Teaching, for me, represents a multi-fold opportunity to give something back to the sport, and also another way to participate in the success of others. I've found that I really enjoy passing on the knowledge and experience that I've gained to other folks, and then getting to watch them improve and excel. Some of my students have shared their experiences with my training on the Testimonials page.

There are a few different ways to go about training, and they work with different degrees of success, depending on what your goals are. A few of these are laid out below - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for info about other ways we can get together!

All training requires a 50% deposit to confirm the class date, with the remainder due on the day of the class. Students are responsible for all range fees, and their own expenses (hotel, travel, food, ammo, etc). All students should have a safe, serviceable, reliable handgun, an appropriate holster and magazine pouches, and a minimum of 4 magazines (more are recommended to reduce down time for loading magazines).

"Jump a Class" Coaching Package

  • 8 hours of range time in the central Texas area (I can travel to you, too - additional expenses apply)
  • Basic skills assessment
  • Introduction to and application of a goal setting program, including review of current goals, and methods to attaining them
  • Phone and email consultation and coaching services
  • Performance review and critique via video and, if possible, in local match settings, during the training period
  • Drills and exercises to improve student skills will be detailed, and results reviewed during the training period.
Depending on the situation and the student's needs, the range time can be broken up into two 4 hour blocks. Aside from an initial skill assessment, the range sessions will focus on the skill improvements required to meet the student's goals. The training period would last from 3-4 months, and allows for followup and further reinforcement of the concepts and skills addressed in the goals and skill assessment. This "closing of the loop" is the strength of this package - with the other types of programs, you may not be able to easily spend more time with the trainer to insure that you learned the skills and are putting them fully into action.

Obviously, a trainee's success depends almost exclusively on their application of what they learn not just during training, but in the period following training, as well, as they put those newfound skills to work on their own. So, I can't guarantee your success, but I can definitely give you the best support possible on the way to your goals.

Private Training

This is just what it sounds like - you and me on the range together for a day or three, refining and polishing your game. Pricing provided on request, and will depend upon expenses and location. Similar to the coaching package, private training can be tailored to meet your current needs, and set you up for solid advancement in your skills.

Areas of instruction can include (but not be limited to):

  • Equipment choice and set-up
  • Use of sights
  • Grip, stance, and shooting platform
  • Natural Point of Aim
  • Trigger control and manipulation
  • Group shooting
  • The Draw - from standard and straightforward, to awkward and difficult
  • Reloads
  • Strong hand and Weak hand shooting
  • Shooting positions - kneeling, prone, awkward leans, etc.
  • Transitions and target acquisition
  • Position entry and exit
  • Shooting on the move
  • Stage breakdown and strategy
  • Goal setting program
  • Visualization
  • Pre-stage routine
  • Handling match stress and nerves
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Load development and reloading match ammunition
  • Evaluating new equipment and techniques objectively and effectively
A typical single day class will require between 650 and 1000 rounds, depending on your goals for the class. Some types of work require more ammo than others. Better to bring too much ammo with you, rather than running out part way through.

Group Training

Group training is generally a more affordable way for you to take good instruction without having to float the whole bill yourself. The downside, of course, is that there's less one on one time with the instructor. However, a lot can be learned from observing the other students in the class, and the individual teaching points made to them by the instructor - sometimes these are things you wouldn't have picked up in private instruction.

I currently prefer to limit my group classes to a maximum of 8 students. In addition, the class price includes a free slot for the person who sets up and organizes the class - if you do the work required to get the class scheduled and on the range, you shoot the class for free.

Potential topics of instruction are the same as those listed in the Private Training section, as are the ammo requirements. Additionally, if equipment is available, a shootoff between the members of hte class is possible.

Law Enforcement or Active Duty Military?

I offer a discount to LEO/Mil students for lessons in my local area and in some group training situations. I appreciate the hard and dangerous job you do on my behalf - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details, if you are interested!