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Vince and Christie Bizzini began Valley Defense Consulting, Inc after receiving numerous inquiries about where and how to find both quality, and local firearms training for the general public.  Valley Defense includes Vince, Christie & their highly qualified team.  Per 2024 CA guidelines, they are all CA POST Certified Firearms Instructors and have been for many years.  They are a very tight-knit, well rounded team, and in working with them, it shows that they have been co-workers and friends for a very very long time...the best team in the area!

As a 32 year law enforcement officer, Vince has trained hundreds of law enforcement professionals, military units, and law enforcement cadets. While acting as the regional police academy's lead firearms instructor, Vince developed numerous courses for pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Prior to his retirement, he was also the lead firearms instructor/armorer for his agency, and was tasked with all firearms training, program development, and firearm maintenance. Vince's reputation as an extremely skilled firearms instructor and class A instructor precede him. He is very well known as an expert in his field throughout several surrounding counties and is highly regarded by the organizations that have trained him, as well as the organizations that he has provided training for.

Christie has acquired a vast amount of knowledge in her more than 12 years in the law enforcement industry. Serving the community as a Reserve Police Officer, Community Service Officer, Legal Clerk, and Firearms Instructor, she has had the opportunity to experience law enforcement, firearms, and our community from a variety of perspectives. Through all this, she has found she has a passion for the challenge and responsibility of firearms training. Christie is a Glock Armorer, a Taser International-certified Taser Instructor/Armorer, and became a CA POST certified firearms instructor in 2001, through CA POST (CA Peace Officer Standards & Training), when she began teaching private citizens. Before it's closure, she was a valued firearms instructor at the regional police academy for over 5 years, where she taught several hundred police cadets, many of them being current or former military personnel. 

For the last 7 years, Christie has spent a good amount of her time as a Realtor and loves being able to use her no-nonsense and protective approach to guiding and looking out for her real estate clients just as she guides her students on the range.  If you are interested in seling or buying, please give them a call, many VDC clients already family has used her in 5 different sales and purchases, in as many years! 

VDC about us pic2Both Vince and Christie have trained at internationally recognized firearms training institutes. As for the quality of their training program, they have set the bar high...and they'll leave it offer you the best.

Valley Defense Consulting brings you all the advantages of both instructors being trained by the world's best, and imparting that training to you at the local level...and at better than reasonable costs.  They are both esteemed members of IALEFI (International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors).

The citizen who wishes to be more informed and trained with their firearm has had few local choices until now. Most organized, professional training has been obtained by costly travel and steep tuition's, but no more! Valley Defense Consulting has brought state of the art firearms training to our area.

Whether your interest in firearms is recreational or self-defense/home protection, Valley Defense Consulting has a course for you.

Valley Defense Consulting does not operate in a "boot camp" or "soldier for a day" environment. The training is real and organized, yet structured so that each student is grounded in the basic firearms skills. Confidence and security are obtained by training for a skill set, and they provide that training from basic to dynamic.

Please look at the Course Offerings, and descriptions. If you don't see a class you feel is right for you, please contact Vince & Christie for information regarding customization and personal tutorials at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for considering Valley Defense Consulting for your firearms training needs...You won't be disappointed!

Please read some of our reviews on our website. You can also see more about Vince & Christie on their YELP or FACEBOOK pages.