Our instructors/employees love shooting sports of all kinds.  From pistols, to shotguns, to rifles, to paintball markers, they are involved in making sure that all around them know about safety and protection.

Jaclyn Gooding is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with degrees in Political Science and Mass Communication. Her passion is to help teach others, women specifically, how to safely and effective use firearms. Jaclyn is an NRA certified instructor and range safety officer. Jaclyn and her husband, Marshall, enjoy being foster parents for Passion for Pooches Rescue and encourage you to adopt, don’t shop, and spay and neuter your pets!


Marshall Gooding is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Texarkana. He is a certified Texas License to Carry Instructor and enjoys teaching some of the LTC class as well as administering the shooting portion. He is also an NRA certified instructor and range safety officer. Marshall is an expert in firearms as well as NFA items.He is a full time police officer with the Texarkana Texas Police Department.


Raymond Calhoun is a native born Texan, 20 year NRA member and a Vietnam veteran with over 40 years in law enforcement from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and TISD Police Department before he retired in December of 2014. He has been a Firearms Instructor for State Parole and local law enforcement for over 30 years. Raymond is also a trainer for handguns, rifles and shotguns and teaches all experience levels, including beginner, tactical, defensive and target shooting.

Jonathon Matlock is a Deputy with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office and a long time firearms enthusiast. He is an also an Army veteran and loves helping people with all aspects of firearms. Jonathan has an Associates Degree from Texarkana College and has a background in Chemistry and Biology. He is our resident science nerd and was a member of the Chemistry Club.

Thomas Alexander has recently graduated from the East Texas Police Academy and is currently working for Bowie County Sheriff’s Department. He’s also working towards his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University - Texarkana. When Thomas isn’t in school or working you might find him in the gym (obviously!)