  • NRA Pistol
  • NRA Riffle
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home

Professional Development:

  • Front Sight 2 Day Defensive Handgun
  • LMS Defensive Pistol 1
  • LMS Defensive Carbine 1
  • F2S Advanced Pistol – Advanced rating
  • F2S Advanced Carbine – Advanced rating
  • CTT Solutions Advanced Carbine
  • Aim Fast Hit Fast – Expert rating x3
  • Aim Fast Hit Small – Advanced Rating
  • Grey Group – South Narc – Extreme Close Quarter Concepts x5
  • Grey Group – South Narch – Armed Movement in Structures
  • Way of the Gun Performance Pistal – Frank Proctor
  • Immediate Action Ju Jitsu – Cecil Bunch x3
  • Combative Pistal 1 – Tom Givens
  • Expert Class, IDPA
  • A Class, USPSA
  • Awards: F.A.S.T. Coin #006


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John Mallory – Master Instructor

John is one of the newest members of the Calibers’ training team. He has an extensive background in firearms instruction and numerous firearm certifications. John retired from law enforcement where he was a patrol officer, detective, and narcotics agent. He left law enforcement and continued his career path as a firearms and tactics instructor for the Department of Energy Security Operations. John also worked with the State Department’s Anti-Terrorist Assistance Program (ATAP) training foreign nationals in diplomatic/dignitary protection and team tactical responses. John later used his training, skills, and specialties as an independent contractor providing protection to diplomats/VIPs in the Middle East and South America. He was later employed as an instructor for the State Department of Diplomatic Protective Service programs as a contractor. Here he performed training for hundreds of candidates protecting U.S. Embassies in the Middle East. His specialties of instruction were: Vehicle Dynamics I, II, III, off road vehicle dynamics, room clearing tactics, firearms, defensive tactics, navigation, and specialized as a designated defensive marksman instructor



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