Training Instructor Bios

Jeffrey Tutino

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NC DOJ Certified Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor

Born and raised in the greater Seattle, WA. Area, Jeff relocated his wife Mona and their two daughters to No. Carolina in 1995.  As a Life Member of the NRA since he was 12 years of age, Jeff grew up an avid pheasant hunter and ‘Gunner’ for local and state Field Trials.  The passion for the shooting sports has always been a part of his life, but until recently, never his occupation.  Jeff has spent the bulk of his professional career in the Racing and Performance Industry as both a National Brand Manager and Operations Manager for highly respected industry suppliers of products and services.  He also conducted product training to some of the largest parts distributors throughout the U.S.  As a former Patriot Gun Club member at Point Blank, Jeff decided he wanted to utilize his sales and training skills to help others to understand situational awareness and to empower them with the skills and confidence to protect themselves and loved ones should the need arise.  His attention to detail and communication skills are some of what make Jeff one of our better RSO’s and Conceal Carry Instructors.  In addition to his training of others, Jeff continues to study and enhance his knowledge and skills from some of the leaders in firearms instruction.

Aaren Upton

Director of Training (Mooresville)

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
  • NC DOJ Certified Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor

Being a second generation female firearms instructor, Aaren is passionate about training and working with women and children. She believes everyone, male and female, should have the knowledge to safely and justifiably protect themselves and their families. Aaren has been an instructor and involved in the shooting sports industry for almost 10 years, creating and instructing multiple classes, as well as teaching the NC Concealed Carry Handgun Course. Aaren teaches the PBR Ladies Only NC Concealed Carry Handgun Course and is available for one-on-one instruction.

Favorite Gun: Glock G21 & Sig Sauer P6

Favorite Caliber: .45ACP

Favorite Food: Sushi

Samantha “Sam” Williams

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

Samantha grew up hunting, shooting and training dogs.S

She has been working at Point Blank Range for 2 years now.  She and her boyfriend have dogs, cows, horses, a donkey, a goat and a sheep!

Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, training dogs, cows, etc. ….anything outdoors!

When not working at Point Blank Range, you can find her training dogs or working cattle.

Favorite Gun: Springfield 1911 .45

Favorite Caliber: .45ACP

Favorite Food: Mexican

Daniel Richardson

  • Chief Instructor (Matthews)
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (RSO)

Daniel  Richardson is one of the Premier tactical trainers in NC, he specializes in Defensive Marksmanship training. He teaches performance based training programs, that move at the pace of each individual student to allow faster forms of learning to occur. Daniel has trained military, law enforcement and civilians in his 10+ year career as a firearms instructor. He has developed curriculum for numerous academies and has trained local firearms instructors in both North and South Carolina. He has also provided training to F.A.S.T company team members, Army Rangers and other specialized units. Daniel will make you a better shooter regardless of skill level, come train with Daniel today. You’ll be glad you did!

Greg Morris

  • NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NC DOJ Certified NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor

Greg Morris is one of the most approachable and fun characters we have at Point Blank Range, and he’s a great instructor.  Greg comes to us from Lancaster, SC and is our resident Knife Enthusiast.  Greg’s background is in security and VIP Protection. He’s also a big time Cigar Aficionado. Greg is a big guy but has an even bigger heart, and he is a strong advocate of Family who loves helping people. Greg volunteers a lot of his off time for charities for Breast Cancer and Wounded Warriors.  Greg teaches Concealed Carry, Beginner Handgun Fundamentals, and would also love to work with you for private instruction.  Come train with Greg.  You’ll be glad you did!