Private Lessons

Private Handgun Lessons


Owning a handgun isn’t enough to keep you safe in a dangerous situation, knowing how to recognize it and how to respond with your handgun is extremely important.  If you prefer to learn in private or a small group, my private lessons are the ideal way to learn.  The lessons will cover what you need to get comfortable and competent with your handgun.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  Getting started the correct way with an experienced instructor will help you learn quickly and more importantly, correctly.

Lesson: 2 Hours

Topics covered:

  • Choosing a handgun
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Gear selection for everyday carry
  • Situational awareness


  • Contact Jim to schedule time/location after purchasing

What Students Are Saying...

Awesome CCW class

5.0 rating
November 30, 2020

This is my 3rd State’s CCW class and by far the best one. Jim has a way of making what can be dull information interesting by adding personal real world experience. During range time his experience and focus on the fundamentals ensure even seasoned shooters improve.


First CCW Class

5.0 rating
October 27, 2020

I recently took my first CCW class and had a great time with Jim as the teacher. He was helpful and approachable, both in the classroom and at the shooting range. Thank you Jim for making our long day an enjoyable learning experience!

Lindsay Schinzing

Awesome CCW class.

5.0 rating
October 27, 2020

Jim Erwin aka the Kraken is a top Instructor. Very informative, high energy and a laugh a minute, while imparting the information to the class. He made a dry subject matter interesting and made sure everyone got all the information needed. He was also able to answer any question thrown at Him. Out on the range his lifetime of gun experience was quite evident. He was able to help each shooter to learn proper shooting techniques out on the range. So by the end of the day He answered all our questions, taught us to shoot properly and made it a fun day. It was like hanging out with a super-gun-knowledgeable friend.
You cannot go wrong picking Jim Erwin as your Instructor.

Paul & Diane Bankston

Effective! Private 2-Hour Lesson (Brand New CCW holder)

5.0 rating
October 21, 2020

My daughter and I, got our CCW with Jim a few months ago (highly recommended) and now I’ve just wrapped up a 2-hr private lesson to help me become more comfortable with my pistol (the lesson was a gift from my daughter). I’m new to pistols, so I needed someone to walk me through the basics. Jim went step-by-step through everything from loading, proper stance, safety, aiming, and firing, to storing my pistol. Jim is a great instructor, patient, easy to learn from, and he really, really, really knows his stuff! His bio may seem a bit intimidating if you’re new to shooting, but he is a natural at teaching and was able to help me feel comfortable with my pistol and the basics during our lesson.


Great Experience 9/27/2020

5.0 rating
October 6, 2020

My husband and I are new to target shooting. Friends highly recommended Jim Erwin. Although we were a little anxious, we felt very comfortable as soon as we arrived. The long day went very fast. We learned so much and laughed often. We had doubts we could pass the CCW test but Jim made it easy. By the way, we are in our mid 70’s. So if you are thinking about a CCW or (like us) just getting educated in the law and acquiring shooting skills, do not hesitate. Thank you Jim.


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