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RANGEMASTER: Intensive Pistol Skills

Date: September 9/27-28 (Friday and Saturday)

Place: Franklin, TN Private range

Time: 9am – 6pm each day

Price: $495.00

DESCRIPTION

Intensive Pistol Skills is an extensive work-out of the essential skills involved in self-defense with a handgun. Topics covered include

presentation from the concealed carry holster;

accurate shooting at high speed;

fast, reliable reloading techniques;

one handed shooting;

malfunction remedies;

and much more. Students will fire approximately 1,000 rounds.

This is not a beginner level class. Students should know how to safely operate their handgun and have appropriate concealment gear. You will need a belt holster, of leather or kydex construction, with a covered trigger guard. You will need at least three magazines, one in the gun and two spares. You will need a concealment garment, to conceal your gear as in every day carry in a big city. A detailed equipment list and directions will be sent to registered students.

Please note this class is on Friday and Saturday. We have a one day Defensive Shotgun Course on Sunday, Sept 29. See below to register.

Directions to the outdoor range, detailed equipment list and other info will be sent to registered students prior to class date.

Tom Givens,  rangemaster.tom@gmail.com .

 

Tom Givens

After completing a 25-year career in law enforcement and specialized security work, Tom opened his own pistol range in Memphis, TN in 1996.  For 18 years, it was the primary source of handgun carry permit certification for the greater Memphis area.  Soon joined by his wife Lynn, the training duo formed Rangemaster Firearms Training Services to share their expertise with a much broader audience.  They now travel across the country and around the world to arm responsible citizens with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively protect themselves and their families.  

Tom has now been working in firearms instruction for nearly forty years. He has trained security officers; law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level; and foreign government agents.


Rangemaster: Defensive Shotgun

Date: Sunday 9/29

Place: Franklin, TN Private range

Time: 9am - 6pm

Rounds: 150 birdshot, 50 buckshot, 15 slugs

Price: $265.00

Description

The shotgun is one of the most effective and versatile weapons available to the average private citizen or police officer. It is also the least understood and most under-utilized weapon system. Learn how to properly select, modify, feed and operate the defensive shotgun for optimum effectiveness. This intensive course will teach you efficient techniques for handling and shooting the shotgun under stressful conditions.

Topics covered include:

Firearms safety, including considerations specific to shotguns

Historical context and development of the defensive shotgun

Selection of the fighting shotgun

Modifications and Accessories

Ammunition selection and capabilities

Patterning for optimum performance

Nomenclature and mechanical operation

Shooting technique

Loading/reloading techniques

Safe storage and ready conditions, including cruiser ready

Care and maintenance

Students will need 150 rounds of birdshot, and 50 rounds of buckshot. We will have some properly set up loaner shotguns available.

Directions to the outdoor range, detailed equipment list and other info will be sent to registered students prior to class date.

For questions, contact Tom Givens, rangemaster.tom@gmail.com

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Tom Givens

After completing a 25-year career in law enforcement and specialized security work, Tom opened his own pistol range in Memphis, TN in 1996.  For 18 years, it was the primary source of handgun carry permit certification for the greater Memphis area.  Soon joined by his wife Lynn, the training duo formed Rangemaster Firearms Training Services to share their expertise with a much broader audience.  They now travel across the country and around the world to arm responsible citizens with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively protect themselves and their families.  

Tom has now been working in firearms instruction for nearly forty years. He has trained security officers; law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level; and foreign government agents.  Just a few of his credentials are listed below.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Graduate, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development School, and Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Instructor School, attended multiple times

  • Graduate, FBI Police Firearms Instructor School, FBI Certified Firearms Instructor

  • Graduate, (Expert Certificate) Gunsite Training Center API 499, Jeff Cooper

  • Graduate, U.S. Army Instructor School

  • Graduate, Advanced Tactical Pistol, Tactical Explosives Entry School (TEES)

  • Graduate, Ken Hackathorn Advanced Handgun Course

  • Graduate, Chuck Taylor Advanced Handgun Course

  • Graduate, John Farnam DTI Advanced Handgun Course (Instructor Certified)

  • Graduate, CQB and Low Light Courses, Andy Stanford, OPS and Surefire Academy

  • Certified Handgun Instructor, Tennessee, Department of Safety and Department of Commerce

  • MS State Certified Instructor

  • Adjunct Firearms Instructor, Memphis Police Academy

  • Attended several Calibre Press Street Survival Seminars

  • Author of five published textbooks, including Fighting Smarter

  • Author of over 100 magazine articles in S.W.A.T. Magazine, Combat Handguns Magazine, Concealed Carry Magazine, Soldier of Fortune, Peterson Handguns Magazine, and others

  • Former Class A I.P.S.C. Competitor

  • I.P.S.C. Tennessee/Mississippi Section Champion, 1977, 1978 – Class A rating (highest rating available at the time)

  • I.D.P.A. Master rating in CDP, ESP, and SSP divisions

  • 1998 Tennessee IDPA State Champion

  • 1999 Mississippi IDPA State Champion

  • Former Member IDPA Board of Directors

  • Certified Expert Witness on Firearms and Police Firearms Training (state and federal court)

Professional Memberships:

  • National Rifle Association ( Life Member)

  • Police Marksman Association (Life Member)

  • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers

  • National Law Enforcement Trainers Association

  • International Wound Ballistics Association

  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.

Tom has made hundreds of arrests, including numerous armed felons, and he has successfully used a handgun to defend himself and others against armed criminals. Tom designed and oversaw all training courses at his range, and he now does the same for RFTS all over the country and abroad.


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Other Courses for 2019 To be announced soon...

 

 

 


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Other courses for 2019 to be announced soon....