Welcome to McLaughlin & Sons LLC
Doing Business As (DBA)
Zion Security Training
- McLaughlin was brought up in Central Baptist
Church, Baton Rouge La. an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church.
- McLaughlin was saved around the age of 7 years
- McLaughlin’s family moved to Koshkonong,
Missouri in1975. Where he then became a member of South Hill Baptist
Temple. Pastor Thomas Farrier.
- He was called to preach May 5, 1980 while
listening to a tape of Dr. Jack Hyles "One Nation Under God".
- McLaughlin graduated with a BS in Pastoral
Theology from Hyles-Anderson College in 1984
- He worked as an Assistant Pastor and Youth
Director for the late William E. Conkey at Central Calvary Baptist Church
in West Plains, Mo. from October 1984 – November 1986.
- He worked as the Youth Director for Pastor Keith
Gomez at the Northwest Bible Baptist Church from December 1986 – April
- He worked on staff for Dr. Tom Williams at the
Circle B Ranch in Koshkonong Mo. from May 1988 – November 1990. Joined
Central Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Frank Mulford and has been a member
- McLaughlin became interested in Law Enforcement
while working at the Circle B Ranch in Koshkonong, Mo. In 1988 McLaughlin
was commissioned as an Officer for the Oregon Co. Sheriffs Department with
full powers of arrest. McLaughlin attended several Law Enforcement
Academies and numerous other Law Enforcement schools during his Law
- He Managed the Oak Ridge Christian Ranch from
1990 – 1999
- In 2007 McLaughlin founded the Black Ops School
of Combat under the McLaughlin & Sons LLC. This School is designed to
teach Law Enforcement, Civilians and Military personal how to shoot and
shoot well. Black Ops School of Combat is a not a militia, not a para-
military organization, or anti government. We are proud patriotic
Americans who believe in our 2nd Amendment rights. In light of
the recent Church Shootings, we felt it necessary to open up a sister
company called "Zion Security" a school specifically designed to help
Churches form, build and train Security Teams to help protect their
Pastors and congregations.
- In light of the many church shootings around the
nation, in 2008, McLaughlin was asked by his Pastor, to form a Church
Security Team and to train them. McLaughlin now remains on as an advisor
for the Team.
McLaughlin was one of
the first persons to develop a program that instructs Churches how to
form, build and train a Church Security Team.
McLaughlin’s experience in Church work and love for the ministry, along
with his background in Law Enforcement gives him a unique perspective
and insights on how to prepare churches for the worst possible scenario.
Having worked for two Churches, McLaughlin understands the mindset of
the Pastor and the liabilities he faces.
McLaughlin has taught and
trained for over two decades from coast to coast and internationally both in
mixed martial arts and firearms. McLaughlin spent
fourteen years as a Deputy for the Oregon County
Sheriff's Department in the State of Missouri. For seven of those years he
was the Firearms Instructor for the department.
McLaughlin has trained
almost fanatically for the past twenty one years under full time instructors
as well as on his own. He is either presently or has been certified as an
instructor in the following areas:
- Firearms Instructor - U.S. Department of Justice
- Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor - Smith &
- Instructor for Concealed - Carry Weapons for the
State of Missouri
- Glock Armorer
- Defensive Tactics Instructor -P.P.C.T.
Management Systems, Inc.
- Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor - P.P.C.T.
Management Systems, Inc.
- Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention (S.H.A.R.P.)
- P.P.C.T. Management Systems, Inc.
- O.C. Aerosol Weapons Instructor - REB Security
- C.L.A.M.P. Instructor - Law Enforcement and
Security Trainers, Inc.
McLaughlin has trained
extensively with firearms. He has trained in many schools across America,
such as: Smith & Wesson and Blackwater U.S.A. just to name a couple. His
training ranges from pistols, rifles shotguns, Tactical Room Entry, Building
Searches, Executive Protection, Defense Tactics, Rappelling, K-9, Scuba
Diving and Sky Diving.
McLaughlin has also taught
at the following places or ranges in the Philippines:
The Armed Forces of the Philippines,
Taguig, Metro Manila Philippines, May 2002.
The Philippine Military Academy
(P.M.A.) Range, Bagiuo City, Philippines, May 2003. (P.M.A. is the
Filipino equivalent to the West Point Academy in the United States.)
The Defense Intelligence Security Group Range
(D.I.S.G.) Manila, Philippines, May 2003. (This Range is for training the
Security Detail for the Filipino Secretary of National Defense. This is
equivalent to the Secret Service in the United States.)
The Army Adventure Range Metro Manila.
Philippines. January 2005
McLaughlin won the
High Shooter Award - L.E.T.I. University of
Missouri-Columbia Basic Law Enforcement Academy 120 hours, 1990
McLaughlin was honored by the Armed Forces of
the Philippines. Certificate of Appreciation - Armed Forces of the
Philippines Officers Village Association Inc. 2002.
McLaughlin has accomplished
several personal goals, one of which is to draw and fire from a tactical
holster three rds. and hit center of mass at 7yds. under one second.
On more than one occasion
McLaughlin has been witnessed shooting his pistol out to 250 yds. and
hitting a man size silhouette. He has also been witnessed on many occasions
shooting three targets two rds. each under a one second time frame from the
first shot to the last shot. His unique style of teaching firearms makes it
enjoyable as well as educational. If you come with an open mind to learn you
will not be disappointed.