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Firearms Instructor Profile - Ruperto Elpusan Jr.

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Ruperto provides professional instruction in the safe operation of firearms, shooting fundamentals and marksmanship.  His first exposure to firearms was in 1975 when he qualified as a US Navy Pistol Expert.  Although he had a late start in firearms compared to most gun enthusiasts (that late start enables him to empathize with beginners today).  He is knowledgeable in home defense, physical security, personal protection, asset protection, executive protection, the operation of revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, rifles and shotguns.  He is a NRA member and is certified by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services as a Firearms Instructor and offers training services in the private sector to security officers, bodyguards, executive protection agents, private investigators, alarm personnel, bail bondsmen, bail fugitive recover agents and any private sector security professionals who need occupational licensing in California.  He is a NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and certified by the California Department of Justice to train and test gun owners for the Handgun Safety Certificate and is also licensed to train other firearms instructors to be DOJ-licensed.  He is Red Cross Certified in First Aid/CPR.  He is a certified concealed firearms instructor and licensed by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.  He is professionally insured for firearms instruction including live fire.

Ruperto possesses a CCW permit (Concealed Carry Weapon) that allows him to legally pack a concealed gun in over 30 states.  If you are interested in obtaining this capability, too, please ask him about this, as he is a Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor.  This is especially useful for executive protection officers who travel with clients in multiple states.

Ruperto enjoys what he does and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and skills with other people.  Although he can assist gun enthusiasts of all levels, he is happy to provide training to complete beginners of varied backgrounds.

Ruperto provides security consulting with a specialization in physical security.  He is a Certified Protection Officer (International Foundation of Protection Officers), Certified Physical Security Officer and Certified Close Protection Agent.  He is a graduate of the Detective Training Institute and has earned Bachelor's degree from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.  He is a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, National Tactical Officers Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and the National Rifle Association.  He worked as a full-time Detention Services Officer and later worked in the Reserves of the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

With his diverse Internet business and software background (he is a Certified Internet Professional and Certified Web Professional), Ruperto is involved in web development projects for the firearms field.  

Certified Firearms Instructor (BSIS, DOJ, NRA, Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification)

Ruperto is a published author of several popular books that can be purchased in, and other bookstores.  Here are some books he has authored:

Credentials:  California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, California Department of Justice Certified Firearms Instructor, Utah Concealed Firearms Instructor, US Navy Qualified Pistol Expert, Certified Protection Officer (International Foundation of Protection Officers - IFPO), Certified Physical Security Officer (IFPO), Certified Close Protection Agent (IFPO), NRA Qualified Pistol Expert, NRA Qualified Handgun Expert, US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) Curios & Relics (C&R) Permit to Collect Military Firearms, California DOJ Firearms Certificate of Eligibility,  Utah Concealed Carry Weapon Permit, Florida Concealed Carry Weapon Permit, Registered for concealed carry in 30 states, California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Security Guard Permit (California Guard Card), California BSIS Firearms Permit for Exposed Weapon Carry, Delta Security Certified OC Pepper Spray Instructor, National Rifle Association - Member,  California Rifle and Pistol Association - Member, US Practical Shooting Association - Member, US Concealed Carry Association- Member, California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates - Member, National Association of Firearm Instructors - Member, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors - Member, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association - Member, National Tactical Officers Association - Member, International Foundation of Protection Officers - Member, Detective Training Institute Graduate, Red Cross Certified in First Aid and CPR.

Ruperto is an NRA Certified Instructor in the following disciplines:

  • Pistol
  • Personal Protection in the Home
  • Home Firearms Safety
  • Range Safety Officer
  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading
  • Shotgun Shell Reloading
  • Refuse To Be A Victim


As a Certified Protection Officer, Physical Security Officer and Close Protection Agent, Certified OC Pepper Spray Instructor (Delta Security), he can provide security consulting on your specific residential security needs.  A risk/vulnerability assessment and threat assessment of your property and person can be performed to help you better target harden your home as part of crime prevention.

Personal protection consulting is also available to groups and individuals.  Ruperto can arrange seminars for groups including the NRA's curriculum Refuse To Be A Victim.  Please ask about this.





National Association of Firearms Instructors
National Association of Firearm Instructors

Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certified
Red Cross Certified in CPR & First Aid



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