What We Do

Delaware Patriot provides firearms safety training solutions for both companies and private citizens in the state of Delaware. We work with a team of instructors to provide the greatest flexibility in scheduling possible -- for more information or to schedule a class, contact us today!

Delaware Patriot Firearms Safety Training will provide quality firearms instruction in a safe and educational environment so that we may foster a better understanding of firearms and enhance the marksmanship skills of our students.

Delaware Patriot Mission Statement
     


 

 

Rob Wiltbank

Rob is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer who holds a Master of Science in Education with a focus in Instructional Technology. He shoots competitively in the International Pistol Shooting Confederation and United States Practical Shooting Association, and started the Action Pistol League at the Delaware State Pistol Club.

As a strong supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, Rob founded Delaware Open Carry, a group of individuals whose purpose is to educate the general public about the peaceable carry of firearms. Specializing in the research of Delaware Firearms Law, he has published a compilation of Delaware law that pertains to the carrying of a firearm which he offers as a free download. Rob has worked with aspiring law enforcement agents in the Criminal Justice program at Delaware Tech and was the firearms instructor for the local scholastic chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association. Rob has received training in the Darkness to Light Foundation's Stewards of Children program to be able to prevent, recgonize, and react responsibly to sexual abuse, and he advocates for women's self-defense and safety programs.

His teaching philosophy is that, in order to be successful at instructing people in firearms safety, two things are required of the instructor:

  • Be a good teacher. Understanding teaching philosophies and methodologies to engage the student and increase learning retention are crucial so that information can be comprehended and recalled after class.
  • Be an excellent marksman. Not just by having a "knack" for shooting, but understanding the body mechanics behind shooting and the experience to know how to correct technique problems and educate the student as to why it happened. Rob has fired tens of thousands of rounds and taken part in pistol competitions in the tri-state area.
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Kim Wiltbank

Kim is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer who grew up in a hunting household shooting shotgun and rifle. Today, she shoots competitively in a variety of disciplines, including pistol, trap, and archery.

As a member of The Well Armed Woman, and in response to an increase demand, Kim developed Delaware Patriot's Women's Concealed Carry course that, in addition to covering everything required to obtain your Delaware license to conceal, female-specific topics are shared. Discussions surrounding women's safety concerns, pistol shooting as it relates to female body mechanics, and concealment techniques for women are included in a respectful learning environment. Kim has trained with noted firearms defense instructor Jody Maki, and has a long history of teaching and training a diverse population, from children to seniors.

Kim's dedication to the Second Amendment and our right to self-defense is matched only by her love for sharing knowledge and working with her students on their training goals. In her work, she strives to:

  • Be a patient instructor. Having worked with students of every demographic, Kim strives to identify your learning style, and utilizes different teaching methods to improve engagement and skill retention.
  • Practice what you teach. It is imperative that instructors follow the same safety guidelines, and demonstrate the marksmanship skills that are taught in class. Consistency is key to providing excellent training.