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OnSight Firearms Training instructors are a group of firearm professionals certified in a diverse range of disciplines. We provide everything from basic safety classes to advanced LEO training and instructor certification courses.

Remember, you can request a course and we will travel to your location and customize the course for your group.

Benjamin DeWalt
Benjamin DeWaltFounder, Senior Instructor
Benjamin DeWalt is the co-founder and senior instructor of OnSight Firearms Training. Benjamin has been a life-long martial artist and firearms enthusiast, starting as a kid with long guns in western Pennsylvania. His accreditations include various NRA instructor certifications, Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor certification, and Massachusetts State Police Certified Firearms Instructor. Benjamin has been teaching various defensive-focused shooting classes since 2005. He has also been teaching martial arts and hand-to-hand self-defense since 2010. Benjamin’s preferred classes to teach are all levels of pistol shooting, hand-to-hand combatives, and defensive shotgun

Benjamin has trained with and learned from some of the best in the firearms training industry: Steve Tarani, Kelly Venden & Criterion Tactical, Paul Sharp, Dave Harrington, Mike Janich, Scott Ballard, John McGregor, SigSauer Academy, William April, Craig Douglas & Shivworks, Scott Reidy, Alex Hartmann & Ridgeline, John Murphy & FPF Training, Raven Firearms Training, Protective Shooting Concepts, Chris Fry & MDTS Training, and many more.

In addition to instructing and maintaining the day-to-day operations at OnSight Firearms Training, Benjamin also teaches martial arts several nights a week and works full time as a gunsmith for a New York based firearms manufacturer.

» NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
» NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
» Utah Certified Concealed Firearm instructor
» Massachusetts State Police Certified Pistol Instructor
» New York State Dept. Of Criminal Justice Certified Fingerprint Technician
» Member of Westchester County Firearms Owners Association
» NRA Recruiter
» Sig Sauer Certified M16/M4/AR-15 Armorer
» Sig Sauer Certified 1911 Armorer
» Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Certified Instructor

Scott Grosso
Scott GrossoSenior Instructor
» New York City Police Department Certified Firearms Instructor
» Municipal Police Training Council Certified Firearms Instructor
» New York City Police Department Sniper/Observer
» New York State Commission of Correctional Chemical Agent Aerosol Instructor
» Armor Training (Academy Tactical Shield Instructor/Dynamic Room Entries)
» FBI Hostage Negotiation
» State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services/Armed Security Guard Instructor
» High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Regional Training Center (Advanced Narcotics Training Course/Room Entries and Clearing)
» FBI Firearm / Carbine Instructor School.
» Former Firearms Instructor/Armorer for the New York City Department of Corrections at the New York City Police Outdoor Range
» Former Emergency Service Unit Team (SWAT) and Instructor for special weapons and tactics

Before joining OnSight Fireamrs Training, Scott was a Firearms Instructor/Armorer for the New York City Department of Corrections for 14 years at the New York City Police Outdoor Range in Bronx, New York. Scott’s position included the managing and maintaining of the department Arsenal. He developed and maintained curriculum and managed training for all In-service personnel and special weapons. During his tenure, he became a New York Certified Master Firearms Instructor, New York State Firearms State Evaluator, and Chief Armorer. Before working at the Range, Scott spent 8 years at Rikers Island holding the position as Correctional Officer. Scott also was part of the Emergency Service Unit Team (SWAT) and was an Instructor for special weapons and tactics. He retired from New York City after 22 years of service.

Scott’s education and certificates within the firearms industry date back to 1995. He has mastered training, received certificates, and is a certified armorer on the following weapon systems; Smith & Wesson Revolver/Pistol and M&P, Glock Pistols, Remington Rifles and Shotguns, Ruger Revolvers, Beretta Pistols, Heckler & Koch MP5/Rifles/Trigger Groups/USP Pistols, Sig Arms Semi-Auto Pistols, Colt Manufacturing AR 15, M16, M4 series, & 1911 Style Pistols, Kimber 1911 Style Pistols, Ithaca Shotguns and Benelli Semi-Auto Shotguns.

Scott’s education includes: New York City Police Department Certified Firearms Instructor, Municipal Police Training Council Certified Firearms Instructor, New York City Police Department Sniper/Observer, New York State Commission of Correctional Chemical Agent Aerosol Instructor, Armor Training (Academy Tactical Shield Instructor/Dynamic Room Entries), FBI Hostage Negotiation, State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services/Armed Security Guard Instructor, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Regional Training Center (Advanced Narcotics Training Course/Room Entries and Clearing), and FBI Carbine Instructor School.

Scott’s recreational activities include target/combat shooting and hunting.

Rachel Maloney
Rachel MaloneyCo-Owner, Instructor
Rachel Maloney is a co-founder and instructor with OnSight Firearms
Training. Growing up in Massachusetts, she found a love for Olympic Indoor Archery early on and rose to claim the state championship for her age group. It was this dedication she carried over to every part of her life, moving to firearms a little over a decade ago. Through the years, she has been fortunate enough to train with top-tier firearms instructors, edged-weapon instructors, and martial arts instructors. Along with firearms, she is a dedicated martial artist and instructor, leading martial arts and self-defense courses since 2010.

Rachel has trained with and learned from some of the best in the firearms training industry: Steve Tarani, Kelly Venden & Criterion Tactical, Paul Sharp, Dave Harrington, Mike Janich, Scott Ballard, John McGregor, SigSauer Academy, William April, Craig Douglas & Shivworks, Scott Reidy, Alex Hartmann & Ridgeline, John Murphy & FPF Training, Raven Firearms Training, Protective Shooting Concepts, Chris Fry & MDTS Training, and many more.

» NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
» NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
» Utah Certified Concealed Firearm instructor
» Sig Sauer Certified M16/M4/AR-15 Armorer
» Sig Sauer Certified 1911 Armorer

Ken Allen
Ken AllenInstructor
Ken Allen has been an instructor since 1997, focusing exclusively on firearms instruction since 2009 when he joined the SIG SAUER Academy staff. In 2016 Ken began to pursue other consulting and private instruction opportunities, establishing his own firearms instruction business. Ken holds certifications as a SIG SAUER Master Firearms Instructor, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Master Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, and more. Ken is also a Certified Armorer and an experienced Armorer Instructor. Ken has been a Federal Officer since 2003, having previously been a Search and Rescue Specialist and Confined Space Rescue Operator for the State of New York.
Ken has trained approximately 4,000 students on pistol, rifle/carbine, and shotgun. His past students have included local, federal, and international law enforcement, military personnel, government officials, professional athletes, and qualified citizens. His skills as a firearms instructor have afforded him a number of prominent opportunities both near and far. Ken traveled to Puerto Rico in 2014 to train the Puerto Rican National Police firearms instructors, SWAT team members, and armorers. During the 2014 NRA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, Ken instructed the Indianapolis Colts NFL players, staff, and their families. In 2015, Ken was chosen to be an instructor at the IALEFI Annual Training Conference. At the 2014, 2015, and 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV, Ken was a Range Safety Officer and Pistol/Rifle Instructor at SIG SAUER Range Day. Additionally, Ken was a Technical Advisor for SIG SAUER at both the SHOT Show and the NRA Convention. Ken has volunteered his time to the Boy Scouts, and other organizations, teaching firearms safety and handgun/rifle instruction. He has also volunteered to teach armorer certification to Rogue Corps Warriors, a therapeutic adventure group for combat wounded veterans based in San Diego, CA.
Ken is a life member of the NRA, an active member of the IALEFI, a member of the International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA), and is actively involved in additional organizations.
• SIG SAUER Academy Master Firearms Instructor
• International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Master Instructor
• NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
• SIG SAUER Academy Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor
• SIG SAUER Academy Patrol Rifle Instructor
• SIG SAUER Academy Shotgun Instructor
• SIG SAUER Academy Armorer Certifications
o M4/AR15/M16 Systems
o 516/716 Piston Pushrod Systems
o Classic Line Series Pistols (DA/SA)
o P320 Pistols
o 556 Series Systems
• Certified Glock Armorer
• Certified Kriss System Armorer
• Rifle Dynamics Trained Kalashnikov (AK) Systems Armorer/Builder
• National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED Certified Instructor
• Advanced Combative Systems Defensive Tactics Certified Instructor
• Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Certified Instructor