Drew Upton

Drew Upton – Director of Training

NRA Pistol/Rifle Instructor, NRA PPIH Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, NC PPSB Firearms Trainer, NC DOJ Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor

Growing up on a farm in Mooresville, NC, Drew spent most of his childhood days riding horses, stacking hay, and playing baseball.  He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served four (4) years of active duty including three (3) tours of duty to Iraq, MND South East, Kharma and Ramadi.  Before picking up the rank of Sergeant (E-5) in just three and a half years, Drew attended a Coaches Course, Demolition School, and Scout Sniper Training.  While in the United States Marine Corps., Drew served as a team leader for scout sniper team, “Cherokee 5”, Section Leader for Mobile Assault Platoon 5, and Range Coach for 2nd Battalion 8th Marines.   During his service in the Marine Corps, Drew was awarded the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal w/ Valor, and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals.  After getting out of service in 2008, Drew married his high school sweetheart, Aaren, whom he met on a competitive shooting sports team in 2003.  They have spent the last eight (8) years as a husband and wife firearms training team, having worked at both Point Blank Range locations.