OUR STAFF

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OnSight Firearms Training instructors and staff are a group of 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
Steve Fisher / Sentinel Concepts
Super Dave Harrington
Chris Fry / MDTS Training
Craig Douglas / Shivworks
Alex Hartmann / Ridgeline Shooting
Jake Pelletier / Raven Firearms Training
John Murphy / FPF Training
Jay Cunningham / Protective Shooting Concepts
William Aprill / Aprill Risk Consulting
Paul Sharp / Sharp Defense
Todd Rassa / Todd Rassa Training
Jackson McWade, Ross Francis / Dark Angel Medical
Mike Jannich
Cecil Burch / Immediate Action Combatives
Various Instructors / Sig Sauer Academy
Pat MacNamara / TMACS

In addition to instructing and maintaining the day-to-day operations at OnSight Firearms Training, Benjamin also teaches martial arts several nights a week. Benjamin spent over half a decade working full time as a gunsmith / armorer for a New York based firearms manufacturer before making OFT a full time career.

» NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
» NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
» NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
» NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
» NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
» Utah Certified Concealed Firearm instructor
» Massachusetts State Police Certified Pistol Instructor
» New York State Dept. Of Criminal Justice Certified Fingerprint Technician
» Sig Sauer Certified M16/M4/AR-15 Armorer
» Sig Sauer Certified 1911 Armorer
» Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Certified Instructor
» Tactical Combat Casualty Care Certified
» Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Certified

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.

Matt Hilton
Matt HiltonMedical Instructor / Range Officer
Matthew “Doc” Hilton started shooting on his family’s farm in NJ when he was a young boy. He continued his enthusiasm for firearms during his years in Boy Scouts. During summers in high school he worked as a camp counselor and junior range instructor teaching Cub Scouts shooting fundamentals on BB guns. At the age of 17 Matthew enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Throughout his years in the Army he honed his skills and took more and more advanced medical training. He also received training on multiple weapon systems in the Army’s armory from the M9 pistol to the 107 mm mortar system. During recent deployments, Matt recognized a lack of firearms training in the units he was a member of. Wanting to improve himself and to pass on knowledge to his Soldiers, Matt started taking firearms training with his friend of nearly 20 years, Benjamin DeWalt. Matt continues his service to our Nation with over 25 years of service in Active Duty and Reserves. Currently he is the Senior Medical Operations Sergeant for a local Civil Affairs battalion in the Reserves, and a nurse at a local military base for his civilian job. Oh, he’s also the official OnSight Firearms Training chef.

Training and Certifications:

Eagle Scout
US Army Combat Medic Course
Licensed Practical Nurse
Emergency Medical Technician – Extended
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Military Transition Team (MiTT) Medic
Army Field Sanitation Team
Army Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
Army Advance Leadership Course (ALC)
Army Senior Leadership Course (SLC)
Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) Army Suicide Prevention – Instructor
Army Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) – Instructor
American Heart Association, CPR – Instructor
Combat Life Saver – Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer

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, Steve Fisher, Scott Ballard, John McGregor, SigSauer Academy, William April, Craig Douglas & Shivworks, Scott Reidy, Dark Angel Medical, Alex Hartmann & Ridgeline, John Murphy & FPF Training, Scott “Jedi” Jedlinski & Modern Samurai Project, Raven Firearms Training, Protective Shooting Concepts, Chris Fry & MDTS Training, Pat MacNamara & TMACS, and many more.

» NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
» NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
» NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
» NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
» NRA Certified Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
» Utah Certified Concealed Firearm instructor
» Sig Sauer Certified M16/M4/AR-15 Armorer
» Sig Sauer Certified 1911 Armorer

Dave Bruce
Dave Bruce Instructor
David Bruce is a career Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Instructor with twenty two years of service. David has served in a variety of assignments globally, including counterterrorism investigations, covert protection, training, and medical care and evacuation in austere environments. Prior to his law enforcement service, David spent his formative years as a Paratrooper/Combat Medic in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

David has honed his instructing through years of training in military, law enforcement, and also in the private sector; with eight years of instructing at the Sig Sauer Academy. David is a truly dynamic instructor with a unique blend of experience, mindset, and a deliberate approach that allows him to adapt his instruction to shooters at all levels, from the basic student to the most experienced.

Certifications:

Certified Firearms Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Advanced Operational Medicine for Federal Agents, Tactical Medics International
Force on Force Instructor, Simmunitions
Non-Lethal Training Ammunition Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Intermediate Force Instructor Baton/Pepper Spray, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Sig Sauer Classic Line Armorer, Sig Sauer Academy
Bullets on Vehicles, Sig Sauer Academy
Krav Maga Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, Worldwide Krav Maga
Emergency Medical Technician Basic, New Hampshire
Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Trainer, Cooper Clinic
Advanced Interview and Interrogation Course, Reid and Associates
Fraudulent Document Instructor, ICE
Joint Terrorism Operations Course, FBI

Ashton Ray
Ashton RayInstructor
Over a decade of experience as a firearms instructor:

Certified NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor
Certified NRA Range Safety Officer
Certified NRA Pistol and Protection Inside the Home Instructor
Certified Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor
Graduate of TMACS TAPS/Law Enforcement Pistol Instructor Course
State of Pennsylvania Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Certified Handgun Instructor, State of Tennessee
Smith & Wesson M&P Armorer
Certified Lubrication Specialist
FAST Wall of Fame member
I have co-developed and performed the following with secure installation security forces:

FOF scenario development
FOF scenario controller
Curriculum/lesson plan development
Regulatory compliance
Target Set development
Instructor evaluations
Range operations and oversight

As part of my commitment to continuing education, I have sought out and continue to train with some of the best instructors in the industry, including:

Tim Chandler, FPF Training
Jay Cunningham, Protective Shooting Concepts
Benjamin DeWalt, Onsight Firearms Training
Todd Louis Green
Tom Givens, Rangemaster
Pat Goodale, Practical Firearms Training
Ken Hackathorn
Dave “Superdave” Harrington, Combatspeed LLC
Rob Haught
Jack Leuba, Failure 2 Stop Consulting
Patrick McNamara TMACS, Inc
Rob Tackett, Critical Carry Firearms Training
Robert G Vogel Vogel Dynamics
Larry Vickers, Vickers Tactical, Inc