MTI Tactical Shooting Guide – Part 2

Shooting Schools Part 2

By Charles Bausman

We’ve requested and received feedback from law enforcement and military personnel in choosing and evaluating shooting schools. Word of mouth and existing relationships with schools/instructors appear to be a major factor in shooting school selection.

What we’re working to develop is a more objective guide for unit leaders to inform them of the many options, which may fit the needs of their unit. We are looking at the following criteria:

  •      Budget:

o   What is your unit’s budget for attending “out of house” training

  •      Logistics

o   How important is it for lodging to be provided?

o   Proximity to your location?

o   Proximity to airports?

o   Instructor ability to come to your location?

  •      Environment

o   Do you look for controlled environments to enhance fundamentals, or courses which expose you to a variety of stresses while employing your weapon system?

  •      Tactics

o   Is range live fire or force on force simunition more important for your unit?

  •      Instructor Experience

o   Do law enforcement units seek out instructors with similar backgrounds, or military backgrounds?

o   Do military units look for instructors with military or special operations background?

  •      Certifications

o   What certifications do you expect your instructor to have?

  •      Selection Process

o   How much freedom do you have in choosing your school?

  •      Frequency

o   How often does your unit attend shooting schools?

  •      Any other considerations when picking your school?

Check out our previous article on shooting school’s here, and link to shooting schools in Alabama through Kansas here  Below is a list of shooting schools in Kentucky through Wyoming.

  • Kentucky
    • Iron Sight Defense – Rodney Van Zant
  • Louisiana
    • Hard Corps Tactical – Joseph James
    • NOLATAC – Brannon Lebouef
    • Bearco – Barret Kendrick
    • Advantage Group
  • Maine
    • Weaponcraft
    • CSAT MTT – Shane Iverson
  • Maryland
    • Israeli Tactical LLC – Tomer I
    • Center Mass Combat Tactics
  • Massachusetts
    • Tacdynamics – Rob Curran
  • Michigan
    • Close Quarters Tactical
    • Ranger Firearm Instruction
  • Minnesota
    • Guardian Tactical Solutions
    • Tactical Training Solutions
    • Tactical Advantage
  • Mississippi
    • Mississippi Combat Training Academy – Mike Honkala
    • Elite Arms Training – Jack Ragsdale
    • Precision Shooting Center
  • Missouri
    • Mid West Tactical
    • Xtreme Tactical Defense
    • Asymmetric Solutions USA – Zak Johnson
  • Montana
    • Montana Tactical Firearms Instruction – Salvador Navarro
    • TacticMT – Chris Forrest
    • Highlands Tactical Training Group
    • Stillwater Tactical
  • Nebraska
    • 88 Tactical
    • Apex Critical Defense
    • TIII Operational Solutions
  • Nevada
    • Hog Tactical
    • Combat Tactical Academy
    • Front Sight Firearms Training institute
    • CRI Training – Doron Benbenisty
    • PFC Training
  • New Hampshire
    • Sig Sauer Academy
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
    • Valastro Intl. Tactical Academy
    • Stretz Tactical
    • Firearms Tactics and Training
  • North Carolina
    • Defensive Concepts North Carolina
    • Raidon Tactics
    • PSR Gun Club
    • Academi
  • North Dakota
    • Stillwater Tactical
  • Ohio
    • Tactical Defense Institute
    • Ohio Valley Tactical
  • Oklahoma
    • Badlands Tactical
    • OKC Tactical
  • Oregon
    • Thunder Ranch
    • Threat Dynamics
    • LTS Tactical
  • Pennsylvania
    • Rockwell Tactical – Jared Ross
    • PA Tactical
    • Wolf Precision
  • Rhode Island
    • Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training
  • South Carolina
    • Man Alone Tactical
    • South Carolina Gun School
    • Able Tactical
    • Carolina Tactical Group
    • GTI Training
    • Pinnacle Training Academy
  • South Dakota
    • CSAT MTT
  • Tennessee
    • Tactical Response – James Yeager
    • Tac2
    • SEPTAC
  • Texas
    • Tactical Ranch – Tom Buchino
    • CSAT MTT – Shane Iverson
    • 360 Tactical Training
    • 5tcsolutions
    • Tiger Valley
    • Extreme Tactics and Training Solutions
    • Down-Range Academy
  • Utah
    • Courses of Action – Johnny Primo
    • Rain-6
    • Broken Arrow Tactical Training
  • Vermont
    • Vermont Tactical
  • Virginia
    • Red6 – Timothy Hooper
    • Innovative Defense Solutions
  • Washington
    • Firearms Academy of Seattle
    • Insights Training Center
  • West Virginia
    • Storm Mountain
    • Panthera Training
  • Wisconsin
    • Elite Tactics and Training Center
  • Wyoming
    • CodeRed Tactical
    • Dynamic Training and Consulting

Multi State

  •         LMS Defense – John Chapman
  •         Alias – Pat McNamara
  •         Vickers Tactical – Larry Vickers
  •         CTT Solutions – Mike Pannone
  •         Spartan Tactical Training Group
  •         Countermeasures Tactical Institute – Doug Pechtel

We are aware this is not a complete list, and would like feedback from you. If you’ve attended any of the following schools, or know of one we missed, please let us know.

Questions, comments, or feedback?
Email charles@mtntactical.com