Private Firearm Instruction

How Much Ammunition do I need?

About 100 rounds of ammunition (2 boxes). If you do not have any ammunition you can purchase some at the firing range. 

Are There Any Extra Costs?

Yes, you will be responsible to pay the range fee of $10 and the ammunition, and the ear/eye protection rental if you don't have your own. You may use our firearms free of charge if you do not have one.

What to Wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing, long hair in a ponytail, closed toed shoes, no low-cut tops and long sleeves are a great idea. Basically, the more covered skin the better! 

 Range Training Location

Located in the heart of Brandon at Universal Gun and Pawn, 990 W. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL, 33511.


What will I learn?

  • Learn how to operate your firearm safely or rent a firearm and train before purchasing your own.

  • Practice firearm safety rules, range etiquette and live fire. Training you to feel comfortable going to a range yourself!

  • Proper sight alignment (aiming), grip and stance. 

What to Bring?

Your own firearm if you have one. If you do not own a firearm you may use ours for free. Please bring Safety Glasses and ear protection. If you do not have any you can rent some at the shooting facility for a few dollars. 

Firearm Instructor

Meet your Instructor!

If you have already attended one of our Concealed Carry Classes you have met Ryan! and have had the chance to see how comfortable he makes you feel. 

Ryan is a NRA Certified Instructor in Basic Pistol, Refuse to be a Victim© and Eddie the Eagle. He strongly believes in the second amendment and the right to protect yourself and your loved ones. He is passionate about teaching his fellow citizens protective and life-saving skills.

Ryan believes a trained and aware citizen is the best way to minimize crime, victims and senseless acts of violence. He has been teaching classes since 2010 in the Tampa Bay Area and has taught over 500 classes!

It is his passion to teach and arm as many law abiding citizens as he possibly can, to empower others and help everyone to feel comfortable and confident carrying a firearm legally with a concealed carry permit.

Ryan is veteran of the United States Air Force and a father of three beautiful children. Ryan and his wife Tiffany met doing inner city ministry for Operation Explosion in Tampa 12 years ago. He is passionate about God, his family, church and community.