Career Certifications in Calhoun

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The Range

An instructor meets students at ranges in the local area.

The Rentals

While it does not supply rentals directly, FirstShot negotiates special rates with local gun ranges for ammunition, safety gear, and handgun rentals. The instructor supplies targets for classes.

At a Glance

FirstShot, LLC's president and resident instructor, Eric C. Sands, holds NRA certifications in basic pistol, personal protection, home safety, and FIRST Steps courses. The latter aims to introduce people to handgun use for the very first time, though Mr. Sands can work with students of all levels. He also trains them privately and leads specialized workshops in topics such as pistol cleaning.

23 Norman Lane
Rome,
GA
US

With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.

110 Academy St
Canton,
GA
US

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Established: 2010

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Brands Used: Glock, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Mossberg, KelTec, Springfield

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Be prepared, bring your own equipment. If you do not have your own, we can help get you some to use.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Shooting range

The Range
  • 25-yard indoor range
  • All staff has undergone NRA Range Safety Office training
  • Accommodates pistols and small-caliber rifles
At a Glance

Shooter's Depot of North Georgia's owner, John Martin, has a lot in common with his sister. They're both firearms enthusiasts, and they both count gun ranges as their profession (she runs Shooters Depot of Chattanooga). In a show of welcoming congeniality, they allow pretty much anyone to join this family, at least in that they can become Shooter's Depot members. This grants ample benefits, including extended range hours and ammo discounts.

5443 Battlefield Pkwy
Ringgold,
GA
US

In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

6244 Old Highway 5
Woodstock,
GA
US

The Atlanta Martial Art Center teaches myriad martial arts, including those conceived by the likes of Bruce Lee and Brazil's famed Gracie family. The head instructor, Todd Williams, combines them into cohesive lessons that teach jeet kune do, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, combat-submission wrestling, filipino kali, and youth mixed martial arts. This diversity stems from Todd's own journey to black belt under his master, Sifu Alan Baker. Baker boasts quite a r?sum?, including induction into the WHFSC International Martial Arts Hall of Fame and stints training security and SWAT teams.

The school adheres to a practical martial-arts philosophy, with classes focusing on self-defense techniques no matter what style they're conducted in. Students learn practical moves to protect themselves or loved ones from harm, learning to fend off unarmed attackers as well as people armed with weapons or dangerously cushy focus pads.

11303 Highway 92
Woodstock,
GA
US

At North Atlanta Fencing Center, students learn to lunge and parry in the Olympic style under a coaching staff that includes USFA-certified instructors, internationally ranked competitors, and former collegiate champions. The center’s programs divide pupils into classes based on age and ability, allowing everyone the opportunity to improve footwork, test strategy, and receive an excellent cardio workout. When not practicing through focused games and drills, swordsmen and women are welcome to challenge each other during an Open Strip session, when they’ll be able to fence until one side emerges victorious or foils are abandoned for a tiebreaking bout of one-on-one tag.

10029 Highway 92
Woodstock,
GA
US