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, of Farewell Firearms Training, launched his law enforcement career in 2007 as a volunteer for the Lake Wales Police Department (FL). After graduating the academy in 2011 he started as a patrol officer for the Winter Haven Police Department.

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. 

Joe spent most of his time at WHPD assigned to the Tactical Patrol Unit and Special Investigations Unit. He spent 3 years assigned as a TFO to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and led the department’s Gang Suppression Unit. Joe was also a general and firearms instructor for the department and the Emergency Response Team. 

For over 10 years Joe 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) and multiple Area, Regional, and State champion titles. 

In 2016 Joe started Farewell Firearms Training and offers instruction for all shooters, from novice to advanced. He has provided training for the Special Operations community, Law Enforcement, and instructors of all levels. He has also created online learning platforms for competitive shooters, tactical shooters, and new gun owners. 

With his background in law enforcement and experience at the top tier of competition, Joe 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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