Why us?

Geauga Firearms Academy

Geauga Firearms Academy believes all lawful citizens have the right to protect themselves. We also understand that the decision to own and carry a firearm is a huge responsibility. Our goal is to provide training to people with a wide range of skills, experiences, and backgrounds. 


Geauga Firearms Academy aims to create  a very comfortable experience welcoming to all shooters beginners to advanced.  We train year round (dress accordingly). Our classroom can accommodate classes small to large. We are also mobile, and are able to train anywhere in the nation provided an adequate number of student commitments. Class are held in Montville and Garrettsville, OH. 

​​Neil Nemetz
Head Instructor/Owner

From his many years of training, Neil knows that each client learns differently and the instruction needs to be tailored to each client for him or her to effectively learn within any discipline. 

​Neil has over 14 years experience in firearms training. He is currently an NRA Certified Instructor. He is  NRA Chief Range Safety Officer with experience in training Range Safety Officers and writing standard operating procedures for shooting ranges. In addition, he is a OPOTC Armed Peace Officer.

Complementing his firearms experience, Neil actively trains and has over 12 years of martial arts experience. He has trained in reality based hand-to-hand combat, Gracie Combative Jiu-Jitsu, and executive protection training. 

​In addition, Neil has extensive gunsmithing experience building and customizing AR15s for application specific requirements. He has instructed several AR15 builder classes and is a Certified Smith and Wesson armorer.