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Shooter Training




Recreational Introduction to Shooting for Non-Shooters

Looking for a corporate team experience that's a little off the beaten path? This 2 hour session for groups of up to 10 people includes safety training, eye and hearing protection, and a selection of firearms and ammunition.

The group is expertly supervised by competent professionals who emphasize safety and fun. No previous firearms experience is necessary!

Contact me at 604.889.3822 or by email: DOC@mdgardner.com.


Group Lessons for Shooters

Does your group or club want to have shooter training conducted at your club? If so, contact me directly for a group/club course at DOC@mdgardner.com, or call me at 604.889.3822.

 


Handgun Training

If you wish to learn about handgun shooting, I can provide a program for you even if you have no knowledge of handguns. Prior to booking your lessons, you will need to have taken and successfully passed both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC). This assures both you and I that safety is our priority and we have established a base of knowledge.

In your first lessons you can learn to shoot both revolvers and semi-automatic handguns. By starting with rimfire ammunition we can progress through to the point where you will be able to successfully shoot a large bore centrefire handgun and hit your target. As your skill levels progress, you may wish to move into formalized target shooting, in the form of one of the many handgun shooting sports operating today. I can lead you to those sports and help you to succeed.

New shooters who want to buy a gun often don't know what make, action or cartridge will suit them. Sometimes a shooter will think they know what want, based on a couple of minutes with one that "felt good." In a lesson, you will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of firearms. We can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each one with special attention to your area of interest, ensuring that your first purchase is made knowledgeably.

If you are a more experienced handgun shooter, up to those who wish to compete in International competitions, I can provide solid coaching for you as well. As you may have found in my bio, I have an extensive career in handgun competition, instruction and coaching which have led to my successes in handgun shooting. You can access that knowledge by booking shooting lessons with me.

If you are particularly interested in my sport, Extreme Pistol (IPSC) shooting, see my Competitive IPSC packages for more ideas.

Contact me at 604.889.3822 or by email: DOC@mdgardner.com.


Rifle Training

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran of rifle shooting, you will be pleased to learn that there are always techniques and concepts about shooting a rifle that will allow you to improve your skill level. The world of shooting has changed dramatically over the years to the point where skills that were exceptional 20 years ago are beginner levels today.

All shooters can expect a basic course tailored to their skill level. If you are a beginner, I can provide you with solid basic skills that will allow you to be successful. You will be well served to have successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) so that you have a solid level of firearms safety training.

Those starting out will learn the basic shooting positions; standing, kneeling, sitting and prone. We will review the various types of actions to determine the best for you to acquire and use. Anyone with advanced levels can benefit from a refresher on these basics. Beginners will also learn the many other skill sets necessary to be successful.

To challenge those who have experience, I will custom tailor your lesson so that you can overcome whatever challenges you are facing today. With work and diligence, experienced rifle shooters will find new levels of performance they may never have believed achievable.

Contact me at 604.889.3822 or by email: DOC@mdgardner.com.


Shotgun Training

As a beginner to shotgun shooting, you will want to discuss and learn about the many different aspects of shotgun shooting. You may be an aspiring bird shooter for hunting or a clay target shooter. Taking lessons and coaching from me can raise your skills for any shotgun shooting sport. You will be well served to have successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) so that you have a solid level of firearms safety training.

As a bird shooter, you will want to have a solid knowledge of the basics of shotgunning; choke, patterning, follow-through, lead, etc. To that you will add knowledge about the different types of shot and legalities related to shot use. That will be tied to the various actions and which type of action might best suit your needs.

If clay target shooting is your passion, then we will focus on your area of interest: trap, skeet or sporting clays. As well, we can discuss the differences in the shotgun shooting sports and the firearms required for those sports. Once you have started to master the basics, you will want to pursue other avenues. I will help you begin and then move on to meet your goals.

Contact me at 604.889.3822 or by email: DOC@mdgardner.com.




IPSC Training Packages

Competitive IPSC Training Package

When the RO says Are You Ready... are you? Consider investing in a 3-lesson package that assesses and develops your current abilities.

I will use proven training tools and exercises to build your skillset and increase your confidence at matches. Between lessons you will complete training exercises on your own and compete in club matches or IPSC BC Qualifiers.

Learn how to adapt your performance to earn your best results ever! Contact me at 604.889.3822 or by email: DOC@mdgardner.com and plan for this to be the year you attain your IPSC goals.


Competitive IPSC Tune-Up

A lighter version of the full package, the Tune-Up is a one hour session that helps you work on one or two specific areas. A single Tune-Up session can be converted to the full Training Package if you so desire.

Contact me at 604.889.3822 or by email: DOC@mdgardner.com.

 


  


Brian from Saskatoon:

I took the shooters course with you in Saskatoon. I now have my first sanctioned match under my belt and wow. I noticed a very significant improvement in my shooting. The skill set you demonstrated and the drills that you showed us have helped me. I was very nervous as I stepped into the shooters box, but remembered what you said about concentrating on “shooting A’s”. I did my best to calm my nerves and proceeded to shoot the best stages I have ever shot. I didn’t allow myself to listen to or think about what I didn’t do, but where I did it right and keep doing it better.

I placed fourth overall in my class. I know I couldn’t have accomplished that without your instruction.

Thanks again for all your help!





James from Vancouver:

Just wanted to say 'Thanks!' for a great experience! Everytime I look at the targets, I smile thinking 'Damn! I did that!'

And just the other day, I was flipping through a gun magazine and the article talked about 'grouping'. Well, thanks to you, I now know what they're talking about!





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