Our instructors are active and retired law enforcement officers with training certifications
for handguns, shotguns, and long guns type 1 and type 2.

Jeff Miller, Lead Instructor

Jeff Miller has over 30 years of experience as a law enforcement professional, with certification through the Maryland Police Correctional Training Center as an instructor in handguns, shotguns, and long guns type 1 and 2. He is a full-time armorer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and has been a firearms and academics instructor with the department since 2001. He also serves as an assistant firearms instructor at the Western Maryland Police Academy. In addition to his expertise in gunsmithing and firearm instruction, Jeff is a certified EMT.

Carl Hardcastle, Associate Instructor

Carl Hardcastle spent 24 years as a Trooper and Flight Paramedic for the Maryland State Police, with 5 years specialty in the Training group as a Paramedic Instructor and Lead Instructor for Search and Rescue and Hoist Operations. Carl is currently a USCCA Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and he has been an on-staff training instructor with Clear Spring Gun Shop since 2021.