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50th Anniversary Vincent Pestilli and Associates

Vincent Pestilli & Associates

Formed in Whitman, MA, to be factory representatives for the firearms industry, Vincent A. Pestilli & Associates, Inc., now located in Brownfield, Maine is celebrating their 50th anniversary in business. Over the course of time, Vincent expanded his knowledge and expertise by attending extensive weapons training classes including:

  • Luigi Franchi Company shotgun training, Brescia, Italy 1974
  • Llama Gabilondo handgun course, Victoria, Spain 1975
  • Fabique National Military Weapons training, Herstal, Belgium 1982
  • Steyr-Daimler-Puch rifle & handgun training, Steyr, Austria 1982
  • Sako Manufacturing Sporting Rifle training, Riihimaki, Finland 1983
  • Valmet Manufacturing Military Weapons course, AK47 systems, Jyvaskla, Finland 1983
  • H&K training, Oberndorf, Germany 1983-97
  • Advanced H&K sub-machine gun training, Chantilly, Virginia 1984
  • Sig Sauer handgun course, Tysonís Corner, Virginia 1986
  • SAIROC small arms bronze teaching certificate 1987
  • Foreign Weapons Training, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland 1988
  • NRA Sub-machine gun training, Law Enforcement Academy, New Jersey 1989
  • Sub-machine gun and patrol rifle/shotgun training, H&K Law Enforcement Academy, Virginia 1991
  • US Army Counter-Terrorism training, Fort Meade, Maryland 1992
  • 9mm pistol training, H&K Law Enforcement Academy, Virginia 1993
  • Benelli training, Urbino, Italy 1998-2012.

11 Bravo Training Company, also incorporated in 1971 by Mr. Pestilli, was formed to train military, special forces, and law enforcement personnel on foreign weapon systems they may encounter during the performance of their duties.

Master Sergeant (Ret.) Vincent Pestilli served as a foreign weapons instructor in the U.S. Army. He is a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and an Associate Member (Life) of Chapter 54 of the Special Forces Association.

A world of thanks goes to all staff, instructors, factory representatives, and their families for their support of Pestilli & Associates and 11 Bravo Training Company these many years, hereís to fifty more!



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