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  • Tall Guns has been awarded the right to use the By Colorado logo by the byColorado licensing program. This signifies companies that are based, design their products and make their products in Colorado. (10/2014)
  • Colorado West Firearms Institute has joined the Tall Guns network Affiliated Independent Instructors licensing our Colorado Handgun Permit course program serving Colorado West from the Grand Junction area. (10/2014).
  • Tall Guns announces a price reduction in its combined Colorado and Utah CCW/CFP Course. The new price is $99.95 for both highly valuable permit course. (08/2014)
  • ODIN Defensive Training has joined the Tall Guns Independent Affiliated Instructor team providing training in various locations (04/2014).
  • Tall Guns now offers certification training for security officers in firearm, baton, handcuff, Taser and OC Spray. (05/2014)
  • Rocky Mt. Firearms Safety has joined the Tall Guns Independent Affiliated Instructor team based in Colorado Springs (05/2014)
  • Short Guns LLC and Protection LLC have joined the Tall Guns Independent Affiliated Instructor program (10/2013).
  • West Virginia has just announced reciprocity with the state of Colorado.(08/22/2013)
  • Tall Guns has earned the distinction as a Davidson's Gallery of Guns Gold dealer. (10/2012)
  • Tall Guns is certified as the only TASER certified civilian training academy location in Colorado (10/2012)

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Tall Guns Training Team

Our Training Team

Buddy J. Meyers, PMP®

Buddy Meyers - Managing PartnerFounding Member
Managing Partner and Instructor
NRA Appointed Training Counselor
NRA Certified Instructor
NRA Certified Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor
Utah Department of Public Safety Concealed Firearm Instructor
Taser Certified Civilian Trainer
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Certified Law Enforcement Armorer
Certified Gunsmith
Certified Project Management Professional
Certified Executive Management Consultant
OCAT Certified Instructor

Buddy was one of the two founders of the firm in 2006. He has a strong commitment to the firearms industry and the shooting sports. He has been the primary force behind the development of our various education programs and in building our partner framework and affiliate program. His commitment to the Constitution of the United States is unwavering.
 
Buddy holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences and an Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Firearms Technology.  He was accepted as a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society for graduating with a 4.0 GPA for his AAS in Firearms Technology.
 
He holds NRA training credentials in Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Reloading, Refuse to Be A Victim, Personal Protection in the Home, Range Safety Officer, Rifle and Shotgun disciplines.
 
He holds the NRA WMP Distinguished Expert – Handgun rating.
 
He has been the featured speaker at various industry events, local civic groups and featured subject matter expert in the media.
 
He has been an executive for a Global 50 business, a Big 6 consultant, and held various C level positions in various enterprises. He has worked in counter-terrorism, supply chain and transportation security and attended the police academy.
 
He is a life member of the NRA and the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). He is also an Advanced Guard member with the Wounded Warriors Project and a Contributing Member of the USO.


Justin Meyers
Justin MeyersFounding Member
Senior Partner and Instructor
NRA Appointed Training Counselor
NRA Certified Instructor
Utah Department of Public Safety Concealed Firearm Instructor
Taser Certified Civilian Trainer
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
OCAT Certified Instructor
Certified Gunsmith





Justin was one of the two founders of the firm in 2006. He has a strong commitment to the firearms industry and the shooting sports. He has been the primary force behind the development of our technologies for our various education programs, internet based tools/products and affiliate program.
 
He holds NRA training credentials in Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Range Safety Officer, Rifle and Shotgun disciplines. He was the youngest Appointed Training Counselor in the NRA a significant acheivement given the requirements to be appointed by the NRA.

He is a Certified Gunsmith.
 
He holds the NRA WMP Distinguished Expert – Handgun rating.
 
He served 8.5 years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and shot competitvely with a USMC Reserve Service Rifle team.
 
He is a life member of the NRA.




Jesse Kittel

Tall Guns KittelPartner and Instructor
NRA Certified Instructor
Certified Public Accountant










Jesse joined the firm in 2010. He has a strong commitment to the firearms industry, the shooting sports and to our nation.  Jesse served in the Rangers of the United Stated Army for 11 years and is currently a Captain in the US Army Reserves.
 
Jesse holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance. 
 
He holds NRA training credentials as a Certified Instructor.
 
He serves as the Assistant Controller of a major products manufacturer. He has worked in counter-terrorism, special operations and personal protection.
 
He is a life member of the NRA.




Robert Forrest

Filler PicInstructor
NRA Certified Instructor
Transportation Industry Specialist










Robert (:"Rob") joined the firm in 2012 as our "Swiss Army Knife" serving many roles and assisting greatly in the setup our new facility.  Rob served in the US Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Originally from England, Rob adds an international component to our training team

He holds NRA credentials as a Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer and  is an avid shooter.

He serves as a Conductor with a major Class 1 railway in the United States.

He is a life member of the NRA.