Do you want something more personal?
We have amazing instructors here at SafeFire that don't just teach groups but also teach individuals. They all are amazing shots in their own right and have a bunch of experience to back it up. No matter if you have never shot before and are hesitant to take a class or if you are advanced and want someone to beef up your practice sessions, we've got you covered! These are appointment only instructions, so just send an email via the buttons below each instructor and let us know that you interested in setting up a time. Private lessons do not include a rental, ammo, or targets. Targets must be purchased from our facility.
Two people- $120/hour
Please Note: We want to be mindful of our instructors times so please give us 24 hour notice to cancel your appointment, or you will be charged for that lesson.
Glenn is the definition of a self-made instructor. He has been shooting for 34 years and taught himself through books, people, and online. He also went to tactical shooting schools for pistols, rifles and shotguns. He is also our resident fix-it guy. Glenn loves teaching ladies handgun classes and does a fantastic job at it. Glenn is a great instructor for those who really want to take their shooting skills to the next level.
Glenn is available: Monday through Friday 11am - 4pm
Paul was a Deputy Sheriff with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 27 years, during which he became a firearms instructor for police officers. Since his retirement, Paul has found his dream job at Safefire. He is passionate about teaching people how to shoot; from beginners who have never shot a gun, to experienced shooters who want to improve their skills. His goal for his students is for them to have fun shooting, and ensure they do it in a safe manner. He is also happy to help people find the right gun for them, which can lead to improving their shooting abilities and enjoyment of the sport. Paul competes in firearm competitions, and has set two world records. He has enjoyed traveling to Europe and Africa with his wife Peg. Two of his favorite places are at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and on the Serengeti in Africa. Paul is a well rounded instructor and is great for people who are willing to learn anything and everything about shooting.
Paul is available: Friday through Tuesday, 11am - 6pm
Tim has been shooting for 42 years, starting with being on the high school rifle team. From there, he went on to achieve his expert marksman in the US Army & US Coast Guard. After the military, he continued as a police officer. At the Police Academy, he received the Top Shooter Award in his class. He loves to teach SafeFire's Handgun Essentials and teen classes. Tim is also our match director for all our competitions here at SafeFire. He knows his stuff about being precise and making shots count under pressure. In addition to shooting, Tim loves woodworking. You can see some of his woodworking throughout the store and range including his sign for the gunsmith, holders for brochures, and so much more. Tim is great instructor for anyone, and he can turn a nervous shooter into a confident shooter.
Tim is available: Tuesday through Thursday, 11am - 7pm
With over 15 years of firearms experience, Amelie was lucky enough to have been introduced to the world of shooting at a young age. Since purchasing her first firearm of her own, her passion for shooting and building her marksmanship skills has blossomed. She has trained with Paul Prather of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (ret.), Glock Professional, and loves passing on the knowledge and experience she has accumulated. She has done a wonderful job at SafeFire so far and is definitely a great fit for anyone looking to get into shooting or advance their skills. In addition to her firearms expertice, Amelie is fluent in German and Mandarin in addition to English.
Amelie is available: Saturday through Wednesday, all day
Rob is an instructor full of experience. Over 35 years of it to be correct. His experience started with the military as a US Army Field Artillery Officer in the mid 1980's, and then as a Camas Police Officer for 27 years. As a Camas Police Officer, Rob was one of their firearm instructors. He is also a NRA Certified handgun, shotgun, and rifle instructor. Rob loves to compete in smallbore benchrest and bullseye pistol matches. He is an avid hand loader and just really enjoys shooting anything that goes bang! He loves to teach our intro to handgun course and really bring new people into the world of shooting. When he isn't at the range, he enjoys going bow hunting and hanging out with his wife. Rob is definitely one of those people that can make you feel comfortable about shooting and will have you leaving feeling even better!
Rob is available: Saturday and Sunday.
Cody has grown up around firearms in his family and goes out to shoot with them frequently. He has about eight years of professional experience with firearms as he joined the Navy as a military police officer. While he was there, Reeder was awarded expert pistol marksman. After the military, he has continued to train by himself as well as receiving training from the Washington State Patrol, and from the Clark County Sheriff's office. Reeder has also attended classes by Garett Schwindel of Kagwerks. Cody loves teaching new shooters and even children how to shoot. When he isn't here, he enjoys hanging out with his daughter and wife. Reeder will definitely make you feel comfortable and right at home here at SafeFire.
Cody is available: Friday through Monday, all day.
Alex is a pretty amazing person if you ever get the chance to meet him. With 6 years of experience under his belt, what he seems to lack in age he makes up in knowledge. He is one of the top three-gun competitors in the area and is constantly training with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Kagwerks, Baersolutions, and Runenation! While he is amazing to watch, he makes a great one on one coach. He will help you fix whatever you need fixed and get you shooting better in very little time. When Alex isn’t competing- you can find him outside in the wood most likely shooting!
Alex is Available: Mondays 11am-3pm
John has basically been shooting since he could walk! Since he was 3 years old, he has been taught the basics of marksmanship, then moved up to small bore competitions, and then grew in going to national matches for service rifle. His training is fairly extensive with a military background and even training with Tim Kennedy, founder of Sheepdog Response, in classes addressing carbine and medical readiness. He really does love teaching beginners and the Intro to AR classes. If you have a rifle issue- he is definitely your guy! When he isn’t shooting, John loves to work out through martial arts or read a good book.
John is Available: Monday thru Friday 11-7pm