WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY:










  -  "I've been shooting for 30 years, but hadn't even heard of 95% of the defensive skills we learned today."

  -  "The shoot/don't shoot exercises with photo targets were awesome!"

  - "The 'two secrets' in the Fundamentals Course had me getting consistent  hits in ultra-tight groups - I'll definitely be back to train at the next level."

  - "I was really nervous when I came to the range - I hadn't shot a gun in 20 years - but Steve's building blocks approach and individual help reassured me and gave me confidence."

 - "Met Steve for the first time this weekend. I would have absolutely no qualms about placing my life in his hands…a very professional, honest and forthright man."

 - "Thank you for the great live-fire training!  I really learned a lot and appreciated your patience with me."  - from a Grandma

 - "Thanks for the great low-light/night fire course. I have never used one-handed handgun flashlight techniques in a live fire setting before, so that was really a treat."

 - "I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone interested in improving their firearms skills and education…"

  - "I've been a life-long shooter, but in two short hours, Steve had me doing better than I've ever done before!"

  - "Steve's one-on-one personal instruction and guidance was exceptional. This was an excellent experience. Knowledgeable, courteous, and safety-conscious."

  - "Just wanted to let you know Dad and I had a blast!"

  - "I've been shooting for years. Your trigger reset 'secret' improved my accuracy 100%. Nobody ever showed me that before!"

  - "It was fun and safe."

  - "It was so much more than I imagined, not just the physical aspects…but an intense mental focus and awareness of self, surroundings and persons such as I have never experienced before."

  - "These classes helped me to update, adjust and confirm my past training (military / law enforcement experience)."

  - "I learned more about sights than I had known my entire life."


 -  "Took his all day Endurance Course which combines review of basic handgun skills, intermediate and advanced skills including live-fire training in the shoot house…there is a reason it is called the Endurance Course - long day, intense but very worth it."


 - "Thanks for all the reminders and not being judgemental."


- "Listen to Steve! This is exactly the same training that I received at the Police Academy." (From a newly-certified police officer)






PRIVATE LIVE-FIRE TRAINING

INDIVIDUALIZED LIVE-FIRE TRAINING. Good for all levels of experience - gain a solid basis in safe gun handling, marksmanship and self defense skills from a police firearms instructor and combat veteran. Click here for Firearms Instructor's qualifications: Instructor.  All live-fire training is conducted privately in a safe, professional environment. Group rates: $65 per hour per person. Get your Oregon Concealed Handgun License training certificate for $35 extra. Train for free if you bring five (paying) individuals. Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:











Fundamentals To Fighting Skills
Start with five fundamental gun handling and marksmanship skills taught by the Police Academy plus two marksmanship secrets guaranteed to improve accuracy, then transition into basic defensive fighting skills.

In the Fundamentals segment you’ll learn the inside details of handgun shooting technique, plus two secrets that will improve your accuracy by 100%. No pressure, just technique. New and experienced shooters are amazed at what they didn't know, and how this class improves their accuracy and gun handling skills.

When we transition into the Fighting Skills segment you’ll learn three very important basic tactical survival skills, while you utilize building block techniques implanted in the Fundamentals course. You won't leave the range as a gunfighter unless you were one when you came, but you'll learn invaluable defensive tactical survival skills.

10 BASIC SKILLS. 
150 rounds. Three hours. Group rates: $65 per hour per person. Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time. Rental guns and ammo are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis at an additional charge. Get your Oregon Concealed Handgun License training certificate for $35 extra.

TO REGISTER: Send an e-mail to
FirearmsInstructor1@gmail.com - Say the class(es) that you want, and when you are available. We will work with you to set a date and time, then send you an e-invoice which you can pay on line. After that, we will send you instructions, directions, and an equipment list.











Fighting Skills PLUS

Step it up with two more hours of intermediate tactical fighting skills. The Fighting Skills PLUS course adds ten more skills. When you master these skills, you will be able to defend yourself and those you love with your handgun. The fundamentals and implanted building block techniques from the earlier course makes real sense at this level. This is where we start doing shoot/no shoot scenarios with photo poster targets, too.


10 INTERMEDIATE SKILLS.  200 rounds. 2 hours, Group rates: $65 per hour per person. Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time.


TO REGISTER: Send an e-mail to FirearmsInstructor1@gmail.com - Say the class(es) that you want, and when you are available. We will work with you to set a date and time, then send you an e-invoice which you can pay on line. After that, we will send you instructions, directions, and an equipment list.








Advanced Tactical Handgun Skills

This course is for shooters who are confident in their gun handling and marksmanship skills. You don't have to be perfect, but you must be safe.  We will move, shoot and communicate in a scenario-based dynamic training setting. The Advanced Tactical Handgun Skills course starts with a standard qualification (police PQC) then goes into seven more new - and challenging - skills, followed by more photo poster shoot/no shoot scenarios. We finish with an alternate qualifier using the skills you learned in this course.


SEVEN CHALLENGING SKILLS.  200 rounds. Three hours. Group rates: $65 per hour per person. Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time.


TO REGISTER: Send an e-mail to FirearmsInstructor1@gmail.com - Say the class(es) that you want, and when you are available. We will work with you to set a date and time, then send you an e-invoice which you can pay on line. After that, we will send you instructions, directions, and an equipment list.











The Endurance Course

Attend all of the courses described above in a one-day eight-hour session. We call this the Endurance Course, where you work your way up the ladder of combat shooting skills from the basics to high-speed, low-drag training, all in one day. You'll test yourself and your equipment in this marathon. New shooters have survived this challenge, and experienced shooters have come back time and again to prove to themselves that they can do it better and better. The Endurance Course is not for the faint-hearted, but you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience! 


27 COMPREHENSIVE SKILLS.  550 rounds. Eight hours. Group rate: $520 per person.  Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time.


TO REGISTER: Send an e-mail to FirearmsInstructor1@gmail.com - Say the class(es) that you want, and when you are available. We will work with you to set a date and time, then send you an e-invoice which you can pay on line. After that, we will send you instructions, directions, and an equipment list.






Low Light/Night Fire

DON'T BE SURPRISED IN THE DARK - USE IT TO WIN THE FIGHT! Do you have "visual patience," can you "read the light," can you "dominate and control" with light? The majority of deadly confrontations occur in reduced light or darkness.


This intermediate level course will provide you with more information than recruit officers receive at the Police Academy. Taught by a Certified Low-Light  instructor who has actually fought in the dark!


You will need your handgun and at least one good tactical flashlight. Bring backups if you can. Take this opportunity to try out your night sights, gun-mounted lights, laser sights, and whatever other gear that you've been meaning to field-test. Bring your defensive ammunition to test for muzzle flash.


12 LOW LIGHT SKILLS.  300 rounds. Four hours. Group rates: $65 per hour per person. Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time.


TO REGISTER: Send an e-mail to FirearmsInstructor1@gmail.com - Say the class(es) that you want, and when you are available. We will work with you to set a date and time, then send you an e-invoice which you can pay on line. After that, we will send you instructions, directions, and an equipment list.


The Advantages of Private Training

We can set any mutually convenient time for you or your small group to train privately in your own training session. Select from the courses described above, or have a custom course designed to fit your requirements, level of skill or specific weapons systems. Learn how to fight with your handgun, rifle or shotgun.



















Private training happens at your convenience. You don't have to wait for the day of a scheduled class to roll around. We'll set the date and the time together. You may want to select from the courses described above, or you may prefer to have a custom course designed just for you. You can request training in specific weapons systems, specific skills and specific skill levels. Train for a few hours or all day, whatever you want.


Another advantage of private training is that you can train with people you know. Bring at least five of your gun totin' friends with you to your group's exclusive private training session, and you get to train for free!   Group rates: $65 per hour per person. Private one-on-one sessions are available at a slightly higher rate. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor to discuss your requirements and to set a time.


GET STARTED WITH PRIVATE SMALL GROUP TRAINING:  Pass the link to this web page along to your friends, family or business associates who might be interested. Get a conversation started. E-mail or call Firearms Instructor if you need more information.






THE FINE PRINT: Sometimes the weather (snow, wildfire smoke, etc.) or some other unavoidable circumstance may cause a session to be cancelled. Or perhaps you might change your mind, or have an unexpected calendar conflict come up after you paid your registration fee. Whatever the reason, our policy is "no refunds, just a credit for future training."


Firearms Instructor

firearmsinstructor1@gmail.com

503-585-5000

Click here for Firearms Instructor's qualifications: Instructor.

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INSTRUCTOR IS A COMBAT VETERAN, LAWYER AND POLICE TRAINER