GAPerry Training Co., LLC is owned and operated by Greg Perry, an experienced trial attorney, peace officer, NRA Life Member and OPOTA-certified firearms instructor with 20-plus years experience in law enforcement. Since 2006, he has offered firearms, self-defense and deadly force training to law-abiding and responsible citizens, church groups and multiple law enforcment agencies in the Central Ohio area. Contact him regarding your training needs today.



Greg Perry

Currently the Director of Law & Criminal Justice at the Marion Technical College, where he oversees and teaches college courses in the legal and criminal justice programs, and acts as commander of the Marion Technical College Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. He is also the owner and primary instructor at GAPerry Training Co., LLC, which provides firearms and deadly force training to law enforcement agencies and civilians. Prior to entering the academic world, he served 20 years in law enforcement, Greg Perryincluding 17 years as a criminal prosecutor and 3 years as a detective and deputy sheriff, and is still a fully sworn reserve deputy. As a detective and prosecutor, he has successfully investigated and prosecuted criminal offenses ranging from minor misdemeanor traffic offenses to capital murder cases, and has practiced in the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. Federal District Courts in Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is OPOTA-certified as a master criminal investigator as well as an instructor in revolver, semi-automatic pistol, shotgun, patrol rifle/carbine, handgun retention, critical injury first aid and a variety of legal, investigative and tactical law enforcement subjects. He is also certified as a SWAT officer and in precision rifle. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association, and is a member of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, Buckeye Firearms Association, Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), and the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA #A-89808).

Greg has trained with:

  • John Benner (Tactical Defense Institute)
  • Todd Louis Green (Pistol-training.com)
  • James Yeager (Tactical Response)
  • Frank Proctor (Way of the Gun Performance Shooting)
  • Kyle Defoor (Defoor Proformance)
  • Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Clint Smith (Thunder Ranch)
  • Massad Ayoob (Massad Ayoob Group)
  • Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives)
  • Matt Jacques (Victory First)
  • Dr. Brian Springer, M.D. (Wright State University)
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
  • Ohio Tactical Officers Association

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Brett Rinker

Brett Rinker is a full-time peace officer, deputy sheriff and SWAT officer in Central Ohio. He is certified as an instructor in semi-automatic pistol, shotgun, and patrol rifle/carbine. He is a member of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association and the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA #A-89718). Brett Rinker

Brett has trained with:

  • James Yeager (Tactical Response)
  • Frank Proctor (Way of the Gun Performance Shooting)
  • Kyle Defoor (Defoor Proformance)
  • Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Steve Fisher (Sentinel Concepts)
  • William Petty (88 Tactical)
  • Matt Jacques (Victory First)
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
  • Ohio Tactical Officers Association




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