Meet The Team:

Lance Boland:
Chief Firearms Instructor

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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 Corp 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 Corp 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 hold 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
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
Marine Corps League Life Member
NSCA-NSSA
IDPA Member
IALEFI Member
GSSF Member


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Trent Butler:
Senior Firearms / Reloading Instructor

Trent has been conducting private and classroom instruction for over 4 years. He has been shooting various disciplines from long range precision rifle to IDPA for over 7 years. He joined F.A.S.T. O.C. in November 2014 and serves as Senior Firearms Instructor and Reloading Instructor. His favorite pistol is his S&W 629 Mountain Gun in 44 Magnum and his favorite rifle is his M1A NM.  

Trent has a passion for reloading and defensive marksmanship, but enjoys instructing the range of NRA and F.A.S.T. O.C. courses. He has taught students ranging from federal agents and Marines to first time shooters, and uses his experience to help them meet their individual goals. His favorite quote that always gets a rise out of students is, “Accuracy is a Choice.” His F.A.S.T. O.C. call sign is Captain America. 

 

Trent’s Qualifications include: 

NRA Life Member
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor
NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
NRA Basic Shotshell Reloading Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Inside/Outside the Home Instructor
NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
CA DOJ Firearms Safety Instructor
Orange County Sheriff Department CCW Instructor
AZ Department of Public Safety CCW Instructor
Glock Shooting Sports Foundation Member/Competitor
IDPA Member/Competitor, SSP, SSR 


Hans J. Paul:
Senior Firearms Instructor

Hans came to the United States in 2012 from Germany where he has been an attorney since 1991. He served in the German Army for 2 years and served as a reservist for an additional 5 years. During his free time in Germany he spent time perfecting his shooting skills at the Leipziger Schießkeller. His educational background is also in systematic coaching and health coaching.

Hans joined F.A.S.T. O.C. in February of 2015 where he serves as a Senior Firearms Instructor. His favorite rifles are the Daniel Defense M4 and the Daniel Defense MK12. In handguns he prefers the Glock 17 and the Sig Sauer 226.

Han’s passion is low light shooting with rifle / handgun and long range shooting with his DD MK12.He loves to help students to meet their goals and to help set new goals for his beginning and advanced students.

His slogan in his classes is:  “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION“

Han’s qualification include:

NRA Member
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor
NRA Basic Metallic Reloading Instructor
NRA Basic Shotshell Reloading Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor
NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
Orange County Sheriffs Department CCW Instructor
Surefire Low-Light Pistol Instructor
Surefire Low-Light Carbine Instructor

Taylor Mueller:
Firearms Instructor

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Taylor is a qualified Firearms Instructor certified by the NRA.  Currently living in the north of California, Taylor regularly travels to Orange County to work with F.A.S.T O.C. His background with firearms began at a very young age and his passion and expertise for the sport (life skill) has grown with time.  He began a competitive trap shooting club at his private high school in Northern California and has honed his skills while being mentored and coached by several highly trained law enforcement officers in the region.   He brings a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and knowledge to share with his students.  Taylor continually strives for the next rung in the ladder of excellence and encourages his students to do the same.

Taylor holds the following certifications:

NRA Rifle Instructors Course
NRA Pistol Instructors Course

Numerous Weapons and Range Training Days with Law Enforcement Personnel