About Us

About Us

What We Do

We are certified and licensed coaches, counselors, instructors, and trainers that provide our clients/students with personal firearms safety training. Whether it is your first time handling a firearm or if you’re interested in sharpening your skills, we’re here to help you safely and successfully reach your goals.

 

We provide the following types of training:

NRA Home Firearm Safety and Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars
NRA Basic Training in pistol, rifle, and shotgun instruction
NRA Instructor pistol, rifle, and shotgun instruction
NRA Range Safety Officer and Chief Range Safety Officer certification
NRA Defensive Pistol Instruction including Personal Protection Inside and Outside The Home
Texas License To Carry Certification
Texas School Safety Certification
Texas Level III Private Security Classroom Instruction

 Texas Level III Private Security Firearms Instruction



Why Choose JUST SHOOT SAFELY?

We know you have many choices in the DFW Metropolitan area. We treat all of our customers, clientele, and students with respect. Our teaching method is unique in that we combine the Total Participation Involvement (TPI) approach with Adaptive Learning. TPI is an approach where every student is an active learner. Adaptive Learning is an approach that works to tailor the learning experience to the specific needs of the individual. Everyone learns at a different pace. We use instructors, live demonstrations, coach/pupil methods, and multimedia presentations to keep every student engaged in the learning process. Our students come away from our classroom with knowledge, skills, and attitude that translates to real-life experience.

We believe in treating our customers the way they want to be treated
Gun ownership comes with a responsibility to handle firearms safely and responsibly
Firearm owners should do everything in their power to present a positive image of safe and responsible firearm ownership

 

Additionally, Just Shoot Safely offers these services for its clients and students:

FFL Licensed Firearm Brokerage
FFL Licensed Firearm Transfers
NFA Licensed, SOT, Class 3 dealer services

 

 

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Affiliated Ranges

 

Our Instructors

Stan Mefford – Chief Instructor

Stan is a Hoosier from Auburn, Indiana. Living and working in the DFW Metropolitan area for over two decades, Stan has a passion for life-long learning which translates to great classroom experiences for his students.

Stan is an author, educator, and a technology consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA with a concentration in project management from the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University.

Stan has the following firearms certifications and licenses:

 Texas School Safety Certification Instructor

Texas License To Carry Instructor

NRA Training Counselor teaching the following Instructor Certifications:

        Pistol

        Rifle

        Shotgun

        Home Firearm Safety

        Chief Range Safety Officer

        Refuse to be Victim

        Defensive Pistol

        Personal Protection In the Home

        Personal Protection Outside The Home

Texas Private Security Level III Classroom Instructor

Texas Private Security Level III Firearms Instructor

Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer

National Firearms Act, Class 3, SOT Licensed Dealer

Certified Glock Armorer

 

Andre Harrell - Instructor
andre@justshootsafely.com
(817) 705-5113

Andre was born in Portugal and grew up in Spain, but he is a true American at heart. Growing up, he often visited his family in Grapeland, Texas, where his uncle made ends meet by building and designing hunting rifles by hand. Since then, and since his 2010 move to the States, Andre has had a building passion for this country’s belief in the Second Amendment. Andre is kind and gets along with everyone, and he teaches with the firm conviction that all firearm owners should have the knowledge, skills, and attitude to use them safely.

 

Andre holds the following certifications:

  • NRA Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor (Pending)
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor (Pending)
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

 

 


Robert Hudson - Lead Instructor
doc@justshootsafely.com
(972) 523-2770

Robert "Doc" Hudson grew up in Dallas, Texas and served in the U.S. Army and the Texas Army National Guard for a total of 9 years as a Combat Medic. After meeting his wife (also a Combat Medic and now Nurse) in the military and returning home, they decided to raise their two children in the DFW metroplex. Robert has worked for various law enforcement and government agencies since separating from the military and currently works as a Technical Operations Manager for a private sector business. Robert has years of experiencing teaching tactical medicine and firearms coaching in and out of the military. Robert has the following firearms and teaching certifications:

• NRA Pistol Instructor

• NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

• NRA Rifle Instructor (pending)

• NRA Shotgun Instructor (pending)

• Texas License To Carry Instructor (pending)

• Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer (pending)

• National Firearms Act, Class 3, SOT Licensed Dealer (pending)

Elaine Knox – Lead Instructor
elaine@justshootsafely.com
(903) 285-9199

Elaine hails from Pittsburg, Texas. She and her Father, Ellis Knox, are Knox Shooting Sports Academy. Elaine has been shooting since the age of 10 years old. Elaine has been an instructional firearms coach for 8 years. She teaches everyone that comes to Knox Shooting Sports, but her emphasis is to help women learn how to safely handle firearms and protect themselves. Elaine is a member of NRA’s Women On Target Program. Elaine holds the following certifications:

 NRA Pistol Instructor

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

NRA Rifle Instructor (pending)

NRA Shotgun Instructor (pending)

Texas License To Carry Instructor (pending)

 

Matthew Mefford – Lead Instructor
matt@justshootsafely.com
(214) 952-3145

Matthew lives in Austin, Texas. Matthew’s a transplanted Hoosier who came to Texas in 1997. He says he came to Texas as soon as he could. He has a passion teaching people the safe handling and use of firearms. Matthew is an accomplished pistol instructor who works well with all kinds of people. Matthew has the following certifications:

 NRA Pistol Instructor

 NRA Rifle Instructor

NRA Shotgun Instructor

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

Texas License To Carry Instructor (Pending)

Scott Powell – Lead Instructor
scott@justshootsafely.com
(214) 504-4409

Scott grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. After traveling the world, Scott finally settled down in Dallas, Texas. Scott’s been in the DFW area with his wife and two Labrador Retriever for the last 16 years. He has been instructing in the classroom for over 15 years. Scott has a passion for helping others learn and develop their skills. Scott has the following firearms certifications and teaching certificates:

 License To Carry Instructor (Pending)

Front Sight 4 Day Pistol Defense

NRA Pistol Instructor

NRA Rifle Instructor (Pending)

NRA Shotgun Instructor

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer