Training Opportunities at PMRPC

There are numerous training classes offered at PMRPC, ranging from basic gun handling to advanced defensive skills.  Instructors and curricula for all commercial classes must be approved by the Executive Committee.  Contact Judy Velten ( for most information on a particular class. 

Most discipline directors offer classes that introduce you to their competitions.

The listing here is not complete, but we add them to the schedule once the instructors notify us.  The club offers many of the NRA classes as demand requires.  We typically offer NRA Basic Pistol on the fiorst Saturday of every other month. Tactical classes in rifle, pistol or shotgun are offered twice a month by John Froscher on the second and fourth Saturdays.  The FWC Hunter Safety Course is offered 10 times a year on either the first of third weekends.

Training at PMRPC

Training Opportunities

NRA Classes:

Free NRA Classes for PMRPC Members

As a benefit for our members, PMRPC is offering free NRA classes to its members. Those classes include Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, CCW and Refuse to be a Victim. We will send you an email with information on which classes are being offered, the date, the time and a link where you can sign up. They will also be posted on the calendar. These classes fill up very fast. Please note that if you sign up for a class and do not attend without notifying us first, you will not be able to sign up for another free NRA class for one year. If you have have any questions, please contact our Chief Instructor at

Gary Juhl:

Gary is a former Airborne Ranger in the US Army and a highly qualified and well-rounded instructor. He holds every NRA instructor certification except for black powder. He has graduated from over a dozen firearms instructor courses from such notable organizations as the SIG Academy, Rangemaster, DTI, Cumberland Tactics, IALEFI, and several others. Gary has trained with a myriad of elite firearms instructors since leaving the army and continues to hone his skills as a shooter, instructor, armorer and gun builder. In addition, Gary is an accomplished martial artist and wilderness skills and trauma medicine instructor.  If you have questions or would like to take a class from Gary, you can email him at


Did you know that PMRPC offers free firearms training for responsible youth ages 11-18? All gear, guns, and ammo is provided by club during these training sessions. This is a great way to get your youth safely involved in the shooting sports with skilled instruction. All are welcome no matter what your childs skill level.  Depending on the session we will concentrate on pistol or rifle skills, depending on the interest of the youth who show up, at the level appropriate for your child.  

The coach is Gary Juhl.  Gary is a certified firearms instructor and coach through a variety of organizations including the NRA, Scholastic Action Shooting Program, USA shooting, Civilian Marksmanship Program, and over a dozen others with 20 years experience. For more information please email Gary