The Truth About Guns’ top guns are based in Austin, Texas. Dan, Nick, Jon, Tyler and myself all live in or near The Live Music Capital of America. (We’re working on Ralph and Jeremy S.) The TTAG cluster (you-know-what) fosters our corporate culture — which centers on shooting guns, smoking cigars, scarfing barbecue, making sarcastic remarks, telling the schnauzers to STFU and writing posts for your dining and dancing pleasure. One thing we were missing . . .
A place to gather, shoot, write and video. One that didn’t require an hour-and-some drive and subject us to 110 degree heat. (I’m referring to the most excellent Best of the West Shooting Sports, home of the Texas Firearms Festival, where you can shoot shop and schmooze with the TTAG team.) Enter The Range at Austin, a “52,000 square foot facility offering 37 total rifle rated lanes, including five 100-yard rifle lanes, with innovative targeting systems, video capture of target and shooter.”
The Range at Austin is a cutting-edge gun range, TTAG’s new home range, in the making. Well it would be with our man Leghorn as the Director of IT. And the newly appointed Jeff Gonzales as The Range at Austin’s Director of Training. We’re looking forward to learning from Jeff, sharing our education with TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia. And offering readers a chance to shoot and schmooze with the team on a regular basis. Meanwhile, here’s the presser on our future gun guru . . .
Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- The Range at Austin is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Gonzales. Jeff will serve as Director of Training for the facility’s instructional and educational courses.
Jeff will bring his years of experience, lessons learned and naval special warfare mindset to The Range at Austin and its education programs. He will oversee a diverse curriculum ranging from firearm safety classes to concealed handgun certification and advanced tactical training.
Jeff is a decorated and respected U.S. Navy SEAL who served as an operator and instructor participating in numerous combat operations around the world. Jeff serves as President to Trident Concepts, a Texas-based company specializing in personal protection tactics, techniques and procedures for armed and unarmed conflicts.
“I’m extremely excited to take the helm at this amazing facility,” stated Jeff. “I look forward to the challenges of firearms training and education.”
“Jeff will be a tremendous asset to The Range at Austin, designing and implementing exceptional curriculum and education courses for our customers in Texas and beyond,” stated Grant Shaw, Managing Partner for The Range at Austin. “Jeff will be hard at work in the coming weeks developing a training and education program unmatched by most facilities.”
The facility is scheduled to open in fall of 2016.