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At our outdoor gun range, just South of Denton, Texas, we offer private lessons to help you achieve your personal proficiency goals, where we can evaluate your ability and skill level and help hone in on what needs to be helped or adjusted so you can feel confident. All levels of shooters benefit from personalized instruction, whether this is your first time shooting your gun or you are an advanced shooter. Our 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 and work on what you need help on. Our firearms 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, please call us to book your private lesson 817-919-7990.


Chris 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. Brad has also been a licensed Personal Protection Officer with a highly respected local 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.  

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