Private Group Event - Firearms

Whether it's for team building, celebrating a big event, or just a wanting to spend time improving your marksmanship skills, FTI's Private Group Events is an excellent way to try something different and challenging!

FTI's elite firearms instructors will bring the same level of expertise and professionalism provided to military & law enforcement to your group in a specialized, customizable package. 

Our private group events can accommodate virtually any request including:

  • Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Pistol
  • Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Rifle
  • Combination Rifle/Pistol Courses
  • Disadvantaged Shooting
  • Shooting with Movement
  • Clearing Weapon Malfunctions + live fire
  • Steel Target Shooting
  • Qualification Courses (FBI, Glock, etc.)
  • Team Competitions 

Book your next event through us!

Please note certain courses may affect the cost for registration fees. Contact Nick at for any requests or questions.


Rick Christiansen has over 28 years of military experience in Naval Special Warfare as a SEAL Team operator, and is also an active law enforcement officer and primary firearms instructor for a major law enforcement organization in Los Angeles County. He holds numerous instructor certifications such as FBI Firearms Instructor, Rifle and Patrol Rifle Instructor, Basic and Advanced SWAT, Tactical Team Leaders Course, and is a certified armorer for Glock, Colt, H&K, and Remington. 
Russ Shaver is a law enforcement master instructor and competition shooter winning awards such as the California IDPA State Championship, Arizona IDPA State Championship, Double Tap Championship, and 1911 Centennial 2011 Championship, to name a few.  He served as a Primary Marksmanship Instructor in the Marine Corps and is the lead firearms instructor for a major law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County.  Russ is a SWAT team leader, Tactical Rifle, Shotgun, and Pistol Instructor, FBI Firearms Instructor, and certified armorer for multiple weapons platforms.

Q: What if I have limited or no shooting experience? Or what if I have a ton of shooting experience?
A: We can accommodate any skill levels! If you have not taken a previous FTI Firearms Course before, please contact for details or questions.
Q: Is there a minimum age to participate?
A: Yes, you must be 18 year of age or older.
Q: Are there a limited number of registrations?
A: Yes, the course is limited to 25 participants.
Q: Can I cancel and/or receive a refund?
A: Yes, you can cancel with a full refund up to ONE week prior to the course. After the one week cutoff, you may receive credit for another FTI course. Should the course be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances (ex. weather, unexpected range closure), then you shall receive a full refund.
Q: Where is the training being held?
A: Burro Canyon Shooting Park, 22100 East Fork Road, Azusa, CA 91702.
Q: Since it's a long course, will we have any breaks to eat?
A: Yes, there will be a break midway through the course. With that said, be sure to pack a lunch!
Q: I have a lot more questions...
A: We have a lot more answers! Contact Nick at the email listed below.  Also, each participant will receive a very detailed information packet that should answer most of your questions.

Upon discussion with our Firearms team, you will be notified what equipment will be required.
Registration fee does NOT include weapon or ammo.

Handgun rental with holster and ammo purchase will be available at an additional cost - see below:

To rent a handgun click here: Handgun Rental (limited availability)
To purchase ammo click here: Ammo Purchase (or go to your local gun/sporting goods store)
Burro Canyon Shooting Park
22100 East Fork Road
Azusa, CA 91702

Contact Nick Odani at

More detailed information will be emailed to you upon registration/purchase, including directions, waiver, what to bring, etc.