Meet the team

Instructors

Craig Powers

To Contact Craig:  craig@kernccw.com

Craig started shooting at age 7 when his dad took him out to shoot a war surplus 1911 in 45 acp.  At age 13 he began assisting his father on the range and teaching handgun technique.  He learned firearms repair and customization while working in a gun store in college, and 1983 began teaching concealed weapons permit classes for Powers Firearms Training School.  He continued his involvement within the family business after going to work for the Kern County Probation Department in 1986.  He retired from the Probation Department and is happy to be devoted full time as an owner/operator/instructor for Powers Firearms training.

Craig’s certifications and training

  • NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms Instructor
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Carbine Instructor
  • B.S.I.S. Certified Training Instructor Firearms
  • Glock Certified Armorer
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Team Tactics (two evolutions)
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Home and Vehicle Defense
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Integrated Handgun Rifle
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Mid-Range Rifle

Craig has also undergone hundreds of hours of training as a Probation Officer and takes the perspective that firearms training is evolution.

Rebecca Powers

To Contact Becky:  becky@kernccw.com

Rebecca Powers has been involved in the family businesses for over 20 years and in 2002 began working towards obtaining her National Rifle Association instructor certifications.  She has since worked full time as a firearms instructor specializing in small group and individual instruction for both handgun and concealed weapons courses. Her passion is working with women to become comfortable and proficient in the safe use of firearms.

Becky’s Certifications and training:

  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection inside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection outside the Home Instructor
  • NRA Handgun Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms Instructor
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Carbine Instructor
  • B.S.I.S. Certified Training Instructor Firearms
  • Glock Certified Armorer
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Team Tactics (two evolutions)
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Home and Vehicle Defense
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Integrated Handgun Rifle
  • Thunder Ranch Inc. – Mid-Range Rifle

Becky has taken numerous courses in handgun, shotgun and rifle from various trainers, along with her regular study of modern techniques as applied to firearms and the law.