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About MFI

MyFirearmsInstructor or MFI…

What we are about: MFI is about empowering students with the right knowledge, skills and attitude to safely own and use a firearm. And to have fun while learning!  Our classes provide a safe, relaxed and encouraging environment. We stay in touch with our students and mentor them, not just train them. Training is our passion.

Our Mission: MFI strives to protect the public and the guns owners rights by education. Many people now fear guns and public opinion on gun ownership has gone the wrong direction for some time.  By educating people on guns and gun use, we are able to dispel fear, and change public opinion on gun ownership.

Our Training: MFI instructors are  experienced and attend regular training to have the latest knowledge to pass on to their students. MFI currently offers Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection In and Outside the Home and Refuse to be  a Victim training. We also offer private training, youth training, specialized training for women, Range Safety Officer supervision and gun cleaning.

Our Community: MFI is a proud a member and supporter of the NRA, GOA and CRPA. All MFI Instructors are CPR-First Aid Certified. MFI instructors are not former Law enforcement, nor are we combat trained.  We do provide NRA self defense firearms courses for those who pre-qualify (PPIH and PPOH).

Our Instructors: Mike Sapelli

Mike with Students (far right)

A native Southern Californian.  He has roughly 30 years of experience in firearms, both classroom and practical training, in pistol, rifle, and assault rifle disciplines as well as self defense. Mike has the real world experience and skills to help you use a gun and defend yourself safely. Mike’s teaching style is supportive, low key, and enjoyable.

Instructor/Owner: Jennifer Porter

“The safest gun is the one held by a properly trained shooter.  We train each student the right attitude, safety and knowledge to ensure their safety with a firearm, thereby ensuring the public’s safety and our families  as well”   J. Porter

Jennifer Porter is a native of Southern California. Attending  college she moved to Ventura County over 25 years ago. For Jennifer shooting is a passion not just a sport.  In addition to target and competition shooting, she enjoys restoring mid century rifles and reloading her own ammunition. After several years of  introducing friends and co-workers to the sport she found she had a forte for teaching others and began MFI Academy.

In order to offer students the best training possible, Jennifer advanced her own education and training. As an NRA Certified Instructor,  DOJ Certified Instructor  and Certified Range Safety Officer, she finds her skills in great demand.  One of the few female instructors in the county she offers specialized training for women by women.  Currently Jennifer holds Winchester Marksmen qualification rank for semi-auto pistol, revolver as well as  small and large bore rifles.  An  avid outdoor enthusiast,  she spends her spare time riding horses,  dirt bikes and camping with her family in addition to various shooting sports activities.

MFI now serves Ventura County, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties and can provide private training in the following cities:

Bell Canyon      Canoga Park     Calabasas     Camarillo    Canyon Country    Chatsworth     Fillmore     Glendale   Granada Hills     Hidden Hills     Ojai     Oxnard     Moorpark    Northridge     North Hills    Pasadena    Piru     Porter Ranch   Port Hueneme     Reseda     Santa Barbara    Santa Clarita    Simi Valley     Sylmar     Tarzana     Thousand Oaks    Van Nuys    Ventura     West Hills     Woodland Hills.

If you location isn’t listed, contact us for information on your location at general@myfirearmsinstructor.com or call us 805-517-4MFI

We are expanding our courses as quickly as possible to meet the ever growing demand! If there is a course you would like that is  not listed please let us know!