Former law-enforcement officer Antoine Fisher has devoted his career to keeping people safe, from directing defense courses for locals to working security for Janet Jackson. His school's classes teach civilians how to safely handle firearms according to NRA standards, and specialized training classes help security professionals stay current with the latest defense tactics. Additionally, unarmed self-defense classes prepare participants to subdue or evade an attacker with strikes, takedowns, or by becoming invisible. He also offers special rates for active-duty officers. Beyond training, Antoine coordinates security services that range from supplying canine handlers to securing construction sites and office buildings.
Martinez Gun Club?which was founded in 1883?is a place of tradition. To wit, every Wednesday evening, parents and their kids flock to the club for Family Night. Everyone shoots a few clay pigeons, before they retire to the air-conditioned clubhouse, which features a wooden-beamed ceiling, brick fireplace, and flatscreen televisions. Here, Chef Mindy prepares a meal and bartenders serve drinks to the older crowd. In addition to these dinners, the club regularly hosts special shooting events on weekends.
The range does not loan out firearms, but shooting rests, spotting scopes, ear muffs, safety gear, and other accessories are available.
San Joaquin Rifle & Pistol Range's CEO, Christine Z?dor, gets to relive her childhood each and every day she shows up for work. Ms. Z?dor grew up on the range, where she forged fond memories learning to shoot alongside Ervin Z?dor, her father and the original owner?who also happened to be a gold medalist in water polo. Just like her dad, Ms. Z?dor possesses a competitive spirit. She's an avid shooter in the USPSA, and she hopes to draw more women into the sport through her range's Ladies' Shooting Club.
With more than a dozen adrenaline-pumping activities available at discounts of at least 50 percent, the Adventures Pass gives its holders the opportunity to eschew the couch and experience the adventures their local merchants have to offer. With a single pass, customers can get deals on everything from horseback riding and indoor rock climbing to wakeboarding and paragliding, all at companies located within driving or skydiving distance.
Archery Only owner Wayne Piersol has garnered a slew of archery titles, starting with the California State Junior Olympic Championship, which he won at the age of 15. Other accolades include the Whitney-Hill award, which was named in honor of Mount Whitney and notable big-game hunter Howard Hill. Today, Piersol and his fellow experts teach archery to students of all ages at 12 indoor lanes. They focus on foundational skills such as proper form and range etiquette. Over time, students learn about recurve bows and shooting styles?from Olympics-style archery to outdoor bowhunting?until they uncover and master their favorite.