Our Staff Instructors

Jack Tinsley

A military veteran with combat experience, Jack has also been a hunter, shooter, and reloader most of his adult life and involved in the firearms industry for over 10 years. Jack shoots sporting clays competitively and understands as only a shooter can the demands placed on a competitive shooter and shotgun. He knows how to fit your gun and how important that becomes as you grow in the sport.

Jack is a certified NSCA Level 1 instructor and has an impressive record in competitive shooting:

2020: 1st Overall Super Senior Veteran Concurrent Class         

2019: 1st overall FITASC C-Class; 1st Main Super Senior Veteran Concurrent Class; 1st FITASC Super Senior Veteran Concurrent Class.                                                                                                                                                         

2016: 3rd Overall E-Class.

Dan Maloy

Dan grew up in northern California in the San Joaquin Valley, where he and his family were avid bird hunters for many years. For the last 55 years, he’s been addicted to trapshooting. He’s traveled to tournaments in several states, including the Grand American Championship in Vandalia, Ohio on several occasions. His newest passion is sporting clays. Dan has been with Buds since November of 2013 as a Retail Sales Associate.

Doug Ramsey

Doug has a lifetime of firearms experience and fifteen years with the nation’s largest firearms retailer–BudsGunShop.com, LLC–buying, selling, marketing, and operations and government compliance regarding firearms and related products.

Utilizing his Homeland Security education, Doug is currently directing Outreach, Education and Training efforts for Buds by developing educational seminars, mini-seminars, and training classes.  He is certified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a carrying concealed deadly weapons instructor and is an NRA-certified Instructor.  

Jason Cain 
Jason is a central Kentucky native, father of two, and Navy veteran. As a Naval Aviation Ordnanceman, he received training on everything from handguns to Harpoon missiles. Jason also assists in coordinating our range activities.
Gary McFarland
Gary is a lifelong resident of Kentucky and firearms enthusiast; he is also a certified Firefighter I and II instructor. He has been with Buds for seven years teaching introductory handgun classes and working our LE counter. Additionally, Gary has coached 4H Club Shooting Sports members in Archery and Trap.