TFB Mourns The Passing Of Pat Rogers

It’s with great sadness that we announce to our readers the passing of Pat Rogers. Pat Rogers was a fine gentleman and one of the finest firearms trainers who ever lived.

Pat was a former NYPD Sergeant as well as a Marine veteran who taught firearms classes for decades to police and civilians alike. He was also an instructor at Gunsite and was still active in working with them on classes. I spoke with the director of training at Gunsite earlier today and one thing he said struck me. Quote: “Pat was one of a kind and when they made him they not only broke the mold they crushed it so there would never be another like him” Mr. Rogers was currently very active in various NRA programs.


Pat was at home this morning with his wife when he suffered a massive heart attack. Efforts to revive him were not successful.

Pat was certainly one of the good guys and was highly respected by those who knew him and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and close friends. Funeral arrangements have not been announced as yet.

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • Kitt

    Loved this guy. A very good man. Very sad news. Condolences to his family.

  • Arc_Light

    Condolences to Pat’s family from this British Columbian. It sounds like he was a very fine man, indeed.

  • Harrison Jones

    RIP at least he went quick.

  • Major Tom

    Vaya con Dios Pat Rogers y duerme bien.

    *21 gun salute*

  • Nicks87

    Wow, that’s a damn shame. Pat was a beast and his training programs were top notch. He was a decorated soldier and police officer. R.I.P brother.

    • nova3930

      I wish I’d gotten the opportunity to take one of his courses. Watching him in a few videos I really like the tough, no BS approach he took.

  • Gone too soon.

  • Dave D

    I will forever regret not taking one of his classes. A true loss to the community and my condolences to the family.

  • Rob

    Semper Fi Marine. See you on the other side.

  • Rimfire

    With a heavy heart I will miss my brother, friend and strong 2A buddy

  • Martin törefeldt

    Everithing that has a begining must eventully come to an end.
    Rest in peace.

  • Pete M

    Pat was awesome. The best pictures I have of me shooting AKs and ARs were taken by him. God speed brother.

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  • Boggsy Pockets

    Rest easy, Leprechaun.

  • Ron

    Pat was one of the greats, Many Marines are alive because of the training he provided through EAG.

  • Phillip Cooper


    Here’s to him, and those like him.

    Damn few.

  • Bill

    Rest in Peace. Wherever you went, say hi to Louis Awerbuck when you get there.

  • Realist

    RIP Gyrene…

    Semper Fi

  • David A.

    I meet him in 09/2000 556 Gunsite course . He impact me deeply, for his knowledge, professionalism, and humor sense.
    Although my English it was not good enough to understand him due to his strong New york accent…(joke) and also remember funny moments with his always splashing camelback….
    My condolences to his family and friends. RIP