Our cadre of diverse and highly trained core of instructors is what sets Combative Weapon Solutions apart from others in the personal defense industry. We believe that personal defense training must reflect the realities of probable, not potential threats that are encountered on a regular basis. With that, the training should incorporate a legal and ethical understanding of the laws that we as citizens are going to be held accountable for if justifiable force, whether lethal or non-lethal, is ever used. Our instructors are seasoned and active law enforcement officers, firefighter/EMS, and military personnel that have well over 50 years of combined, real life street experience dealing with the realities of violence. We as instructors believe that it is not only important to have a thorough understanding in the mentality of those that commit violent acts, but to also have credibility from a defensive perspective when using awareness, De-escalation techniques, weapon manipulations and tactics on a day to day basis. Our curriculum reflects our continual effort of research, testing, and street experience to bring relevant, practical applications that are true to the dynamics of violent confrontations.


Reality based training consists of real life scenarios and methods that are conducive to a dynamic critical incident. Combative Weapon Solutions teaches clients personal awareness, proper fighting mindset, to instruction in various weapon systems. Combative Weapons Solutions specializes in teaching weapon instruction for personal protection whether you are in law enforcement, military, or a responsibly armed citizen.

From basic fundamental weapon manipulations to specialized courses geared toward specific work environments. In short, do you really have what it takes to prevail in a violent confrontation where someone is trying to take your life or the lives of innocent people? Using a weapon in a life or death situation is a dynamic and volatile atmosphere that requires proper mindset and skills that are conducive to the environment in which they are being applied. We strive to provide reality based training that increases our odds at life preservation. We also specialize in women’s firearms instruction and have specially designed courses to meet the specific needs of women.

At Combative Weapon Solutions, we also believe in always being a student first. The learning ladder never stops as the dynamics of violent possibilities are endless. We dedicate ourselves to constantly attending different courses throughout the year to gain new skill sets and knowledge that can be passed on to clients/students. There is always something new to be learned and improved upon. We take the responsibility of our clients “coming home at the end of the day” seriously, so should you.


We currently offer seminars, small classes, private, and semi-private instruction. We offer courses to individuals, Law enforcement, military, women’s groups, women owned businesses, corporate events, senior citizens, college students, and responsibly armed citizens. Our goal at Combative Weapon Solutions is preventing you from becoming a statistic. Combative Weapon Solutions, reality based training for self-preservation.

Lee Vernon – CEO


Lee has over 23 years as an active first responder/firefighter/EMT. Having spent the majority of his career dealing with street violence along with years of training in the self defense/firearms industry, he has a perspective and knowledge base experienced by few in the industry. He currently writes for multiple industry publications and has various consulting projects with industry manufacturers and professionals in the personal defense field. Lee believes in having simplistic, thorough, and diverse skill sets that you are proficient at in order to be fully prepared in protecting ones self or others. “You may only get one chance to do it right, so don’t be a liability.”

Training and Certifications:

  • Multi-state Certified Concealed Handgun License & Concealed Carry Weapon License Instructor
  • Texas DPS Certified LTC Instructor
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • Tactical First Aid Instructor
  • ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Pistol Instructor
  • Shotgun Instructor
  • Carbine Instructor
  • Blauer Tactical Systems Fundamentals Coach
  • Israeli Professional Tactical Training – Counter Terror Warfare (IDF Handcuffing, IDF Basic & Advanced Carbine, & High Risk Security)
  • Article & Media Contributions to Industry Publications (Recoil, US Concealed Carry Association, Personal Defense Network, The Counter Terrorist)
  • Regular contributor to the Personal Defense Network
  • Certified Firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
  • American Safety & Health Institute Medical Instructor (Basic & Advanced Life Support, First Aid/CPR/AED, Emergency Medical Responder, Bloodborne Pathogens, Emergency Oxygen Therapy, Wilderness First Aid, Pediatric First Aid/CPR)
  • MEDIC Instructor
  • Nationally Recognized ASHI/MEDIC Training Center
  • OSHA H2S Certified Instructor
  • Member of the NRA, USCCA (U.S. Concealed Carry Association), TCHA (Texas Concealed Handgun Association), ADSI (Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors), SOMA (Special Operations Medical Association) and IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters)

Christopher – Chief Firearms Instructor


Christopher has been involved in law enforcement in one capacity or another for the past 16 years.  He started as a soldier in the United States Army where he worked as a 95C (Corrections Specialist) at the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Leavenworth Ks. Chris currently has 16 plus active years with a major metropolitan police dept here in central Texas. Through his years of experience, he is a firm believer in sound and proper fundamentals that incorporates a “Winning Mindset”, as surviving is not enough.
Training and Certifications
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Home Safety Instructor
  • ALERRT Low Light for First Responders Instructor
  • ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Instructor
  • Force Science Institute Certified
  • Law Enforcement Field Training Officer
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • PR-24 Instructor
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Breaching
  • Tactics
  • Situational Awareness
  • Suicide Bombing Prevention and Response
  • Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors (ADSI)



Jeremiah – Chief Medical Instructor


Training and Certifications
  • PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • NREMT Paramedic
  • Adjunct Faculty-Emergency Health Sciences- Instructor at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Tactical Operational Medical Support Course – Cypress Creek EMS
  • Proficiency in Pistol, Carbine, and Shotgun

Jeremiah is an active field Paramedic with a busy and rural county based EMS service that often requires asymmetrical thinking in order to overcome limited resources and manpower when dealing with the critically sick and injured. He is also a professional educator of pre-hospital medicine as an Adjunct Instructor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio teaching Paramedicine with experience instructing military , firefighter , law enforcement – patrol , SWAT,  and civilian students. He has also been immersed in the concepts of tactical medicine with formal instruction attending Cypress Creek EMS’s renowned Tactical Operational Medical Support course.  Jeremiah believes strongly in educating the public in simple and efficient life sustaining interventions that make the difference in the often times violent and unpredictable modern world.


Rom – Assistant Instructor


Rom is a 9 year veteran of the United States Army with combat experience on multiple tours with the 82nd Airborne as well as an additional combat tour as a contractor. While deployed, Rom gained consistent training and experience as a team and squad leader with small unit tactics as well as a multitude of various weapon systems and platforms. Rom also has experience working for a weapons manufacturing company that specializes in building and improved development of the M4 platform as well as the 1911 pistol platform.

Training & Certifications:

  • 9 Years United States Army – 82nd Airborne (Sergeant)
  • Various experience from rifleman – team/squad leader
  • Emergency Response Team Driver
  • Emergency Response Team Machine Gunner
  • Embassy Security Force
  • Blackwater Counter Terrorist Driving Course
  • Sniper, Advanced Sniper, & Counter Sniper School
  • Worldwide Personal Protective Specialist III
  • Designated Defensive Marksman
  • Combat Life Saver


* CWS currently has additional instructors not currently named above who are active law enforcement personnel. Due to their specific job duties, their identities are released on a need to know or case by case basis. If you are another law enforcement agency wanting specific training, we are happy to submit credentials of all CWS employees to verified agency personnel.