Lance Boland
Chief Firearms Instructor

Lance is a NRA Training Counselor based in Orange County. His background in firearms started in his childhood where he learned the handling of rifles, pistols, and shotguns from his father, who was also an NRA Instructor. Lance spent his childhood hunting large game in the mountains of Idaho, and inland game in Southern Illinois. 

Continuing his family's legacy, he followed in the footsteps of his father by joining the Marine Corps where he served in the Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion and with Weapons Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines.

Upon completing his tour in the Marine Corps he carried on his passion for firearms into civilian life as a family man and has adapted quickly to bring his passion for training into the civilian world. Lance brings a mentoring approach to firearms instructions that has been adapted for students of all ages, background and experience levels. 

Lance currently holds the following certifications:

NRA Training Counselor
NSCA Level 1 Instructor
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
NRA Shotgun Shotshell Reloading Instructor
SAF Training Division Regional Master Instructor
SAFTD Methods of Instruction (MOI) (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2 (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Defensive Carbine 1 (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Defensive Carbine 2 (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 1 (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 2 (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Precision Rifle (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Range Master Development Course (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD Range Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
SAFTD S.A.F.E. Situational Alertness for Everyone Instructor Development Course
California Department of Justice Firearms Safety Instructor
IDPA Certified Safety Officer
IDPA Competitor SSP Master
IDPA 2016 National Championship 1st Place SSP/SS
USPSA Competitor
ICORE Competitor
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors Master Instructor
Glock Certified Armorer

Lance's professional affiliations include:
NRA Life Member (1986)
Second Amendment Foundation Member
CRPA Veteran Life Member
CRPA North Orange County Gun Owners Chapter Chairman
Marine Corps League Life Member
IDPA Member
GSSF Member
USPSA Member
ICORE Member