Hello, I am Steve Gardiner, Chief Instructor of American Firearms Training, LLC (AFT). I am a military trained, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home Certified Instructor.
Thanks for visiting our website. Are you a new gun owner looking for pistol or defensive training in Charlotte, Sarasota or the Lee County area? Do you want to get your Florida Concealed Weapon/Firearm License (CWFL), also known as a Concealed Carry License? Maybe you are an experienced gun owner that wants to brush up your skills, shoot at a pistol range, learn gun safety? You have found the right place at the right time!
AFT is located in Englewood, Florida in the heart of Southwest Florida. We offer a variety of firearms training courses by NRA Certified & Insured Instructors who are also NRA Certified Range Safety Officers. We stress safe gun handling, and can help anyone learn safe gun handling practices and improved firearm handling skills. AFT is an organization dedicated to the safety and proficiency of firearm use and the belief that the right to protect one’s self is a fundamental right.
First and foremost, firearms ownership comes with the responsibility to society, yourself, and most of all, those around you that you be proficient in their use and knowledgeable in the law that governs their use. We want you to be as proficient with your chosen firearm as possible.
History shows that everything that can go wrong, will go wrong – and probably when you least expect it, at the worst possible time. Also, remember, no one knows it all, there will always be faster, better techniques to learn. Accepting these basic principals will lead you to the conclusion that it pays to listen, learn and plan ahead. Simply put … “Train for the worst, hope for the best”.
The goal of AFT is to give you the information and training you need to protect yourself, the ones you love, and your community. We believe that the more respectable, law abiding people we have carrying firearms, the less likely we will fall victim to the schemes of violent criminals. Let us enable you to make your family and your community a safer place.
Please visit our new E-Commerce Gun Store. We have a wide selection of handguns, rifles, shotguns and firearm accessories from over 350 different manufacturers world-wide such as Colt, Beretta, Bersa, Glock, Kahr Arms, Mossberg, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Springfield and many, many others. See the Shop button above.
“Those who trade liberty for security have neither” – John Adams