About TPA

The Palladium Academy is currently a one man operation designed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to protect life, liberty, and property. I draw on over 30 years of experience teaching soldiers, police, and civilians in dozens of countries around the globe how to protect themselves from criminals and tyrants.

Since I am set up to teach alone, I limit all skills related classes to a maximum of 4 students. It is not possible to provide the essential individual attention each student needs with a class any larger. If you still would like training for a larger class then I can make arrangements to include an assistant instructor with similar experience but additional costs and considerations must be made.

About Sam Fidler

As a 25 year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sam Fidler has taught firearms in Thailand, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He has taught for the US Army Special Forces, the US State Department, and locally for private citizens. He is well practiced in the latest tactics and techniques. His ability to teach has been proven repeatedly as he has helped countless novice and intermediate shooters become expert marksmen.

Sam is a graduate of the U.S. State Department’s Basic Field Firearms Officer’s Course (BFFOC) and the U.S. Army Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course (SFAUC).