PWG Range Class

Private Lessons

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Whether you’re brand new to the world of firearms or need a guide to start your journey, we at PWG have you covered. We want to help you succeed with your goals. For as low as $70, you can recieve one-on-one experience with Personal Instructors or up to three students per instructor. If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced in firearms training we can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Contact us for details on pricing as your experience begins now at PWG Range!

Get Comfortable Using a Handgun

PWG Range takes great pride in providing an atmosphere that is relaxed and fun for new shooters. Gently introducing concepts, techniques, and skills to those who are looking to take their first steps into the exciting world of shooting sports and personal protection. It doesn’t matter if you are just curious, want to have a fun experience, or you want to start developing a personal safety plan for you and your family. Our experienced instructors are always excited to be your guide and mentor during your journey of owning a firearm.


Contact a Instructor Today!

David Bucsit

Lead Firearms / Tactics / CCW Instructor

David is the Lead Instructor of the Training Unit and has been with PWG since August of 2019.  He has over 25 years of firearms experience as a Private Contractor, retired San Diego Police Officer, and as a former U.S. Navy Corpsman.  David has trained Police Officers, Military members, and Private Security Officers all over the world in Firearms Tactics, Combat Medicine, and Counter-Terrorism.  David specializes in training students at the Intermediate to Advanced Marksmanship level.

specializes in training students at the Intermediate to Advanced Marksmanship level.

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Tom Fitzgerald

Firearms Instructor

Tom has been with PWG since November 2020.  He has 30 years of firearms experience as a retired San Diego Sheriff’s Sergeant and has countless hours of instructing San Diego Law Enforcement Recruits, Department of Defense Police Recruits, and Cross-fit students.

Tom specializes in training students at the Basic to Intermediate Marksmanship level.

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Michael Petrasso

Firearms Instructor

Michael is a former US Marine Corps Infantryman and Executive Protection Agent.  He has over five years of instruction experience in both the military and civilian sectors.

Michael specializes in training students of all levels.

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David Sroka

Firearms Instructor

David is a retired Bridgeview Police Officer of 30 years.  He was the Department Range Master and has extensive experience teaching both Police Officers as well as members of his community.

David specializes in training students of all levels.

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Contact our Client Advisors Today
(855) THE-RANGE (843-7264) ext. 105
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for your free 30 minute consultation!

Class: Private Lesson

Length: 30 Minutes – 1 Hour

Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Prerequisites: None

Requirements: Personal Firearm if under the age of 21  (See age requirement below). Signed waiver required (If you have not completed the online waiver Click Here to fill out the form)

Per California law guest(s) must be 21 or older to handle a PWG firearm.

Please bring your own eye and ear protection as we do not provide them at this time due to Covid-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Under the age of 21 Parent or Guardian and personal firearm are required. Minimum age of 18 and 41 inches tall with Parent or Guardian (Age 25 or older), Age 16 or older can take the course unaccompanied. (Parent or guardian must be onsite, guardian or parental waiver signed, but they do not need to be in the same course or on the same range.) Minimum age is 14 if taking the course with a parent or guardian. The parent MUST have taken this exact course before, work with the child during the entire course, and be responsible for only one child.


PWG Range reserves the right to cancel any event. In the event of cancellation by PWG, participants will have the option of being move to the next scheduled event or receive a full refund of registration fee. Poway Weapons and Gear Range is not responsible for any other expenses or possible damages incurred.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:

  • Cancellations must be received five business days prior to the training event in order to qualify for a refund.
  • Cancellations received five business days or more in advance of the scheduled class will received a full refund.
  • Cancellation of class reservation less than five business days before the scheduled and prior to the start of the class will result in store credit or scheduling into a future class.
  • Students are eligible to reschedule to another class until the beginning of the class they are scheduled to attend.
  • Failure to attend the class (no-show), without making prior arrangements with training staff, will result in forfeiting the entire registration fee.
  • We understand unforeseen circumstances can affect attendance. Each circumstance will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • These above policies apply to all Poway Weapons and Gear Training Events unless otherwise noted in the corresponding training materials.
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