Quietly training and outfitting professionals.
Quietly training and outfitting professionals.
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Training Courses

Predators are experts at detecting weakness and choosing prey; when you walk with confidence you’re far less likely to be selected as a victim.  We take training very seriously. Whether reinforcing the basics of safe gun handling or providing advanced tactical training, our focus is on saving lives. Come develop real skills and build self-confidence with us. 


Preliminary info from our range website.. 


Missouri Conceal Carry course    

You will learn all state-required information, plus the three elements needed to justify deadly force, the five things you must tell the police if you use your gun for self-defense and additional vital information brought directly from Massad Ayoob, Dr. William April, John Farnam and more of the nations top experts on deterrence, de-selection, and legal use of deadly force. (We don't learn from or teach information from YouTube, Internet forums or magazine articles.)

1 on 1 Basic Pistol Instruction

Learn how to properly handle, load and shoot your pistol or revolver in the context of defense. Defensive use of a handgun is substantially different from target use. If you own a gun for self-defense, this class is a vitally important first step in your training.


Advanced Training Classes

Most of our advanced classes are broken down into two-hour blocks and conducted on Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Two-hour classes require 100 rounds of ammunition.


Defensive Pistol (Basic-Intermediate-Advanced):

Learn the proper techniques for drawing, re-holstering, verbal challenges, reloading, safely moving with a drawn weapon, malfunction clearing, moving while reloading and clearing malfunctions and engaging multiple threats.


Working With a Partner or Spouse: Learn how to safely work with a partner while engaging single or multiple threats.


Less-Than-Lethal Defense: Learn how to utilize less-than-lethal defense weapons (tactical lights, pepper and chemical sprays). This course offers must-have knowledge for those who carry concealed weapons, as well as those who work or travel in a non-permissive environment.


Rules of Engagement for Civilians: This course examines situations where deadly force is justified. It covers case law, in-depth legal principals and legal lessons learned from real-life survivors. Learn how your actions will be judged and how to protect your family from financial devastation.


Aftermath of a Shooting/Confidential Training for Certified, Responsible Citizens: This detailed course covers what you need to know, say and do to minimize the likelihood of being killed by a perpetrator’s unknown partner, shot by the police, or prosecuted and convicted of a crime.


Specialty Courses

These courses are offered as requested. Please call us for more information.


Church Security Team Skill Evaluation: This course is designed to evaluate the skill level and weapon choices of your security team. Certified does not mean qualified. How large is your sanctuary? Have you defined minimum weapon requirements for your team? How about minimum performance standards? Expecting team members to successfully confront an active shooter with a snub-nosed revolver or subcompact pistol is unrealistic. You are 100% accountable for every round fired. This is the first step in developing an effective and competent security team.


Responses to Active Shooter/ Home Invasion: Learn what actions need to be taken to protect yourself and those in your charge during an emergency response situation. Also, learn how to get medical attention as quickly as possible to those who are wounded during an active shooter event. Medical personnel will not enter until a scene is secure. This course will teach you how to best assist law enforcement and get medical attention where it’s needed as quickly as possible.




Our indoor range is open to the public and is a great place to hone your skills and techniques. Target Masters is family and female friendly (Minimum age is 15 when accompanied by a parent). We have a comfortable viewing room for children and friends who would like to watch but not participate.

Memberships and discount range passes.    

You don’t have to be a member to shoot at Target Masters; however, you will realize great savings on guns and merchandise as a member. Multi-visit discount range passes are also available.




4101 N. Rangeline St. Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: 573-443-3700

Web:   WWW.Targetmasters.net
Email: target@targetmasters.net



Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

(Range closes 30 minutes prior to store closing.)