Matt Canovi

Matt Canovi

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 7-9 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 theR.E.A.LDefensive 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:

    • USMC military security
    • 30+ Years in Law Enforcement
    • FBI / NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
    • United Nations Certified International Police Training
    • Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified Police/Firearms Instructor
    • DEA Trained (Experienced) Undercover Narcotics Investigator
    • Graduate of John Shaw Mid-South Institute of Self Defensive Shooting
    • Certified Tactical Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Instructor by Strategos International
    • B. S. Degree In Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Management
    • Criminal Justice College Instructor
    • Certified Criminal Intelligence Analyst
    • 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
      Missouri Police Olympics Gold medal winner
    • AUTHOR:
      R.E.A.L. Secrets of Home and Personal Defense
      5 Stages of the R.E.A.L. Defensive Shooting System
      Concealed Carry Draw, Close Quarter Combat, Gun Retention
      Barricade Shooting, “Slicing the Pie”, “Shoot Don’t Shoot”
      Detachable High Rise (Leather/Kydex) Holsters and Mag Pouches

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