By design, we keep our classes small and include one-on-one instruction — class sizes are limited to no more than fifteen people. Our students are treated as individuals, not just another number. Students form lasting friendships during each class, and most people reschedule for further, more advanced courses.
Those wishing to enroll in competitive courses may train in bullseye, PPC, modern, and cowboy IPSC styles of handgun competition. Students can also learn on small- and large-bore rifle. Skeet, trap, and field shooting is available for shotgunners.
Train at some of the nation's best shooting ranges. SHOOT-N-IRON has several handgun, rifle, and shotgun ranges utilizing stationary, reactionary, and moving-target systems. Our classroom and range teaching methods for both defensive and competitive courses are unsurpassed.
SHOOT-N-IRON's president and chief instructor, Paul Abel, is one of the most highly respected and knowledgeable small arms, tactical, defensive, and competitive shooting instructors in the world. With more than 60 years of experience, Paul has been a working police officer, a sheriff, and a certified police combat instructor for both the State of Oklahoma and the NRA. He holds a USPSA/IPSC rating and several NRA Master Ratings in various competitions. He is now retired from active competition.
During his career in law enforcement, Paul was involved in numerous shooting encounters. He knows how to survive in dangerous situations and will pass this knowledge on to you. SHOOT-N-IRON's instructional staff does not teach from someone's book; they teach from real-life personal experience. They have been there!
In our experience, many students underestimate their own shooting skills, and a few overestimate their abilities. After all, nothing is more boring than spending a week being taught things you already know. On the other hand, being placed in a class where goals are beyond your reach can be equally exasperating. Upon arrival at SHOOT-N-IRON, each student fires a short course designed to show our staff their level of expertise, and we proceed from that point. Students like this policy and benefit from it greatly.
SHOOT-N-IRON does not issue a regular class schedule. It is easier for us to meet your schedule than for you to meet ours. Our classes are conducted weekly during each month of the year and may be scheduled at almost any time. Spaces for three possible dates that you wish to attend are found at the top portion of our application form. Select three possible dates, and we will attempt to place you in a class during that timeframe. Courses run concurrently but separately, and you may enroll in only one at a time (unless otherwise indicated in the course catalog).
Five-day classes start on Monday and end on Friday. Some SI 100 and mobile classes may be scheduled on weekends by special request. Class space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.