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Practical Firearms Training based out of Yadkinville, NC Oct 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM
- Apache Solutions was last seen:
- Oct 21, 2018 at 7:18 AM
- Dec 30, 1986 (Age: 31)
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- "Apache" was the call sign used for Tim Kelly's platoon in Afghanistan. It is a name that holds great sentimental value with him and his Marines. "Choosing the business name was easy to me. We have the solutions to your firearm training needs, we have the experience, and we have the willingness to instruct as if your life depends on it." -Tim Kelly (Owner and Chief Instructor)
Tim joined the Marine Corps in 2005. He deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2009 and again in 2010 as the emergency response unit for the earthquake in Haiti. In 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan as a Squad Leader where he was wounded in combat by a grenade explosion. Tim completed his tour of duty and led Marines in Southern Afghanistan despite his injuries. Upon returning home, Tim spent nearly one year recovering with physical therapy and rehabilitation. He was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 and began pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Tim completed his Associates degree in 2016 and realized that he had a passion for instructing Firearms courses.
- Owner of Apache Solutions LLC
Tim treasures his memories and duty in the United States Marine Corps and, like most veterans, misses it every day. He has pursued a lifelong journey of learning and has an innate ability and desire to lead. Apache Solutions has provided Tim with the ability to lead and shape others as a civilian. He will share his knowledge and provide you with the fundamentals necessary to improve your marksmanship and address threats should they ever arise. Tim understands that a simple eight-hour course and a NC CCH permit allows you to legally conceal carry a handgun in North Carolina. However, it does not prepare you for a use of deadly force incident. The one thing that will keep you safe is EDUCATION and TRAINING.
At Apache Solutions, we strive to deliver superior training for everyone from beginner to advanced shooters. Tim Kelly, Owner and Chief Instructor, served for nearly eight years in the United States Marine Corps Infantry and has over 12 years of firearms training experience. His certifications consist of numerous Marine Corps firearms qualifications and Black belt in Marine Corps Mixed Martial Arts. Tim is a Certified NRA instructor for pistol, rifle, personal protection in the home and Certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. He is also certified by the North Carolina Department of Justice to instruct North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun courses and is a Certified Glock Armorer.
We do not believe in basing your instructor choice off of ones history or Title alone. That is why we continue to train and educate ourselves on a regular basis. You cannot be a teacher unless you are a student first. And if you don't continue to practice your own methods... you are just a guy that knows stuff.