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About Us

A Little History

Steve Camp: Owner. Lead Instructor. Driving Force.

Steve Camp is Ravelin Group's owner, lead instructor and driving force.  He is a life-long firearm and training enthusiast.  While still in his teens, he trained at Jeff Cooper's Guniste Ranch.  He became an affiliate DTI Instructor in 1985 and has trained law enforcement, military pre-deployment and civilian students for over 30 years.

Steve has served as Ravelin Group's lead instructor since 2011 and is a certified NRA Instructor as well as certified IL Concealed Carry Instructor.  Combining over 30 years business and manufacturing experience, Steve oversees the design and manufacture of Safe Direction Ballistic Containment Firearm Safety Products and a line of AR500 Reactive Steel Targets. 

Ravelin Group's Mission Statement

Ravelin Group's goal is the promotion of individual competence and confidence in its training, firearm safety products and targets.  Ravelin Group is driven by 4 foundational principles:

  • Safety
  • Awareness
  • Self-Restraint
  • Disengaging a Threat
Ravelin Group Office Staff

Kate Camp, Administration

Häagen B. Barkin, Reception

Remington Rocket, Brand Ambassidor

Steve Camp's Certifications
  • IL Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor
  • Certified NRA Instructor # 19905384 (Home, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
  • DTI Affiliate Instructor (Basic and Advanced Defensive Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun; Police Defensive Handgun; Military Combat Pistol; Women's Defensive Handgun; Vehicle Defense; Force-on-Force Scenario Based Training
  • Sage Less Lethal Certified Instructor
  • Certified Armorer: 1911; S&W M&P Pistol
  • Kenpo Karate 1st Degree Black belt (1992)

What's behind the  'Ravelin' in our name?  Centuries of history! 

A Ravelin is a triangular fortification located in front of a fortress. 

The purpose of which is to divide and impede an assault.