Bill Lyons has been an NRA Certified Instructor since June,1996. To date, he has instructed over 600 students. He has recently been appointed to NRA Training Counselor. Bill is an active pistol competitor and is interested in the shotgun and rifle sports. He is also very involved in reloading pistol and rifle cartridges and shotgun shells. He is a IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) Safety Officer, A USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) Range Officer, and is seeking certification as a NRA Range Safety Officer.

Of all the shooting related activities, he likes teaching the best. "I like to share in my students' excitement and enthusiasm. I enjoy the ongoing relationships I have developed with many of my students, whether they take another course from me or just call to ask a question or relate an experience," he says. His wife says that teaching is another "opportunity" for him to spend more time at the range, a statement he cannot challenge. Therefore, Bill has recently formed Diverse Training Solutions, LLC.