“Our goal at Strongpoint Shooting Complex is to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere for the preservation and promotion of shooting sports. By providing instruction for the beginner to experienced marksman all participants will better their abilities and understanding of firearms use. With an emphasis on safety! “
Please Note: All participants attending gun classes will need to bring a pen or pencil and notebook paper. These courses include range time so please dress comfortably and wear shoes that can get a bit dirty. The range will provide eye and ear protection.
June 24th: LEARN TO SHOOT AGAIN!
The only shooting course for veterans with advanced physical issues requiring learning new techniques to shoot again
Meet our Instructors:
Randy Arrowood is our Staff Instructor for competition specializing in USPSA, Steel Challenge and 3 Gun Instruction. A Georgia native, born and raised in the metro Atlanta area with some kind of gun in hand from an early age. His first competitions involved beer cans from the back porch. From there, he learned the safe manipulation of various firearms and enjoyed hunting and plinking with friends and family.
In 2009, he bought his first centerfire handgun and was told about an indoor competition and stuff just got real. After some basic instruction on fundamentals from some of the local gurus, he got serious about training and studying shooting sports. Through independent study, frequent competition and training with many top shooters, Randy has developed an ability to break down the required skills to compete at a high level and help others to develop.
After implementing a more structured training program in 2011, his match performances began to improve as well. At the South Carolina USPSA Sectional in 2012, he won his first major match in Single Stack and then at the USPSA National Championships, he won “A” class in Limited. After that, the match wins continued and he reached USPSA Grand Master classification in Limited in 2014. Currently, his primary division and discipline is Single Stack USPSA competition.
– USPSA Limited Grand Master
– Top 20 at USPSA Single Stack Nationals (2015, 2016)
– Top 10 at IPSC Classic Nationals (2015, 2016)
– Multiple Area, State and Section Championships
– Akai Custom Guns: http://acguns.com
– Tru-Spec: http://tru-spec.com
– SNS Casting: http://snscasting.com
– Sevigny Performance: http://sevignyperformance.com/
– Shooters Connection: http://shootersconnection.com/
Michael Skinner is a native to the Columbus and Phenix City area. He has over 20 years experience in various martial arts and is a health and fitness instructor. In 2004 he owned and operated a fitness gym and a martial arts school. During that time he taught several students in different subject matter including: self defense, exercise, and nutrition. Mr. Skinner felt obligated to work for and serve others. In 2007 he was hired with a local Police Department and his desire to serve the community that has served him so well was fulfilled.
Still employed as an officer, he is currently assigned to a training unit as the Firearms Coordinator and a member of the departments SWAT team. While employed with the department he has trained several officers in the field as a field training officer and gained instructor status with the state of Georgia as a POST Certified General Instructor. Since that time he has obtained instructor certifications in: GA POST Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor, Level 1 and Level 2 Controlled Force Instructor with the USNSTA, Strategic Self Defense and Grappling Level 1 and level 2 instructor, and a certified instructor in the Equalizer Self Defense Program for women.
Highly trained in firearms, he is a POST Certified Firearms Instructor in GA. He is a firearms instructor with the NRA specializing in: Patrol Rifle, Select Fire, Handgun, Shotgun, and Tactical Shooting. He is a member of the Georgia Police Marksmanship League and is ranked among the Governors Top 20 for the state of GA. He is also a certified armorer with Smith and Wesson, Glock, Remington and Colt. He is an Active Shooter Instructor with the NTOA, and a certified instructor in several less lethal devices, including: O.C. Spray, Expandable Baton, Pepper Ball Launchers, Less Lethal Munitions and TASER.
With his extensive background in firearms and tactics, he creates new lesson plans every year and teaches several firearms related and tactical classes at his department. He assisted in the creation of the Muscogee County School Board’s “Active Shooter” training video and is very knowledgeable in teaching a variety of learning styles, including: lecturing, audio-visual, and hands-on instruction.
With his vast knowledge of martial arts and experience in law enforcement, Mr. Skinner was tasked with creating a Defensive Tactics program for Law Enforcement. With the understanding that most DT programs for police officers involves mixing martial arts with police work, Mr. Skinner noticed several discrepancies in how officers were being trained. The DT programs usually contained pointless moves and techniques that should not be used in a fight. This training proves to be pointless for police officers who are trying to detain or control an individual. The program that Mr. Skinner created includes techniques and tactics that involve more of a practical use for officers and has an easier learning curve for all skill levels. Since its inception the system has evolved to meet the needs of officers and civilians alike.
Brian Schacht is from Virginia Beach but now calls Alabama his home. He served fourteen years in the Army as an Infantryman serving in all leadership roles from rifle team leader to rifle platoon sergeant.
Brian was selected to join the Army Marksmanship Unit in 2012. He managed both the service rifle and pistol team and helped to standup the Instructor Training Group (ITG). He was the LEAD INSTRUCTOR and COURSE MANAGER for twelve different marksmanship courses to include the Marksmanship Master Trainer Course, Close Quarters Marksmanship, Master Pistol Instructor Course.
He has trained all levels of shooters from novice to the most experienced. Brian has consulted on numerous marksmanship efforts ranging from the new modular handgun for the Army to writing the updated pistol and rifle manuals. Although he enjoys competing in defensive pistol matches and USPSA his passion remains in training he believes it’s a calling to pass down his experience and knowledge in marksmanship training to achieve an outcome of better shooters and a culture change in how training is being conducted.
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