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Learn to Shoot for Sport or Self-Defense
Top-Quality Small Arms Training For Civilians, Law Enforcement, and Military Personnel Since 1977

Welcome to Paul Abel's SHOOT-N-IRON, INC. Practical Training and Shooting Academy

Learn to shoot with confidence at SHOOT-N-IRON in Shawnee, Oklahoma. At our academy, we provide defensive, tactical, and competitive firearms training, as well as self-defense classes to clients from all walks of life. Our self-defense classes introduce students to edge weapons, alternative weapons, and hand-to-hand combat techniques. We gear our classed towards teaching civilians, law enforcement officers, and military personnel from all over the world how to control almost any situation that they may encounter. We also teach students to use handguns, shotguns, and rifles safely and confidently. At SHOOT-N-IRON, our mission is to keep people safe during times of need by providing them with the tools needed for defense. Contact us today to sign up for a class.

Oklahoma Concealed Carry Licensing Available

SHOOT-N-IRON, INC., Practical Shooting Academy, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Est. 1977

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SHOOT-N-IRON is a shooting academy and self-defense training center based in Bethel Acres, just west of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Our academy is open year-round and is privately owned by Paul Abel, who founded the academy in 1977. Paul has a reputation as one of the world's top firearms instructors, drawing on more than 60 years of experience in law enforcement, firearms training, and related fields. Paul and his team teach students at all levels, from complete beginners to highly trained law enforcement officers. At SHOOT-N-IRON, the student achievement levels are excellent, and the confidence gained is invaluable.

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Sporting & Competitive
Safety & Maintenance
Defensive Shooting & Tactics


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(833) 511-3680

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
After-hours Support Available
Weekend Classes Available

17205 Gaddy Road, Shawnee, OK 74801
We are located in the Bethel Acres community, 35 miles east of Oklahoma City and close to Interstate 40.

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