we build CONFIDENCE.


Professional Endorsements

Samuel Middlebrook is an excellent instructor, a quality man with high standards who inspires confidence in everyone he teaches.
— Sheriff Brian Winter, Yakima County, Washington
Samuel Middlebrook is one of the most inspirational, empowering, and motivating instructors I have ever met.
— Michael Green - Former US Army Green Beret, founder and director of training, Greenops
The amount of superlatives I can heap on Samuel Middlebrook still can’t really give you a feel for how good of an instructor he really is.
— John Correia, Active Self Protection
Samuel Middlebrook is a phenomenal teacher. He knows what is most important and how to break it down to the most basic, easy to understand level. He is a great instructor, and even better man.
— Sam Jeffrey, Director of Harding University's Criminal Justice Program, and Former CIA Special Agent
I’ve never met a man I trust more than Samuel Middlebrook. He’s a naturally gifted teacher and possesses an uncanny ability to speak to people in the way they can understand. I’m proud to call him a friend and mentor.
— Lieutenant Luke Brandon, Washington State Patrol



1. To teach firearms, not politics.

2. To teach confidence, not cockiness.

3. To teach safety, not bravado.

4. To teach real-life scenarios.

5. To teach with encouragement.

6. To teach at any age or experience.

7. To teach with the whole family in mind - our language, and our attitudes are unapologetically clean.





About Samuel

I grew up in a small town called Tomball, Texas.  Yakima, WA is now my home.  I am the husband to an amazing wife, and father to four incredible children.  
My mission is to help you become safe and confident with handguns, and to help you move from the level of skills, knowledge, and confidence you currently have to where you want to be.  
If you've never touched a handgun before, I give you my word that you will discover a safe, positive, and encouraging environment to learn in.  
If you've shot a lot, or perhaps even taken a course or two along the way, you have my word that you will find your skills sharpened, and your desire to become better will only grow.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey of becoming a safe and confident operator of handguns.

what redhawk offers

Redhawk Firearm Training offers premium handgun training courses at several levels.  We have a motto, "SAFETY BUILDS CONFIDENCE, AND CONFIDENCE BUILDS SAFETY".  Starting with our popular entry-level course, "An Introduction to Firearms" and all the way through to our most advanced courses, we provide a excellent, encouraging, and engaging environment for course participants to learn and grow in.  We're based in Yakima, Washington, but are currently providing training courses on a regular basis in both Central and Western Washington.  Click on the "COURSE INFO" button to find a training opportunity near you!