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New England Tactical
P.O. Box 702
Contoocook, NH 03229

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Michael Briggs

Military – United States Army

  • Operations and training specialist
  • 54th Military Police Co., Ft. Ord, California 1970-1972
    (Assignments included conducting pistol qualification training and MP line duty)
  • Graduate Army Leadership Preparation Course
  • Expert Rifle and Pistol
  • Honorable Discharge – 1976

Credentials

  • Guest Instructor – SIG SAUER Academy (2008-2014)
  • Competition Manager – SIG SAUER Academy (2011-2014)
  • Member—American Society for Law Enforcement Training
  • Staff Instructor—Lethal Force Institute (1997-2005)
  • Certified Instructor—National Rifle Association – Pistol, Rifle, Home Firearms Safety
  • Certified Instructor—International Shootists Institute
  • Certified Instructor—California Department of Justice (1994-2000)
  • Safety Officer Instructor—International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) (1997-2013)
  • Certified Instructor – Massachusetts Department of State Police
  • Federal Firearms Licensee

Competition

  • Founding Chairman (1997), International Defensive Pistol Association, Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc. (IDPA member A000641)
    (Participated in the founding of the IDPA at the 1997 Columbia Invitational Tournament and Conference, Columbia MO)
  • Founding Chairman (1999), Steel Challenge Shooting Association, Pioneer Sportsmen (SCSA member #3)
  • Founding Chairman (2016), United States Practical Shooting Association, Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc. (USPSA member TY-9177)
  • 2-time Class Champion, Southwest Pistol League, Piru, California
    (Served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Historian of the Southwest Pistol League, the oldest combat shooting organization in the United States. Updated and designed the criteria for the prestigious SWPL Combat Master program.)
  • 6th in class (out of 116) – 1990–U.S. Practical Shooting Association National Championships, Barry, Illinois
  • 1st Place Expert —Enhanced Service Pistol – Smith & Wesson – 1999 IDPA Winter Nationals, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 2nd Place (State of New Hampshire) 2001 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship, Dunbarton, New Hampshire.
  • 1st Place Expert 2004 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship, Dunbarton, New Hampshire
  • 1st Place (State of New Hampshire) and Senior Champion 2005 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship, Dunbarton, New Hampshire
  • 1st Place Fastest Gun Side Match 2009 CERF Benefit Match Pioneer Sportsmen, Dunbarton, NH
  • IDPA Master—Stock Service Pistol and Enhanced Service Pistol

Match Official

  • Match Director, 2013 USPSA Area 7 Championships, SIG SAUER Academy (The largest practical shooting match ever held in NH.
  • (Mike Briggs is the only person in the Northeast to have served as the Match Director of Regional IDPA, Steel Challenge and USPSA Championships) 
  • Match Director, 2012 Scholastic Steel Challenge Fall Championships, SIG SAUER Academy
  • Match Director, 2011 Ruger Rimfire Northeast Regional Championship, SIG SAUER Academy
  • Match Director, 2011 Air Force Office of Special Investigations Northeast Shoot Fest, SIG SAUER Academy
  • Match Director, 2011 Scholastic Steel Challenge Fall Championships, SIG SAUER Academy
  • Match Director, 2007 New England Steel Challenge Championships, Dunbarton, NH
  • Match Director, 2007-2014 CERF Benefit Match, Pioneer Sportsmen/SIG SAUER Academy
  • Match Director, 2002 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship, Dunbarton, NH
  • Event Coordinator, 2001 New Hampshire Legislative Firearms Day
  • Match Director, 2001 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship.
  • Match Director, 2000 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship.
  • Match Director, 1999 New England Regional Defensive Pistol Championship.
  • (Mike Briggs was the originator of the New England Regional (NER) match)
  • Match Director, 1998 New Hampshire State Defensive Pistol Championship
  • Match Official, 1993 & 1994 USPSA Area 2 Championship, Piru, California
  • Match Official, 1990 Steel Challenge (World Speed Shooting Championship), Piru, California

Training Completed 

  • Lethal Force Institute
    4-Day Class (LFI I) on the judicious use of deadly force, Massad Ayoob, Instructor
    5-Day Class (LFI II) on threat management for citizens. Massad Ayoob, Instructor
     
  • New Hampshire Police Pistol Qualification Course – 300/300
    Massad Ayoob, Instructor
     
  • International Shootists Incorporated 2-Day Self Defense Class,
    2-Day Competition Class.  Both sessions conducted by World Champion Combat Masters Mike Dalton and Mickey Fowler.
     
  • Extensive one-on-one training with 5-time Southwest Pistol League Champion Mike Dalton.
  • Extensive one-on-one training with USPSA Grand Master Bruce Gray
  • Tactical Shooting Technology
    2-Day Class conducted by Grand master Jerry Barnhart, 9-time United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) National Champion
  • 4-Day Rifle/Handgun COMBATIVES Class conducted by Dave Spaulding
  • Defensive Rifle Class conducted by John Peterson
  • Advanced Shooting Dynamics/USPSA Competition conducted by Jerry Tetreau, SIG SAUER Academy

Range Safety Officer

  • Chief Range Officer (14 years), Pioneer Sportsmen, Dunbarton, NH
  • Certified by the National Range Officers Institute
  • Certified by the Southwest Pistol League
  • Safety Officer, International Defensive Pistol Associations

Organizational Memberships

  • Pioneer Sportsmen, Inc. – Former President
  • Pro-Gun New Hampshire – Member, Council of Advisers, Director
  • National Rifle Association
  • Southwest Pistol League (1988-1996)
  • Steel Challenge Shooting Association
  • International Defensive Pistol Association
  • United States Practical Shooting Association
  • International Shootists Institute
  • Screen Actors Guild

 

Films

Lethal Weapon 3  Actor – Warner Bros. with Mel Gibson
Serial Killer  Actor/Technical Advisor – Republic Pictures with Kim Delany
Mission Kill  Actor – Media Entertainment with Cameron Mitchell


Featured Publications

  • Guns & Ammo – Handguns Magazine
  • Combat Handguns
  • American Handgunner
  • The Glock Annual
  • The Complete Book of Handguns, 2001
  • The Complete Book of Handguns, 2002
  • Guns Magazine, 2003 Annual
  • Firearms & Freedom
  • The Union Leader Newspaper
  • DVC, Journal of The Southwest Pistol League