Southwest Florida Firearms Training

Whether you are new to firearms or would like to refine your techniques at an advanced level, our professional training staff can help develop your shooting skills. All of our Firearms training is conducted and supervised by a current Law Enforcement Instructor and former Special Forces Instructor.


Aaron Forum

Aaron served for 10 years as a member of America’s elite U.S. Army Special Forces. As a “Green Beret” he had the pleasure of working with some of the finest soldiers in the military and training soldiers all over the world.  After his time as the Senior Engineer of Operational Detachment Alpha 1223, Aaron helped prepare new soldiers for the rigors of Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Aaron rounded off his career as a firearms instructor at the Special Forces Weapon’s Maintenance and Training Facility located in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Aaron currently instructs active shooter intervention, pistol, and rifle courses for the renowned personal challenge company GORUCK Having led over 100 events for GORUCK, Aaron continues to contribute to the fight here at home.

Aaron is also an NRA certified Law Enforcement Pistol Instructor as well as an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).

“Special Forces shaped who I am today. My goal is to help others in the community be the most proficient and prepared version of themselves possible and to make our community safer through education and instruction. We owe it to them”.

Garret Macrine

Garret Macrine “Machine” is a current member of TACLET, the Special Operations component of the US Coast Guard, and former member of the Israeli Defense Force where he served as an elite “Duvdevan” Commando. In addition, Garret is a Federal Boarding Officer, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Florida State Law Enforcement Officer, certified as a Protection Professional “C.P.P.” through ASIS, currently holds Class G, D, Di, K, M, and MA licenses. While serving in Israel, Garret was assigned as Personal Security Detail (PSD) for Israeli Ministry of Defense officials on high risk assignments in the Middle East. Garret holds a Master’s degree in Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzlia Israel. In addition, Garret is a certified E.M.T. and the Editor of “The Counterterrorist Magazine”.

Concealed Carry

Students will learn the basics of firearm safety, marksmanship and concealed carry techniques. Participants will study applicable laws and gain exposure to case studies. This course will finish with a 10 round shooting diagnostic. All graduates who demonstrate safe gun handling will receive a State Qualified training certificate for the application of a 37 state Concealed Carry Permit.

Basic Firearms Safety

Students will learn how their daily environment can affect firearms safety and how to avoid hazards. Become accident proof, not accident prone. Learn to load and unload, store and receive basic recommendations on the latest upgrades for your firearm.

Modern Concealed Carry

In addition to the basic skills learned in Concealed Carry, you will be exposed to techniques which will aid you in surviving a real attack. Students will learn various shooting positions, how to correct weapon malfunctions, and how to conduct combat reloads. Students will then be exposed to techniques for surviving low light encounters. Students will finish with a 15 round diagnostic test. All graduates who demonstrate safe gun handling will receive a State Qualified training certificate for the application of a 37 state Concealed Carry Permit.

Interested In Attending A Class At Shoot Center?

You can sign up for a class online over the phone, in store, or using the links below.