Some people enjoy firearm training with others in our group lessons.  For others, they learn in our one on one training environments. At our outdoor gun range just South of Denton, Texas we offer private lessons where we can evaluate where your ability and skill level.  The goal of our one-on-one training is to help you achieve your personal proficiency goals. All levels of shooters benefit from personalized instruction. One-on-one lessons last one or two hours and cover a variety of methods and techniques. The qualified instructors at Proactive Defense come from all different backgrounds and have a wide variety of skills to draw from to give you a full training experience. The training at Proactive Defense is helpful for beginners to advanced firearms users.  Firearm training covers entry-level firearm handling to advanced movement and multiple target engagement, a one-on-one lesson will take your proficiency to the next level. Personalized lessons are a great way for new shooters to grow in confidence with their firearm.

Starting at $75/hour for private instruction. (One free lesson a month with our Patriot membership)


Chris Rainey has numerous commendations and certifications in law enforcement. He has attended multiple nationally recognized firearms academies and has trained with the Marine Corps, FBI, and LA SWAT. Chris has real-life experience handling threatening situations, always with safety first. Law enforcement officer for 13 years Departmental firearms instructor SWAT team member and instructor Extensive experience with new students Professional airline pilot Professional flight instructor



Brad served in the armed forces as a U.S. Navy Diver. He was a former natural national power-lifting champion. And was one of the original members of the evangelistic strength ministry The Power Team. Brad is also a licensed Personal Protection Officer with the highly respected Shaffer Security Group.


Brad teaches private lessons, as well as being a lead instructor for many of our classes, and he heads up our Church Security Training.


Brian became a member of Proactive Defense in 2010, started volunteering at PAD in 2011, and became a staff instructor in 2015. He is the lead instructor for Drills Night and PAD classes as well as private lessons. Brian instructed many of the current PAD instructors. Brian is also an NRA Certified Instructor in Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Range Safety, and Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home.

Brian’s philosophy for defensive shooters is to balance accuracy and speed while ALWAYS maintaining safety.



Paul has been a teacher and coach since 1994, with extensive training in teaching methodologies for students labeled as gifted and talented.

He has attended numerous shooting schools run by US Military combat veterans, including former members of the Navy SEALs, and the Army’s SOFD-D, and has combined those classes with his teaching experience to help further the knowledge of Proactive Defense club members and clients.

Many times, even when he is not formally instructing a class, you will find Paul walking about the range helping and coaching our clients.  



In the 6 years since coming to Proactive Defense, Brad has become an outstanding advocate of the 2nd amendment and an accomplished shooter in rifle and handgun disciplines and an NRA Handgun, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor. Brad has been instrumental in helping Proactive Defense develop family educational shooting programs. Brad has taken advantage of many other educational opportunities with many other schools to increase his knowledge base. All of our instructors take training elsewhere and this knowledge is then brought back to the students of Proactive Defense. Brad is a well-rounded shooter and family man, with many talents beyond the shooting world.