Meet Your FIREARM Instructors
Meet our team of dedicated firearms instructors. At Prime Defense Training, it’s our goal in every one of our firearms training programs to educate those interested in firearms and teach individuals about the safety of carrying a concealed weapon. Whether looking for a training program or a concealed pistol license in Michigan, our firearms instructors will lead you though in-class and hands-on training, so you can use a firearm and be confident in your skills.
Shawn Crowl – Owner and Firearms Instructor
My name is Shawn Crowl, Owner of Prime Defense Firearms Training LLC in Macomb, Michigan. My passion for shooting and firearms began at a young age. I grew up in a family of hunters, gun enthusiasts and 2nd amendment supporters so I have been exposed to guns my whole life. I started shooting when I was old enough to understand firearm safety, and target shooting quickly became one of my favorite hobbies. I received my Concealed Pistol License (CPL) when I was 21 years old and continued training.
I obtained my firearm instructor rating from the USCCA because of my passion for training, education and the 2nd amendment. The more citizens that are trained and educated about firearms will make the world a safer place for future generations. Prime Defense Firearms Training LLC offers a hands on stress free learning environment for all experience levels.
- USCCA Basic Pistol Instructor
- USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
- USCCA Concealed Carry (CPL) Instructor
- USCCA Countering The Mass Shooter Threat Instructor
- AVERT (Active Violence Emergency Response Training)
- First Aid/CPR/AED certified
- Oxygen Administration certified
- AVERT Instructor (Active Violence Emergency Response Training)
Jerry Crowl – Owner and Firearms Instructor
My name is Jerry Crowl. I have been around firearms my whole life. My Dad was an avid trap shooter and hunter. He shot trap every Friday night at the local sportsman’s club and at least one Sunday a month in a league. From the time I was old enough I would help him reload hundreds of shells every week and started shooting trap at around 12 years old.
At 19 I joined the Navy and worked as an Aviation Ordnanceman working with aircraft armament including guns, bombs, rockets, missiles and more.
After my Naval service I joined a Volunteer Fire Dept and spent 13 years with them during which I got my Paramedic Certification.
I also spent 12 years as a volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and for the last 14 years I have been a reserve deputy for a local Sheriff’s department working on the water in the Marine Division.
As a veteran and someone who has served in all 3 of the public services, I love this country and fully support the Constitution. I truly love to educate others and spread my knowledge of firearms and safety.
USCCA Basic Pistol Instructor
USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
USCCA Concealed Carry (CPL) Instructor
USCCA Countering The Mass Shooter Threat Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
First Aid/CPR/AED certified
Oxygen Administration certified
AVERT Instructor (Active Violence Emergency Response Training)
HSI CPR, First Aid & AED Instructor