ACCREDITED FIREARMS - Columbus, OHIO

614-260-1300

Accredited Firearms Instructors

Qualified Instructors With Experience

Robert Previtts

Robert Previtts

Owner/Chief Instructor

Travis E. Carney

Travis E. Carney

Assistant Rifle Instructor

James D. Brown Jr

James D. Brown Jr

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

Jeffery M. Poth

Jeffery M. Poth

Attorney

Certifications:
  1. Owned Accredited Firearms Training Academy (AFTA) Since 1981
  2. NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor - 32 Years
  3. NRA Certified Pistol Instructor - 32 Years
  4. NRA Certified Rifle Instructor - 32 Years
  5. NRA Certified Personal Protection Instructor - 25 Years
  6. NRA Member
  7. NRA Shooting Club Affiliate
  8. NRA Membership Recruiter
  9. Published author: "Today's Woman: Articulate, Assertive and Armed"
  10. Subject of Television Interview: Women & Guns
  11. Radio Interview: Women & Self Defense
  12. Local Newspaper Interview: Accredited Firearms Training Academy and Self Defense for Columbus Residents
Firearms Qualifications
  • Rifle - Distinguished Expert
  • Pistol - Distinguished Expert
  • Graduate - Advanced Tactical Handgun Training
Honors and Achievements:
  1. Ohio State University Criminal Justice Major - 2 years
  2. Columbus State Community College: Construction Technology - 1 year
  3. Received Commendation of Merit from Columbus Division of Police
  4. Federal Firearms License Holder
  5. General Contractor "Residential" 25 years
  6. Security Consultant "Residential"
  7. Home Security Alarm Sales
  8. Certified CPR
  9. Certified First Aid
Experience:
  1. Assistant Pistol Instructor
  2. Assistant Rifle Instructor
  3. United States Army Honorable Discharge - 8 years
  4. Desert Storm Veteran (2nd ACR with combat experience)
  5. Military Contractor - 8 years with BAE Systems
  6. Two years NCO Range Officer with 194th Armor Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Firearms Qualifications:
  • Rifle Expert
  • Pistol Expert
Honors and Achievements
  1. Persian Gulf Medal and Liberation of Kuwait Medal
  2. Rank E5 - Sergeant
  3. NRA Life Member with 25 years shooting experience
  4. Combat Life Saver training
Certifications:
  1. Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  2. Certified NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  3. Certified NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
Law Enforcement Experience:
  1. Former Metcalfe Police Officer, MPD, Metcalfe, Mississippi
  2. Former Washington County Deputy Sheriff, Washington, Mississippi
  3. Former Franklin County Deputy Sheriff, Franklin County, Ohio
Military & Other Experience:
  1. United States Air Force Honorable Discharge
  2. Security Specialist assigned to 91st Security Police Squadron, Minot AFB, North Dakota
  3. 92nd Missile Security Squadron, Tactical
  4. Escort Flight Bravo
  5. Qualified as Marksman with M-16, M-16 with 203 attachment and M-60 machine gun
  6. Trained in hostage negotiations, tactical entry, hand-to-hand combat, CQC, apprehension and restraint techniques.
  7. Certified in CPR (current)
  8. Certified in First Aid (current)
Jeffery M. Poth Biographical Information
  • B.S. (Finance), Miami University, cum laude, 1990
  • J.D., The Ohio State University, 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1993 (currently inactive)
  • Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996
Attorney/Owner Jeffrey M. Poth, Attorney at Law, LLC 495 South High Street, Suite 400 Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 358-2666 jpoth@pothlaw.com

Pete C. Tobin

Pete C. Tobin

Guest Speaker

Frank Holtzhauer

Frank Holtzhauer

NRA Certified Instructor


Pete C. Tobin Police Officer Guest Speaker for Accredited Firearms Training Academy Columbus Police SWAT Commander Powell, Ohio Police Chief London, Ohio Police Chief Lecture Topic at Accredited Firearms Training Seminar:
  • Use of Deadly Force for Self Defense
Experience:
  • Halted 7 armed robberies in progress with 5 uses of deadly force
  • 1000+ felony arrests
Law Enforcement Experience: Columbus Division of Police
  • Aug. 1971 – Oct. 1974 Patrol Officer
  • Oct. 1974 – Sept. 1976 Tactical Officer
  • Sept. 1976 – Aug. 1987 SWAT Officer
  • Aug. 1987 – Nov. 1990 Patrol Sergeant
  • Nov. 1990 – Nov. 1992 Patrol Lieutenant
  • Nov. 1992 – Feb. 1994 SWAT Commander
Powell Police Department
  • Feb. 1994 – Aug. 1995 Chief of Police
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Aug. 1995 – Sept. 2004 Division Chief
  • Sept. 2004 – April 2006 Deputy Director
  • Jan. 2009 – Jan. 2011 Superintendent
Military Service
  1. United States Army 2nd Infantry Division
  2. 77th Infantry Detachment Pathfinder Airborne
  3. Ohio Army National Guard
  4. Honorable Discharge
  5. Rank E5
Subject of Television Program “Top Cops” Episode “Holiday Stakeout” based upon actual police files of SWAT stakeout of armed robbery in progress Subject of television interviews related to SWAT operation in Columbus, Ohio 23 Law Enforcement awards and decorations.
Instruction & Certifications:
  1. Universal Shooting Academy - IPSC Instruction - X2
  2. Tactical Defense Institute - Intermediate Pistol Tactics
  3. Scott Warren - FBI Small Arms Instructor - 2 day IDPA
  4. Tactical Rifle - Jim Crews
  5. Tactical Shotgun - Rob Haught
  6. IDPA Safety Officer
  7. USPSA Range Safety Officer
  8. NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, and Personal Protection in the Home
  9. NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  10. Concealed Carry Permit - State of Ohio
  11. Faculty Advisor for OSU Pistol Club
  12. Faculty Advisor for OSU Rifle Club
  13. Civilian Marksmanship Program - Garand Springfield Master Instructor
  14. Police Officer - State of Ohio (7 years)
  15. US Army - ROTC and US Army Marksmanship Unit
Education:
  1. PHD Preventive Medicine (Ohio State University)
  2. Masters Of Science (OSU)
  3. Bachelors Of Science (OSU)
  4. Associate Professor (OSU)
Police Experience:
  1. Police Officer 7 years
Shooting Interests
  1. IPSC/USPSA - Limited, Production, Single Stack, 3 gun
  2. IDPA - Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Custom Defense Pistol
  3. NRA Action Pistol
  4. Steel Plates
  5. Bowling Pins
  6. NRA and CMP High power Rifle - Service Rifle and Match Rifle
  7. OMP Vintage Military Rifle
  8. OMP Garand and Carbine
  9. Small Bore Bullseye Pistol - OSU League
  10. Sporting Clays and Skeet with occasional Five Stand
  11. F Class Rifle 300, 600, and 1000 Yards
  12. Small Bore F Class