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Thunder Shooter's Club F.A.Q.sWhat is Thunder Shooter's Club?
Thunder Shooter's Club is a members only shooting organization established to help shooters move their shooting beyond stationary targets. The goal of Thunder Shooter's Club is to help shooters develop their defensive shooting skills by offering them the opportunity to shoot in a dynamic environment, engage multiple targets, shoot on the move, draw from the holster and shooting moving targets.
What kind of training will Thunder Shooter's Club offer?
The club will offer skill development classes every month for shooters to attend. Each class will focus on one particular defensive handgun skill and present shooters with the basic knowledge they need to understand the skill, practice it and learn how to practice it in the future. We will also offer classes on defensive rifle and shotgun classes.
As a new shooter, can I benefit from joining Thunder Shooter's Club?
As a new member, you will receive instruction on the basics of handling a firearm in a safe, supportive and fun atmosphere. If any shooter feels they don't want to attend one of the classes, they can arrange for private instruction. Instruction for new shooters will be tailored to their needs.
How will I be kept safe?
The primary focus of everything Thunder Shooter's Club does is to protect the safety of participants. Instructors will focus on teaching in a safe environment where all safety rules are strictly adhered to. Safe behavior by participants is expected and failure of a member to follow safety rules will result in correction. Repeated unsafe behavior could lead to removal from the club.
Is this "Tactical" Training?
To the extent that you will learn how to run a firearm to defend yourself, you will learn some "tactical" skills. Thunder Shooter's Club is, however, here to serve civilian shooters who want to develop their skills in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. All our instructors will focus on the skills a civilian may need to defend themselves if all else fails.
What classes does TSC offer?
We currently have 18 classes divided into four categories: handgun, revolver, carbine, and shotgun. All of the classes teach safe gun handling, marksmanship, and the skills necessary to use the firearm in a dynamic environment. See the "Shooters Club" information at www.thundershootersclub.com for the course description booklet.
Will I be allowed to practice?
All members will be provided with opportunities to practice either through coached practices or scheduled practice sessions. You can also set up private lessons and training sessions with the club instructors.
What if I want to start competing?
TSC has classes to introduce you to IDPA, USPSA, LSSA, and ICORE style competition. Many of our instructors and members compete in these associations so they can help get you started.
What other events does TSC put on?
In addition to the classes, we host four shooting matches each month:
1. LSSA Three Gun Match (handgun/carbine/shotgun)
2. ICORE revolver only match.
3. TSC DPS handgun only scenario shooting match
4. Rimfire Challenge. A family oriented .22 caliber gun match.
We periodically put on other "special" club shoots throughout the year.
What is planned for the future?
As the club grows, we will expand into other areas. We are expanding our facilities and looking into practice, training and competition opportunities that will continue to challenge members and allow their skills to continue to improve. We do not want our members to get bored.
How can I join?
Come to Thunder Gun Range, complete your application and pay the $35 annual fee. You will be placed on our email list where you will be informed of activities. After you complete the New Members' Range Safety Orientation, you will be allowed to sign up for them.
Can the rest of my family join in the fun?
Absolutely. TSC is open to everyone. You can add your spouse and children living at home to your membership for $10 each. We have a series of women's classes. We recently added a Youth basic Handgun class for children 10-17. Finally, we have family friendly club events throughout the year.