American Firearms Academy teaches the effective use of handguns based on the defensive techniques developed by Colonel Jeff Cooper. Colonel Cooper is widely known by the military, police departments and readers of Firearms magazine for promoting techniques such as using two hands on a gun. His profound influence forever changed the ability to use a handgun in a defensive situation. Tens of thousands of lives have been saved because of Colonel Cooper’s insights.
Tom Russell of American Firearms Academy was one of only six people, three currently active, identified by Col. Cooper as a master firearms instructor. Compared to other gun classes, American Firearms Academy is able to provide more complete teaching because a higher percentage of time is spent on the shooting range. For example, a CHL class with Tom is four hours in class, six hours on the range. Compare to other companies’ Texas CHL classes which are nine hours in class and one hour on the range. (Texas handgun laws state that classes must be 10 hours.)[/col3_last]