William “Billy” Leahy
Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT)
Founder of 2EZ Tactical is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard with over 12 years of active duty under his belt, which included various military and law enforcement operations. Billy currently works under the Counter Terrorism Division of the Department of State,deploying around the world training foreign special operations units in Sniper/Observer Operations, Crisis Response, Quick Reaction Forces, Personal Security Details, and Explosive Breaching techniques.
During his time with the Coast Guard, Billy spent more than 10 years in the Deployable Specialized Force Unit, Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT). He spent the last 4 years assigned to the Special Mission Training Detachment (SMTD) at MSST San Diego/MSRT-West. While there, Billy was responsible for developing and executing training plans as the lead instructor for Close Quarters Combat, Sniper/Observer, Reconnaissance/Surveillance, Breaching, Defensive Tactics and various insertion methods that resulted in the establishment of MSRT-West in 2017.
Before instructing, Billy was assigned to MSRT-East for 7 years where he maintained qualifications as a Direct Action Section (DAS) Squad Leader and Sniper/Observer Squad Leader.
Along with these major accomplishments, Billy is a highly-qualified competitive sniper, having won the 2017 US Army International Sniper Competition featured on the History channel placing 1st in service class and 3rd overall against 30 teams from around the world.
Chad is a great guy who showed my team and I how to react to an active shooter. I really appreciate what him and his team showed us.
“The one on one instruction was great for me to sharpen tactics and technique. Shooting at the range is one thing, but actually learning scenario based training while working with instructors and a team is irreplaceable.”
I was able to overcome my fears around firearms and gained Confidence, Knowledge and Empowerment, through the patience & guidance of 911 ACADEMY’S Instructor, Paul Wayman.
911 academy was one of the best firearms training schools that I ever went through. Being a 20 year military veteran and have gone through many shooting schools…911 academy changed the way I shoot and re-train myself from what they introduced me too..I was welcomed with opened arms and really feel like part of a family with them (911 academy). The owner Chad Talbot is a well seasoned warrior who brings his life experiences to the training and is also very humble throughout the training.
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Chad and his seasoned staff are absolutely top-notch. With an emphasis on safety, they coached my shooting style and helped correct bad habits that I didn’t even know I had. Although mostly ex-military, the environment was light and fun. These men a true bad-asses and very experienced in what they do. I went from knowing how to fire my weapon to shooting extremely accurate with both hands in a few hours. If you want AFFORDABLE, informative, and fun (different positions, around obstacles/cover, etc.) instruction 911 Academy is the place to do it!
I’m looking forward to my next excursion with these gentlemen.
The experience I had at 911 Academy was life changing, for the simple fact that I have always had preconceived notions about guns and have always been afraid of them. A friend recommended I attend this training. I took my 14 year old daughter and my 11 year old son. As we arrived, I could just tell that I just had to let go and trust me and my family to Chad and his team. The organization, the structure, the humbleness, the teamwork/unity, the focus on respect/safety and the knowledge and experience of these highly trained individuals was mind-blowing. Bottom line, you will spend 70% learning and 30% engaging; not only in how to fire a weapon, but the notion of when and how and that’s after you analyze your surroundings and threats. All this in 4 hours. Ultimately, the learning me and my kids received was priceless. Thank you 911 Academy!