Beyond maintaining its range, Firearm Exchange's team hosts classes taught by instructors claiming NRA certifications, covering topics ranging from basic firearms operation to hunting safety. For those who bring their own firearms, a cleaning room contains maintenance supplies so shooters can clear their pieces of gunpowder residue. The range hosts social events as well.
Action Impact Range is the domain of William Kucyk, a US Army veteran and former lawman who spent decades commanding a detective bureau, conducting special investigations, and serving on a SWAT team. His years of expertise and experience as an attorney lend a wealth of knowledge in leading a team of range safety officers and making informative videos.
As an honorably discharged veteran and retired federal law-enforcement officer who's taught law enforcement and military personnel for more than 25 years, Raymond L. Tyler knows the value of proper weapons and self-defense training firsthand. He draws upon his experiences while leading training sessions, which incorporate real-life scenarios that require tactical maneuvering and positioning. Though his resumé might intimidate novice gunslingers, the NRA-certified instructor practices a patient, nonthreatening teaching style that helps students of all skill levels during private or semiprivate lessons. Raymond ingrains the same tactical instincts into his taser-training sessions and sells a slew of tasers including C2 and X26C alongside holsters and other accessories to prepared pupils.
Using their two shooting galleries, the instructors––who come from law-enforcement, military, and SWAT backgrounds––teach classes ranging from pistol shooting and safety for civilians to rifle patrolling for law enforcement. They also load the CAPS DVD live-fire video simulation system for tactical training, booting up one of more than 570 scenarios. The range extends to a 3,000-square-foot pro shop, where dry-fire booths enable customers to handle showroom arms while always pointing them in a safe direction.
NRA-certified instructor Steven Diadiun and his team combine classroom and supervised live-fire training to qualify students for Michigan Concealed Pistol License, also known as a CPL or CCW permit. In addition to imparting the technical skills necessary to responsibly own and operate a firearm, they also dedicate time to delineating the differences between state and national laws and slate gray and gunmetal gray.
Close Quarters Tactical's education-based facility is rooted in decades of experience. The staff of former law-enforcement officers and experienced instructors impart self-defense skills and self-confidence to students during focused courses. Classes run the gamut from basic street self-defense to krav maga, in which students learn the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces.