The Next Step shooting class is a great class to learn shooting skills from expert handgun instructors
The NRA CCW-1 certificate is required to apply for your CPL (Concealed Pistol License).
Next Class: August 31st (8am - 4pm)

Staff

About Mike Bernethy

Email: mike@ccwmich.com

Bio:

Mike Bernethy is a life time hunter and shooter with world wide experience. He has been instructing hand gunners for 22 years and conducting concealed carry classes since 2001.

Mike is also a rifle enthusiast and a masterclass sporting clay shooter. Michael loves promoting the shooting sports and has a sense of humor that endears him to students and fellow shooters alike.


About Jeff West

Email: cheryl@trialwest.com

Bio:

Criminal Defense Attorney - Muskegon
Lives in EGR.

Jeff West has a solid reputation in the legal community and is known for the aggressive and tenacious approach he takes when handling criminal matters. He frequently accepts new clients based on referrals earned as a result of his courtroom successes. Two of Jeff\'s trial court victories led to published Michigan Court of Appeals decisions that redefined the law in the State of Michigan in the areas of ethnic intimidation and felons in possession of a firearm.

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Jeffrey P. West, Trial Attorneys & Associates, PLLC

1017 Sanford St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Voice: 231-725-0000
Fax: 231-725-9330


About Michael Van Tubergen

Email: mvantubergen@vttlaw.com

Bio:

Mike grew up in Grand Haven graduating from Grand Haven Senior High School in 1993. While in law school he started working for the Wayne County Prosecutorís Office as an intern and then a part-time employee. Upon passing the bar exam, he accepted a position with the Cass County Prosecutorís Office spending a year in Cass County before returning to Grand Haven to open his own practice in January 2002.

Mike enjoys hunting and sporting clays.
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Van Tubergen & Treutler
Attorneys at Law

114 North Third Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Voice:616.844.3000
Fax: 616.850.1300


About Mark Pelfresne

Email: mark@ccwmich.com

Bio:

Mark served six years in the United States Marine Corp, shooting expert in both pistol and rifle. After serving in the corps, Mark attended a Police Academy and became a Police Officer for approximately 20 years; Mark also was as a Private Investigator during this time.

In 2008, Mark began working for a private contractor for Homeland Security, providing security for Federal and Private workers and employees. During this time Mark was certified to do body guard work for the state of Texas.

Mark is certified through the NRA to teach Personal Protection in the Home, Basic Pistol, and is a Range Safety Officer, and Michigan Hunters Safety. Mark has taught firearms and concealed weapons training to students all over the United States.

Mark and his family own a dog training facility, where they currently have dogs all over the world serving with the Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq. We also have dogs serving as drug detection in schools. Our main focus is breeding and training hunting dogs at our facility.

Mark is an avid hunter for over 40 years, enjoying hunting big game from deer and bear to upland and ducks with his family and dogs. My main goal when teaching my classes is when my students leave, I have confidence in them that theyíll be able to provide safety for themselves and others.


About Roy (Jim) Bronnekant Jr

Email: jim@ccwmich.com

Bio:

Jim served for four years on active duty in the United States Navy as an Aviation Boatswain Mate and currently still serves in the United States Navy Reserve. While on active duty he was deployed numerous times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed in 2011 his ship was involved in the initial strikes of Operation Odyssey Dawn to free Libya from Muammar Gaddafi. He was also deployed to Haiti in 2010 for Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian aid mission after the earthquake.
While serving in the Navy he had extensive training in the use of the Beretta M-9 service pistol, Colt M4A1, the military version of the AR-15, and the M-60 machine gun. He also successfully completed a Defensive Combat Operators course which trained sailors in shooting while moving through various combat situations.
Jim is currently attending Grand Valley State University and has been accepted to the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. He has also been working at Gander Mountain Gun World in Grandville where he completes all the ATF paperwork for firearms purchases.
Jim is certified through the NRA to teach Personal Protection in the Home, Basic Pistol, and is a Range Safety Officer. In all his teaching of the use of firearms his emphasis is always on safety as owning and operating firearms is a responsibility that no one should ever take lightly. Besides school and work he enjoys spending a couple hours a day at home working on improving his pistol and rifle skills.