Erik Lund began his competitive shooting career in 1994. Erik is ranked as a Grandmaster by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) and specializes in 3-Gun (Pistol, Shotgun, and Rifle) and Precision Rifle Series (PRS) style competitions. He has several State, Regional, and National level 3-Gun titles to his credit. Erik was a member of Team Sig Sauer in 2009-2011 and Pro Shooting Team

From 2006-2011 Erik was a Senior Firearms Instructor for the United States Shooting Academy (USSA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Erik’s responsibilities included developing the Rifle, Shotgun, and 3-Gun training programs at USSA. Additionally, he’s developed several beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for pistol, shotgun, rifle, and three-gun competitions, many of which have received critical accolades from several top, nationally ranked competitors. One of Erik’s Introduction to USPSA training courses was featured on Shooting USA’s syndicated television show Sighting In. Erik is the <a href=“6.Publications.html”>author</a> of several articles in both RECOIL and OFFGRID magazines relating to competition equipment, training, and performance. Erik has a television and internet presence. He was featured in an episode of the television show “Shooting Gallery” with Michael Bane, demonstrating some training segments from USSA’s, Tactical Rifle 230 program. The Shooting Gallery website also features several additional five minute training segments with him. Erik has also been a featured guest on the Armed American Radio and Ballistic Radio programs and the That Weems Guy podcast.

Erik has over 24 years Law Enforcement experience with over 22 years as a lauded Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Baton Instructor, and Less Lethal Weapons Instructor. Erik started his Law Enforcement career as a Virginia State Trooper. He was assigned to Fairfax County, Virginia, for 8 ½ years before accepting a position as a Federal Agent. He is a graduate of the Virginia State Police Training Academy (Nationally Accredited) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Erik has several years of martial arts experience in Kito-Ryu Jujitsu, Sambo, and Submission Grappling.

Professional Certifications

    • Certified Weapons Operator
    • Submachine Gun Instructor
    • Reactive Shooting Instructor
    • Search Warrant & Raid Execution Instructor
    • Use of Force Instructor
    • Active Shooter Threat Instructor
    • Non-Lethal Training Weapons Instructor,
  • Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor (GALEFI) Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • ASP Baton Instructor
  • Sig-Arms Certified Armorer
  • Colt M-16/M-4 Armorer
  • Benelli Shotgun Instructor Program
  • FBI Firearms Instructor Development Program
  • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) General Topics Instructor
  • Virginia DCJS Pistol and Shotgun Firearms Instructor

Specialized Training

  • One hand shooting techniques
  • Defensive shotgun
  • Tactical use of the shotgun
  • Urban rifle
  • Advanced urban rifle
  • Tactical rifle
  • Low-light tactical rifle
  • Precision rifle
  • Sub-machine gun operators course
  • Tactical sub-machine gun
  • Low-light officer survival techniques
  • Close quarters battle (CQB) techniques
  • Extreme CQB and edged weapon tactics

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)