Firearms Instruction

The instructors at Beech Paradise Ranch draw from decades of experience in both the shooting industry and military service. We provide tailored 1-on-1 as well as group firearm instruction classes to individuals of all skill levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner who has never handled a firearm or a seasoned competitor, our courses cater to all ages – from youths to adults.

With over a decade of experience in the Firearms Industry, I (Lead Instructor Nigel “Doc” Beech) have honed my expertise in providing user instruction, training, and support at Applied Ballistics. During my tenure, I have authored numerous articles such as:(Aerodynamic Drag Measurement and Modeling for Small Arms Improving on Ballistic Coefficients), user manuals, provided support for and trained clients focusing on utilizing advanced firearms electronics, technology, and apps from leading brands such as Garmin, Kestrel, March Scopes, Vortex, Sig Sauer, L3, Leica, Bushnell, Wilcox Industries, DOD, Military, and Law Enforcement and more. I have coached ballistics and how to use electronics technology at international shooting competitions, seminars, and more.

At our private range, we provide personalized and judgement-free experience for you and your group. Our instructors understand that shooting in public or in front of others can be stressful, which is why our range is the perfect environment for first-time shooters to learn the fundamentals without feeling self-conscious. And for experienced shooters, our tranquil setting provides an ideal space to sharpen your skills with the guidance of our experienced coaches.

Instruction in target shooting, competition shooting, and self-defensive shooting is available in 1-on-1 sessions.

Our goal at Beech Paradise Ranch is to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all our visitors, regardless of age. We welcome youth students who are interested in shooting. However, we require that parents or guardians accompany all students under the age of 15 at all times. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and provide a comfortable environment for learning. Under the age of 15 we evaluate each youth shooter on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that our range is accessible by appointment only and is not available for public use or private events.

If you’re interested in scheduling a training session, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Simply call or text us at (817)668-6252 or by email at

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Pistol InstructionRifle InstructionShotgun Instruction