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The Ammo Factory specializes in firearms safety instruction for both handguns,  and rifles.

Classes offered include:

* Basic Firearms Safety   Handgun, Rifle, & Shotgun

* Advanced concealed carry tecniques.

Classroom portion of class can be held at your home for 4 or more students (8 max for basic class) or 5 to 7 students

You'll never know how well you can shoot until you get proper equipment, and training.

In a defensive encounter, under Stress,  you will NEVER RISE TO THE OCCASION   You will SINK TO THE LEVEL OF YOUR TRAINING   



(Major Credit Cards Accepted)

All prices include a $10.00 fee for the cost of training materials//books/handouts. 

NRA Personal Ptotection Outside the Home (16 hours)    $200.00

NRA Personal Protection In the Home (9 Hours)              $150.00

Basic Firearms Safety Handgun(CCW/CFP)   $125.00 1 student (Private instruction) $100.00 each 2 or more students

Basic Firearms Safety Rifle             $50.00

CCW/CFP Refresher Course           $75.00

Including Range qualification.

8 hour Private Instruction              $250.00

Law Enforcement (LEOSA) Title 18 USC

Retired Peace Officers Qual.            $5.00

Advanced Practical Tecniques: 

12 hours including  6  hours at the range  $250.00            

Adults taking the Basic Safety course who have children aged 3 to 12,  EDDIE EAGLE safety training is included to teach them gun safety. Ages 12-17 may attend and receive a certificate of safety training for $5.00/child (to cover cost of training materials). Additionally, I will sell households with children a gunsafe at my cost because I am committed to responsible gun ownership and safety.

To view my next scheduled classes, go to the Class Schedule Page. Other classes are also available. Call or email for details.


Instructors Qualifications

My name is Ken Slack. I started  The Ammo Factory  in 1981 to support my shooting habit because I couldn't find ammunition loaded the way I wanted it for practice and competition.  I have been an NRA Certified Pistol & Rifle Instructor since 1981 and a Charter Life Member # CL-141 in the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA/IPSC).  I served as Section Coordinator for IPSC in Nevada from 1983-1988, and was elected to the USPSA Board of Directors for Area 1 for the States of WA, ID, OR, ID, UT, NV, and MT from 1986-1990. I became a Certified Range Officer in 1982, a Chief Range Officer in 1983 and Rangemaster/Instructor in 1985.I served as Range Master of the USPSA National Championships for 5 years, Chief Range Officer at the 1986 World Championships Orlando, Florida. International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) USPSA Rangemaster/Instructors are responsible for teaching firearms safety, rules of competition, and safe range construction to Chief Range Officers and Range Officers. I personally instructed more than 2000 RO and CRO students and supervised them at the various matches around the country. Recognized as Class A competitor Nationally and Master Class Locally. I was the Co-Founder Sierra Nevada Pistol League, and Reno Combat Shooting Association. I was elected Rangemaster from 1982-1989.1986-1990 Area 1 Championships each year as Match Director 1986 Northwestern Area ChampionshipsRangemaster/Match Director  

I am a US Navy/Viet Nam veteran and additionally served in the Nevada Air National Guard for 7 years at the rank of  E6 Tech Sergeant in the capacity of Law Enforcement Asst. Flight Chief and Training NCO.

I qualified as EXPERT with numerous firearms including: .38 cal Revolver, .223 M16, M60 

I have been a firearms enthusiast and competitor since the age of 10 when I was a member of the Pasadena Rotary Junior Rifle Club. Since that time I have been involved with all flavors of shooting. I am a member of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association and past member of  Lakes Crossing Muzzleloaders. I have competed in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Steel Challenge, Miller Invitational, PPC and more.




Associates Degree in Administration of Justice

Nevada Sheriff's & Chief's Association Certified Concealed Carry Instructor



NRA Certified Instructor for:

Pistol,   Rifle,   Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home


Law Enforcement Member NRA





8/04     Use of Force, Liability & Litagation   24 Hrs

12/05   NRA Law Enforcement Instructor's Course. 44 Hrs

5/07 NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home 16 Hrs

5/08 TASER ® International Instructors Course X26  M26 24 Hrs

7/10 NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home  24 Hrs

3/2012 Bulletproofing the Mind  Lt. Col Dave Grossman  8 Hours

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Certified Instructor

California Dept. of Justice