Ron Avery established the Practical Shooting Academy in 1989. Since that time, Ron has trained thousands of students from law enforcement, military, government and the private sector. His proven methodology and doctrine has been adopted into countless individual and organizational training programs over the years.
Ron is one of the original sources for high performance shooting and his doctrine is being used worldwide by a wide variety of clientele. PSA training methods, drills and exercises are used as models for training all over the world.
(PSA) Mission Statement:
The mission of The Practical Shooting Academy, Inc. is to provide the highest quality training and support for those who use firearms for tactical or practical applications.
What We Do:
The word, “practical”, defines our philosophy. Our training programs cover the full range of activities where you might use a firearm or other skills. Whether you are a law enforcement or military operator having to use these skills in real life, a hunter taking the shot of a lifetime, a CCW carrier having to defend your life in a deadly force situation or a competitive or recreational shooter out to enjoy their personal firearm, we have a program that is right for you.
Using scientific principles combined with real world experience and world class shooting skills training, we provide a higher level of knowledge, training and, ultimately, performance for the student.
Our performance standards set the bar for top level performance and our students love it! Student feedback shows superior learning, retention and performance in their everyday life as well as in gunfight encounters. We have many after action reports from our students verifying this aspect of training.
A sample of the many organizations and personnel from various organizations trained by PSA, Inc. include:
Alaska Peace Officers Association
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Personnel
Alexandria, VA SWAT and Instructors
American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Gillette, WY
Cheyenne, WY Police Dept.
Colorado Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association
Dallas Police Dept. SWAT
Drug Enforcement Administration
Englewood, CO Police Dept.
FBI Firearms Instructors
FBI Special Response Teams
FBI Hostage Rescue Team
Federal Air Marshals
Greeley, CO Police Dept.
Houston Police Dept.
Illinois Police Dept. SWAT and firearms trainers
Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
Irvine, CA Police Dept. SWAT and Patrol
San Antonio, TX Police SWAT and firearms trainers
Smith and Wesson Academy – Guest Instructor
Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association
US Army personnel
US Army Special Forces – Delta Force Squadron B and C
US Border Patrol
US Border Patrol Bor Tac Team members
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
US Dept. of Defense
US Forest Service Personnel
US Marine Corps – Personnel and Instructors
US Marshals Service
US Navy Seal Team 8
US Navy Special Boat Squadron 20
US Secret Service – Consulting and training for Firearms Instructors, Counter Assault Teams, Snipers
Virginia Beach Police Dept.
West Covina, CA Police Dept.
Wyoming Dept. of Fish and Game
In addition to the above:
Many other agencies and law enforcement personnel from many different state, county and municipal agencies and organizations, military personnel from various armed services across the US, security professionals and qualified civilians from all walks of life.