View Full Version : Good Firearms training Schools in TX

March 26, 2006, 11:53 AM
Especially around the Houston area or around San Antonio?

March 26, 2006, 12:11 PM
I would be interested as well.

Denny Hansen
March 26, 2006, 12:22 PM
While I've never trained with him, I've conversed at length with Bill Davison and wife Alice who operate Tac-Pro Shooting Center in Mingus, TX, and for what it's worth he seems like he knows what he's talking about. People who I know and trust have taken training from him and recommend Tac-Pro.


March 26, 2006, 02:04 PM
Brian Hoffner at www.hoffners.com. I haven't had any training with him, but I might give it a shot.

I recommend listening to him on 97.5 in Houston on Mondays at 4pm (he guest hosts a 1 hour piece they call "Defending America"). If you don't live within radio distance, catch it on streaming audio at http://www.fmnewschannel975.com/main.htm. It's on the Pruett and Shannon show, also known as 2/3 of the old Stevens and Pruett show - Brian Shannon was Eddie "The Boner" Sanchez - that was on Rock 101 KLOL in the morning in Houston for about 20 years. Pruett now has a gun shop, too. www.jimpruett.net

Good conservative pro-gunner talk radio!

March 26, 2006, 04:28 PM
Hoffners looks pretty good and within driving distance....

Glenn E. Meyer
March 26, 2006, 06:58 PM
www.krtraining.com in Austin. Karl Rehn runs a great show and brings in many well known folks - Insights, OPS, Givens and others. Rehn's range is near Giddings and easy to get to on 290.

Steve Moses out of Dallas is a great guy also.

www.texastactical.net - Mike Webb runs great matches and is starting to bring in folks - just did Yeager's Tactical Response outfit.

March 26, 2006, 07:23 PM
I'll post more later but I've heard great things about KR Training in Austin. I'll be going there next weekend when Tom Givens comes to town.

I have all the schools in Texas bookmarked at home. I'll post them when I get there tomorrow.

March 26, 2006, 08:41 PM
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759.

Mike Webb sounds like my kinda guy..lol

Thanks for all the replies..have some good friends up San Antone way. Maybe ill take a spare gun and talk my friend into going with me.

Glenn E. Meyer
March 27, 2006, 11:39 AM
Mike had a great carbine match this past Saturday. It was a huge crowd with 60ish shooters. Tough scenarios - make you remember things and move. Bad on my old knees - wah, wah.

I'm doing the Givens class also this weekend. I've met him and he is very impressive. 1500 rounds - wow!

The Austin / San Antonio area is just brimming over with training and matches lately!

One thing that will be fun is that I'm getting a new 1911 and may start with some basics again as I've now shot my Glock 19 for years.

I'm waiting for the Fiesta Regional match. I would like to do the Texas State but will be out of town at that time.

Now I have to clean my guns. Wah, wah - again!

March 29, 2006, 12:21 PM
Paul Howe CSAT in Nacogdoches. I have been down there twice and will be going again. He is an excellent teacher. http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com


David Armstrong
March 29, 2006, 04:42 PM
Karl Rehn, as mentioned, has a good rep. Also, John Farnam regularly comes to Victoria for classes.

March 29, 2006, 05:21 PM
I know there are more but these are all that I can think of right now.












April 5, 2006, 01:30 PM
I'll whole-heartedly agree that Karl Rehn is a good instructor, I took Basic Pistol II with him. I also took the CHL class with Ross & Dorothy Bransford, very good instructors (www.CHL-Texas.com). Ross has some great stories and excellent examples when considering concealed carry. I plan on looking over the sites that SoonerBJJ posted because I want as much training as my time and budget can afford.