The Guild Team is a consortium of professional trainers from various backgrounds and disciplines, united under one name to provide some of the best training in the industry. Our team comprises seasoned experts, each bringing unique skills and extensive experience to the table. From former military personnel and law enforcement officers to specialists in various tactical disciplines, our trainers are nationally recognized for their expertise and commitment to excellence.

What truly sets the Guild Team apart is our collaborative spirit and shared dedication to our guiding principle: “Ego is the Enemy of Success.” This ethos drives us to constantly learn from one another and push the boundaries of what effective training can achieve. We believe that by working together, we can create a cohesive and dynamic training environment that fosters growth, innovation, and excellence.

Our trainers are not just instructors; they are mentors and leaders who are passionate about helping you reach your full potential. Whether you’re participating in our breaching training, CQB training, movement solutions, or any of our specialized training courses, you can trust that you are learning from the best in the field. Each member of the Guild Team is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and challenging environment that encourages you to excel.

Guild Team - Christian Peagler

Christian Peagler

Regional Instructor
Peagler began his career in 2010 in the private armed security sector while seeking a Bachelors's in Construction and Architecture at the University of Tennessee. From 2009-2011 he also played D1 Collegiate Rugby at UT and focused on a minor in Sports Science. Peagler enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2013 as a Combat Engineer. As an Engineer, he attended various courses covering Urban Breaching, Counter IED Operations, Mobility/Counter-Mobility, and Combat Leadership courses. While enlisted, Peagler earned numerous respected awards and accommodations. He spent time as a training Sergeant instructing Marines in multiple levels of CQB, combat patrol tactics, TCCC/CLS, and advanced breaching tactics. Peagler began his Law Enforcement career in East TN in 2014 while in the USMCR and remains in law enforcement today. Thus far, he has worked in Adult Corrections, Patrol, and Court Support (Civil and Criminal Process) and assisted the training division as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. Peagler was selected in 2016 for the agency’s S.W.A.T Team. While on the team, he attended multiple instructor courses, including the NTOA Mechanical/Ballistic Instructor course. Working on a regional team allowed him to work alongside various State/Federal Special Operations Teams and a privately contracted training aid for military SF units. He holds multiple tactical medical care certifications. Peagler was chosen and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Breaching Course covering Mechanical/Thermal/Ballistic/Power Tool and Vehicular Breaching. Peagler attended T.E.E.S. Basic/Intermediate Energetic Entry schools and was instrumental in helping start his agency’s Energetic/Explosive Handling program in 2017. Peagler is the Chief Operations Officer of K-Factor Breaching LLC and Co-Inventor of the K-Clip. This has allowed him the opportunity to advise operators/breachers in the tactics of breaching and charge applications regularly.