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Michael Kennedy Video

Michael Kennedy

Michael is a much sought-after, experienced trainer with a relaxed, practical and enjoyable teaching style. You won't find any 'tough guy' Rambo-style attitude here. Michael is a Certified Training Counselor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), a certified instructor with the National Rifle Association (NRA), and is a certified California DOJ Instructor. He holds certifications for the:
  • USCCA Basic Pistol
  • NRA First Steps program
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home.
What sets Michael apart from so many instructors is his personal commitment to further his own training. Michael takes his development seriously and is a competitive pistol shooter who actively participates in both local and regional IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches. He also believes in developing the 'craft' of firearms skills and marksmanship and holds current certifications in many advanced pistol classes, advanced tactical shotgun classes, and advanced carbine classes. Michael offers classes for all levels, including courses for:
  • Basic Pistol - for all ages and experience
  • Intermediate Pistol - Learn better self-defense skills
  • Advanced Pistol - Learn how to build self-defense speed
  • Carry With Confidence - CCW emphasis, carry like a pro!
  • Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) courses for Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties

 

Company: The Gun Range
Title: Lead Instructor
Phone: 916-849-9770

 

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Debbie MacDonald Video

Debbie MacDonald

With a background in education, teaching at The Gun Range comes naturally for me.  The content of the course work has changed; the principles of instruction remain steady.  Personal safety is of great concern and interest for me.  To combine these interests and skills, I pursued my own personal training in the safe and effective handling of handguns.  As a result, I started two chapters of “The Well Armed Woman” and pursued NRA certifications which allow be in be an instructor.  My focus for instruction is centered on Basic Pistol/Revolver Marksmanship, Self Defense in the Home, Concealed Carry (Sacramento County), and specific classes for women only as they learn about handguns and self protection.  A student in my class can expect to leave with a knowledge of handguns (both semi-automatic and revolvers), universal safety rules in handling a firearm,  the fundamentals of shooting (including proper stance, grip, site alignment, trigger press, follow-through).  The concealed carry class is more in depth, with information presented that is specific to carrying outside the home.  Additionally, individuals desiring more 1:1 work can take advantage of coaching sessions after having taken a class.  I look forward to working with you.

 

Company: The Gun Range
Title: Instructor
Phone: 916-426-6576

 

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Sam Yohannes

 

Company: The Gun Range
Title: Instructor

 

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Jodi Rentzel Video

Jodi Rentzel

I graduated from CSU Sacramento, thinking that I would continue on into the world of teaching.  My direction for teaching has shifted - from working within the context of the schools to working with those who want to learn about firearms. I find myself in a most fortunate position to follow my passion for teaching in a field that I enjoy - firearms!  I am now an NRA and TWAW (The Well Armed Women) Certified Instructor as well as a Co-Leader of the TWAW Sacramento chapter. My main focus as an instructor is Basic Pistol & Marksmanship, Intermediate, Personal Protection in the home, Concealed Carry Weapons-Range Review, as well as 1:1, women only, and private small group classes. Each class includes classroom time, more so than others, but you spend a good amount of time in the range applying and practicing the new concepts you just learned.  Shooting is a discipline that requires patience and focus. It is my goal to help shooters, both new and experienced, feel confident in their skills, to increase their knowledge, and to be, above all, safe in their gun handling. I look forward to working with you!

 

Company: The Gun Range
Title: Instructor

 

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Pia Boling

I truly believe that knowledge is power. Before I was introduced to firearms, I had an unreasonable fear of them.  My knowledge of firearms, at the time, was non-existent until my step dad taught me how to shoot. Ever since then, I have made it my goal to learn as much as I can.  After many years of shooting, I decided to bring the knowledge I've obtain to others.
I am now a co-leader for The Well Armed Woman - Sacramento Chapter and an NRA Certified instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer.  I provide basic pistol & marksmanship classes, 1 on 1 instruction, and private group classes.  It is my goal to help new and experienced shooters feel more confident in themselves to continue in their training as as they gain the knowledge and the skills to become a safe and responsible gun owner.

 

Title: Instructor

 

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