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Steiner Academy of Firearms Training

Defensive & Tactical Firearms Training for Students of All Levels

Personal Armor youth camp

The Personal Armor - Youth Camp is the perfect way to introduce children and adolescents to firearm safety, basic first aid, and skills for coping with bullies and tricky people    Above everything else, this course is designed to provide a Safety-First environment...

Review [Mantis Blackbeard X]

Arrgh Matey (X Gon' Give It To Ya): The New Mantis Blackbeard X [Review]Written by: Shawn Steiner Apologies for that; talk like a pirate day was not too long ago, and well, who passes up a DMX reference? Many of you who have been diligent in your dryfire practice have...

Article – Understanding Pistol Actions

Single Action vs. Double Action: What Are the Differences?Let's dive into all the options of pistol action design: why they are, what they are, and why you would pick one over the others. We’ll discuss all the differences between Double Action and Single action.When...

Review -30 Super Carry

30 Super Carry Review You may have heard of the new 30 Super Carry cartridge from Federal and wondered as I did, What's all the hubbub, bub? Initially, like many, I started with the assumption that this would be another solution...


Get confident in your safety

You are the one most invested in your wellbeing.  You will be your first responder should the need for self-defense arise. Training provides the experience, knowledge and skills needed to be prepared to defend yourseld and loved ones.

Training at S.A.F.T provides many health and wellness benefits all taught from the base of improving your ability to thrive in life situations across the board up to and including a self-defense situation.  Self-defense is much broader then many think, it may be defending against a bully or attacker, but may also include emotional fitness against toxic coworkers or students.  It may be protectecting yourself from uncomfortable people and situations.  It may be protecting yourself and interest in a negotiation or argument. It may be protecting your self from emotional assault.   

Dedicated for a Reason

Steiner Academy of Firearms Training exists to empower people with the skills necessary to protect both themselves and others, through courses geared toward beginners, knowledgeable shooters, and highly-trained personnel looking to further their understanding and application of handgun and rifle use.

Training at S.A.F.T covers more than just the functional aspect of the weapon, aiming and shooting; but it provides comprehensive decision training through real-world scenarios to provide students with keen grasp of legal aspects of lethal force, ethical conduct while armed, and the ability to assess one’s environment quickly and correctly.


Niki M.

After taking several classes with the instructors at Steiner Academy of Firearms training, I have seen excellent improvement in my skills. I have since recommended them to several friends who are taking multiple classes as well. Straight-forward, clear instruction and their ability to adapt the classes for all student levels, with out boring an experienced student or confusing a new student, makes them an excellent source for group, semi-private, and private instruction.

Eric. W.

I would reccomend Steiner Academy of Firearms Training to anyone of all backgrounds. The instructor (Shawn Steiner) has away with relating with each individual. He made class fun while learning @ the same time. Don't get me wrong, he is very serious & passionate about making sure no one leaves class ill equipped. I definitely feel more confident & knowledgeable.

Amber B.

I signed up for the CCW class at inner 10 and at first I was nervous, I’ve only shot a revolver once and didn’t know too much about handguns. However Shawn did an amazing job at simplifying things and putting them into a way that’s easily understandable. It’s a long class, but he made it engaging, interesting and overall just a fun experience. I left feeling like I had a whole lot more knowledge about handguns, the laws pertaining to handguns and the safety of them. I even felt a lot more comfortable holding and carrying a gun. I was also nervous about the shooting portion of the class being that I’ve never really shot before, Shawn told us that if we pay attention and do what he says, we’ll pass with flying colors. Like I said he made it so easy to understand and if I didn’t get it right away he would take the time to go over it until I did. When it was my turn to shoot, I think I surprised both him AND me. All thanks to his great teaching

Lindsey E.

I highly recommend taking the handgun training and safety course with Shawn Steiner. This class was very informative on the laws, safety, and proper use of handguns. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything in detail, and for a great experience! I look forward to going back for more practice in the future! 💯🙌🏼

Chris C.

I took the CCW course. Shawn went above and beyond with our training. If you want someone that takes their responsibility seriously, check out Steiner for all your training needs!

Scott B.

I'm a total novice. Other than through a sales case I have never had any interactions with firearms, much less handled one. So I wanted the private instruction where I could go at my own pace, ask ridiculous questions and be comfortable in my ignorance.
I just finished last Friday and would HIGHLY recommend not only for someone looking to be better with firearms, but really anyone. It's skills that everyone should possess.
In just three short hours I learned how to properly and safely handle, load and fire a hand gun. Shawn is super patient, knowledgeable and a fantastic instructor. I'm absolutely going to signup for additional classes and have Steiner be the guidance I needed for my path from novice to capable. 5 stars.

Justin A.

How 3 Hours > 20 Hours of Practice | or | Passing the FBI Qualification Test in 3 Hours
Shawn's instruction enabled me to become a more competent shooter in 3 hours than all my hours training before. His instruction method is holistic with a focus on safety and understanding the mechanics of the firearm. With the fundamentals down we transitioned to basic grip, stance, and trigger control with Shawn correcting minor deficiencies at each step to build a solid foundation. Finally, when we moved to complex motions like drawing, presentation, and longer range shooting everything came together. As a native of Nebraska and resident of New York visiting for a few days, Shawn provided the quality instruction and customer service I needed in my short time back home.
A picture is worth a 1000 words so I'll let the results speak for themselves.
My first 11 baseline shots to see how well I shot without instruction are in the bottom left hand corner. After Shawn's instruction my next 6 shots on on the top right.

Jason J.

I've been through many firearms classes in my fifteen years in the military, I attended the conceal carry class at Steiner Academy and was absolutely blown away. The classroom training was great and everything was explained to you about laws, rules etc; in the way you could relate. This whole class was by far the best firearms class I've ever been to and look forward to using my skills taught to me and working with Steiner Academy to further advance my training in the future. Again great job! Will definitely recommend!!

Stacy K

I took the Women's Handgun Primer course yesterday and am so happy I did! I had some experience with rifles, but had never even held a pistol, so knew I had a lot to learn. I decided to take a class instead of having my husband give me pointers and I was NOT disappointed! Shawn was a wonderful instructor. I didn't have to ask too many questions because he always provided the answer before I could ask. By the time I got up to the firing line, I was confident in what I was doing. The instructors were all fantastic and very attentive with giving pointers on the proper grip and stance when shooting, which I really needed help with. The class was so much fun, I can't wait to get into a shooting range on my own to apply everything that I learned. I am looking forward to taking the CCW class through Steiner when I am ready!

Adrian D.

Taught a very informative class with great visuals, training aids and good humor ! Answered all question and even took time for 1 on 1 with those less experienced . I definitely enjoyed his class and teaching style !

Nali M.

Shawn was an excellent instructor! very hands on and personable. I recommend this class to anyone, and am looking forward to more training with the academy!

Lance M.

Shawn was an excellent instructor. He was informative, thorough, comedic, based, involved the students, played off the students' personalities, and just overall made the class enjoyable. The class took all day, but it didn't feel that long and I didn't fall asleep.

Brad P.

Shawn is an outstanding instructor, very knowledgeable and a great coach on the range. Highly recommend!

Jasko V.

Absolutely top of the line. Shawn Steiner is an amazing instructor and very very very knowledgeable. He made the course fun and his attitude and personality made the course very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend his courses 100%.

Edward B.

Excellent place to learn firearm training and ccw basics. I came from no experience whatsoever, and Shawn showed me everything I need to know to be safe while handling a firearm and how to properly conceal carry. I would absolutely recommend his classes to anyone needing to learn.

Melissa J.

My husband and I took a conceal carry class as one of the steps to obtaining our CHP/CCW. Shawn Steiner was our instructor and he was amazing. He is beyond knowledgeable about the laws and regulations, and even better he wasn't boring. Shawn isn't just some dude that was looking for something to do and figured he'd teach about a gun permit. He is a badass. His experience and knowledge in both guns, and self defense far exceed many and he is very good at teaching that to others. Not all who know can teach. While also being very knowledgeable and good at sharing his knowledge, he was patient, which we all know is a hard attribute to come by when many aren't the sharpest and you're teaching them about guns which is a very serious thing. I would recommend anyone who wants to get a ccw, or sharpen their gun skills to go to Shawn Steiner.

This range is also pretty great. All of the people working there were super warm and welcoming. Some other ranges that we've been to make you feel like you're and idiot and their gun is better than yours. I think if you don't make me, the paying customer, feel welcome, so I come back to spend more money, you're the idiot. Inner 10 never made myself or my husband feel bad. They were excited to see us and to show us guns and were helpful while in the range. I haven't been to a range many times, haven't shot a gun many times, so I am still a bit nervous in that area, and the people working at Inner 10 made me feel more calm which made me get more experience with my gun and shooting. We will definitely be frequenting this shooting range often and are excited for the next time.

Inner 10 is the place to go to shoot! Shawn Steiner is the dude to take your CHP/CCW class from. I will send anyone I know to Inner 10 for both. Side note, don't let your CHP lapse!!!! It's expensive in both money and time. Also, sorry for the long sentences. I write, like I talk.