Dick is a GLOCK Certified Advanced Armorer, GSSF rated Master Class Shooter, and eight time GLOCK 500 Club award winner for having shot perfect scores in GLOCK Indoor League Competition. He has earned Expert ratings in NRA Conventional Outdoor (Bullseye) Pistol, USPSA, PPC and IDPA. He is a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) certified Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor and Level 1, 2, and 3 Security Officer Instructor. His NRA Basic Firearms Instructor certifications include Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun as well as Personal Protection, Range Safety and the "Refuse to Be a Victim" instructional course.
As an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, he is accredited by the NRA to train and certify Range Safety Officers. He is an endowment life member of the NRA and a life member of both the Law Enforcement Alliance of America and Gun Owners of America.