Experts

Joe Martini grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Westchester in 1999. He has been shooting for 20+ years and has been an instructor with Aim Small since 2013.

Distinguished Graduate of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute’s 4-Day Defensive Handgun Course
Graduate of Front Sight’s 2-Day Advanced Tactical Handgun and 4-Day Practical Rifle Courses.
Joe also recently completed a 2-Day Red Dot Sight Fundamentals Couse with Scott Jedlinski at Modern Samurai Project
Joe is a 1911 expert and is intimately familiar with the Benelli Super90, Remington 870 and Mossberg 500/590 platforms.

Joe currently holds the following credentials:

  • NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
  • Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Academi Certified AR-15 Armorer
  • GLOCK Certified Armorer

 

Paul J. Conforti is the lead instructor and creative force behind Aim Small Firearms Instruction. He was introduced to firearms at a young age and always excelled. He participated in NRA 4 position rifle qualifications and reached the Bar 9 Sharpshooter before the Explorer Post disbanded. He graduated in 1991 with a BS in Criminal Justice with honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Paul is a Life-Long Hunter and enjoys the outdoors and brings experience from the field to his teaching.

Paul became a police officer in 1987 and served the City of White Plains for almost 21 years. Officer Conforti was trained in 1993 as a firearms instructor and served in that capacity until his retirement. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1998 and was assigned to the department Special Response Team.  Sgt. Conforti was eventually put in charge of the acquisition of new handguns for the department. Paul developed much of the current firearms program that is still in place today at the White Plains Police Department.

After his retirement from the White Plains Police Department, Paul started doing NRA safety lectures and basic courses as well as NYS DCJS Armed Security Guard Training Classes. It was from this venue that the civilian tactical training courses were born after one student asked for regular training courses. Paul is dedicated to teaching all students the fundamentals of shooting.

Paul Continues to train Active-duty Police officers for both Somers Police and as a Court Securtiy Officer in the Federal Courts.

“I will not be satisfied until my students can out-shoot me.”
Paul J. Conforti

Firearms Training Certifications

    • FBI Police Firearms Instructor/ Carbine Instructor
    • OCAT Instructor
    • IACP Less Lethal Force instructor
    • Police General Topics Instructor
    • N.T.O.A. Basic Swat School
    • NRA Basic Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Instructor.
    • NRA Police Handgun and Shotgun Instructor.
    • DCJS Armed and General Security Guard Instructor.
    • NRA Life Member
    • Utah CFP Instructor
    • Glock Armorer

Phone Hours

Mon - Sat. 9:00 AM. - 8:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

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