8301 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78744


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Firearm Training Classes for Austin, TX

We offer quality training and instruction for our Austin community from basic gun safety to group and private one-on-one advanced specialty training. Book a class to get your concealed handgun license, known in Texas as a license to carry, aka an LTC . The Range proudly helps all skill levels from beginners to the highly skilled.

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Steve Adams

Steve holds NRA Certifications in Pistol Instructor, Coach and Range Safety Officer. He is also a State of Texas LTC Instructor. Steve volunteers his time as the development coach and assistant head coach for the Dripping Springs Pistol/Rifle Scholastic Shooting Team. If you’re new to firearms, looking for intermediate firearms proficiency or looking to qualify under the State of Texas LTC program, come train with Steve.

Jeff Rockwell

Jeff Rockwell is a lifelong student of civilian self-defense and combatives and, competes actively in multiple firearm disciplines both regionally and nationally. He actively studies under world class competitors and tactical trainers to continuously improve his skills and knowledge and pass them on to his students. His passion is taking shooters to higher levels of performance and understanding, with focused drilling that combines accuracy, speed, and movement. His credentials include:


  • USPSA – Master Class (Production)
  • United Multigun League – Expert (Tac Ops)
  • Turbo Pin Award – Gabe White Training
  • 3-Gun Nation – Semi-Pro (Tac Ops)
  • IDPA – Master (SSP)
  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • Texas DPS LTC Instructor
  • Atomic Legion Firearms Instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt, MMA and Self Defense Trainer


Garrett Jester

Garrett holds NRA Certifications in Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor and Range Safety Officer. A former EMT, Garrett believes strongly in helping his students assemble a “toolbox” of different techniques and disciplines.  When not teaching, he also enjoys building and modifying his own firearms.  If you’re looking to establish foundational skills or gain a greater understanding of the technical aspects of your firearm, he’s the right trainer for you!

Frank Tooker

Frank has been involved in training safe and practical shooting skills to others since 2011.  He is a certified NRA Pistol and Rifle Instructor, a certified NRA Range Safety Officer and is a certified Instructor through the Institute of Homeland Security and Training. He is also a certified TX DPS License to Carry Instructor. He has over 30 years of experience and training with some of the best units in the US Army, multiple Police Agencies, and private sources.  He has competed in USPSA, IPSC and 3 Gun events for the last 20 years.

Dennis Gill

Dennis is a NRA Certified Instructor whose passion is to help new and beginner shooters on their journey to become more capable protectors of life.  He trains and instructs for real life self-defense situations.  His goal is to help as many people become assets in emergency situations, rather than liabilities.

When not training, Dennis is either hanging out with his wife and 3 kids, manning the grill at a family BBQ or hunting for that next real estate deal…sometimes all at the same time.

Mandi Ruffin

Mandi comes to The Range with a decorated career in special education. She has a passion for making firearms training and education more accessible to all shooters, especially women, children, and beginner shooters.  She brings research-based teaching practices to every session, helping ensure all her students leave with more confidence and improved marksmanship. Whether you’re looking to gain a solid foundation or hone your skills, Mandi can tailor an individualized lesson to help you achieve your goals.