Louis passed away on June 24, 2014. We want to thank everyone, for your many years of support and friendship.
I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all our students and friends who have called, written, emailed and texted with their condolences, support and offers of help. In a difficult time such as this it is truly comforting to know that those of you who have been there through the years are still there for me now if I need to reach out. I believe that Louis would have been very touched by and appreciative of all the support I've received.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Snake (AKA Leigh)

Yavapai Firearms Academy is a Mobile Training Unit providing training that encompasses Gunhandling, Marksmanship and Tactics - the three elements of surviving a deadly force confrontation.

Louis AwerbuckLead Instructor Louis Awerbuck served in 1 Special Services Battalion in the South African Defence Force, and is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). He was employed by Colonel Jeff Cooper at the original Gunsite Ranch as Chief Rangemaster until 1987, attaining the title of Shooting Master.

With more than three decades of instructional experience, Louis has been a contributory adjunct instructor to the Marine Corps Security Force Bn Atlantic combat smallarms program and an adjunct firearms/tactics instructor for the Central Training Academy, Department of Energy. He has trained extensively in the police and civilian firearms field, and has instructed military personnel from various United States bases, including Special Forces units.

Plowshares into Swords Awerbuck has authored five books, "The Defensive Shotgun", "Hit or Myth", "Tactical Reality", "More Tactical Reality", and "Plowshares Into Swords", co-produced three videos including "The Combat Shotgun", "Only Hits Count", and "Safe at Home", and is Tactical Consultant and a contributing author to SWAT magazine.

If you wish to contact Yavapai Firearms Academy for more information, please send an email to info@yfainc.com or contact us at:

Yavapai Firearms Academy, Ltd.
P.O. Box 27290
Prescott Valley, AZ 86312
(928) 772-8262