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Dr. Keith “Doc” Adams, CDR, USN (ret)

Dr. Keith “Doc” Adams, CDR, USN (ret)

A retired Naval Officer, certified special operations with expertise in nuclear ordinance deployment, management, demolition and disposal and specialist in International Security Assistance with expertise in the deployment and use of tactical weapons.  He has conducted national and international seminars and advanced training in Counter-terrorism tactics as well as having served on two Presidential Security Details.   He is an NRA Benefactor member and has been a competitive shooter for over 30 years competing in Shotgun, SASS, IDPA, Pistol (NRA and International), Small-bore and High Power Rifle. Awarded the Distinguished Pistol Shot and Distinguished Marksman badges, he was the Coach and Captain of numerous Navy Rifle Teams 1986-1997, Coach of the Trinity (Hartford, CT) College Rifle Team 1997-2002, and small arms training officer and special advisor for terrorist/counter-terrorist tactics for Hampden County Sheriff’s Department 2001-2008.  Trained as a law enforcement armorer, he has attended factory certified armorer courses at Colt, Remington, Sig Arms, and Smith & Wesson.  He has acquired his civilian master gunsmith certification.  Previously an Assoc. Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, he currently serves on the NRA National Coach Development staff and is the head coach of the Purdue Rifle and Pistol Teams. Coach Adams has been awarded the WIRC conference Coach of the year five years in a row and was honored by being selected as the 2013 National Collegiate Shooting Coach of the Year.  He has worked with the Australian Olympic Pistol Team and as a Level III National Rifle and Pistol Coach, has coached members of the US Olympic Rifle Team.  His coaches have been Gordon Nakagawa, Carlos Hathcock II, Don Nygord, Walt Walters and Don Hamilton.  A strong advocate of Junior Shooting Programs, he works to ensure the future of the shooting sports through the development of well-organized programs that support the youth of America.

3 Rules:

1. Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction.

2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

3.Always keep your firearm unloaded until you are ready to shoot.


"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." - Amendment II to the Constitution of the United States of America.