Frequently Asked Questions
Q- What course do you recommend I choose?
A- We want you to get the most out of your firearms training. There are many factors to consider before choosing a course. What is your purspose for taking firearms training? Do you prefer to learn on a regular basis over a longer period of time or do you prefer a more concentrated course, learning the fundamentals to a comfortable level at a faster rate? Do you feel more comfortable in a one-on-one setting, or rather in a group of your peers? These are questions you should ask yourself before scheduling your training. Please contact us to help you schedule training that best meets your needs.
Q- Is this a course civilians can take? Or is this for Law Enforcement and Military personnel only?
A- These courses can be taken by Civilians, Military, Law Enforcement and Private Security personnel who are interested in improving their ability to affectively employ their firearms. Paramount Firearms Training teaches gun handling, marksmanship, and tactics that universally apply to all weapons and scenarios.
Q- What do you offer the Law Enforcement Officer?
A- Law Enforcement Officers are putting their lives on the line every day. We encourage them to continually seek higher levels of training. Paramount Firearms Training instructors are composed of active duty and retired Special Operations personnel. We have used firearms to defend our lives and the lives of others on many occasions. We have received and offer training that exceeds the levels provided at police academies, most law enforcement training and conventional military training.
Q- I've been shooting for years. Do I need formal training?
A- Yes. Shooting techniques have been evolving for centuries. The techniques that your father/grandfather taught you aren't necessarily the most effecient and practical today. We at Paramount Firearms Training believe that we are perpetual students and strive to stay on top of the latest in marksmanship techniques and tactics. We believe we have something to offer every shooter.
Q- Are there any prerequisites or prior experience required?
A- Please see individual course listings.
Q- Do you offer training for the entire family?
A- Yes. We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly business. We don't believe that we have to use foul or harsh language or "drill sergeant" tactics to teach our students. We understand that with firearms training there is already a certain level of stress. We believe in providing an environment that allows us to train men, women and youth with little to no firearms experience.
Q- Are there any age requirements?
A- We have no real age restrictions. The student must be responsible and safety conscious at all times. Students under the age of 18 may require parental supervision. Students 18 and older are eligible to take any of our courses without parental supervision.
Q- Do I have to be in excellent physical condition to take a class?
A- As long as you are not under doctor's orders, most of our classes have only moderate movement, bending or kneeling. If there was a particular set of drills that you were unable to do, due to flexibility, physical impairment, or another reason that is not an issue with us. We are glad to help anyone who needs to be able to protect themselves. Please contact us about your needs and we will make it happen.
Q- What is your Instructor to Student ratio?
A- We strive to have a ratio of no more than 1:6 Instructor to Student(s).
Q- What weapon should I bring for training?
A- We recommend that you bring the gun that you currently carry or compete with that is reliable and comfortable for you.
Q- What kind of gear/holster do you recommend?
A- Please refer to individual course listings.
Q- But I don't have a gun. Can I still take a class?
A- Yes. We actually recommend that you seek training PRIOR to purchasing a firearm. For our 2-hour individual class, we offer the use of a training gun. Otherwise, several of the ranges offer rental guns for course training.
Q- Do you allow spectators?
A- Yes. There is no fee for one spectator during an individual 2-hour course. For all other courses, there will be a fee of 50% per class, per spectator.
Q- Will you come to my range?
A- Yes. Student is responsible for scheduling/making arrangements/asking permission for the use of their local range.
Q- Do you require a deposit to come to my range?
A- We require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of course tuition. Should you need to reschedule, your deposit will carry over to your next class.
Q- What is your attendance policy?
A- We understand that life happens and that sometimes a class needs to be rescheduled. We ask for 24 hours notice when rescheduling an individual 2-hour class. All other courses require a week's notice to reschedule. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of course tuition is required to hold any class other than the individual 2-hour class. Should you need to reschedule, this deposit will carry over to your next class date. "No-shows" for individual 2-hour classes will be charged a fee of $25 to be paid prior to your next class. "No-shows" for all other classes will lose their deposit. Please don't sign up for a class unless you plan on attending.
Q- What time do your classes begin and end?
A- Classes begin promptly at their scheduled time. Classes are done when we are able to cover that day's material. Sometimes we run a little long and sometimes we run a little early. You will ALWAYS get your money's worth.
Q- Can I really shoot for FREE?
A- Yes! People that host and get the required number of students for a group class, shoot for FREE! Please send an email for information on hosting a class.
Q- Can I purchase a Gift Certificate?
Q- What forms of payment do you accept?
A- Cash, personal check (for all courses other than the individual 2-hour course, personal checks must be received one week prior to class) and Paypal.