Ken has been an instructor since 1997, focusing exclusively on firearms instruction since 2009 when he joined the Sig Sauer Academy staff. In 2016 Ken established Ken Allen Training, a firearms and safety training business offering consulting and private instruction opportunities. Ken holds certifications as a Sig Sauer Master Firearms Instructor, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Master Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, and more. Ken is also a Certified Armorer and an experienced Armorer Instructor. Ken has been a Federal Officer since 2003. His previous experience includes time as a Search and Rescue Specialist and Confined Space Rescue Operator for the State of New York. Ken has trained over 5,500 students on pistol, rifle/carbine, and shotgun. His students have included members of local, federal, and international law enforcement communities, military personnel, government officials, professional athletes, and qualified citizens. Ken is a Patriot Life Member (Patron Level) of the NRA, an active member of the IALEFI and NLEFIA (National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association) and is actively involved in additional organizations and provides volunteer services. Ken believes in perpetual learning, continued education, skill development, and seeks to share his knowledge with others. He has worked with, trained with and been mentored by some of the best in the industry.