30+ years of training has taught us... the shooting environment is totally critical to what you absorb and retain in regards to "firearms instruction"

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee


Often when people arrive for armed self-defense training for at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, they arrive with a mind full of fantastic ideas about what defensive firearms skills are. With the influence of Hollywood action heroes and the glorification of violence in the media, it’s easy to create a distorted view of the skills you will need to prevail in an armed confrontation. Unfortunately, these ideas often create a level of intimidation for the new and eager student, worried they may not be able to overcome a self-imposed “hurdle” to be capable of learning such mysterious techniques reserved for the blackest ops. But whether you arrive seeking out training in pistol, shotgun, bolt rifle or M4 carbine you will quickly discover that the skills you practiced at TPA are safe, efficient, ergonomic and conflict relevant. But most of all accessible in a training protocol that can place you in a firm training practice for personal success.

Practiced makes perfected

At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, the key to successful training is getting the right number of meaningful repetitions of a mechanically straightforward firing stroke, no matter what weapon system you decide to use. What makes the firing stroke across platforms so useful and unique to Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, is how to make use of what the body will do naturally under stress. Pairing your innate body reaction to a physically natural and proper firing stroke, while training your mind in the right amount of stress creates a synergistic approach to whole system learning. Learning under this setting will help you prevail in your moment of truth because you are trained to do what comes naturally when you are trying to save your life with a firearm. Learn to enhance your natural, practiced reactions to prevail in an armed confrontation today!