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James Sanders
James Sanders

James R. Sanders — Instructor Profile

Splitz Second Shooting Firearm Safety Training is owned and operated by James R. Sanders, a retired U.S. Marine Corps First Sergeant. He served in multiple combat environments including Desert Shield, Desert Storm Saudi Arabia, Southern Watch Bahrain, Phantom Fury/Fallujah Iraq, Al Asad Iraq, and Iraq Freedom. His experience and recognition as a highly decorated Marine* makes him the perfect instructor to teach defensive shooting. After retiring from 23 years of service, James has made firearm shooting instruction his passion.

James believes in continuing education and skills development in Firearms, and Self-defense. James has a Masters of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Arts, Social and Criminal Justice. He is currently obtaining his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security.

*List of notable awards in service: Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Valor , 4 Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (Twice Awarded), Good Conduct Medal (Seven Times Awarded) , Iraqi Campaign Medal (Three Times Awarded), Southwest Asia/ Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon (Twice Awarded)

Extensive Firearms and Professional Training Schools Attended:

  • Military Firearms Training Instructor
  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (M.O.U.T) Instructor
  • Basic Range Pistol Coach
  • Primary Marksmanship Instructor (PMI)
  • Small Arms Weapons Instructor
  • Infantry Instructor (Firearms and Tactics)
  • Combat Instructor
  • Martial Arts Instructor

Certifications Obtained:

  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Instructor Insured
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
  • BSIS Firearm Training Instructor
  • DOJ Firearm Safety Certificate Instructor
  • Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Home Firearm safety Course
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course
  • California Concealed Carry
  • AZ CCW certified
  • California Live scan and Finger Printing Certified


  • Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
  • California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA)
  • Advance Security International World Wide (ASIS)
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)

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