Carson Guns and Training
A Carson family, owned and operated business!

Owner, operator, and Primary Instructor Randall Brooks is a Certified NRA Training Counselor. He is also a NRA Instructor & Chief Range Safety Officer, NV & CA Approved CCW / CFP Instructor, IALEFI Master Instructor Graduate & CA DOJ Certified Firearms Instructor.

• Randall started in the firearms industry in the 1990’s selling handguns, then transitioned to working as a Range Master and instructor at a indoor shooting range in Sparks, NV. He later joined the Sparks Constables office as a sworn peace officer. In addition to his normal duties, he was also the Range Master & Firearms Instructor. When the department closed in 1998, Randall returned to the private sector.

• Recognizing a need for highly qualified and safe firearms instructor in the Carson City area, Randall started Advanced Firearms Training & Consulting in 2012. With more than two decades of firearms training experience, Randall brings a well rounded approach to firearms instruction. Randall has designed and conducted training courses for shooters of all levels, including children, teens and adults, Civilian, Military, and Law Enforcement Officers. Having been a CCW permit holder since 1996, Randall uses his unique background to tailor his training from a civilian perspective.

• In all training events, Randall ensures his students are first and foremost, comfortable and safe with their chosen firearm.

“If you are not safe / comfortable swinging a hammer at a nail you can easily smash your thumb, if you are not safe / comfortable with your firearm much worse can happen. Train with me to be comfortable with your firearm. My class sizes are limited so my students get my full attention. You won’t be just a number in my class.

I truly feel it is everyone’s responsibility to be safe around firearms. If you are going to own, posses or use a firearm be sure to get the proper training. You don’t just get to buy a car and start driving without someone showing you how to put the gas in and operate it safely, why would you not get proper training for a firearm?”

Associate Instructors

John, has been with Carson Guns since we opened our current location back in 2016. He is currently the President of NNIDPA (Norther Nevada International Defensive Pistol Association), and a member for 12 years. In addition, John is certified as an IDPA Safety Officer. He is also currently Certified as a NRA Pistol Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Lifetime Member.

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