Safety, Security, and Situational Awareness
Firearms/Gun Safety Training
Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, New Mexico
 © S3A Security Solutions, LLC - DBA Sierra3Alpha

Sierra3Alpha: NM Concealed Carry Instructor

Instructor Qualifications:

Steven Martinez/Owner/Senior Instructor

Served as a Lieutenant for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Protective Force, DOE Headquarters Learning and Workforce Development Team, DOE Personnel Security Specialist (Current), and The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Protection Bureau.  I have trained over 1,000 hours in the use and deployment of weapons and tactics.  Special Response Team (SRT) - I posses the skills and techniques required to effectively execute recapture/recovery and pursuit operations, and to support interruption, interdiction, neutralization, containment, and denial strategies. I have developed close quarters marksmanship skills with the handgun and rifle; close quarters battle techniques; mounted, dismounted, and urban movement techniques; a variety of assault options deployments; and mechanical and ballistic breaching techniques.  I am proficient in the use and manipulation of firearms, and the demonstrated requirement of firearms safety.

Instruction through experience, not just a one day NRA course on various topics.  It takes a well qualified instructor with the knowledge, and ability to give the student the well deserved advantage to become better than the instructor.  I am a conduit of information, once the student has the basics for the foundation to become a safe gun owner, excellency then follows with practice and time.  I teach at the lowest level possible for the beginner to learn, and adapt to the advanced shooter's questions and needs when required.  I will always make my student's needs the first priority, and will always treat you with respect and kindness through my instruction.



  • New Mexico Department of Public Safety Certified Concealed Carry Instructor - DPS# 459
  • New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Certified Security Guard Instructor - Levels: 1, 2, 3, and Firearms - Instructor# IN0015          
  • Department of Energy Instructor Certification
  • Office of Security Certified Instructor
  • Curriculum Development Certification


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