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Ramon T. Rodriguez

Senior Firearms Instructor/Armorer

Mr.Rodriguez has been with Shadow Firearms & Tactics since 2009. He brings 27 Years of continuous law enforcement experience. During his tenure with the New York City Department of Correctons, he has been assigned to Rikers Island – House of Detention for Men, George R Vierno High Maximum facility and other numerous enforcement units within the Department-Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Ceremonial Unit.

Upon ending his career with Corrections, he was assigned to the NYPD Outdoor Range-Corrections Firearms & Tactics Unit as a Firearm Instructor. Mr Rodriguez is a six year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard during the Lebanon & Grenada conflicts as well as the Cuban – Mariel boatlift.

                                                                                Professional Associations


  • National Rifle Association, Law Enforcement Division (NRA)

  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)

  • NYS Tactical Officers Association

  • National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

  • NYS Rifle and Pistol Association

  • International & National Fraternal Order of Police

                                                                      Professional Titles and Certifications


                                                 Certified NYS Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) in the following:

  • Police Firearm Instructor

  • General Topics, Chemical Agents

  • Mental & Tactical Preparation for Surviving Armed Encounters

  • NYPD Firearms Instructor

  • NYPD Method of Instruction

  • NYPD Special Weapons

  • NYPD HIDTA Advanced Narcotics Training

  • Simuntion Force on Force

  • Surefire Low Light Instructor

  • Defensive Folding Knife Training

  • Handgun Retention & Disarming Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Other Certifications


  • NYS DCJS Security Guard Instructor in General Topics and Firearms

  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms (IALEFI) Master Instructor

  • NRA Certified Instructor-Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home 

  • NRA Law Enforcement Instructor- Handgun/Shotgun

  • NRA LE Police Combat Competitor

  • Mid-Hudson Valley SPCA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor

  • NYS DEC Instructor

  • HR218-LEOSA Instructor

  • Virtra V- 300 Firearm Simulator Instructor

  • FEMA - Active Shooter

  • Stress Vest Operator Course

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