Intro to Carbine

This is a guy you want to get to know and also learn from. Jon has been writing articles for Spotter Up for a long time. But he is far more than a guy writing blog content. If you get a chance to watch his videos on Instagram, read any of his in-depth and honest articles, and talk to him in person you will find out he is a very complex person. I remember our first convo. Jon told me the only way he’d write for us is if he got the chance to speak candidly about the products he wanted to review. That’s called integrity. He wasn’t going to promote junk that would break apart on our guys taking it overseas.

I recommend you give his new business Kinetic Consulting a look. Sign up for a class if you can. I haven’t yet but it’s something on my list. His new biz is located in Florida but he’ll travel anywhere.

Intro to Carbine

His bio will only tell you so much. In my times interacting with him I’ve always walked away thinking to myself, “That guy is professional in all he does. And he’s someone I want to get to know better.” Watch a video about him below.

Jon served with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, deploying multiple times in various capacities. The Ranger Battalion also provided Jon with training and first hand experience in small unit tactics, airborne operations, field medicine, breaching, foreign languages and small arms.

Upon leaving the Army, Jon worked in executive protection and acted as a law enforcement consultant, molding his military experience into a contextual view of the threats faced outside of combat environments. Jon comes to the firearms industry with an ideal blend of military and citizen; shaping his courses to apply to Mil, LE and citizen students alike.

Intro to Carbine

Jon holds multiple certifications including:

  • CPR/AED Certified

  • Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMT) Certification

  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • ASIS Executive Protection Certification, R. L. Oatman and Associates Executive Protection Certification

  • Flight Safety International Certification

  • Technology Risk Assessment Course

  • GDBA Aircraft Emergency Course

  • GDBA Evasive Driving Techniques Course

  • GDBA Security Technology Course

  • GDBA Water Rescue Course

  • GDBA Threat Assessment Course

  • GDBA Information Security Course

  • GDBA Secure Transportation Tactics Course

  • Defensive Drivers Certification

  • Pashto Language Trained

  • Combative Level 1 Certified

  • Ranger First Responder Qualified

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Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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