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You won't find anything second rate at Apache Solutions. We are known for meeting the student at their current skill level and we push them to the next level. Our 1on1 training sessions are worth every penny, and our Classes are definitely something to not miss.

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We have some of the world's most interesting instructors here at Apache Solutions. These professionals strive to be the best the industry has to offer. Each Instructor is handpicked to teach here at Apache Solutions.

Check out the "Meet the Cadre" Blog posts below.

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Our Facilities are ever-growing and constantly getting better. Our classroom and training facility will aid in your personal and professional training, while our pro-shop will up fit you with all your shooting and tactical needs.

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Apache Shotgun Metrics

Apache Shotgun Metrics

December 3, 2023, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Proving what you have learned, bettering your shotgun journey, and holding yourself to a metric and a higher standard!Read More »
NC Concealed Carry Handgun Class

NC Concealed Carry Handgun Class

December 9, 2023, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Earn your NC Concealed Carry with Apache Solutions! This class is designed to teach the Laws of Deadly force and the laws governing CC in NCRead More »


"The Tribe" Blog

Infinite Player

By Dan Brady | December 2, 2022

By Dan Brady In The Training World, Be An Infinite Player It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The adage proves true in both training and life, but what it leaves out is that every step along the way is equally important. Some steps are easy, and…

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Meet the Cadre: Derek Watkins

By Rodney White | November 28, 2022

“Meet the Cadre” is a simple interview format glimpse into each of the outstanding folks that make Apache Solutions what it is today. We wanted to give all of our students, social media followers, and website visitors an individualized introduction to each of our Coaches, Instructors, and Administrators. This week, we introduce Mr. Derek Watkins…

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Gadgetry and Performance – Skills over gear.

By Dan Brady | November 21, 2022

It’s a pretty standard mantra in the training community, and I believe it myself. However, we can’t get around the fact that gear is an important aspect in performance when it comes to shooting.  My buddy Bryan likes to say, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” Conceptually, he’s right. In the execution of materials and…

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The Instructors

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- Owner / Chief Instructor -
Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly is the owner of Apache Solutions Firearms Training in Yadkinville, NC. Tim started Apache in 2017 with the intention of creating a stronger and more competent armed society. He recognized the need for safe and effective firearms training in his community and structured his business accordingly. In 2021, Apache taught over 900 private sessions and 1100 students in classes throughout the year. A dedicated husband and father, Tim has a strong desire to lead and help others achieve their goals.

Major accomplishments:

  • OEF Combat Veteran, United States Marine Corps (2005-2013)
  • Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2016)
  • GSSF Master Shooter (2018)
  • NRA Training Counselor (2019)
  • Top Shooter, Handgun Combatives Certified Instructor, 1/21 in the nation (2019, 2020)
  • Rangemaster Certified Master Firearms Instructor (2022)
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- Staff Administrator / Lead Instructor -
Frank Horvath

Frank Horvath is the staff administrator of Apache Solutions Firearms Training in Yadkinville, NC. Frank joined Apache in 2017. He was "volen-told" to start sharing knowedge and skills he learned from other prominate instructors and has never left. Apache's mission statement "To create a stronger and more competent armed society" helps guide all decisions with Apache Solutions. A dedicated husband and father, Frank also has a strong desire to lead and help others achieve their goals.

Major accomplishments:

  • Rangemaster Certified Master Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol, Rifle, Chief Range Safety Office, Metallic Cartridge Reloading, Shot Shell Reloading
  • North Carolina Department of Justice Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
  • Glock Advanced Armorer



Media Guru / Lead Instructor
Joel Hardison

Joel Hardison has been an involved instructor at Apache Solutions since 2019. He is an Apache instructor team lead and an NRA instructor. On top of that he has taken countless classes over the years from a wide range top quality instructors, from all across the nation that have left him equip with a wide knowledge base to help you achieve your goals. He also doubles as Apache’s media man, responsible for most of the videos and photos found across all of our online platforms. Rather you want to capture some great content of you running your handgun or learn how to run your handgun your in good hands with Joel!

Major accomplishments:

  • NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol



Lead Instructor
David Church

David has been happily married for 26 years and self employed for 32. He runs two business including Church’s Concrete and D&M Rentals. He has been an avid rock climber for 20 years and started running in 2013 when he won his first triathlon. He became a handgun instructor in March of 2020 and have been working with students ever since. I have completed the NRA, Range master and Defense training international instructor courses. More importantly he's an Apache instructor. His goal is to help develop a solid set of essential skills in the students, that one day may help save their life or the life of a loved one.

“It’s in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
⁃ Aristotle

Major accomplishments:

  • NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol
  • RangeMaster Instructor
  • Defensive Training International



Lead Instructor / Apache East
Dan Brady

Dan Brady has spent his entire adult life as a public servant, from the Marine Corps Infantry and now over 22 years as a sworn law enforcement officer. Dan’s passion for self defense and handgun instruction started in 2006 as a police academy instructor in the state of Vermont and has collected instructor certification from everywhere from Blackwater to the DoD to Rangemaster. Dan joined the Apache Ranks officially in early 2020 and brings decades of passion for teaching with him. He’s a husband and father, an avid coffee drinker and collector of quality Whisky.

Major accomplishments:
  • Handgun Combatives Instructor
  • Rangemaster Instructor (Top Gun)
  • Modern Samurai Project Red Dot Instructor
  • Law of Self Defense Instructor



Zach Cox

For over 12 years, Zach owned a landscaping business but decided to hang up the towel and do something he was passionate about. He has always loved teaching as he grew up in the church with many years of youth group ministry, white water rafting instruction, and teaching others how to survive in the wilderness. Zach started training at Apache in 2019 and quickly realized this was precisely where he needed to be. After many one-on-one sessions and countless classes later, Zach became an Apache instructor in 2020. He trains in self-defense and has a passion for the medical aspects. Like the rest of the Cadre, Zach believes there is always room to learn and grow, as he is always looking for ways to improve his skill set and the skills of the students he teaches. When Zach’s not on the range, you can find him tending to his herd of cattle on his farm.


Major accomplishments:
  • Rangemaster Certified Master Firearms Instructor
  • Rangemaster Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Basic of Pistol Instructor, RSO certified
  • North Carolina Department of Justice Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
  • Scott Jedlinski, Tim Herron, and Phil Groff instructor classes
  • CPR/AED certified, TECC and TCCC certified, First Aid for Gunshot Wounds, Swift Water Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Aid Responder


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Operations / Lead Instructor
"Juliet Foxtrot "

If you know, you know


Marksmanship is a lifelong hobby that is both a science and an art.


Major accomplishments:
  • Rangemaster Instructor
  • NRA Instructor - Pistol, Rifle, Chief Range Safety Officer
  • North Carolina Concealed Carry Instructor
  • Match Director in 2/3 Gun & EDC Matches


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Apache Solutions LLC

5239 US 601 HWY
Yadkinville, NC 27055

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Tel: 336-422-6859