Instructor & Actor / Filmmaker
April 22, 1950 - April
George Flynn held multiple NRA Instructor Certificates
and was also listed as a Concealed Carry Permit
Instructor with the State of Wyoming and Florida.
For over 40 years, Mr. Flynn had been both professionally
and personally involved in the Shooting Sports.
He’d been an avid competitive shooter in disciplines
such as Combat Pistol, ICORE, Cowboy Action,
Skeet, as well as other sports.
He also enjoyed hunting, collecting, and writing
on firearms & related topics. He had published
and/or produced several books & videos on Firearms,
Shooter Training, Concealed Carry and African Safari.
His book & video “Guns for Women”
(released in 1988) reached and helped
thousands of people, and also changed the minds
and positions of many individuals who were not previously
supportive of firearm ownership. It's important
to note that the Book & Video were the direct
inspiration for the President of Smith & Wesson
to reintroduce the “Lady Smith” line of handguns.
“Guns for Women” was a natural outgrowth of
his excellent reputation for helping new shooters
buy their first firearm and begin to enjoy the shooting
He served on the Board of Directors of the
County Fish & Wildlife Association and
was currently serving on the Board of the Colorado
Friends of the NRA.
George was an award winning Actor, Writer
& Director as well as the host of the "Words
of Freedom" Radio Show.
recent years, he’s served as Screenwriter
and Co-Producer on the Motion Picture "Set Apart" starring
& Speed Racer) John Schneider, (Dukes of Hazzard & Smallville) and
Jennifer O'Neill, (Rio Lobo &
Summer of ‘42).
was also one of the Producers on “Tengu:
The Immortal Blade”, a Sci-Fi/Action Motion
Picture, starring James Lew,
(Kung Fu & Inception), &
Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Instructor & Media Producer
Miss Flynn is
an NRA Certified Instructor qualified to teach:
been a life long fireams & shooting enthustiast,
completing her Hunter Education training at the
age of 10, and enjoys competive target shooting.
on the Weld County
Fish & Wildlife Association Newsletter
& Website Team for 4 years. And is currently
a member of the Front Range Gun Club.
has assisted in classroom education since before
both media education and firearms/shooting sports
related classes at various schools including:
Rock Community College
Center for the Arts
Institute for the Arts
Range Gun Club
When George passed away some years ago,
she decided to continue on her father's teaching tradition. For more
information on her firearms safety training classes, please visit: www.SelfDefenseGuns.com
Valerie has numerous interests in various stages
of rabbit trails of self study. She enjoys
wit, whimsy and listening to an eclectic assortment
of music. She dislike seafood, math and the
sound of a chalkboard being scratched. Hence
her love of marker board drawing. Greatest role models?
Her father and Annie
Oakley. Valerie explains why, "Not only was Annie an incredible
shot, but she was a true gentlewoman."
Valerie Flynn provided 1st & 2nd Assistant Director
and Production services for such clients as Mammoth
Micro Prod., Turner Entertainment / Hanna-Barbera,
Audio Entertianment, IBM Zenith, Cobe Labs, Active
Entertainment, Movie Store Entertainment, Tele-Film
Prod., Cinema Arts Entertainment, FanFareRecording
Studio, Update Productions, Derryberry Audio Prod.,
City of Arvada & Golden and others.
In addition to working with
George on their numerous media and Motion Picture
projects, Valerie was also one of the producers
of the "Words
of Freedom" Radio Show. Inspired into being from
the Living History Audio CD. (Listen to
it online for free!)
Currently, she's semi-retired from media production
work. But, who knows what the future holds?
"The Shadow knows" Ahem, right...
Anyhoo, Valerie loves talking shop and
she's meet a few students who also worked
in "showbiz". People are amazing
muilti-faceted beings. Would you be willing
to share your story with her too?