Indiana Firearms Training
Handgun I & II
Home Personal Protection
Outside Home Personal Protection 
Tactical Handgun I & II
Unarmed Self Defense
Defensive Shotgun
Basic AR- type Rifle
Tactical Carbine (AR)
Force-On-Force/ECQ
NRA Metallic Reloading
NRA Range Safety Officer

Illinois Concealed Carry
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Regularly Scheduled Classes
Phone:  260-459-2382      Fort Wayne,  Indiana 
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Individual and Group instruction available

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Robert E. Aldridge, BA, MBA

NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Illinois Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
Glock factory certified armorer
Smith & Wesson factory certified M&P pistol armorer

I was very impressed with the home defense range part of the class. I never realized just how fast things happen in real life situations, the class was a real eye opener for me. Thank you and my thanks to Charlene for all the tasty goodies

    Marie
      March, 2012
      NRA Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home
Graduate-level Instructor in Criminal Justice
  • Shooting and reloading for over 25 years
  • Inaugural Bianchi Cup Invitational
  • Ray Chapman Academy graduate
  • Fundraiser for shooting range development
Thanks for  willingness to continue to mentor me. Saturday was great and the two new targets were challenging evolutions to the scenarios you created for us. Kudos to you for continuing to develop and enhance the curriculum as representative of the real world situations in which we may find ourselves.

     Dr. Jenkins
       May, 2011
       Advanced Personal Protection and Concealed Carry
What you taught regarding holding the gun, stance and trigger reset have allowed me to improve substantially. ​Groupings are tight and am finding that I can shoot more rapidly and maintain accuracy with my new M&P 45 I just bought as my Christmas gift.

     Shannon
        December, 2013
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Your class was great! I learned the fundamentals and much more. I am certain the integrity and knowledge you bring far out weighs that of the typical NRA Instructor. We were lucky to have you! 

You and Charlene are a very good team. I look forward to hearing more about your future class plans, practices and ladies range time, of course. 

Thank you for your time and effort. 
It is greatly appreciated!

  Dawn
     September, 2012
Sgt. Jamie Tharp, Decatur PD

Indiana Law Enfocement Adacemy Instructor
ILEA Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle
Army Marksmanship Trainer
Martial Artist/Defensive Tactics Instructor
17 years' law enforcement officer
  • Decatur Police Department firearms instructor
  • Active shooter instructor
  • Army MP Command Pistol Team
  • Street Survival School
I can't express enough how much I enjoyed Saturday's training!!! What a great time and GREAT INSTRUCTION!!!  I really enjoyed his [Sgt. Tharp] laid back attitude! Definitely looking forward to another class.  Oh, and that carmel apple cake that Charlene made was out of this world!!!​

     Brent
        October, 2012
Sgt. Bryan DeYoung (ret.)

Illinois Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
Law Enforcement Standards Board Instructor
State of Illinois Instructor's License
Glock, 1911, AR15 and M16 armorer
26 years' law enforcement officer
  • SWAT Instructor and Tactical Commander 
  • Certified handgun instructor
  • Certified carbine (AR15/M16) instructor
  • Certified Rapid Deployment instructor
I have got to say, you have saved me a lot of money. I literally could shoot ten thousand rounds, not taken the course and shoot better with the course, only shooting 200 rounds. Even though I had read, watched videos, shot a couple thousand rounds, I was not even close to what I accomplished after the very first round the second day. 

The first day surprised me what I did not know. Sgt. De Young brought all into focus within the first ten minutes the second day. I would say only 25% of becoming a great shot is in the actual shooting, the rest is in mindset, stance, trigger control, grip and learning to do it right!.

       Ron
           April, 2013  (Handgun I & II)

All members Indiana SWAT Officers Association
Mrs. Charlene Aldridge
NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
Now, the real reason people take additional classes.
Take a class, and you will see why!
Handgun I
June 26, 2013
Thank you Bob for the outstanding basic handgun class. I had a great time and feel like I learned even more the second time through. I will be in touch soon to book part two.  Please thank Charlene for the delicious treats!!!

      Veydra
      November, 2013
I would like to thank you Bob!   It was a pleasure meeting you and Charlene and I so enjoyed the class!!!   I couldn’t stop talking to my family about it!   I can’t thank the two of you enough!!! And….thank you Veydra!
Have a wonderful weekend!

     Char
        November, 2013
     New for 2014

We offer approved classes for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.

See the "Classes" page for details and schedule.
     New for 2014

We offer approved classes for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.

See the "Classes" page for details and schedule.
This was by far the best class so far.  The scenarios/drills were very eye opening.  Look forward to more classes in the future.

Thanks for putting on a fun afternoon,

       Doug
       March, 2014  (Home Personal Protection)