About Us


Battle Axe Tactical’s lead instructor, Derek Dutton, has over 15 years of professional firearms experience. His roots in the 75th Ranger Regiment afforded him hundreds of successful direct action missions targeting some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

He has been a certified firearms instructor since 2009. His passion for firearms tactics and safety fuel his teaching endeavors. Derek holds multiple instructor certificates as a Sig Sauer Master: Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun instructor; Range Master; Active Shooter Response instructor; and CLEET/OSBI certified OK Self Defense Act instructor.

Derek fully embraces BAT’s “training is NEVER over” concept and is dedicated to further his skill as an instructor and marksman by proactively seeking cutting edge training and looking for new opportunities to expand his tactical experience.