Firearms Training at Palm Beach Shooting Center

Palm Beach Shooting Center has partnered with Florida Firearms Training to offer a Training Program superior to that found at most gun ranges.

Florida Firearms Training is an academy of Professional Instructors led by Will Farrugia that teach throughout the State of Florida. We offer Weekly Introduction to Handgun Courses at Palm Beach Shooting Center. With a variety of other Introduction and Intermediate Level Courses held here monthly.

A Full Menu of Advanced Level Courses are also taught off-site at Okeechobee Shooting Sports in Okeechobee, Florida.

All courses do require pre-registration, so if you would like to attend please click here to book now.

Our instructors are also Available for Private Instruction to Meet Your Training and Scheduling Needs.

Courses Offered at
Palm Beach Shooting Center: 
Click on the course title for description and pricing. 

 Pistol:
State of FL Concealed Weapons License Introduction to Handgun
Advanced Concealed Carry

 Carbine / Rifle: 
Introduction to Carbine / Rifle 
AR15 / M4 Platform Principles 


Shotgun: 
Introduction to Shotgun 


Additional Courses Offered at 
Okeechobee Shooting Sports: 


 Pistol:
Ladies Only Advanced Concealed Carry
Advanced Defensive Handgun 1 Advanced Defensive Handgun 2 Advanced Defensive Handgun 3
Advanced Defensive Handgun 4
Pistol Immersion 1
Pistol Immersion 2 
Team Tactics

 Carbine / Rifle:
Machine Gun Principles
Advanced Defensive Carbine 
Carbine Immersion

Long Range Precision Rifle:
Long Range Rifle Immersion Level 1
Long Range Rifle Immersion Level 2
Long Range Rifle Immersion Level 3

 Shotgun:  
Advanced Defensive Shotgun 

 Specialty Classes:
Night Fight Training
Home Defense Room Clearing
Hog Hunting School
Bullets and Cars
Advanced Gun Shot Wound Care
Ultimate Bug Out

Self-Defense:
Open Hand Defense
Practical Self-Defense with Knives

Practice Days:
Tactical Drills Day
   Force on Force Scenario Training

Custom Training:
Private Instruction


Our System

 

This is something we are often asked. Our system is simple……we teach you how to fight with a gun. There is no generic "Best Way" or “Best System”. All competent instructors should be continuously looking to “adapt, improve, learn and pass on” any new, different or alternative techniques that may benefit their students.

 

The shooter's ability to shoot fast and accurately, while being able move under duress and in high stress situations, is key to winning gunfights. To do this and do it well, you must have a firm grasp of the basic shooting principles and a willingness to get the job done, without excuses. There is no ‘do over’ in a gun fight, no ‘time out’ and no ‘2nd place winner’. In this regard, you will often hear our instructors say “no alibis!......no alibis!”…..in other words …”no excuses, just get it done”.

 

To win a gun fight you have to hit the target, to hit under fire takes training. You must be able to control recoil. You must be able to fight in all directions and move effectively. Your grip, stance presentation, and sight picture must all be repeated to the point that they become “natural” or instinctive to you. Also knowing how NOT to get yourself shot is just as important as knowing how to shoot….We teach you that too.

 

We don’t just believe in teaching; we also believe in learning. In fact it is a requirement of our company that EVERY instructor attends at least one new class from another facility / academy / school / etc every year.

 

We have some exciting Training Special Events over the next few months!
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Train How You Fight, Fight How You Train

To those who take owning or carrying a gun seriously, there is no substitute for professional training. Our courses cover a variety of topics from basic firearm safety, handling, defensive shooting and tactics to advanced tactical weapons training. Our instructors are dedicated to developing cutting edge defensive firearm skills and passing those skills on to our students. 


How We Train
 

Simply put, “train the way you will fight!” Fighting with a gun is not the same as static paper punching.  We teach techniques and drills that include both live fire and defensive tactics. Whether it is fighting with a gun, knife, stick, keys or ballpoint pen, our courses will train you to use the weapon of opportunity to survive close-quarter, life or death altercations. Take the skills you learn and train regularly, practice often, be open to learn at every opportunity. The skills you learn ARE perishable. Remember…..history and statistics prove that as you practice, so shall you perform!

Tactical and Advanced Defensive courses are effectively teaching a person to use firearms or other weapons to defend yourself and possibly others, so this should not be compared with any of the shooting sports. Sport shooting is a great training aid for speed sighting and trigger control, but it is not a substitute for real training. Our tactical courses cover safe gun handling, loading / reloading, malfunctions, drawing, tactics, and movement in the controlled use of deadly force.

“Honor is an admirable trait, but not in a fight!” -  Will Farrugia, Lead Instructor


Who We Are

All of our instructors are NRA / State or Military certified with well over 80 years of combined firearms training experience. Individual qualifications include a variety of disciplines from Law Enforcement, Military, Contractor / Operator, Security, Rifle, Carbine, Pistol, Shotgun, Personal Protection, Home Firearm Safety, Close Quarter Combat, Urban Survival etc. Most have first hand experience in the field whether it be military, contract, police or security / protection detail roles. Our instructors are CERTIFIED firearms and tactics educators.

 

Being a good operator, soldier, hunter, sports shooter or policeman does not mean that you are, by default, a firearms instructor. Being able to shoot and being able to teach shooting systems and techniques are not the same thing.

 

Because someone has military or police training / background does not make them an expert in firearms, tactics and especially teaching pistol skills.  Their skill sets depend on WHAT the individual did whilst in the Military or Police and whether or not they were trained on how to TEACH those skill sets to others. If he was a firearms instructor whose job it was to TEACH the use of firearms…..that means he knows the relevent weapons (of that time) and was certified to TEACH others. That is a good start, at least.


 In short: “Working for, or driving a Chevy does not make you Dale Earnhardt!”

Professional instructors are, by definition, qualified people that earn a living wage competently TEACHING the use of firearms and tactics to others.

If in doubt, get referrals from past students. 
 

Our Training Philosophy:

 

First and foremost, firearms ownership comes with the responsibility to society, yourself, and all those around you that you be proficient in their use and knowledgeable in the law that governs their use. We want you to be as proficient with your chosen firearms as possible.

 

History shows that everything that can go wrong will go wrong - and probably when you least expect it, at the worst possible time. 

Also remember, no one and I mean NO ONE knows it all; there will always be faster, better techniques to learn.

 

 Accepting these basic principles will lead you to the conclusion that it pays to listen, learn and plan ahead. Simply put…. “Train for the worst, hope for the best”.

 

 We teach you techniques that allow you to “train as you fight and therefore fight as you train”. All of our courses are designed to physically and mentally challenge the student as well as promote a sense of security and self confidence in ones ability to react to life and death situations.

 

 In short, we teach real world, down and dirty defensive firearms fighting techniques.