Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor Development Course

Tom Givens is returning to FAS for multiple classes July 21 through 28, 2020. NW Tac Con has been cancelled. A complete list of guest instructor classes can be found here. The 3-day class is a pre-requisite for this class.

Description from the Instructor:

Advanced Firearms Instructor Development Course

Two day weekday class

The Advanced Instructor Course picks up where the Firearms Instructor Development Course ends. Our Three-Day Firearms Instructor Development and Certification Course packed an incredible amount of information into three full days of training. Since most of our students are there on their own dime and their own time, we hold that course on Friday through Sunday to minimize disruption of their lives. The Advanced Firearms Instructor course picks up where day three of the basic instructor course ends. If we had five full days the advanced instructor course would be days four and five of the process. By making this a separate course the students can practice the skills learned, absorb the material covered in the basic instructor course and be ready to learn a whole new set of skills.

In the instructor course we have already 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. 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.

The advanced course is conducted from 9 AM to 6 PM on Monday and Tuesday. Students will need about 900 rounds of ammunition. Students receive a comprehensive training manual. Tuition is $495. Enrollment is strictly limited to those who have successfully graduated from our basic instructor course.

For questions, contact Tom Givens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pre-Requisite: Rangemaster 3-Day Firearms Instructor Development

About Tom Givens:

For over four decades, Tom 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.

Tom is certified as a law enforcement firearms instructor by the NRA, the FBI, and the state of Tennessee, and he serves as an expert witness all over the US in cases involving firearms and firearms training. He holds a Master rating in three IDPA Divisions (CDP, ESP and SSP) and has won several state and regional championships. Tom has written well over 100 published magazine articles in SWAT Magazine, Combat Handguns, The American Handgunner and other publications.


Event Date 07-27-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-28-2020 6:00 pm
Capacity 7
Individual Price $495.00
Location Firearms Academy Range

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

Please note that this is a private range.  There is no public access, other than for scheduled classes / events.  Contact us for driving directions, information about the range, or lodging recommendations.

Registration Policy

We are no longer accepting registration for this event