Concealed Carry Instruction with Michael Woodland of M-W Tactical

It’s time for yet another episode of TacticalPay Radio! This week, Brett was joined by Michael Woodland, founder of M-W Tactical on the show. Michael had so much to share, including how he became a certified firearms instructor, how he runs his business, and more.

Michael Woodland served in the Army for 22 years, is an Instructor for Combatives and Marksmanship courses, and he’s also a competitive shooter, writer, and frequent guest on podcasts as well as co-host of the Black Man with a Gun podcast. He’s the founder of M-W Tactical.

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Episode Highlights

  • What kind of courses M-W Tactical offers.
  • How Michael became a concealed carry instructor.
  • How states differ in their Concealed Carry laws.
  • If gun owners with a concealed carry license holders should “keep one in the chamber”.
  • And much more!

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M-W Tactical

M-W Tactical (or Munitions Weapons Tactical) began when Michael Woodland was in the military stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia. While he participated in various firearms classes, he “saw a lack of continuity across a variety of instructors” and realized his skills and talents could be very useful in the field of firearm instruction. From there Michael continued his journey of countless hours of training in both the military and civilian sectors and set about growing his business. These days, teaching the art of shooting has become Michael’s life long passion. It’s what he does best, and M-W Tactical is proof of that.

M-W Tactical offers many different courses on Conceal Carry, Basic Handgun Safety & Marksmanship, and more. They even offer Women’s Only courses on shooting, and more advanced courses in shooting. M – W Tactical also works with instructors around the country to help make sure that anyone who seeks quality instruction can find it. With a strong online presence, and a dedication to customer satisfaction, M-W Tactical has continued to grow their base of students.

In addition to offering courses, M-W Tactical also boasts a blog, an online store, and countless resources on gun safety, gun laws, marksmanship and more. If you’d like to learn more you can Click here to connect with M-W Tactical!

TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week

The “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” was created to highlight the important on the ground work of local and community organizations in the firearm community. We receive nominations of organizations to recognize from our listeners. Organizations eligible to be featured include local gun clubs, hunting and shooting groups, advocacy and educational groups, and other firearms related organizations. We want to highlight the important work that the best of these organizations are accomplishing. These aren’t sponsored picks, but truly worthy mentions!

We’ve got a great one for you this week.

Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts

For over 40 years GOAL has provided a leading voice for sportsmen and women, gun owners and conservation efforts, on Beacon Hill and across the state of Massachusetts and they show no signs of slowing down.

GOAL provides education and advocacy leadership to ensure protection of the environment, wildlife, and the civil rights of citizens.

In their own words, they say “From town hall to the State House, we are there for you” and they live up to that statement!

GOAL focuses on educating people on gun laws, gun safety, proper shooting technique, individual rights, and so much more. In addition to their information on regulation and legislation, they also have events like the CCW fashion show they just put on with Massachusets Women Gun Owners in April of this past year.

Education is one of the most important things they do… and they have loads of classes to choose from on their site, Principles of Concealed Carry, Intro to Modern Sporting Rifle, Massachusets Gun Law for Citizens, a Utah Non-Resident CCW Course, and so much more.
When it comes to engaging with their community and advancing the goals (no pun intended) of gun owners, GOAL has done and continues to do amazing work. If you’re curious to learn more, or even interested in membership, you can visit their site at

Huge congrats to them and keep up the great work!