Pegasus is designed to present the average citizen with the tools needed to protect themselves. As our nation faces increasing challenges to law enforcement the need is greater for the citizen to be armed and trained in self-protection. Every instructor is prior/current military or retired law enforcement.

William (Buddy) Blanton

William (Buddy) Blanton is the owner and lead instructor for Pegasus Firearms. Buddy is a retired decorated police officer with over 30 yrs of experience with firearms. Buddy has designed the training programs for the novice to the professional. Buddy is a retired police officer who has served as a director of a contracted armed security team. As an officer Buddy was involved in a shooting which resulted in the suspect being shot. Buddy has experience in what is known today as the active shooter. Buddy designed a panic alarm system and the training of the staff in active shooter response which aided the staff of a large Virginia hospital. The staff activated the panic alarm system which alerted the armed security officer. Within minutes the armed perpetrator was apprehended. So Buddy will deliver to your class his personal experience with armed confrontation as he explains topics such as, use of force, state laws and personal protection. Buddy has trained more than 2000 people in active shooter response to include military and law enforcement. Our Active Shooter course for civilians is designed to show the average citizen how to respond to this threat.

  • Active Shooter Instructor-Sig Sauer Academy
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Black Belt in Karate
  • Krav Maga
  • Terrorism for the First Responder- Sig Sauer Academy
  • Glock Armorer School
  • Sig Sauer Armorer School
  • M4, M16 and AR 15 Armorer
  • Dignitary Protection
  • M4 Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • Scuba Search and Rescue
  • Member of a rescue squad for 6 years
  • U.S. Air Force Security Specialist
  • Retired Police Officer – served as a firearm instructor, K9 handler
  • Security Director – created an armed security team of retired police officers who trained in such locations a Sig Sauer Academy and the local police academy. All security officers had to shoot proficiently at 90% without any rounds off the target. Created an active shooter program and a state of the art panic alarm system.
  • Crisis Prevention Instructor
  • MBA from Liberty University


Billy Blanton

Billy Blanton an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Billy is an expert in bladed weapons, holds two black belts and is experienced in Krav Maga. Billy is a pistol and rifle expert.

He holds his instructor qualification from the Sig Academy as an Active Shooter Instructor. Billy is an Artillery Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Pegasus with the Candidates


Basic Courses


Learning basic skills necessary for the safe use of a pistol or rifle in target shooting. Courses include safety, gun handling, fundamentals of pistol shooting, maintenance, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and shooting range activities.


Intermediate Courses

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Courses include Drawing from Concealment, Defensive Pistol & Rifle Shooting, Surviving Physical Attacks & Disasters and informative courses covering modern terrorism including the methods of preparation/response, and effective security measures.


Advanced Courses

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Advanced Courses includes courses on Anti-terrorism and Active Shooter Response for Civilians, NRA Pistol Instructor Course, Advanced Hand to Hand techniques, Knife Defense and Fighting in Close Quarters.