Hunters Challenge – June 23rd

40 slots available
June 23rd
Smith Valley Nevada
Prize table based on placement, everyone gets something. We have great prizes from big name companies in the industry



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The Hunters Challenge

3D Target and Silhouettes
June 23rd

 Challenge fee is $350 with lunch included
 Limited to 40 competitors- 10 Shooters per squad
 Challenge limited to 30 Cal and under
 4 Stages/ Total of 40 rounds or less
 Location for meetup will be at the 260 Day Ln., Smith Valley NV 89430 at 0800
0830-safety brief
0845- zero confirmation
0900 Start
1400-1500 Estimated completion

This is challenge will simulate a variety of hunting conditions. Bring what you would hunt with!
What to bring (Suggested)
 Eye and ear protection
 Shooting Sticks
 Backpack
 Any cleaning equipment or tools needed for your rifle
 Shooting bags
 Range finders
 Weather meters
 Sunscreen/ hot weather clothing
 A minimum of 40 rounds for your rifle
 Bipods
We will have additional food and water and soft drinks available for purchase on location. There is
nothing nearby to buy things once you are on location.

There will be a prize table with an assortment of great products/items from big names in our industry. Every  shooter will go home with something.

Companies Involved in the Prize Table: Seekins Precision, Proof Research Barrel, Accutac Bipods, 5.11 Tactical,  Kryptek Outdoor Group, Mystery Ranch and much more


Jim Erwin – Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Special Operations Forces, including service in the 2nd Ranger Battalion (75th Ranger Regiment) where he received the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the U.S. Army Sniper Course, as well as services as a 1st SFOD-D (Delta) Operator.

Mike Douglas – A self taught long range shooter with over a decade of experience in all aspects of long distance and extreme long distance shooting on a variety of platforms.

Dave Adams – Specializes in Kestrel ballistics, environmentals & wind calling. Dave is also a self taught long range shooter on a variety of platforms.

What Students Are Saying...

Great training for all skill levels

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2024

I’ve taken several classes by Jim Erwin. He has something for everyone and all skill levels. Excellent instructor and very personable. I truly enjoy his classes. Being a veteran myself, I have had instruction by many professionals and have taken many classes and courses over many years. Jim is an excellent instructor and has an easy to understand approach to learning. He doesn’t come with the attitude or demeanor of someone that has done a lot of “stuff” and thinks they’re better than you or talk down to you. He’s obviously tip of the spear and elite of the elite. Part of that 1% that have done what he’s done, skillset and knowledge. I’ve seen him explain things simply to someone that has minimal experience and a bit nervous, to talking to people that have been there and done that. Being a veteran, it doesn’t bother me about someone yelling at me during training, but at my age now, I usual prefer not to deal with that. Jim Erwin is excellent in this department. Takes safety seriously but doesn’t talk down to you or try to make you feel stupid. This makes for a better training environment. Even after many years of training, I still am able to learn something new from Jim and even that “aha” moment where something has been explained before but I never truly understand and Jim is able to explain it in a relevant way that I get it. He can make the training as easy as you want and as hard as you want depending on skill level, while continuing to challenge you. Never stop training. Easier to stay ready than to get ready. Thanks for your instruction and service Mr. Erwin.


Excellent long range course

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2024

I recently became interested in “long range” shooting and built a rifle just in time to take this class. All the instructors made the class entertaining, comfortable and gave a terrific foundation for distance shooting. Taking this class was well worth it. I was intimidated and overwhelmed with getting into this discipline but I’m now far more confident in taking on this endeavor on my own. We all received personalized coaching and assistance from all of the instructors. Everyone was professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They are passionate about firearm related activities and it really shows.


Pistol class review - Now I need to fix some bad habits

Rated 5 out of 5
April 1, 2024

I am an experienced shooter and have done 80+ days of live class training at various schools over the past 12+ years. I thought this was going to be simple review class. We had a class of 4. Five minutes into the class Jim comes over and makes a change to my grip. It was uncomfortable as I had a bad habit to break. It was very effective when I changed it to his way and it showed on the paper. I now need to go back to the very beginning on my mechanics and build this into my muscle memory with 1000’s of dry reps and slow live reps in the future. It was that impactful. He gave me a faster, more efficient way of doing tac reloads which I now need to do lots of reps to burn in. He was teaching type 3 malfunctions and I asked him why he did not lock the slide back. He advised me I was doing the old method and showed me a much quicker way without locking the slide back. I’ll need to burn that into muscle memory as well. I did not go to class expecting to make big changes to the way I’ve done things for years this last weekend. I need to go work on my skills and do another class later so we can find something else I can improve as well. He was definitely a wealth of knowledge on how to survive the worst day of your life. It was more than I expected.

Ross Driscoll Sr.

CCW Class

Rated 5 out of 5
March 7, 2024

Jim was a great instructor. He made the class entertaining and enjoyable. He and his wife were very helpful throughout the day answering questions and at the range. We had a large class and they managed all 26 of us very well! We’d definitely take another class from him the future and highly recommend him for anyone interested in getting their CCW.

Mandy Henry

Exceptional CCW Class Experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 7, 2024

I recently completed my CCW class with Jim, and I must say it was a fantastic experience. Despite the lengthy duration mandated by Federal Regulations, Jim’s informative and engaging teaching style made the time fly by. His ability to blend crucial information with humor kept the atmosphere lively.
Jim’s expertise truly shone when it came to the practical aspects of firing a gun. Within minutes, he managed to enhance my shooting skills significantly. His hands-on approach and clear explanations made grasping the basics a breeze.
I wholeheartedly recommend Jim for anyone seeking a top-notch CCW class. His knowledge, teaching style, and ability to make the learning process enjoyable set him apart. Thanks, Jim, for a memorable and valuable experience!

Dane Rogers

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