Central Indiana's Premier Firearms Training

Jonathan Tindal

Jonathan (Jon) Tindal is the Owner and Lead Instructor of Defensive Shooting Concepts. Jon has 25 years of Law Enforcement experience and is currently a member of one of Indiana’s larger law enforcement agencies. He served on his department’s Tactical Team for 13 years, many as a team leader and was a LE firearms instructor for 19 years. While in law enforcement, he has held the position of Lieutenant, served as a Shift Commander, and held the position of Department Training Coordinator. Jon’s work over the years includes a multitude of certifications, instructor positions, and accolades; including being a two time recipient of the Medal of Merit. Jon graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy ranked 4th out of 129 students. He also served in the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer from 1995-2003.

During Jon’s career in LE he has trained hundreds of officers totaling over thousands of hours of instruction. He builds on his knowledge by continuing his education in firearms. Jon is a certified armorer with respected brands such as, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Colt, Rock River and Remington.  Jon constantly constructed new and effective ways to train Indiana’s law enforcement officers in the firearms field and was the lead firearms instructor for his department Tactical Team. He has also served as a guest instructor in firearms at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Jon is certified in the instruction of handgun, shotgun and patrol rifle, as well as Taser, less lethal and chemical munitions, Simunition (simulated munitions) and Force on Force tactics and distraction devices. He is also trained in Street Survival and weapons retention. In 2012, Jon earned the IALEFI Certification of Master Firearms Instructor.  He is an avid NRA member and a GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundations Member. Jon also has taught thousands of hours on response to an Active Shooter both armed and unarmed response.

Jon is repeatedly building training plans that continually stress firearms safety and basics, and also puts the student in dynamic situations, preparing them for the possibility of a firearms related encounter. Jon delivers training that is above standards and builds the students confidence in firearms proficiency as well as performance in stress induced situations.

Specialized Training:

United States Army Basic Training and AIT School graduation

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Street Survival Course

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Certified Instructor Development Course

Firearms Instructor Course Handgun and Shotgun

Glock Armorer Course

Patrol Rifle Instructor Course

Colt Armorer Course

Rock River Arms Armorer Course

Remington M/870 Police Armorers Course

Simunition FX Scenario Instructor and Safety Course

Specialty Impact Munitions and Chemical Munitions Instructor Course

Taser Instructor Course

Law Enforcement Sniper Course

International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors – Master Instructor

Field Trauma Care Course

Smith and Wesson Armorer Course

Small Unit Tactics

Force Science Institute Certified

Active Shooter Instructor Certified (RAIDER Training)

NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

Tactical Pistol Instructor Certification with Langdon Tactical

Advanced SWAT Tactics Certification with S.C.A.R.

Advanced Handgun Instructor Certification from Work Horse

Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response DHS Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education

OC Aerosol, Less Lethal Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions, Distraction Devices

Low Light Pistol Instructor

Covert Building Search

Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics

Ultimate Training Munitions Instructor