Brad Holt, Instructor


Brad is a lifelong firearms enthusiast, who has more than 35 years experience shooting and reloading his own ammunition. He is a former SeaBee military instructor in the U.S. Navy Reserves and a retired law enforcement officer/range master/armorer for the State of California. Brad has been a competitive shooter for over 21 years. In addition to winning hundreds of local matches, Brad holds over 12 California state titles, two semi national titles, and six top 5 finishes at Wold Competitions. He is also a current DOJ firearms instructor.


John Helm, Instructor / Owner

​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.

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.