Steve and Julie have an indescribable magic teaching and working together. Their natural chemistry, care for others, giving back to their community, and knowledge of the firearms industry are undeniable!
Firearms Instructors Steve Faris and Julie Creason have dedicated themselves to offering unique, effective, and premier firearms training throughout California for the past decade. They believe a huge part of their success comes from a putting God, family, and their partnership first. Family is always first and their personal motto in life is Always Forward. They are committed to 100 hours each, of continued training every year, sharing their knowledge with others and showcasing a winning spirit through a blend of kindness, tenacity, and humility.
The Couple Who Teaches Together…
Steve and Julie launched their company, Aegis Authority, LLC, a premier firearms training company in Southern, California five years ago. Their mission began together on desert range, volunteering as instructors for a successful Women on Target Instructional Shooting Clinic.
With Steve’s 22 years of service in the Navy, training in the firearms industry, and range management combined with Julie’s enthusiasm, five-star hospitality background, and firearms training, their Women on Target clinics were selling out in less than 2 hours. The combination of a well-planned and safe event, dedicated volunteers, and strong industry relationships made this the most sought-after training in Southern California for beginner women shooters.
The magic of their partnership was born through hundreds of volunteer hours for these events. After four years and training over 800 women, they recognized that women were looking for that “next step” in their training.
The solution, Julie launched the High Desert Chapter of A Girl & A Gun and Steve launched Aegis Authority, LLC.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, Steve and Julie went to the SHOT show with the intention to seek out a National Women’s training program. After meeting and discussing many options, Julie chose A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League. AG & AG’s mission is to educate women on safe and accurate shooting, but it’s also so much more than shooting! It’s about Confidence, Empowerment, Support, Friendships, Knowledge, Fun, Self-Reliance, and Sisterhood. Every day we witness the transformation of women who set out to learn how to shoot and in the process discover a confidence in themselves that improves all areas of their lives. This aligned with how they wanted to train and the High Desert, California Chapter of A Girl & A Gun was born and has been running strong with over 80 members since it began.
Requests started coming in for private training, CCW training, co-ed and self-defense training, so Steve and Julie launched their company, Aegis Authority, LLC, a full-service firearms training company, offering training at five ranges throughout Southern, CA, including Bass Pro Shops, Route 66 Shooting Park, Big Bear Sportsman’s Club, Apple Valley Gun Club and Lytle Creek Firing range.
Steve and Julie are grateful for the people they’ve met along the way, the fellow instructors that have inspired them, and the students who trust them with their training. Our mission is to help people achieve their highest level of training, protecting them and their families.