Mike Taddeo

Mike Taddeo


Mike Taddeo – Firearms Instructor    Mike has been with Dynamic since the very beginning.  With a diverse background and skill set, including training from one of New York’s leading law enforcement agencies, Mike has the ability to bring a range of current, relevant, and well-informed perspectives into the classroom.  Mike’s additional experience in the field of education continues to be an asset to both our students and instructors.  His involvement in the shooting sports from a young age, his enthusiastic teaching, and his real-world experience give Mike an edge valued by his students.


NRA Instructor/RSO Credentials

-NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor

-NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

-NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

-NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

-NRA Basic Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

-NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor

-NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor

-NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor

-Range Safety Officer

-Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Instructor


LE-Related Credentials

– Basic Course for Peace Officers (NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Municipal Police Training Council)

– Initial Firearms and Deadly Physical Force (NYS DCJS MPTC)

– Initial Other Weapons and Deadly Physical Force – Baton

– Initial Other Weapons and Deadly Physical Force – Aerosol Subject Restraint

– Introduction to Incident Command System (IS100)

– ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS200)

– National Incident Management System, an Introduction (IS700)


Other Credentials

-Utah Certified Firearms Instructor

– Glock Armorer

– NYS Armed Guard License

– BLS (CPR/AED) for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association

– LEO Survival/CQB Pistol Course,  (PARASEC)

– Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) – Performance Level Course


– Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, New Mexico Tech.



-Police Department Distinguished Expert – Pistol


 Professional Organization Memberships

– International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) – Associate Member


Second Amendment Organization Memberships

– National Rifle Association (NRA) (life)

– Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)

– New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA)

– Shooters’ Committee on Political Education (SCOPE)


Academic Background

– B.S. in Biochemistry, Stony Brook University, Summa Cum Laude

– Phi Beta Kappa