Jon Gutmacher, in his Book, Florida Firearms Law – Use & Ownership, highlights a study by Professor Gary Kleck, a noted criminologist at Florida State University. Kleck states that:
“ Private citizens use guns in self-defense 800,000 to 2.5 million times a year. In 80 or 90 percent of these cases no shots are fired—because the criminal flees.”
According to the same study, at least half a million cases of lawful self-defense happen a year where the crime is stopped. You do the math, we all stand a chance of coming face to face with someone who wants to do us or our loved ones serious harm.
This is why we here at Tampa Bay Gun School believe it is our responsibility to provide you with the very best quality training possible when it comes to self-protection.
It is our responsibility to be prepared to defend ourselves and others.
Be prepared—Educate and Protect yourself. We will do our part.
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Who Are We?
Tampa Bay Gun School is a family owned and operated business.
Tom Flanagan – All our classes are taught by NRA Certified Instructor Tom Flanagan. Tom has 10 years experience as a corporate trainer and is certified to train the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course which satisfies the State of Florida’s requirement for a Concealed Weapon Permit. Tom is pursuing certification in additional shooting disciplines. Tom is passionate about the need for firearm protection and education. Tom is assisted by 2 of his sons…
Daniel Flanagan – Daniel has his Black belt certification in Tae Kwon Do. Daniel has over 30 hours in rifle training and 70 hours of intensive self-defensive hand gun training. Daniel also has basic knowledge of knife fighting and defense against knives and basic experience in Hapkido
Jonathan Flanagan – Jonathan has over 60 hours of intensive hand gun training. Has a Black Belt certification in Tae Kwon Do. He has also been trained in the use of edged weapons and has a basic understanding of the techniques taught in Hapkido and Brazilian Jujitsu.
Students who successfully complete our classes and shooting range exercises will receive NRA Certification. This certification is necessary if your desire is to pursue a Concealed Weapons Permit through the State of Florida.
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”