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Welcome To Black Hawk Ridge
Handgun Training in
Northeast Alabama

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 Us

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.


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Our Range

Our range features 100-foot lanes with multiple style targets used by our students during class times.  Our shooting area is undercover, but weather elements do impact us.  We feel outdoors allowing us to train in real-world situations.  We will utilize different bays throughout each class, and we use clear easy understood range commands for the safety of everyone.  Our steel targets are constructed of AR500 steel and are reactive when shot.  A picnic table is provided for breaks or snacks.  Hearing protection and protective eyewear are required at all times. We specialize in one on one training or small groups of up to 6 individuals.

What To Expect

After a range safety briefing your training goals will be discussed and you will be coached throughout your session.  You will be working with an experienced and patient instructor.  Your instructor has a keen intuition of determining each student’s skill level and mental readiness and will teach according to the specific needs of each with a respectful and calm demeanor.

Additional Services

We offer eye protection and electronic hearing protection if you do not have your own.  We also rent various styles of handguns for a very reasonable fee.