John Helm, Instructor

​John is a professional trainer that has been a firearms enthusiast for over 35 years. He is a Life member of the NRA and has been an active member for over 20 years. He is a DOJ Certified Instructor, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. John teaches CCW, Basic Pistol, Defensive Handgun, and more. During his courses he focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitude of safe firearms fundamentals. He specializes in courses for the new as well as experienced shooter. 



John can offer one on one instruction as well as small groups in addition to the courses listed. John has been approved to conduct California CCW Courses for Fresno, Kings, and Tulare County Sheriff's Department. As well as being certified by the DOJ. 

​Courses offered: Intro to Handguns, California CCW for Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties, Refuse To Be a Victim, Self Defense Inside the Home, and Self Defense Outside the Home.


We take a lot of pride in the service we provide to our customers. Our mission is to develop long term relationships with our clients and staff, provide knowledge for you to safely protect yourself and your family, and to continually improve our level of expertise. 

In our past experiences we have found that our clients truly appreciate the time and effort we put into every aspect of their knowledge. We are here to help you succeed and that's something we don't take lightly.

At Lock & Load Firearms Instruction we are here to listen to your needs and help you accomplish your goals in any way we can.  We have a number of different firearm courses in Kingsburg that you and your family and friends can review to make Firearm activities safe and enjoyable. 

Courses Offered