Welcome To Black Hawk Ridge
Handgun Training in
Our outdoor training facility was born in March of 2020. Our goal was to offer a safe and inviting area for handgun instruction. Our students say we have accomplished this.
We offer training for all ages and skill levels. Our instructor is NRA certified and holds many Certificates of Excellence. He has participated in multiple training programs throughout the United States over the last 20 years and continues to train, always pushing to enhance his skills.
In addition to teaching Beginning Handgun Classes and Basic Classes we offer Reactive Shooting Classes utilizing steel targets and shot timers. Our time goals are based on human reaction times and deliver the best possible achievable challenges. After our reactive training you will be able to place more shots on target faster and more accurately.
About Your Instructor
Years ago, I developed a passion for shooting and have taken many classes over the years to improve my skills. This love took me on a path to becoming a Certified Instructor.
While instructing I utilized public indoor shooting ranges that were very restrictive in what skills could be taught. Often, I finished classes wishing I could teach my students additional skills that would be more useful in real-life situations.
A few years ago, I decided to purchase land and build my own 10,000 sq ft. shooting range to practice and improve my own skills. This of course opened the door and allowed me to have an area to fulfill my passion to teach my students the skills they truly needed; thus, a dream was achieved, and Black Hawk Ridge was born.
My goal is to make you “better”. Better means, you are more confident, more proficient and that you will land more shots on target, more quickly.
Real-world dangerous situations can happen in mere seconds. Take it on good authority that after a day of training, I guarantee that you will be better prepared to use your handgun for a real-world self-defense encounter if required.
Beginner to Novice we teach you all the important safe handling procedures. This class includes an overview of your handgun, how to safely operate it, and introduces you to shooting. We start with the fundamentals and have you safely shoot your handgun when you leave.
Women Only Classes
Women, bring a friend and shoot in a none intimidating environment. Learn at your own pace without peer pressure. Training is tailored to fit your skill level. You will enjoy the relaxed environment as you prepare for more advanced training.
Basic Handgun I
This class teaches you the fundamentals including stance, grip, and trigger control. We will cater to your skill level. We utilize various types of targets and methods to increase your overall handling performance and accuracy. You will leave this class more confident and proficient with your pistol.
Here you will do additional work on fundamentals, fine tuning of skills, and repetition. We will move you another step forward toward you goal of becoming consciously competent with your handgun. Class closes with some fun drills on steel targets to reinforce your learnings with immediate feedback.
Steel reactive targets and timed shooting will advance your skills to the next level. We instruct based on quarter second reaction times. Drills are taught with an emphasis on goals that push you mentally and physically. Shooting is timed to challenge you to meet and exceed goals.
We continue to increase your muscle memory in this class by repetition and more advanced shooting. More work with strong and support hand shooting, along with reloading drills make this a more challenging class.
Precise performance expectations along with stringent time goals allow you to push your skills to the limit. Satisfying text scores are a must to conquer this class and graduate.
Red Dot Transition
The Red Dot Sight (RDS) handgun course is designed for shooters who have made or are currently transitioning from pistol iron sights to red dot sights. Techniques are taught that will help you align better and build habits that will allow you to find and place the dot faster. Red Dots can lead to strong skill improvements when proper fundamentals are applied.