About the Instructor

Bob Soule

NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol
NRA Training Counselor - Pistol
DESPP Approved Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

  • A Lifelong Connecticut Resident.
  • A Marine Corps Veteran.
  • A Connecticut Pistol Permit Holder since 1978.
  • A former Connecticut Municipal Police Officer with over thirty eight (38+) years of service.
  • A former Police Firearms Instructor - Pistol and Shotgun - (October 1982 to September 1987) - who designed the course curriculum and provided the practical transitional training from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol to the police department's personnel.
  • A former National Rifle Association Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor in Pistol and Shotgun
  • State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
  • A National Rifle Association member.
  • A National Rifle Association Certified Instructor - Pistol.
  • The designer and developer of West Hill Pistol Training's Basic Pistol Shooting 101 course curriculum which has been approved as a pistol training course by the Connecticut Commissioner of Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in compliance with Connecticut General Statute 29-28(b)(1).
  • A State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Approved Pistol Instructor.
  • A National Rifle Association Chief Range Safety Officer.
  • A State of Connecticut Notary Public.
  • A National Rifle Association Training Counselor
  • Connecticut Police Academy - Capitol Region In-Service Training Committee - National Rifle Association Police Firearms Instructor Course - October 1982
  • Smith and Wesson Academy - 3 Day Semi-auto Pistol Course - October 1986
  • Smith and Wesson Academy - 5 Day Comprehensive Semi-auto Pistol Course - July 1987
  • Sig Sauer Academy - Basic Practical Handgun Skills (Handgun 102) - September 2013 and November 2016
  • Sig Sauer Academy - Intermediate Handgun Skills - Introduction to Defensive Shooting (Handgun 103) - September 2014 and November 2017
  • Sig Sauer Academy - Defensive Handgun Skills (Handgun 104) - November 2015
  • Sig Sauer Academy - Skill Builder: Pistol - February 2018
  • Sig Sauer Academy - Conceal Carry Pistol - August 2009
  • Sig Sauer Academy - Sig Sauer Classic Line Pistol Armorer Course - November 2009
  • National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Instructor Course - February 2016
  • National Rifle Association Basics of Pistol Shooting Course - Self Learning Module (Instructor's Course Audit) - June 2016
  • Ultimate Training Munitions National Rifle Association Instructor Certification - March 2017
  • National Rifle Association Range Safety Officer Course - June 2017
  • The Law of Self Defense - Level 1 Core Course - January 2018
  • The Law of Self Defense - Level 1 Course Connecticut Supplement - February 2018
  • Appointment as a Notary Public for the State of Connecticut - March 2018
  • National Rifle Association Training Counselor Development Workshop - November 2018
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