931.363.5403 or 931.766.5403
Top Gun Arms | 180 Liberty Hill Loop | Ethridge, TN 38456 USA

Monday - Saturday 9AM – 7PM
Sunday 12PM – 6PM
See Holiday Closings

What We Offer

We offer a FREE 2 hour Presentation to your congregation along with a Site Analysis (we just ask for a love offering to cover our trainers time and travel expenses), Hands on Training at your location or take advantage of our State of the Art Training Academy with our 5 Star Rated Indoor Climate Controlled Shooting Range, modern classroom facilities and the MOST Advanced Judgmental Shooting Simulator used exclusively to train our Nation’s Military and finest Law Enforcement Facilities until now!!!!!! Top Gun Firearms Training Academy is Honored to be one of the Nation’s FIRST Civilian Training Centers to offer TI’s “Training Lab” Use of Force and Firearms Simulation System (www.titraining.com).

Let us work with you to create a Custom Training Plan for your Church Security Team. We work with Churches of all sizes with budgets from small to large.

Our Specialties

  • Video and Electronic Surveillance with Onsite Specialist
  • Live Fire Training
  • Medical / First Aid Training with Onsite Professional Grade Medical Kit Sales
  • Advanced Pistol Instruction
  • Taser Training and Onsite Sales
  • Risk Assessment
  • Site Evaluation
  • Force on Force Training
  • OC Spray (pepper spray) Training and Onsite Sales
  • Advanced Rifle Instruction
  • Radio Communications Specialist with Onsite Sales and Service
  • Live Fire Team Movement Training
  • Self Defense Training

Our Lead Instructors

Our Lead Instructors are the Best in the Industry, these are not just words we use. Look at their qualifications and see for yourself…

Dean Glossup – 33 Years Law Enforcement Experience


  • FBI Certified Firearms Training Specalist
  • Surveillance Expert
  • Advanced Lethal Weapons Training
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT)
  • CPR / First Aid Certified
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Firearms and Weapons Expert
  • Qualified Police Sharp Shooter with a score of 100%
  • Trained over 300 new Officers as Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Certified as Lead Negotiator on the Crisis Response Team

And that is just the highlights. Here is a list of Dean’s Law Enforcement Trainings and Certifications

Vance Jack – 32 years Law Enforcement with last 17 with TBI


  • Chief Firearms Instructor for TBI.
  • Instructor for TBI’s Dignitary Protection Program
  • Instructor for TBI’s Active Shooter Response Training
  • Vance was not only the instructor for these classes he was responsible for their development. Most people that are teaching these classes to the public have only attended one of Vance’s Classes at TBI or they have got their hands on one of his Class Outlines and are teaching from that.
  • ALERRT Instructor (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training)
  • Simunitions Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor (Self Defense)

As you can see Vance did not just attend a class and claim to be an expert or “Certified” in that field he was the actual instructor.

Tripp Weigel - President - 31 Years Experience


  • 40 Hour Haz-Mat Training 29CFR 1910 & 1920
  • Electronic and Video Electronic Surveillance Specialist
  • Radio Communications Specialist
  • CPR-AED Certified
  • Certified Armorer
  • Licensed Class III Firearms Dealer
  • Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer
  • Certified State of TN Handgun Instructor
  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  • FCC Licensed Ham Radio Operatow "W5HZH"

Derek Osborn - Instructor - 17 Years Experience


  • Asset protection Manager Walmart Stores
  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Certified State of TN Handgun Instructor
  • Certified Armorer
  • Electronic and Video Electronic Surveillance Specialist
  • CPR/AED Certified

Malorie Osborn - instructor - 7 Years Experience


  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Certified State of TN Handgun Instructor
  • Certified Armorer
  • Firearms Sales Specialist
  • CPR/AED Certified 

Levi Weigel - Instructor - 7 Years Experience


  • Certified Flight Paramedic
  • Instructor in Multiple Advanced Medical / Trauma Courses
  • Instructor Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Certified State of TN Handgun Instructor
  • Firefighter 1 and Extrication

Kate Nolte - Instructor - 27 Years


  • Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Taught Pharmacy at Libscomb University and University of Texas
  • Captain in US Army
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Certified State of TN Handgun Instructor