Matthews Training Academy

Point Blank Range in Matthews, NC offers several different firearms training classes. Whether you are looking to take the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Safety Course to obtain your concealed carry permit, learn more about defensive shooting or just become an all-around better and safer shooter we have the class for you.

Under direction of retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and 12 Time NRA National Pistol Champion Brian Zins, our Training Academy Staff boasts the most qualified local firearms instructors in the area.

Former NC Law Enforcement officer Melanie Allmond is a certified NC DOJ Concealed Carry Instructor, NC Private Protective Services Instructor for Pistol/Carbine/Shotgun, NRA Pistol/Rifle Instructor, NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, and ASP Tactical Baton & Handcuffing Instructor.

Daniel Richardson is an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NC DOJ certified Concealed Carry Instructor, and is leading the charge on Defensive Pistol Training here at Point Blank Range Training Academy.

Greg Morris, our resident Knife Enthusiast and Cigar Aficionado, has a background in security and VIP Protection. Greg teaches Concealed Carry, Beginner Handgun Fundamentals, and private instruction.

That’s just a small sample of the level training one can expect from the Instructors here at Point Blank Range Training Academy.

If you want to get into one of our Ladies on Target events let Marshall Hampton get you started with a solid foundation of fundamental marksmanship skills and had you off to Monika for Ladies on Target II, or take a one-on-one with either of them.

Whatever the class, whatever your experience level, whatever your needs, we have or we will develop the course to make you better, more secure and more confident in your shooting abilities. Our classes will challenge you, train you but not leave you scratching your head. We are not going to inundate you with fancy philosophies, psychobabble and flavor-of-the-month shooting drills. Instead we will train you with solid, proven fundamental skills that will teach you to hit what you are aiming at while plinking, in competition or defense of your life.