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770-500-F-I-R-E (3473) | info@ssusa.co

SHARPSHOOTERS TRAINING ACADEMY

FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING CLASSES

We’re a shooting range and firearms store, but our mission is education.
We have a duty to educate everyone who enters our doors about firearms safety,
and we employ the best, most experienced instructors to provide that education.

Introduction to Handgun Safety & Marksmanship

This training course is designed for the individual with very limited or no experience shooting handguns who is interested in learning how to safely and accurately use a handgun for recreational target shooting and/or personal safety protection. Cost: $130 Learn more…

USCCA Handgun & Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

The USCCA Handgun Fundamentals class is a comprehensive training course designed for the individual with very limited or no experience shooting handguns. In this class, you will learn how to safely and accurately use a handgun for recreational target shooting and/or personal safety protection. Cost: $130 Learn more…

Maximize Your Training

This course is for shooters who want to start thinking about how to seriously train, rather than just wasting ammo without a plan. By taking this course you will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your training. Cost $50 Learn more…

Skill Builder 1: Mag Changes

Execute courses are 1 hour courses created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. With the help of an instructor, students will focus on a specific skill and perform drills which will help improve their ability, confidence and consistency and speed. Instruction will include loading the magazine, clearing the firearm, racking the slide, locking the slide to the rear, magazine changes, load and make ready. Learn more…

Skill Builder 2: Sighting

Execute courses are 1 hour courses created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. With the help of an instructor, students will focus on a specific skill and perform drills which will help improve their ability, confidence and consistency and speed. Instruction includes sighting for marksmanship, focusing on the front sight, sight follow through, getting back on target after a shot. Learn more…

Skill Builder 3: Trigger Control

Execute courses are 1 hour courses created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. With the help of an instructor, students will focus on a specific skill and perform drills which will help improve their ability, confidence and consistency and speed. Instruction includes not jerking the trigger, flattening the finger out, ensuring that trigger placement is correct, and follow through. Learn more…

Skill Builder 4: Overt Holsters

Execute courses are 1 hour courses created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. With the help of an instructor, students will focus on a specific skill and perform drills which will help improve their ability, confidence and consistency and speed. In this course students will focus on Overt holster draws, Defeating retention, Preparing for concealment, Gear shakedown (figuring out if your gear works for YOU). Class Prerequisite: USCCA Handgun Fundamentals AND Introduction to Concealed Carry. Equipment needed: Firearm, gun belt, holster, and 50 rounds of ammunition. Learn more…

Skill Builder 5: Covert Holsters

Execute courses are 1 hour courses created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. With the help of an instructor, students will focus on a specific skill and perform drills which will help improve their ability, confidence and consistency and speed. In this course students will focus on Defeating various layers and types of concealment, Concealed holster draws, Defeating retention, Gear shakedown (figuring out if your gear works for YOU). Prerequisite: USCCA Handgun Fundamentals AND Introduction to Concealed Carry. Equipment needed: Firearm, gun belt, holster, jacket, and 50 rounds of ammunition. Learn more…

Skill Builder 6: Cadencing

Execute courses are 1 hour courses created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. With the help of an instructor, students will focus on a specific skill and perform drills which will help improve their ability, confidence and consistency and speed. Instruction includes not jerking the trigger, flattening the finger out, ensuring that trigger placement is correct, and follow through. Learn more…

Intro to Red Dot Pistol Sights Shooting

This class is a 4-hour live fire class, which emphasizes preparing the shooter for employing the red dot site equipped pistol successfully by developing simple, repeatable motor programs that work under stress. Bring your own pistol equipped with a red dot OR use one our pistols equipped with a red dot. Cost: $130 Learn more…

Intro to Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry Fundamentals is a training course designed for the individual who has an understanding of handgun fundamentals and is looking to learn how to safely and effectively carry, conceal and use a handgun for personal protection. This is not a beginner pistol class and shooters are expected to already have the ability to safely handle and employ a pistol. Cost: $130 Learn more…

Handgun Presentation / CCW

In this class, students will learn how to handle and react to situations during concealed carry. Classroom and range time will be combined to build the motor skills necessary to stay safe under stress while deploying the handgun from a covering garment.. Learn more…

Applied Pistol 1

Up to this point, students have learned fundamentals skills to prepare them for this course. The purpose of Applied Pistol 1 is to combine all of the fundamentals skills with movement, various positions (kneeling, sitting, on the stomach, etc.), cover/concealment, firearm malfunctions, and critical thinking under stress. Learn more…

Private Firearms Training Lessons

SharpShooters USA offers Private, Semi-Private and small Group lessons. Our individualized lessons are created specifically for each student and focused on the training criteria the student requests to learn. Private Firearms Training Lessons start at $125.00 per student for one hour. Learn more…

Firearms Training Simulator

The simulator offers high-quality video simulation to create a realistic training experience based around tactical scenarios relevant to your environment. Each 30 Minute Session is $30 plus $10 per additional person. Learn more…

AR-15 Level 1: The Foundation

This course is designed for the shooter who has little to no experience shooting an AR-15 type firearm. The course is ideal for the new AR-15 owner who desires to begin the path of mastering their rifle. This class will incorporate both classroom and range time. The course will require a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition. Cost: $130 Learn more…

AR-15 Skill Builder 1

Skill Builder courses were created for students to form muscle memory through repetition. Students will focus on a specific skill and preform drills which will help improve their ability to consistently execute the skill correctly and efficiently. In this course students will focus on:

• Fundamental Positions;
• Emergency Reloads; and
• TAC Reloads.

Prerequisite: AR-15 Level 1: The Foundation

Cost: $35 Learn more…

AR-15 Level 2: The Skill Set

This course is not designed for the beginner level shooter, but is ideal for the intermediate level AR-15 owner who desires to continue on the path of mastering their rifle. This class will incorporate both classroom and range time and will require a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition. Instructional topics and drills include:

• CBQ Flow (w/stance and grip) Review;
• Defensive marksmanship standards;
• Emergency Reloads;
• Tac Reloads
• Target ID and Processing (Shapes and Colors); and
• Field stripping and cleaning.

Learn more…

Long Range Precision Rifle

We’ve developed a long range rifle & scope training class in partnership with an outdoor rifle range outside Atlanta. The classes will be led by a former US Army Special Operations Sniper, Law Enforcement Sniper Instructor, and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Learn more…

Precision Rifle Class 1 – more classes coming soon
Precision Rifle Class 2
Precision Rifle Class 3

Glock Pistol Cleaning Class

This class is designed to show the first time Glock owner all he or she needs to know about maintaining their pistol in top-running condition. Cost $79.99 Learn more…

SigSauer Pistol Cleaning Class

This class is designed to show the first time Glock owner all he or she needs to know about maintaining their pistol in top-running condition. Cost $79.99 Learn more…

AR 15 Cleaning and Maintenance

AR-15 owner all he or she needs to know about maintaining a rifle in top-running condition. Cost $175.00 Learn more…

GA Gun Laws and Use of Deadly Force

If you are forced to use your firearm, you need to know what happens next. Whether you are a gun owner or still considering your options, this classroom-only course is for anyone who wants to learn about firearm laws in the state of Georgia, legal trends and legal ramifications concerning the use of deadly force. Cost $130 Learn more…

Stop the Bleed

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. STOP THE BLEED®. Save a Life! Cost $100 Learn more…

Mini Class: Violent Encounters and the Aftermath

This lesson explains what physical and mental reactions may occur when a human undergoes extreme stress, such as during an incident involving deadly force. It also explains what you should do immediately after using force to defend yourself. Also, when law enforcement arrives, it is crucial that you conduct yourself in the correct manner and prepare yourself for the consequences, even when you are in the right. Cost $29.99 Learn more…

Hand-to-Hand Combative

“Combatives” is a term used for hand-to-hand combat training. Our focus in Close Quarter Combatives classes is developing the ability to quickly and efficiently defend against a violent attack on you, a friend, or family member when you can’t get to your firearm or the circumstances don’t warrant the use of deadly force. You will learn to use any part of your body as a weapon in any environment. Our close quarter combatives course is well structured and in an easy to learn format and it suitable for beginning through advanced. Cost: $130.00 Learn More…

Campus Safety

This course is designed for both high school and university students, anyone living in an apartment, or parents of those who are attending university. In this course you will learn about the dangers of complacency and discuss the warning signs and indicators of an attack. We will discuss various techniques and tools that can be discretely used in self defense, and students will get hands-on practice using inert pepper spray canisters. Learn more…

Home Defense

USCCA Home Defense is a training course designed for the individual who has an understanding of handgun fundamentals and is looking to better understand how to safely and responsibly protect their home and loved ones. Time will be spent in the classroom at SharpShooters USA. This course first reviews much of the basics learned in the Handgun Fundamentals course and then focuses on additional topics pertinent to home defense. Learn more…

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Maddy ScholarMaddy is a USCCA and NRA certified firearms instructor, as well as a USCCA training counselor. She is the leader of the Lady SharpShooters group which has grown into a group of over 90 members under her leadership.

Maddy is the owner of MaddyDawg Training LLC and has designed multiple training courses of her own in addition to teaching USCCA material. Maddy has taught over 400 students in the past 8 months in a variety of group and private settings.

Maddy holds a Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Manchester in England after being selected as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar. Maddy began her career in the military while also attending college.

When she is not teaching firearms, she is in the gym training as a competitive mixed martial artist. She combines these skills and experiences to teach and specialize in courses focused on mindset development and stress management.

Some of the courses she offers here include Intro to Self Defense, Home Defense, Concealed Carry, Maximize Your Training, USCCA Instructor Certification, a variety of mini classes, and private lessons.

Arrange a private lesson with Maddy today.

Captain John NewCaptain John New
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
Uniform Patrol Division Commander
FBI N/A 261

Captain John New has been working as a lead instructor with SharpShooters U.S.A. since 2011.  Captain New is a Certified General Instructor and Firearms Instructor through the State of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.  During his years of service, New has earned approximately 7,000 hours of training and certifications in many disciplines. 

Captain New began his career with Cherokee County in 1993. He eventually went on to work as a Deputy Sheriff in Uniform Patrol and Undercover Narcotics Investigations.  Captain New spent 20 years on the Agency’s S.W.A.T. Team, the last 8 of which he served as the Team Commander. Captain New currently commands the Uniform Patrol Division and is directly responsible for 114 personnel. 

Captain New has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Reinhardt University where he graduated with honors.  He is currently working on earning his Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University.  Captain New graduated from the 261st Session of the FBI National Academy in 2015.  Captain New is also a member of the United States Concealed Carry Association.

Captain New is very passionate about training new shooters and helping them choose a firearm that is right for them.  New teaches SharpShooters’ most popular class, “Introduction to Handgun Safety“.  Captain New is also a subject matter expert in the use of deadly force.  Captain New teaches this subject in his very unique class, “Georgia Gun Laws & Use of Deadly Force“.   Captain New has trained shooters ranging from those who have never handled a gun before to advanced S.W.A.T. operators.  Book a class with Captain New today!

Josh MalletTrained at the Colorado School of Trades, Josh Mallet  is a certified armorer for multiple manufacturers and brings over 20 years of professional gunsmithing experience to SharpShooters USA.  Josh specializes in Sig Sauer handguns, trigger modifications, and performs extensive repairs and customization on most major brands of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Josh teaches regular classes on Sig, Glock, and AR-15 maintenance.

Phillip ChernerPhillip has been a firearms instructor with SharpShooters for nearly 2 years. Phillip has been consistently shooting since he was eight years old and competitive shooting since the age of 16. Firearms and Second Amendment rights are extremely important to Phillip, and have been a major part of his upbringing. Because of that, Phillip has a strong passion for the sport of shooting. His favorite part about being a firearms instructor is igniting that same passion in his students. Phillip believes that a good firearms instructor can and will adapt their training curriculum to best fit any student. Sign up for a private lesson with Phillip Cherner today!

Nate KernNate Kern is a Professional Firearms Instructor and motorcycle racing professional, so proper preparedness, procedure, and safety are part of Nate’s DNA.

Nate’s very unique teaching style has derived from a combination of racing motorcycles professionally for 20 years and consulting multiple local, state, and federal agencies as a Firearms Instructor. 

For first time gun owners to those seeking advanced firearms training, Nate delivers a simple, highly articulate level of instruction appropriate for recreational shooting to advanced self defense.

Offering Single shooter private lessons, family lessons, and Corporate range days, Nate will deliver the necessary fundamentals for your Safety and Accuracy. Arrange a private lesson with Nate

Detective Mike DuncanMike Duncan is a Detective for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office working in the Special Victims Unit concentrating on Crimes Against Children. I am a member of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Mike Duncan specializes in teaching brand new shooters, women, children, and families who want to feel safe after purchasing a firearm, or who are thinking about purchasing a firearm. Mike stresses safety first, then works on shooting fundamentals. 

Detective Duncan has been with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for 7 years.  Mike has been a firearms instructor at SharpShooters since the day the range opened.  Mike truly loves teaching and making people feel comfortable around firearms. SAFTEY is Detective Duncan’s main goal. 

Sign up for a private lesson for you and your family with Mike here.

SGT Josh CordaySGT Joshua Corday is an army combat medic and medical advisor with the Georgia Army National Guard 1-54TH SFAB. Josh Joined the Army as a 68W Combat medic and attended basic combat training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma followed by 68W AIT at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was then assigned to the 48TH Infantry brigade combat team and deployed as a line medic to Afghanistan. 

While deployed, he was chosen to work alongside US Army Special Forces while conducting combat operations and training the Afghan National Army Commandos in tactical and medical training. 

After deployment, Corday was selected to attend an accelerated Advanced Emergency Medical Technician school at the Grady EMS Academy in Atlanta, working with the Emergency room trauma centers and on the advanced life support ambulances. 

In 2020, Josh was activated to help combat the covid pandemic, utilizing his medical training to augment emergency room staff in Albany, GA, treating trauma and medical patients daily for two months straight. SGT Corday passed the selection board to join the Army SFAB, where he would then be put through the Army Combat Advisor Training Course on fort Benning, GA, becoming a certified combat advisor. 

SGT Corday is a certified instructor for Stop the Bleed, Basic Life Support, CPR, and First Aid. Corday brings his battlefield and emergency room experience to the classroom to provide detailed medical training in order to increase public awareness and ability to intervene in life threatening medical situations. 

SGT Corday’s Awards include two Army Commendation Medals for actions in combat and while in Albany, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Georgia Special Operations Award, and several more military commendations.

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