What is Farewell Firearms
Located in Central Florida, Farewell Firearms was established in 2016 and specializes in providing affordable, highly focused instruction to all levels of shooters. The wide range of classes and personalized training offered ensures value for everyone, from the first time shooter to experienced competitive or tactical shooters. Our mission is to help each student achieve their individual goals by keeping the classes and training personalized.
meet joe

Everything Started in 2013

Joe Farewell launched his law enforcement career in 2007 as a volunteer for the Lake Wales Police Department (Florida). He later served at the Winter Haven Police Department and quickly progressed into specialty units. During his time at the department he was assigned to patrol, Field Training, Tactical Patrol Unit, General Crimes Unit, Violent Crimes Unit, Special Investigations Unit, and took over as the lead detective for the Gang Suppression Unit. He also spent 3 years assigned to a federal violent crime and gang task force.

Farewell tried out for the department’s Emergency Response Team as soon as he was eligible, was accepted in 2014, and graduated from the Polk County SWAT School. In addition to his role on the entry team, he later took over the sniper team leader position. Farewell was also a general and firearms instructor for the department and the Emergency Response Team.

For the past 9 years Farewell has been an avid competitor in USPSA and 3-Gun. In 2019 he was selected to represent the USA at the IPSC Rifle World Shoot in the Semi-Auto Open Division where he took home a hard fought silver medal with Team USA. He is dedicated to constant self-improvement and encouraging others to build their skills. Other notable finishes include the 2019 3 Gun Nation National Champion (both practical and 2 gun divisions), 2019 USPSA Area 6 Multigun Champion, and the 2020 Florida State USPSA Limited Master Champion.

In 2016 Joe started Farewell Firearms Training and offers instruction for all shooters, from novice to advanced. He has provided training to members of the US Army Special Operations as well as numerous instructors and specialty units within the law enforcement community. With his background in law enforcement and experience at the top tier of competition, Farewell has a well-rounded and practical approach to firearms training

our culture

To us, shooting isn’t just a sport; it’s a way of life.

Education is top priority for Farewell Firearms. We’ve built our brand on the idea that as a shooter, you’ll always have room for improvement. Our goal is to help you not only meet your goals, but to surpass them.

In addition to being safe and ensuring that learning is always occurring, there are 3 core principles I like to embrace during training, competing, and instructing.



Top Honors

Semi-Auto Open Team Silver Medalist

2019 IPSC Rifle World Shoot

Overall National Champion

2019 3-Gun Nation Nationals

Second Place Tactical Optics

2019 Surefire World Multigun
Has instructed classes and/or competed at competitions in 16 states and 3 countries
Competed in the 2017 3-Gun Nation Pro Series, filmed professionally and aired live
One of four competitors selected for the US Open Team for the 2019 IPSC World Shoot
Has taught for civilians, law enforcement, and military including Army SF and numerous SWAT Teams

Other Achievements

Match Stats

Matches Shot: 27
Match Wins: 9
Top 10 Finishes: 23

Match Stats

Matches Shot: 16
Match Wins: 6
Top 10 Finishes: 15

5 1/2 years active on SWAT
SWAT Sniper and Team leader
2017 Police Officer of the Year
Agency firearms instructor

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