Matt

Matt Mallory

Matt sighting in his bow for the hunting season.

Matt’s experience with weapons and personal protection began at a very young age while growing up in the small Village of Cayuga, NY. He started honing his skills with BB/pellet guns/pistols, re-curve bows and arrows, blowguns, knives, hatchets, machetes, sling shots and even spears while frog gigging.

Fun Fact: One of his dates with his wife Kristy was gigging frogs.

Experiences and Positions

  • United States Army Veteran
  • New York State Law Enforcement Officer with five departments
  • NY Law Enforcement Instructor teaching at LE academies for new recruits and providing annual in-service training for currently sworn officers
  • Pro Staff for Laser Ammo, and Angel Armor
  • Pistol Permit Safety Course instructor for over 24 New York Counties
  • Founder and Lead Instructor of Public Safety and Education (PS&Ed)
  • Major in the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol
    • Central New York Group Deputy Commander
    • Founder and Commander of the annual Rifles and Ropes Bivouac
    • Flight Crew Mission Observer for Emergency Services and Counter Drug Missions
  • Founder and Director of his Neighborhood Watch
  • Former Boy Scouts of America Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Merit Badge Counselor and Range Safety Officer

Licenses and Certifications

  • New York State DCJS Certified Defensive Tactics (DT), General Topics (GT), and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Instructor
  • Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc. (ASP)
    • Certified Expandable Baton Instructor
    • Certified Handcuffing Instructor
    • Certified Flashlight Instructor
  • Safariland Training Group
    • Certified OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) Instructor
    • Certified Haitt Tactical Handcuffing Instructor
  • Sabre/Security Equipment Corporation (SEC)
    • Certified Personal Safety Academy Instructor (pepper spray)
  • Utah State Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor
  • National Rifle Association
    • Appointed Training Counselor (Train the Trainer)
    • Appointed Regional Counselor for RTBV (Train the Trainer)
    • Certified Instructor in the disciplines of
      • Pistol Shooting
      • Rifle Shooting
      • Shotgun Shooting
      • Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
      • Personal Protection outside the Home (PPOTH)
      • Refuse to be a Victim (RTBV)
      • Home Firearm Safety
      • Metallic Cartridge Reloading
      • Shotgun Shell Reloading
      • Muzzleloading
    • Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
    • Recruiter
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
    • Certified Training Counselor (Train the Trainer)
    • Certified Instructor
    • Recruiter
  • Utah State Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor
  • United States Air National Guard Chief Range Officer and Range Safety Officer
  • LSU Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT) Instructor
  • TSU Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Train-the-Trainer
  • New York State
    • Sworn Peace Officer (Law Enforcement Officer)
    • Licensed Security Guard
    • Licensed Notary Public
    • Boater Safety Course Instructor
    • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
      • Certified Hunter Education Instructor
      • Licensed Safe and Avid Fisherman and Hunter for both small and large game
  • Glock Certified Advanced Armorer
  • Federal Communications Commission Certified Technician Class Amateur Radio (HAM) Operator
  • American Red Cross, Adult and Pediatrics First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
  • 24-Hour HAZWOPER/ERT Certification
  • New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, and Utah Full Carry Pistol Permit Holder
  • United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, Certified Radio Operator, Mission Radio Operator, Communications Unit Leader and former CNY Group Communications Officer

Education and Training

  • New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
    • CED (Conducted Electrical Device) TASER User Course
    • Peace Officer Firearms Training
    • Peace Officer Academy
  • New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO)
    • Initial Response to Active Shooters (IRAS) Course
    • Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving (EVDD) Operators Course (EVOC)
    • Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT), Student Course
    • ICS-300 Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Department of State
    • Numerous Eight hour security guard courses over many years
    • 16 hour on-the-job security guard training
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • IS-00100.LEb – Introduction to the Incident Command System for Law Enforcement (ICS-100)
    • IS-00100.a – Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS-100)
    • IS-00200.a – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    • IS-00700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
    • IS-00800.B – National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Basic Wildland Search Skills Course
  • Investigating Animal Cruelty – New York State Humane Association and Broome County Sheriff’s Office
  • Active Shooter, TASER, OC, Baton, Riot Control, and Handcuff Training as end user
  • Training in the US Army in Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Krav Maga, Karate, Taekwondo, and Wrestling
  • New York State Boating Safety Certification

Qualifications and Competitions

  • United States Army Expert Certifications in Rifle and Grenade
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
  • Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF)
  • United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) competitor
  • National Rifle Association Marksman Certification in Rifle
  • National Rifle Association Sharpshooter Certification in Shotgun
  • Project Appleseed Qualified as Sharpshooter

Affiliations and Memberships

  • National Rifle Association Life Member
  • Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) Member
  • Syracuse Pistol Club Board Member
  • Nedrow Sportsmen’s Club Member
  • And a handful of other ranges in the CNY area

Matt wrestled in high school and took years of martial arts classes in his youth and early adulthood. He learned how to use his body and weapons to defend against guns, throwing stars, tomahawks, knives, swords, the Bo staff, Kama, Sais and Nunchakus. He organized and participated in BB-gun, laser tag and paint ball competitions quite frequently over many years. Over the years he expanded his skills using a variety of pistols, rifles, shotguns, flintlock and percussion cap guns, crossbows and compound bows while target shooting and hunting small and large game. Being an avid bow, shotgun and rifle hunter and bow fisherman just furthered his skills as a well rounded and proficient sportsman.

While in the United States Army Matt qualified as expert with the hand grenade and continually re-qualified expert with the M16A2 rifle. This earned him the Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge for Rifle and Grenade. Matt had hand to hand combat training part of which was with a bayonet and he went through a tear gas chamber with and without an M40 Field Protective Mask. He was his Unit Armorer in charge of the management, maintenance and control of over 400 weapons. Over his years in the military he maintained and shot a variety of weapons to include the M16A2 5.56x45mm rifle, M203 40x46mm grenade launcher, M60 7.62x51mm machine gun, Beretta M9 9x19mm pistol and Hand Grenades.

Matt’s Law Enforcement career includes many hours of classroom time with training on the law, training on handcuffs, OC (pepper spray) and hands on experience with situations that called for him to put that training to use on many occasions. To further his experience and fill the never ending desire for learning, Matt has taken many firearms, emergency services and survival courses from SEMO, FEMA and many other notable organizations.

A God loving and fearing family man who believes in the right to protect yourself and your family by whatever means necessary. To include survival and firearms training Matt also owns and runs two other companies: www.MalloryMarket.com, a farm with award winning honey, chickens, worms and Maple Syrup and www.MfactorTEC.com, a tech company providing electronics sales and service such as computers, networking and website hosting and design.