Joe Shahoud has been a handgun enthusiast and an advocate of personal defense his entire adult life. He believes no one should ever be a victim and strives to make a difference one student at a time. He is a certified Range Safety Officer, an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor with certifications in NRA Basic Pistol Shooting, Rifle, and NRA Home Firearms Safety, and holds the required certification by SLED to teach and administer South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) classes. Joe is an active Christian that has served many roles in the church from being a musician in the praise band to counseling men to greatness with the One Year To Live ministry. He has combined his gift of teaching with his passion of developing the most knowledgeable, proficient, and responsible gun and Concealed Carry Permit holders in the state and has made this his mission.