About Us

About Greg

Greg is a military veteran with over 20 years of experience in operations, combatives, private security and taekwondo.

photo of greg livell, owner of pivotal readiness llc

What my students say about the courses

Karla Langridge
Karla Langridge
2023-11-22
Such a fun course! I was so nervous coming into this class because I had only gone shooting a few times and didn’t really know anything. But Greg made me feel comfortable and didn’t make me feel silly for not knowing much. There were other people in my class that were much more experienced so it was well rounded. I left with so much more knowledge and comfortability with my pistol, and can’t wait to take another class soon.
Leslie Brown
Leslie Brown
2023-11-19
Greg was extremely professional and informative for our one on one session. I feel so much more comfortable having a weapon in my home after our session. I would recommend a session as a woman to anyone who has a firearm I will be booking another session with them for sure! Great experience all around!
Brian Rikstad
Brian Rikstad
2023-11-14
The Holster you made me for my Springfield works awesome. Great retention and your Holster did a nice job protecting my pistol from the elements while on my elk hunt. This custom design also made the family happy since they are big Mandalorian Fans. Thank you Pivotal Gear/Readiness
Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks
2023-10-30
Greg was helpful and able to be flexible in teaching a brand new student to a somewhat experienced one. It was an engaging class and I highly recommend anyone wanting to get a concealed carry permit to take this course. Greg brings a safe space to gain confidence and knowledge. Thanks Greg!
Kyle, Hoke
Kyle, Hoke
2023-10-24
My wife and I are very pleased with our training with Greg. He was professional, patient, and very informative on how to properly operate a firearm. We would highly recommend Greg to help with either training for your first time using a firearm, or brushing up on your skills.
Gary Kelley
Gary Kelley
2023-08-11
Greg was phenomenal. He helped my confidence and as we discussed from someone who is your average joe, was able to identify what was prohibiting me from ultimately maximizing my self defense and best utilizing my firearm. His ability to instruct, explain things and really convey things is tailored. He seeks to understand your own comfort and really works to get you to that next step wherever that may be. Ultimately the goal is to protect yourself, protect others and be safe and I fully intend to come back to further advance my pursuit of being just that, a responsible, safe and in control firearm owner and carrier.
Seth Rubio
Seth Rubio
2023-07-04
Great beginner class. Will be looking forward to taking the advanced classes. Greg is awesome and patient at teaching great shooting skills and situational awareness.
Matt Cahill
Matt Cahill
2023-07-03
I had a great experience with Greg & Pivotal Readiness! He’s a highly knowledgeable firearms instructor, a passionate, yet patient teacher and master of his craft. I took both of my parents and they had a wonderful time and gained a wealth of knowledge and confidence. I look forward to many future classes with Pivotal Readiness! 💪🏼🇺🇸
Karen Martin
Karen Martin
2023-05-09
We just took the Intro to Carrying class this weekend and was very impressed. Thank you so much. You went over so much information but you broke it down in such a way to be easily applicable and retained to the next day. I have been practicing today (dry fire) and am happy. I can't wait to get some more range time in before going for the advanced class.
jeremy moeller
jeremy moeller
2023-04-17
I have taken both the Beginners and Advance courses that Greg teaches for concealed carry. As an avid shooter myself, I expected the beginner’s course to be just another refresher course to all the other handgun safety courses I have taken, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. Not only did Greg go through the basics of concealed carry for handguns, but we practiced live fire drills that really put into perspective real life scenarios that could come up any day. Drills such as; shooting from cover, shooting on the move, close range shooting from the hip, shooting with the weak hand in the event you are injured...plus many more….and this was just the Beginners course! Fast forward to the Advance course and it gets even better! Timed shooting drills, timed shooting drills on the move, shooting from cover with a friend, shooting drills from a kneeling position and from the ground on your back, stomach and side. Whether you’re a brand new gun owner that needs the basics to be comfortable with your new weapon or an experienced shooter, these classes are worth every penny. In the 3 hour timeframe you will get plenty of live fire shooting time in, and by the time you leave you feel even more confident as a concealed carry gun owner. Greg runs his classes with precision, in a very organized fashion with his course curriculum dialed in. I highly recommended his courses and look forward to taking even more courses that Greg has to offer in the future.