17 years experience as a Marksmanship Trainer, Training Manager, Training Controller, & Training Coordinator; California Dep't. of Justice P.O.S.T. certified Firearms Trainer; Competitive Marksmanship Coach - 7 national championship wins. U.S. Army Distinguished Shooter.

That's a quick bullet list of some of my highlights. I have trained over 10,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, & Police. Most U.S. military marksmanship training is extremely poor, the same can be said about law enforcement. Both set a very low goal and achive it.

Instead, my goal is to develop outstanding, uncommon, shooting skill in my clients, by providing a well prepared learning environment. That begins with a discussion. One I'm happy to have with you.


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15 years in business
Serves Sacramento , CA

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Cash, Venmo, Zelle


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First aid training, Standard CPR training

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Single student, 2 - 5 students, 6 - 10 students, 11+ students

Student age(s)

Younger than 18, 18 - 22 years old, 23 - 30 years old, 31 - 40 years old, 41 - 50 years old, 51 - 60 years old


Students without a deadline, Students with a deadline

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    Frequently asked questions

    Explain, Demonstrate, Imitate, Perform. 

    Each block of learning follows that basic process.  Lessons cover a variety of topics, beginning and ending with safety. 

    Assessments begin after safe weapons handling is demonstrably consistent.   

    From assessment results we determine a training plan, and work that plan, building skill through discussion, drills, simulators, live fire, and timed live fire. 

    Physical exertion is often an integral part of training.  Come prepared. Students may train under exertion, to experience and improve performance under duress.  

    My additional trainers are military or former military champions.  Over the years my shooters have beat teams from all over the Army and Marines to include FORSCOM, USASOC SFAUC committees, and MARSOC Cadre, most recently in 2021. 


    12 years experience producing Army shooting champions. 

    California P.O.S.T. Certification

    California D.O.J. Certification

    US Army Instructor; Observer Controller Trainer; and Adaptive Leader Certified. 

    US Army Designated Marksman Instructor

    Graduate: Combat Application Marksmanship Course. Combat Applications Pistol Course. AWG Adaptive Leader Course. 

    US Army Distinguished Pistol Shot.

    Base rate is $500 per student, per class day of live fire training. The base training rate is $500 for six hours of live fire training. You're hiring a professional, institutionally trained and certified instructor with over a decade of experience producing national champions. There is instruction out there priced less than half my base rate. Good on them. My customer receives individual attention and answers and solutions unique to their specific circumstances. I'm not in a hurry to "get you out of here." You're paying for the manifestation of skill in you. Building skill takes explanation, question & answer, demonstration, practice, correction, imitation and finally performance. The pace of skill development is determined by the customer. Not me. $500 buys you six hours of skill development. Pistol rental is $59 per day & includes holster, magazine pouch, magazines. For any single day of live fire range training, the ammunition requirement is 400 cartridges per day. I can supply ammo at $1.44 per cartridge, or you can bring your own ammo. Any ammo you bring to training must be factory production ammo. No hand loaded ammo. For the handloaders out there, I get it, you're good at what you do, but I won't take the risk that you're not.

    I attended the US Army Designated Marksman Course, I realized that after 10 years in the Army I didn't really know all that much about shooting until I passed that course.  Afterwards I went on a crusade to spread the gospel so to speak. 

    The reality is that most Soldiers and Police are really terrible shooters.  Not everyone cares to put in the work to go next level. 

    It takes real WORK to be a good shooter.  Most people don't have the space in their lives to set aside time and effort necessary for skill development. It's definitelya commitment. 

    There are many millions of trigger pullers, but just thousands of shooters. 

    Short, tall, thin, fat, brown, white, Asian, black, native English speakers, speakers whose mother tongue isn't English, incredibly smart, cognitively challenged, women, men, able bodied and reasonably educated, from ages 16 to 70. 

    Avoid controversial figures. Ask for references. Ask for certification documents. 

    Know what your desired outcome is.  Be sure your desired outcome is what the instructors desired outcome is: so that you both share the same understanding of why you're training and what your hard earned money is going to get you. 

    Ask about safety plans, risk assessments, and emergency medical training of staff.  

    Ask about student vetting criteria. 

    Ask about range facility rules and guidelines for use.

    What is your budget?

    How much consistent practice are you willing and able to invest in skill maintenance?

    What is your intended application of skill?  Target shooting, competitive marksmanship, operational skill, or self defense? 

    GUNS: I'm often asked to recommend a firearm. 1st thing to say about that is a rifle always trumps a pistol. As far as pistols: Choose a make & model that is in service with the US Military. They literally spend hundreds of millions of dollars to choose extremely reliable combat pistols. Once selected these pistols are produced in the hundreds of thousands . Accessories and parts are high quality, readily available, & reasonably prices. I recommend the Sig Sauer M18 pistol for self defense and concealed carry. This pistol features a thumb safety. I prefer this safety feature. If you want to choose another pistol stick with Sig Sauer or Glock brands, make your life easy. If you have some other brand, sell it or trade it in. I don't keep a variety of models & brands for my own use. Stick with one brand and model and train with it till it becomes an appendage. With guns, cheaper is always a very bad idea, as are sub compact back up guns. Stay away from those subcompact pistols, especially if you're a new shooter. Big heavy guns work. Comfort doesn't factor into my self defense decision making, reliability is job number one. HOLSTERS: For concealed carry: TENICOR. Cheap holsters are cheap for a reason. Reliability is key. For open carry, sport or competition, stick with Safariland brand, can't beat their service, warranty, quality, reliability and the prolific number of them out in the world.

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    Gun Safety