All instructors are independent. If you are interested in firearm safety and shooting lessons, please get in touch with the instructors directly.

(range fees are paid separately)

Chris Bates

“My goal is to help everyone gain confidence, develop safe firearm skills, and become more knowledgeable of firearms. See you on the range!”

Chris spent 13 years in law enforcement where he was, among other things, a K9 handler, SWAT Operator, SWAT Assault Team Element Leader, and Sergeant. Chris worked with the training unit and the school resource unit teaching active shooter response, building clearing, SWAT tactics, and other topics to most local and surrounding law enforcement. With SWAT, Chris was able to regularly train with members of the US Army special forces.

Chris has the following certifications:

  • FDLE Firearms Instructor

  • NRA Firearms Instructor

  • NRA Range Safety Officer

  • NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor

  • MCTFT Tactical Medicine

  • MCTFT Care Under Fire

  • MCTFT Tactical Weapon Operator

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Terry Garland

G Gunsmithing LLC

Specializing in Shotguns & Rifles 

NO Pistols 

Basic Shotgun Cleaning by Appointment $30


Scott Sshnelle

Firearm Instructor

Began instructing Rifle/Pistol at 15yo under direction of my WWII Gunners Mate Grandfather. 4 years US Navy Field Intel 30 years Air Traffic Controller 16 years Competitive NSCA Sporting Clays- Masters Class Worked at the NRA Whittington Center for 12 years as range maintenance, Instructor, and Shotgun Director. NSCA Level 1 Instructor NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Instructor. Currently Retired

Scott will work with your own style to develop your best shooting stance.


Ray Royce

NSCA certified instructor

Ray Royce is a very experienced NSCA-certified instructor and Master class competition shooter.

He provides shotgun shooting and safety instruction to beginning and intermediate level shooters at mutually agreeable dates & times.

Fee for instruction services is $100.00 per hour for the first 2 students, and $25.00 per hour for each additional student in a lesson session (minimum fee of $100.00).

Rental guns (12 or 20 gauge Beretta semi-automatics) are available for $25.00 per gun per session upon request.

Ray should also be able to provide shooting cart transport on the sporting clays course for 2-3 students if needed.

All target fees and shotgun shells are the responsibility of the student.