About Stoneridge Tactical
At Stoneridge Tactical Academy, through excellence, reality, and truth, our students receive superior tactical firearms and defensive skill set training. Approaching reality with truth and practicality, it's easy to achieve excellence.
We provide firearms and tactics classes to civilian, law enforcement, security, corporate, and government in many disciplines. We offer concealed carry, beginning handgun, women's classes, kid's classes, defensive and tactical firearm classes for the novice and expert alike. Plus, we teach self defense, and defensive tactics. Stoneridge Tactical is the only certified ASP training school for security and law enforcement.
As such, we offer classes in ASP Tactical Baton, and ASP Tactical Handcuffing and Arrest Techniques. Stoneridge instructors are certified and licensed by some of the biggest and best organizations in law enforcement, security, and defensive tactics in the business, including the NRA, Utah BCI, ASP, Safariland, Defense Technology and others to assure you quality classes every time!
Stoneridge Tactical's Lead Instructor is David Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham began his training in 1991 as a member of law enforcement having worked for Jackson County Narcotics Enforcement Team and then to becoming President of his department's Police Association for 2 years. He was a Field Training Officer with the department and trained other officers in such subjects as defensive tactics, high-risk felony stops, report writing, use of force, search and seizure, and evidence handling, and was a Certified Child Abuse Investigator and a Certified Death Investigator. During his tenure, he wrote and served many search warrants and was supervising officer on several others, resulting in multiple arrests and convictions of criminals involving narcotics. He was a highly trained DUII enforcement officer as well. In 1993, he was honored by MADD along with only 7 other officers in Jackson County for his diligent effort in keeping our streets safe.
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Most recently, Mr. Cunningham, along with his wife Liz, founded Stoneridge Tactical Academy focused on professional training for students in law enforcement, security, and civilian communities nationwide. Mr. Cunningham has trained all over the country and has received instructor certifications in many areas. Both David and Liz are members of the ASP International Training Team and teach groups in proper, court-defensible use of handcuffs, tactics, and batons. Subsequently, David has been certified by the largest firearms organization in the country, the NRA Law Enforcement Division, as a certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor for both Patrol Rifle (carbine rifle, M-4, AR-15, M-16, mini 14, AK-47, MP-5, etc) and handgun. As a law enforcement firearms instructor, Mr. Cunningham is specifically trained to build, develop, and deliver the best firearms training courses in the country, completely acceptable and suitable for training the largest police and law enforcement departments worldwide in the disciplines of handgun and carbine rifle.
"I take these law enforcement instructor certifications very seriously. They
mean a lot to me. As a result, my students are the best-trained in the state.
I train law enforcement personnel all over the country in something that will
undoubtedly save their lives as they perform their duties everyday.
I'm honored that I can be instrumental in their success."
Mr. Cunningham remains active within the law enforcement community to this day. He has been contracted by the State of California Department of Corrections at Pelican Bay in 2019 to train Pelican Bay's Crisis Response Team members in the use of Tactical Handgun and Carbine Rifle. He teaches Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle and Law Enforcement Handgun all over the state at various law enforcement ranges. He's an Active Member of IALEFI (International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors) and NLEFIA (National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association), two of the most well-known and influential law enforcement firearms instructor organizations in the country.
Mr. Cunningham is one of only 2 Nationally-Certified Krav Maga Instructors in the Southern Oregon area. He teaches at a local school in Central Point, Oregon and is the only other upper-level Krav Maga instructor in SO Oregon.
David Cunningham is a faithful Christian family man with a beautiful wife and a wonderful son who is enrolled in the University of North Dakota's Commercial Aviation program and is an active member of the USAF ROTC studying to become a fighter pilot. Mr. Cunningham also holds a 3rd degree black belt under Chuck Norris.
Mr. Cunningham is an NRA certified Chief Range Safety Officer training Range Safety Officers in Oregon to provide a completely safe and fun environment for all levels of firearms enthusiasts and shooters. His prior training, plus the additional certifications and credentials below, place Stoneridge Tactical in the top of all firearms training organizations in the entire State of Oregon with regard to instructor certifications, ability, training, and expertise. For any prospective student, that translates into the safest and best instruction statewide for clients of Stoneridge Tactical Academy. You've certainly come to the right place. We pride ourselves in providing the best in training and instruction to all of our clientele. Law Enforcement, Military, and other professionals can contact our staff at Stoneridge about custom "mobile" training programs to achieve your specific training objectives.
Our class schedule changes often. View the class schedule to see the latest additions. Find a class that fits your personal needs. If you don't find a class that you are interested in, contact us and request a class. We strive to be able to accommodate your request.
Director, Lead Firearms Trainer
Lead Simunition Scenario Instructor
Lead Tactical Instructor
AR Build Instructor
Facilities Safety Manager
Stoneridge Tactical Instructor Credentials
Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Active Member - International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
Active Member - National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Firearms Instructors
Tactical Firearms Instructors
Certified Simunition Scenario Instructor
Women's Handgun Instructors
Oregon Concealed Handgun Instructors
Utah Concealed Firearm Instructors
Arizona Concealed Handgun Instructors
Florida Concealed Handgun Instructors
Virginia Concealed Handgun Instructors
Certified Glock Armorer
Defense Technology OC Spray Instructor
ASP International Training Team Member
ASP Baton Instructor
ASP Handcuffing and Tactics Instructor
Bachelors Degree in Criminology
Former Law Enforcement Field Training Officer
Former Presidential Protection Detail for President George H. W. Bush
Krav Maga Instructor
Self Defense Instructors
Defensive Tactics Instructors
3rd Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor under Mr. Chuck Norris