Joseph is a 10-year US Army veteran, a vocal patriot, and staunch second amendment advocate. He is a husband of one woman, father of five, and grandfather of fourteen, with a passion for firearms. He is consumed with safety, preparedness, and pistol accuracy. He has gained a local reputation as an expert pistol shooter, firearms instructor, armorer, and ready source of wise counsel. He loves GLOCK Safe Action Pistols, SIG Sauer Classic Pistols, Bullpups and Pistol-caliber Carbines.
Joseph is an NRA certified Pistol Instructor, and Range Safety Officer, GLOCK certified Law Enforcement Instructor, Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club Firearms Instructor, Shotgun Safety Officer, and Indoor Range Training Officer. He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Life Member of the GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation, Life Member of the US Concealed Carry Association, Lifetime Charter Member of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Life Member of the Second Amendment Foundation, Life Member of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Life Member of the National Association for Gun Rights, Life Member of Gun Owners of America, Lifetime Member of the United States Practical Shooting Association, Lifetime Legion Member of the United States Concealed Carry Association, and an Official Member of the Firearms Policy Coalition.
He is a GLOCK certified Advanced Armorer, SIG Sauer certified Law Enforcement Armorer, Israel Weapon Industries certified Tavor Armorer, a Winchester/NRA Expert Pistol Marksman, Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) certified and is also trained in Low Light Defensive Handgun and Central Axis Relock (CAR) techniques.