Kirby is an NRA Training Counselor and has over 18 years of US federal law enforcement experience to include international policing assignments in four different countries. He has also provided dignitary protection for several cabinet-level personnel and was a SWAT commander as well as a hostage negotiator during his tenure in southwest US. In addition to instructor duty at the Joint Law Enforcement Training Center, he was the range operations officer with an annual graduation of 55,000 firearms students sending 10.5 million rounds downrange. Outside of teaching, he enjoys hunting with his dogs.