Founder Emeritus and Capo di tutti capi
Ed Lovette is a retired CIA paramilitary operations officer. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is a 10-year law enforcement veteran. Ed is the author of The Snubby Revolver and coauthor of Defensive Living.
Jason Chandonnet is a self described classical shooter systems enthusiast and a researcher/student of classic police defense tactics systems. Jason brings decades of Software and I.T. innovations combined with his passion for martial arts and historic firearm research together for the benefit of his fellow snub shooting advocates.
Hany has been a law enforcement officer for the last 22 years. An LE firearms instructor for 21 years, civilian firearms trainer for approximately 20 years. Fulltime academy and inservice firearms instructor for the last 5 years.
In this capacity, he trained officers of the Kentucky State Police, Various Sheriff’s Offices, Corrections Officers, SWAT Teams, Kentucky National Guard Units, and members of the 20th Special Forces Group. He has testified as an expert witness several
times in court.
Jim was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for developing the Ky. National Guard Weaponcraft Program, training the instructors and deploying soldiers.
Proficient shooting cameras as well as guns, Jordan is a regular contributor to a handful of gun magazines with hundreds of photos published as well as several full, feature articles. He grew up immersed in gun culture and history. Guided by his father, a veteran gun writer and lawman, Jordan is doubtless a chip off the old block.
On a more serious note, Lee is a veteran of the US Marine Corps, a 30-year Texas peace officer and police trainer. He is a certified police firearms instructor since 1997.
He is currently the police academy coordinator for a regional police academy in central Texas. During his tenure there he has served a subject matter professional for several instructional courses including the basic law enforcement firearms instructor course, patrol rifle instructor, armed off duty encounters and vehicle defense.
Mike has been a frequent contributor to law enforcement and firearms periodicals and has also authored a book, Combative Shotgun, for Looseleaf Law Publications. He has been featured in a number of training videos marketed by Panteao Productions.
Russell D. Howell CISSP
Russell has completed dozens of firearms related courses including Tactical Defense Institute’s Snubby Revolver class. He also polishes his bad guy skills by assisting Ohio law enforcement agencies as a “Threat Actor” and simunitions sponge.
Martial arts study including Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and Victorian era martial arts are his favorite past times.