Florida Gun Center is a safe and secure space where advanced and novice visitors hone their marksmanship skills. For the latter group, staff experts teach gun-handling fundamentals and firearm safety during an array courses. Once range and class sessions wrap up, visitors browse the firearms and accessories in the center's store, which keeps a variety of pistols for law enforcement in stock.
Frank Abay is a busy man. Along with a security school and a private-investigation company, the licensed instructor now owns Miami Guns Inc. There, his guests can buy and sell firearms or practice their aim at the eight-lane, 25-yard indoor range. Visitors seeking more guided instruction can earn licenses by completing D and G classes. Miami Guns Inc. also hosts low-light pistol and self-defense-tactics courses, which include 100 rounds of ammo, range time, a certificate of completion, and a T-shirt.
The defense experts at Pembroke Gun & Range help clients hone their aim through an array of training amenities. Beyond the range, instructors uphold NRA standards in classes, including instruction tailored specifically for women and security guards. Classes are capped at 10 students to ensure personalized instruction, and private training is also available.
Since 1992, Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium?s 6,000-square-foot shop has stocked firearms from established brands, such as Smith & Wesson, alongside accessories, ammunition, and cleaning supplies. To ensure customers know how to safely handle their purchases, the emporium hosts classes taught by NRA-certified instructors. Geared toward students of all experience levels, the courses focus on not only shooting fundamentals, but also other essential skills such as safely drawing and storing the weapon.
In addition to overseeing the shooting range, National Armory's staff leads classes that cover topics such as basic firearm-handling and meeting the requirements to become an armed security guard. Clients looking for new firearms or to upgrade often find their match in National Armory's store, where in-house weapon experts advise buyers on new and used guns and dispense ammunition.
With multiple certifications from the NRA and hand-to-hand combat expertise, it's no surprise Miami Shooters Club instructors are in demand?they've even taught seminars at the Miami-Dade Police Department. In private lessons and small group classes, they school clients on how to use firearms safely in almost any situation.
One showcase of instructors' skills is the concealed-weapon-certificate class, which takes place at Miami Shooters Club's University Park facility. Designed for complete beginners and expert sharpshooters alike, the course covers how to take a proper stance, grip the firearm, aim, and pull the trigger, as well as discussing some of the unique legal issues and ethical questions associated with concealed carry. At the end of the course, students safely discharge a weapon under instructor supervision, as required by Florida law.