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Matt Canovi & Associates

Training is Survival

Matt Canovi, of Canovi & Associates can be heard every week on 1041 KSGF – Springfield’s ONLY Newstalk FM. As host of the popular “The Gunshow with Matt Canovi” which airs on Saturday Mornings from 8-9 AM, Matt discusses with his listeners all topics related to Firearms, ammunition, tactical accessories, Training, Concealed Carry, and attacks on the 2nd Amendment.

Matt Canovi is also the creator of the R.E.A.L Defensive Shooting System. This system has transformed the Personal Defensive Shooting arena to teach people how to defend themselves in an armed encounter, even under the most stressful situations.

As a former Marine & Law Enforcement Officer, Matt Canovi spent years training and developing his shooting techniques.  As an Instructor, he is committed to ensuring his students get the best training possible. As Matt always says, “Training is Survival“.

Matt Canovi’s background:

        • 35+ Years in Law Enforcement
          • USMC military security
          • Law Enforcement Private security
          • FBI / NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
          • Certified Tactical Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Instructor through Strategos International
          • United Nations Certified International Police Training
          • Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified Police/Firearms Instructor
          • DEA Trained (Experienced) Undercover Narcotics Investigator
          • Certified Arson Investigator (IAAI)
          • FBI Certified Crime Scene Processor
          • FBI Certified Fingerprint Expert
          • Graduate of John Shaw Mid-South Institute of Self Defensive Shooting
          • B. S. Degree In Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Management
          • Criminal Justice College Instructor
          • Certified Criminal Intelligence Analyst (IALEA)
          • Certified Medical Death Investigator through St. Louis University Medical School
        • Radio Talk Show Host on 104.1 KSGF – “The Gun Show with Matt Canovi”
        • Creator of The R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System
        • Home Firearms Safety
        • Basic Pistol
        • Personal Protection In The Home
        • Personal Protection Outside The Home
        • Range Safety Officer
        • IPSC
        • IDPA
        • Missouri Police Olympics Gold medal winner
      • AUTHOR:
      • R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System (Get the Book)
      • R.E.A.L. Secrets of Home and Personal Defense (Get the Book)
      • 5 Stages of the R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System (Get the DVD)
      • Concealed Carry Draw, Close Quarter Combat, Gun Retention (Get the DVD)
      • Barricade Shooting, “Slicing the Pie”, “Shoot Don’t Shoot” (Get the DVD)
      • Detachable High Rise (Leather/Kydex) Holsters and Mag Pouches

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Phone: (636) 259-0267
Email: matt@mattcanovi.com
3711 West FR 14
Brighton MO 65617