Our Mission

Urban Firearm Society

Educate. Prepare. Protect.

We aim to bring accessible firearms training to urban communities, de-stigmatize firearms by educating and being models for responsible gun ownership, empowering people with the ability to protect themselves and preparing the public with the tools and skills needed to be first responders for common health emergencies and save lives.

Lead Instructor

Meet Josué

Instructor walking on a trail in the woods
  • USCCA Concealed Carry Instructor
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

My name is Josué Peralta and I'm the owner and lead instructor of the Hispanic-owned Urban Firearm Society.

I started Urban Firearm Society out of a desire to share my passion with others. After experiencing instructors who ran classes that felt rushed, disorganized or underwhelming, I wanted to dedicate my time to making sure that everyone around me would get properly trained. My desire is to create an environment where my students feel safe to ask questions, make mistakes and ultimately feel comfortable with the material we teach. I want to guide my students through first time gun ownership and make their initial experiences a positive one.

Learning never stops

Being certified as a firearms instructor doesn't mean I've reached the limit of my training. Handling firearms is a skill and like all skills, it can grow weak over time if not practiced. I'm actively continuing my training and currently pursuing certifications by entities like Sig Sauer Academy, USCAA and more.

Since firearms knowledge and experience alone doesn't qualify a person to teach, my goal is to learn as much as I can about firearms while also learning the best methods to share that knowledge.