About the author

Ken Cormack is a retired United States Coast Guard Petty Officer, born on the Atlantic coast of New England. Having settled in Ohio in 1988, he now volunteers his service to the Department of Homeland Security through the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, and works as a Network Security Engineer at a large logistics company based in Akron.

Ken is an active IDPA pistol, and tactical carbine and shotgun shooter, and loves to spend time at the range. Training as often as opportunity allows, he is a repeat student of both John Benner of the Tactical Defense Institute, and of John and Vicki Farnam of Defense Training International. He is, himself, now a DTI Adjunct Firearms Instructor.

Ken is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. He is a member of the Greenport Tactical Association, the International Defensive Pistol Association, Ohioans for Concealed Carry, a Defender Member of the Buckeye Firearms Association, and an endowment member of Pro-Gun New Hampshire.

In addition to the Ohio Concealed Handgun License, he holds non-resident licenses to carry a concealed handgun, from New Hampshire, Maine, Florida, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with Connecticut pending.

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