After 35 years as a Senior Executive in the Private Sector, Don founded Bare Arms LLC with the vision for Bare Arms to become the Premier firearms boutique and training center in central Indiana. After 5 years Don's vision is well on its way. With trainers and armorers now on staff Bare Arms can now service all your firearms needs. Don holds NRA certifications in Basic Pistol Instruction, Range Safety Officer and Refuse to be a Victim. Don also is a Certified Glock and AR15/M16 Armorer. In addition Don is also a NRA Distinguished Expert Pistol Shooter also, Don is a qualified shooter by the Indiana Law enforcement Academy with several different platforms of pistols.
My name is Tony Craig. I was born in Kokomo Indiana and came to Noblesville In 1978. I grew up here. I was involved in several sports including football, track, weightlifting, and martial arts. I am married and have been for 26 years to my wonderful wife Donna. I have two children Nick and Brittney who are both grown and beginning their strides in life.
I have been a near 30 year Law Enforcement Officer with the Noblesville City Police Department and retired as a patrol Lieutenant in January of this year. I am continuing my service in law-enforcement with the Hamilton County Sheriffs Dept. I joined BareArms Firearms about 4 1/2 years ago as a part-time employee. I was a certified ILEA instructor during my time at the Police Deptarment, and I am an NRA certified instructor. I am familiar with multiple platforms of handguns and tactical rifles. I am a very passionate and a driven instructor. I would say that safety is the most paramount to me in any training endeavor I undertake. I would love to have the opportunity to work with you or a family member to give you a better understanding of firearms and thier usage.
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it!” – Michelangelo
Jon Williams is an Indiana licensed attorney and 26 year veteran of Indiana Law enforcement, still serving at the municipal level. Mr. Williams has been an Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board certified firearms instructor for the past 16 years for pistol, patrol rifle, shotgun, machine gun and sub-machine gun. He holds multiple manufacturer certifications as an experienced armorer. Mr. Williams spent 8 eights as the head firearms instructor and armorer, and the past six years as his agency’s director of training. Mr. Williams holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Master’s Degree in Management and a Law Degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. A firearms, sport-shooting, and 2nd Amendment advocate, Mr. Williams now assists individuals in protecting their firearm assets through proper estate planning documentation and lecturing on Indiana firearms laws and gun safety.
Walter F. (Buddy) Burns is currently a Senior Special Agent for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection assigned to the Indianapolis Resident Office under the Detroit Field Office, Investigative Operations Division, Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
Prior to joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Burns served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Field Office, United States Secret Service. Mr. Burns also served as a representative on the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana and the Counter-Terrorism and the Security Council for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. He was also a member of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Burns began his Secret Service career in November 1980 as a Field Office Dispatcher assigned to the New York Field Office. In December 1982 he was appointed as a Special Agent assigned to the New York Field Office. He was later transferred to the Secret Service’s Presidential Protective Division, where he was assigned from 1989 to 1992, after which, he was assigned to the Special Services Division for two years. Following his protective assignments, in 1994, he was transferred to the Indianapolis Field Office. In 2003, Mr. Burns was promoted to the position of the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, and shortly thereafter, appointed to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Indianapolis Field Office until he retired in 2007.
Mr. Burns served as a firearms instructor for the Secret Service, receiving his certification in 1987, and has his NRA Range Safety Officer certification.
Mr. Burns is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Seton Hall University with a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Burns’ accomplishments cumulate thirty-six years of law enforcement experience.
Dave has been on the shooting range with Noblesville Police Department for twenty-six years and serves the Department as Senior Chaplain. He is also an NRA Certified Instructor in Basic Pistol Shooting, Personal Protection in the Home, and is certified as a Range Safety Officer. He seeks to live out the priorities of God, Family, Friends.