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Rangemaster Firearms Training Services was founded by Tom and Lynn Givens to offer comprehensive personal defense training across the country and abroad. With over 40 years of experience in firearms instruction, Tom Givens has personally designed a diverse curriculum of practical training for various weapon systems.

For over four decades, Tom Givens has provided firearms training to security staff, military personnel, law enforcement officers, and every day citizens with a focus on personal defense. After a 25-year career in law enforcement and specialized security work, Tom opened his own pistol range in Memphis, TN in 1996. For 18 years, it was the primary source of handgun carry permit certification for the greater Memphis area. Soon joined by his wife Lynn, the training duo formed Rangemaster Firearms Training Services to share their expertise with a much broader audience. They now travel across the country and around the world to arm responsible citizens with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively protect themselves and their families.


Combative Pistol 1  &  2

Combative Pistol is an extensive over-view of the essential skills involved in self-defense with a handgun. Topics covered include presentation from the concealed carry holster; accurate shooting at high speed; fast, reliable reloading techniques; one handed shooting; malfunction remedies; and much more. Students will fire approximately 1,000 rounds.

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Defensive Shotgun  1  &  2

The shotgun is one of the most effective and versatile weapons available to the average private citizen or police officer. Learn how to properly select, modify, feed and operate your defensive shotgun for optimum effectiveness. These intensive courses will teach you efficient techniques for handling and shooting the shotgun under stressful conditions for self-defense.

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Instructor Development Course
Advanced Instructor Course

In the Instructor Course we covered the academic side of marksmanship and adult teaching methodology and given the students a thorough grounding in pistol marksmanship. In the advanced class this allows us to push students to even higher skill levels on the range, including firing in low light both with and without a flashlight if the facility allows. In the classroom we will cover subjects including different scoring methods; target design; course of fire design; instructor liability and how to limit it; and some of the psychological issues involved in teaching people how to fight for their lives.

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Updated Nov 2017