Training Reports

Ron Avery

IMG 0416The following excerpt is from The Practical Shooting Academy:

Former law enforcement officer, world ranked professional shooter, and internationally acclaimed trainer and writer, Ron is one of the first trainers in modern times to apply and adapt scientific principles at a high level to high performance shooting. His philosophies, training concepts, attention to detail and the use of scientific concepts have propelled him to the top of the charts as a trainer of world class performance for shooters in both tactical and competitive arenas. His proven ability to teach and communicate with his students at a high level as well as his world class shooting skills set him apart in the training community.

Ron has over 36 years experience as a professional trainer and consultant to all branches of the military, select government agencies, hundreds of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies and thousands of clients in the private sector.

A veteran deputy sheriff, police officer and  valedictorian of two police academies, Ron worked the street as well as back country and rural environments for 13 years full time and then as a reserve officer for 12 more years.

During his years in law enforcement, Avery also served in the following capacities:

  • Program Director and Lead Instructor – Tactical Firearms, Patrol Tactics
  • Program Director and Lead Instructor – Defensive Tactics/Arrest and Control
  • Lead Instructor- Officer Survival
  • Primary Designated Marksman/Sniper
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Expert Witness
  • Back country patrol and Search and Rescue
  • EMS – First Responder

A martial artist, researcher and world class competitive shooter with many wins, titles and top finishes over the past 36 years, Ron has studied the science of shooting, tactical principles & strategy, martial arts programs, adult education, and other disciplines  and created superior training doctrine and programs that are designed for all levels of ability while being easy to learn and courtroom defensible.

He is also a writer for and other publications and has his own blog. See and


  • Member of the USPSA  first place,  Gold Medal Winning Standard Division Team in the 2002 IPSC World  Championships in South Africa. Individual Bronze Medal in that event.
  • Member of the USPSA Senior Standard Division Team in the 2014 IPSC World  Championships in Florida. Individual Bronze Medal in that event.
  • National Champion, Limited 10 Division, USPSA 2000
  • USPSA Two-time National Law Enforcement Champion and numerous first place law enforcement trophies over the years in various major matches during the years I was employed full time as a police officer.
  • Over 15 Senior National Championship titles in multiple events to include USPSA Limited and Limited 10 National Championships, USPSA Steel Challenge, USPSA Single Stack Nationals.
  • Top 16 shooter in National and Regional Tournaments since 1989. To include all US National Championships.
  • Two time, Area 1 Champion
  •  Area 2 Champion
  • North American Stock Gun Champion
  • Winner, Florida Invitational Pistol Tournament
  • Fifteen time Colorado State Champion
  • Numerous first place and top five finishes at competitive shooting competitions at the national, state and regional level for over 36 years.
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