Classes

Classes we offer

Hands On - Pistol/Revolver

This course is designed for those who learn better with a hands on approach. In just 2 short hours I can have you walking away feeling comfortable and confident with a firearm. This course will qualify you for an Iowa and Arizona permit to carry. Click HERE for frequently asked questions regarding the range course. 

Courses offered

  • BASIC PISTOL

    $150 for 1-2 people, $75 for each additional person. This course will teach you the 4 principles of firearm safety as well the 4 basic fundamentals of pistol/revolver shooting. This course is designed specifially for new shooters.

  • ADVANCED PISTOL

    $150 for 1-2 people, $75 for each additional person. This course will teach you the techniques of drawing from a holster, engaging multiple targets as well as quick reaction drills. This course is designed for for more experiencd shooters.

  • CLOSE QUARTERS TACTICS I

    $200 for 1-2 people, $100 for each additional person and will revolve around keeping you and your loved ones safe during a home invasion.

  • CLOSE QUARTERS TACTICS II

    $200 for 1-2 people, $100 for each additional person and revolves around keeping you and your loved ones safe outside the home.

Schedule

Courses can be done almost anytime, just choose a 2 hour time frame.

Each person will learn differently. Some may pick the skill up very fast, others may not. You may choose to take only one session, however, getting involved in a weekly 2 hour session will drastically improve your shooting abilities. I tailor each class to the students needs and develop a training plan strictly designed for what the student wants to gain from the course. I can hone in your strengths and build on your weaknesses.

Hands on - Military Rifle Courses

These courses are oriented toward learning to operate a military-style rifle to the extreme limits of performance of the rifle and the operator.

The classes begin with Phase I, which is designed to introduce new shooters to their rifles, while also challenging experienced shooters with a greater fundamental understanding of their chosen platform and its capabilities. Topics covered include: firearm safety, capabilities of those platforms present in the class, basic ballistics, weapon maintenance, weapon manipulation, malfunction reduction, and more. This is a combination lecture and live fire course. Once the classroom component is completed, we move to the range to help you set the sights on your rifle, an extensive familiarization course to help you build mastery of your chosen military rifle platform, and then a set of qualification exercises to challenge you to use these skills in a competitive manner. To successfully complete this course, a shooter will need, at a minimum, a semi-automatic rifle with iron sights or a non-magnified optic, and the rifle is fed from detachable box magazines; at least five magazines for that rifle (20 rounds or more capacity preferred), some method of carrying those magazines; 250 rounds factory loaded ammunition, and a ready-to-learn attitude.

Cost: $150 per student

Phase II Military Rifle builds on those skills learned in Phase I, but focuses on increasing speed and precision while increasing the challenge by adding a greater degree of movement while shooting. The short classroom component re-emphasizes firearm safety, delves into the role of ballistics in the short range fight, takes a look at equipment management, and others. On the range, we will reconfirm zero, run through several iterations of the skills and techniques discussed in the classroom, and finish out with a competitive qualification exercise. Required equipment is the same as for Phase I.

Cost: $250 per student (will need to complete Phase I first unless you have prior approval)

Classroom Lecture (new permit / refresher class)

Effective July 1, 2017, there is a 60 day renewal window. A person wishing to renew an Iowa permit to carry must apply within 30 days before the permit expires, or within 30 days after the permit expires, otherwise the higher NEW permit fee must be charged. A person who holds (or held) a permit issued on or after January, 1st, 2011 is not required to complete another training course to renew or obtain a new permit to carry. However, even though re‐training is not required, completing another training course or taking other steps to learn about law changes could be highly beneficial to a person who intends to go armed.

Refresher classes will be offered for $25 during our regularly scheduled lecture courses at Sportsmans Warehouse. However, you will need to provide proof that you have been issued an Iowa permit to carry on or after January 1st, 2011. 

This course is designed for students who are getting a new permit to carry or a refresher and would like to know the permit to carry laws, rules and regulations. Since this is a lecture course, you do not need to bring a firearm into the building, however, after the lecture we will drive out to my range and shoot for those that want to learn to be safe and proficient as well as for the Minnesota permit qualification.

The course is held at Sportsman's Warehouse, located at 921 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny, IA 50021.

The cost is $70 made payable online or the day of in cash, check or credit. However, with the training you will receive, you will also get a $25 Sportsman's Warehouse giftcard.

State law does NOT require you to shoot, however, I would highly recommend it. It's not a contest and there are no exams. I can and will teach you the fundamentals of range/gun safety and how to properly and effectively use your firearm. Also, if you'd like to obtain a Minnesota permit to carry, you will need to qualify on my range with a handgun or revolver.