F.I.R.S.T. Shot Inc.

Our staff of highly qualified, professional shooters

Our Staff

Our instructors have extensive backgrounds in shooting with years of military and law enforcement experience. All have extensive tactical firearms training and are certified through the NRA and other professional shooting organizations.

J.P. Roe, Owner Operator Lead Instructor F.I.R.S.T. Shot Inc. Dyer, INJ.P. Roe
Owner, Lead Instructor

J.P. Roe: 

Our Lead Instructor, and Owner of F.I.R.S.T. Shot Inc., J.P. Roe, is a retired Law Enforcement Officer with over 29 years of experience.  J.P. has extensive tactical firearms, and personal defense training.

He has served in Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies with his last assignment involving worldwide counter-terrorism responsibilities and investigations for the Federal Government.

J.P. is an avid sportsman and a Life Member of the NRA.  He is a certified Instructor with the National Rifle Association, the Illinois State Police, and the Utah Department of Public Safety-Bureau of Criminal Identification. 

J.P. is an Associate Instructor with the US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and a Certified Volunteer Instructor through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources certified to teach Hunter Safety.  J.P. is an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

J.P. is certified by the Illinois State Police, National Rifle Association, and is an active member of the Faternal Order of Police

Mark Alvarado, Senior Instructor F.I.R.S.T. Shot Inc. Dyer, INMark Alvarado
Senior Instructor

Mark Alvarado: 

Our Senior Instructor, Mark Alvarado, started shooting in the United States Marine Corps. He was an Infantry Squad Leader qualifying 7 times Expert with Rifle, 2 times Battalion High Shooter and Expert Pistol.

Mark was also a member of the Regimental Rifle/Pistol team finishing 2nd in West Coast matches and served as a police officer in the Chicagoland area for 21 years.

Mark is a certified Firearm Instructor with additional Instructor Certifications in: Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, Less Lethal - SL1, SL6, Shotgun, and Rapid Deployment.

Mark is a 12 year member of South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) spending 3 years on an Entry team and 9 years as a Sniper/Observer, and served as a SSERT Firearms Instructor. He is also certified by the NRA to teach basic pistol, and is an Associate Instructor with the US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

Our Hours

Monday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Evening Hours Available by Appointment

Closed Sunday

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