A Talk with Master Firearms Instructor Adam Painchaud – Part 1

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In this private member’s podcast with our President and Co-Founder Adam Painchaud, you’ll see how Adam got his start in the firearms world. Adam reveals his favorite gun and his one “bet your life on” go-to gun. You’ll hear about his time helping people and making a name for himself, and all about Adam’s time as a federal agent and air force special agent. Adam reveals what inspired Adam to join us at E3 Firearms Association, along with why he still puts on a uniform every day, and what he loves the most about being a firearms instructor. Listen in, and share your comments with us below.

Was this training useful for you? Did you get a lot of takeaways from Adam’s extensive experience and knowledge? Share your thoughts below.

Adam Painchaud is one of the most highly regarded small unit tactics and advanced firearms instructors in America. He is Army Ranger and Airborne qualified. Adam is a senior non-commissioned officer with nearly 22 years of experience in both active duty and reserves. He has completed federal investigations as well as protective services missions worldwide including missions for the war against terrorism.

Adam has since transitioned to being the President and Co-Founder of E3 Firearms Association. He also continues to serve as a police officer. Adam remains active helping with training agencies, SWAT teams, and the community. He is  dedicated to making a positive difference in the firearms community and in people’s lives. Adam is the driving force behind E3 Firearms Association.

3 Comments on “A Talk with Master Firearms Instructor Adam Painchaud – Part 1”

  1. Hi Adam, I have followed you for quite some time, as a Sig Owner (239 SAS Gen 2), I have learned quite a bit from you. I picked up quite a bit of skills via my military time to include 4 trips to Iraq. Your teaching/techniques are simple, to the point and easily understandable. Sig no longer carries this weapon so I will make the best of it. I appreciate your dedication to not only Law Enforcement Personnel but also to the every day individual who carries a weapon and wants to be sure that they not only carry it properly but also are able to use it properly. I wish you the best in your endeavors and hope to always see you carrying a Sig Weapon. All the Best to you.

  2. Good Afternoon. My question is…..When shooting the p226 and the weapon runs empty, should the slide lock to the rear?

    If the weapon runs empty and the slide does not lock to the rear, is that considered a malfunction?

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