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Instructor Bio

Al MacArthur Jr.



Second Amendment Training Division Certifications


SAFTEA North East Regional Master Instructor

SAFTEA Instructor level courses
F.A.S.T. Handgun
Defensive Handgun 1,2,3
F.A.S.T. Carbine
Defensive Carbine 1,2
F.A.S.T. Shotgun
Defensive Shotgun 1,2
SAFTEA Range Master
S.A.F.E. Instructor Development (Situational Awareness for Everyone, 
Workplace safety, Citizens Response to an Active Threat, House of Worship, Home and Vehicle
Sabre Pepper Spray Instructor course

 SAFTD Student level courses
SAFTD S.A.F.E. - Situational Alertness for Everyone       
SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun     
SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1      
SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2      
SAFTD F.A.S.T. Shotgun      
SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 1       
SAFTD F.A.S.T. Carbine       
SAFTD Defensive Carbine 1
SAFTD Pepper Spray   
SAFTD S.A.F.E. - Response to an Active Threat
SAFTD S.A.F.E. Home and Vehicle Safety
SAFTD S.A.F.E. House of Worship     
SAFTD S.A.F.E. - Workplace Safety

                                    NRA Certifications

Home Firearm Safety                                            

Refuse to be a Victim

Chief Range Safety Officer

Basic Pistol

Basic Rifle

Basic Shotgun

Personal Protection in the Home

Personal Protection Outside the Home

Defensive Pistol


SABRE Certified Instructor



State of NH Certified Hunters Ed Instructor



UTAH Bureau of Criminal Identification

Concealed Firearms Certified Instructor



Current positions and additional Instruction

Owner, Merrimack Valley Firearms Academy

Wilson Hill Pistol Club Safety/Training Officer, 2013-present

Massad Ayoob Group (MAG) Staff Instructor 2014-present

MAG Deadly Force Instructor Graduate 2017

MAG-40 (Armed Citizens Rules of Engagement) Graduate 2013

RangeMaster Instructor Development Course Graduate 2015

Sig Sauer Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor Graduate 2014




FEMA training to include:

​"Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship", 

"Basic Workplace Security Awareness "

"Active Shooter: What You Can Do ".




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