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Broken Jarhead Shane Cunningham



Shane grew up in East Tennessee and after college and selling a business, joined the Marine Corps in 2012. With a focus in signals intelligence and counterintelligence, he eventually left in 2017 after sustaining injuries ending his mission readiness. After a short stint as contracting, he worked as a government employee before taking an early retirement to focus on his passion - shooting and training others to safely and efficiently use weapon systems. In 2020, he established the Veteran Podcast Awards and National Military Podcast Day to recognize and celebrate Veterans using podcasting as a source of dealing with PTSD and other ailments. He is a father of two and a husband to a fellow Marine Corps veteran.

who I am

I am a former Marine who served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. After an Honorable Discharge (phew), I became a government contractor, then government employee. I rose quickly and found myself moving from contracting to Pentagon before tiring of the bureaucracy and retiring early at the ripe old age of 35. 

what i believe

Owning a firearm is a constitutional right AND a heavy responsibility. I see many people spend mad money making that Gucci Glock and leave none for ammo and training. While I love a slick looking boom stick, training with it is vital if you don't want to become a victim or shoot the wrong target in the fog of war.

Why i teach

I believe owning a gun without training will make you an armed victim.


I realize training can be expensive, daunting, and make people fearful of judgement. We will provide quality training at a reasonable cost, and ensure all those questions you think are dumb, are answered.

What i teach

I teach in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. 

I currently only do private training and assist other instructors with their courses - from course creation to the classroom/range.

I focus on the basic NRA courses, Intermediate defensive rifle/pistol tactics and gun building, to advanced tactics, night shooting, CQB, etc.

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