Training and Instruction

Training Academy

Mike Denney, Director of Training, Point Blank Range.

Point Blank Range offers a variety of different training and instructional programs, including the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Safety course. NRA certified instructors conduct courses for the beginner as well as the more advanced shooter, including courses for instructors to continue building their NRA instructor certifications. Most programs will include classroom time and time on the range.

Listing of Point Blank Range Training Classes.

Before or after you get your concealed carry permit, we encourage you to develop a level of proficiency with your handgun that will prepare you for the encounter that we hope will never occur. Our instructors can help you prepare for that moment, with an escalating series of personal protection courses. They can also help improve your technique to make you a better target shooter. In either case, you will be glad you invested in your training.


At Point Blank Range we are committed to providing training and instruction second to none. We are therefore pleased to introduce Troy Perry as our resident NRA  Counselor. Some of you may know Troy from and The Contingency Group, where he has provided personal self defense and firearms training and instruction to the Piedmont and Lake Norman area for over 20 years (10 as a firearms instructor). Troy is an NRA Counselor, the highest level of instructor designation recognized by the NRA. Out of 80,000+ NRA certified firearms instructors nationwide only around 1,600 are NRA Counselors. This elite group of firearms trainers have distinguished themselves in the firearms industry and are hand picked by the NRA to receive this honor. Troy is certified to teach a variety of NRA firearms and safety courses, as well as the NC Concealed Carry Handgun Safety course.

Our training calendar will show when various classes are scheduled.  For more information, and requests for specialized training, send an e-mail to