Shady Oaks Gun Range Firearms Instructor – Kris Marquez

Message from Kris:

I learned the four universal safety rules at an early age, as safety was a priority in my household.

  1. Always treat every firearm as though it were loaded
  2. Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction
  3. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to use it
  4. Always know what is beyond your target

My family has always found hunting and protection important, so I’ve always had a respect and understanding of firearms. I started with a BB gun at a young age and moved my way upward to smaller caliber rifles and shotguns, of which I’d use frequently to hunt. My experience grew significantly after I enlisted in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer, where I became proficient with rifles, belt-fed machine guns, and demolitions. I have experience in using a number of different firearm platforms, both within a controlled range and in a more tactical manner in urban and outdoor environments. Whether you’re firing a small caliber rifle, an AT-4 rocket launcher, or a Glock 19 handgun, certain things remain the same, like safety and fundamentals!

I will teach you how to operate a firearm both safely and effectively. You will learn the safety rules, the basic fundamentals of shooting, and how to maintain your firearm. You will leave your lesson with the knowledge and confidence needed to be effective.

See you on the range!

Note: You do not need to own a firearm to take a private lesson. 

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Kris is available for one-on-one private lessons for Pistol and Rifle. Availability is highlighted on the calendar below. Book your appointment today!

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