Former police officer, writer and long-time trainer in the area of concealed carry, Tom Marx once again brings his always-evolving, extensive and in-depth program to the Annual Meeting. This is a heavily illustrated lecture and demonstration that’s intended for both police officers and civilians. Not only will it present guns, ammo, and holsters in detail but, more importantly, it will also examine the often-overlooked effects of clothing, carrying environments and physical conditioning upon the employment of guns concealed throughout the day. Women’s specific information and, separately, the consequences of myths, movies and misinformation will also be in included in this step-by-step, building-block-like approach to Concealed Carry.
About Tom Marx
Tom Marx has been presenting, and constantly updating, his program on Concealed Carry at the Annual Meeting for a number of years. Like many people, Tom learned to shoot from his father who was a competitive shooter in the 1950’s and 1960’s and whose own interest in firearms stemmed from his time in the 81st Infantry during World War II. Shooting handguns and small bore rifle as a boy, Tom turned to competitive shotgunning in college and then back to handguns as a sworn member of the Chicago Police Department. While working for Chicago, he was asked to teach firearms to police officers worldwide at the Smith & Wesson Academy. That job (and his engineering background) led to his becoming a Handgun Product Manager at Smith and ultimately to his serving as the Head of their Domestic Law Enforcement Activities. Tom left S&W to start up a Law Enforcement Division for Michaels of Oregon, where he also designed a wide variety of Sporting, Duty and Concealment holsters for them and others as part of Uncle Mike’s Original Equipment Manufacturing (or OEM) program. Tom left Uncle Mike’s when it was being reorganized for sale and became the Intellectual Property Director for Blackhawk Products Group. There he was involved in the design and patenting of products for all of that company’s divisions. Tom now works as an independent consultant for several companies, one of whom is Bushnell, the people who ultimately purchased Uncle Mike’s. However, he still teaches, writes, and continues to learn as much as he can about Concealed Carry matters; the topic of his program here today.
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