Brimstone Firearm Instruction gets its name from the Founder’s best friend and dog, BRIMSTONE, that was smart enough to handle defensive situations in which the dog didn’t escalate into a dog brawl when it could be avoided but still defended his pack whenever necessary. We focus on the FIREARM to simplify the classes but recognize that self-defense classes, martial arts, and other training are also effective for security and self-defense. We focus on the term INSTRUCTION because training is more of a way of life, not just a class. We provide the tools for the students in the class to take home and to the range to train with on a frequent basis. We provide instruction so that you can train to fit your lifestyle.

Here at Brimstone Firearms, we are Christians who teach the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of defensive encounters, no matter what religion or philosophy you may choose to follow or not follow. We recognize that humankind is a spiritual being and that all people deserve the right of self-defense and the defense of their community.

We believe your life is worth more than the bare minimum standards as required by the State of Michigan. This is why we give The Brimstone Promise:
Each student will leave our class a better shot and a more responsible citizen.In order to fulfill this promise, every student will receive:

  • One-on-One coaching
  • Small class sizes for an easier learning environment
  • A personalized, custom plan to build upon the skills learned in class
  • One year free membership with the MCRGO
  • A friend who will help you obtain the right firearms, holsters, accessories, and training for you, and help navigate the world of firearms and self-defense
  • 50% discount on advanced training through Brimstone Firearm Instruction to all graduates of the beginner CPL course


With over 30 years of military experience in the Army and National Guard including 13 years with Airborne and elite Long Range Surveillance units and 3 combat tours in Iraq, Ken is an avid hunter, serves on his Church’s Security Team and a Competitive Marksman that has competed at State, Regional, and National Levels for the Michigan National Guard for both rifle and pistol. Ken is a certified NRA Instructor and a MCRGO Master Instructor.

Keith is an Army Veteran of 9 yrs who was deployed to Bosnia and was a sniper in the Infantry. Keith is well schooled in the art of marksmanship and is very good at keeping the range functioning in a safe and fun environment.

An Eagle Scout and certified MCRGO Instructor, Robby has helped volunteer and train with several Law Enforcement Agencies within Kent County. Robby works as an Armed Private Security Specialist and is also a competitor in AIrsoft who also partly owns an Airsoft Company and Team, Nest of Vipers, LLC.