Cactus Country
Handgun Training

About Your Instructors

Both Susie and myself are avid shooters, we enjoy shooting for fun and competition as well. Since 1996 when Texas instituted a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) allowing Texas residence to carry, we have pursued knowledge and skills with firearms for the purpose of self defense. We both love to teach and return our knowledge and experience back to those who understand that self defense is a Right and obligation to you and your loved ones.
Instructor Qualifications:
Texas Certified Concealed Handgun Instructor since 2005
Texas Certified Concealed Handgun Instructor since 2008
Other Qualifications:

Thunder Ranch Inc. 

  • defensive handgun 1, twice
  • defensive handgun 2, twice
  • high intensity tactical, once 
  • defensive shotgun, once
  • urban rifle once
  • Instructor tutorial, and tactics
  • defensive handgun III  
  • team tactics

 GCL pistol academy 

  • pistol II intermediate

CSO Strategic Operations

  • Weapon Retention/Disarming and Survival Tactics
  • IDPA safety officer certified, USPSA range officer certified 
  • NRA basic pistol instructor certified

Massad Ayoob Mag 20 course

Tactical Response 

  • fighting rifle
  • fast and accurate (pistol) 
  • fighting pistol
Mike Seeklander
          .defensive rifle

Garry Marr 
         .dynamic pistol

  •     Competitive shooter since 1996, local, regional, state, and national and worlds level in IDPA ,USPSA and  ICORE disciplines,   
    Thunder Ranch Inc.
  • defensive handgun 1, once
  • defensive handgun 2, once
  • ladies defensive handgun, once
  • Instructor tutorial, and tactics
  • team tactics

Babes w/Bullets

  • ladies action shooting camp

NRA Women on Target

  • half day pistol instruction, half day shotgun instruction
  • NRA basic pistol instructor certified
  • USPSA range officer certified, IDPA safety officer certified and NRA range officer certified
  • Massad Ayoob Mag 40 course

Competitive shooting since 1996,  local matches, in IDPA and USPSA disciplines.  

Thank you for considering our concealed handgun class. We enjoy sharing with you some of the information that will start you on your journey into the world of self defense. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you further.
- Jim & Susie Tackett

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