Caliber Training LLC is the place to come for learning the basics of safe firearm handling and shooting. If you are a beginner, we teach everything you need to know to safely own and opperate your firearm, how to accurately shoot, and how to properly clean and store your firearm. If you are looking to better your marksmanship skills, lesson plans can be made to improve every level of shooter. We teach handgun, rifle, and shootgun handling and shooting. Whether for home defense or for sport, Caliber Training LLC has got you covered.
We specialize in private lessons to meet the student's individual needs, but group lessons are available.
The instructors are:
Bryan Lentz, 33-years of firearms experience. He was in law enforcement for 25-years, a Range Master, SWAT Sniper, and Handgun Instructor training officers to shoot better in tactical situations. He can teach on the use of handguns (pistols and revolvers), shotguns (over/unders and pumps), and rifles (semi-auto, lever action, and bolt action). He is an NRA Certified Handgun Instructor to teach the NRA Certified Basic Pistol Course. He is based in Redlands, California.
Abby Lentz, 10-years of firearms experience. Teaches the "GALS" program at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association. NRA Certified Handgun Instructor to teach the NRA Certified Basic Pistol Course. She is proficient in the use of Pistols, scoped rifles and shotguns. She is based in San Luis Obispo, California.
Bryan was an excellent instructor! I am a beginner with handling firearms and Bryan was extremely patient and made me feel comfortable the entire time. He is very knowledgeable and has a passion for what he does. After taking his course, I feel more confident with handling firearms and overall gun safety. It was a great experience and I would highly recommended his training for anyone who is picking up a firearm for the first time or trying to improve their skills.
I LOVED working with Byran! He was very thorough in explaining safety measures, proper ways to handle a gun and basic tips for starters. I bought my gun for home self defense and he gave me exercises that really helped me become confident in using my gun if needed. I feel way more confident and comfortable using my firearm and will 100% be returning to him for more lessons.
Bryan’s knowledge, experience, and aptitude combined with his patient personality and genuine love for sport shooting make him a great instructor. Additionally, Bryan has always prioritized safety while also making sure his students have fun during the process of learning to shoot or improving their skills. I would highly recommend Bryan to novice and veteran shooters alike.
They were very thorough with safety measures and patients with my wife and kids. They gave critical feedback and corrections during the instruction. I felt at ease and comfortable with them and would definitely use them again.
The new student is asked to fill out a short survey which tells us their firearms experience, type of firearm they have, and the goals they want to accompolish through this training. That way, we can make a custom lesson plan for them to better serve their needs. As the student becomes more proficient, the lesson plan changes with the increased skills of the student. The student disctates how far they want to improve their firearms skills.
The typical first lesson is about 2-hours, depending on the student's proficiency and goals. The first 2-hour session is $150.00 (however, if a shorter first lesson is requested, the price can be adjusted). Prices includes personalized instruction, insurance, range fees, and eye and hearing protection (if student does not have their own). Ammunition is either provided by the student or purchased separately.
Additional students during the same lesson is $50.00 per extra student (4-students maximum per lesson). Additional hours added to the lesson: $50.00 per hour. Example: 3 people want a 4-hour lesson, $150 for the first 2-hours and first person, 2 x $50 for each of the other two people, then 2 x $50 for the two extra hours past the first two. Equalling $350 for 3 people for 4 hours (that's $29.17 per person per hour).
For follow-up lessons after that first 2-hour training and assessment session, the lessons run $60/hour.
I started teaching firearms at the police department. I was a Range Master and also a SWAT team sniper. I attended multiple firearms schools and taught the handgun transition classes for the department when we were all issued the same firearm. I also ran the department's quarterly qualification shoots and worked with struggling officers to better their marksmanship skills.
All types of students are welcome: students who have never shot before, students with minimal experience, and avid shooters who want to improve their skills. I teach all kinds of techniques and identify which technique is best fo reach individual shooter. I diagnose the shooting errors and work with each student to correct those errors making them more proficient in their firearms handling skills.
Make sure the instructor is a competent communicator. Nothing is worse than an old guy who screams at you "Get it right!" but doesn't take the time to show and explain things thoroughly so you understand what is going on, why it affects your shooting, and how to fix the issue.
Our first and foremost question is, "What are your firearm goals?" Is it to become more comfortable with firearms in general? Is it to become a more competent shooter? Is it just to know basic safe gun handling? Or is it to defend yourself and loved ones in your home?
What ever it is, we want to know your goals so we can tailor our teaching to what you need.