Meet Your Instructor

Michael Graulich

Michael moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina from the Raleigh area in 2019. Prior to living in NC, he resided in the Phoenix, Arizona area where he obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University. Michael is a US Navy veteran and clinical research professional. He is married to Elizabeth Graulich, a native of Goldsboro and local healthcare professional.

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Firearms Certifications, Qualifications, Memberships

  • Federal Firearms License (FFL) Holder
    • Class 07 - Manufacturer of Firearms
  • GLOCK Certified Armorer
  • USCCA Certified Instructor
    • Concealed Carry and Home Defense​ Fundamentals
    • Women's Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals
    • Countering the Mass Shooter Threat
  • NC DOJ Certified Concealed Carry Handgun Course Instructor
  • NRA Certified Level 1 Pistol Coach
  • NRA Certified Instructor:
    • Pistol​ and Marksmanship Fundamentals
    • Rifle Shooting Fundamentals
    • Shotgun Fundamentals
    • Defensive Pistol I (Personal Protection Inside the Home)
    • Defensive Pistol II (Personal Protection Outside the Home)
    • Refuse to Be a Victim®
    • Home Firearms Safety
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Winchester (NRA) Marksmanship Program
    • Distinguished Expert in Basic Pistol
    • Distinguished Expert in Defensive Pistol I
  • Official Partner,United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
  • Member, Glock Sports Shooting Foundation (GSSF)

Emergency First Aid Certifications and Qualifications

  • Instructor Level – Red Cross
    • Basic Life Support
    • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
    • First Aid for Severe Trauma
    • First Aid/CPR/AED
    • Head, Neck, Muscle, Bone and Joint Injuries
    • Babysitter’s Training
    • Wilderness and Remote First Aid
  • Stop The Bleed Instructor
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What Our Students are Saying...

Student feedback is one of the most important tools for becoming a better instructor. We solicit course evaluations after every class and look at all student reviews as a way to improve our craft here at II Alpha.

rob ruggiero
rob ruggiero
3 months ago
Just completed my Concealed Carry class today and I would like to thank Michael for the great communication from initial enrollment to final completion. The classroom training was presented with purpose and he encouraged interactions with students without going off topic.. he addressed questions and explained the numerous laws in layman terms that made sense..The training firearms were fun and engaging…and the live fire portion, the course of fire was explained well and the most fun..thanks for the instruction on improving my body position and grip…totally looking forward to taking additional classes through 2Alpha and please email me with future classes…always looking for some more range time to improve my skill set.
Nolan DiSpirito
Nolan DiSpirito
2 months ago
Michael was a great CCW instructor, whether you are experienced or completely new to firearms this is THE CLASS to go to. He was able to watch and correct anyone’s form during the training, giving good tips and drills to use outside of the classroom to improve form, reaction time, and safe handling of the weapon. He also integrated more hands-on practicing into his instruction rather than just PowerPoint in a classroom which resulted in better performance of the students at the range. I’m excited to hear about other classes he will be teaching to get some more hands on experience and knowledge from him!
Edward Kacsuta
Edward Kacsuta
2 months ago
I completed my Concealed Carry training class today and was thoroughly impressed by Michael’s outstanding knowledge, passion for safety and protection, and down to earth practical teaching style both in the classroom and at the range. He is the consummate professional who takes time to thoughtfully answer all questions and is focused on education, training, and practice as the keys to continuous improvement. Thank you, Michael!
6 months ago
Michael kicks an amazing concealed carry class. His instructions both in the classroom and on the range are thorough, engaging, and incredibly informative. Safety is top of mine throughout the entire course, and he takes the time to make sure everyone understands what they are doing and why they are doing it. Overall, A+ on this class! If you're looking to get your concealed carry permit, seriously consider Michael!
Joshua Hardison
Joshua Hardison
6 months ago
Michael gave an extensive and informative class. I highly recommend taking concealed carry classes through 2 alpha even if you just are slightly considering carrying. Michael was very helpful with rescheduling after having a family emergency. One of the most important classes I have ever taken!