Age: 18 or older

Course Information

Consistent Training Packages: Are available to our first time or long time customers! We also offer Group rates for special events, as well as private training instruction.

Private Instruction: $150/per person for 2 hours of instruction. One on one instruction, held Wednesday through Friday, 8am – 10am. Students are welcome to train with Handguns, Rifles, or Shotguns during Private Instruction.

Group Rates: Introduction to Firearms includes a classroom presentation for two hours, covering the firearm safe gun handling rules and range procedures. We then move to the range for 2-3 hours of range instruction on multiple calibers of pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Email the instructor at Training@dbackshootingsports.com for more information.




NOTES: The email used for sign up will have a confirmation email sent out prior to training from Training@dbackshootingsports.com and ammunition will be made available for purchase if needed.

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • Our courses cover a wide variety of information, from 1 yard to 1,000 yards!
  • Critical skill building with Handguns, Rifles, or shotguns
  • Universal safe gun handling and safe range procedures
  • Students may request specific training

Required Gear:

Note-taking material, check each course description for more information


Our Instructors

Director of Training – Michael Maurer has been a member of the Tucson shooting community since 2015, starting as a student at Diamondback Training Center. His passion for firearms drew him to the practical shooting sports where he found his love for competitive pistol shooting. Mike is a Master class Carry Optics shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association and regularly travels for competition and training events. He has studied under national trainers to include Drew Estell, JJ Racaza, Scott Jedlinski, Fabio Spinella, Gabe White, Nick Young, Tim Herron, AJ Zito, Ernest Langdon, and Rick Crawley. Mike’s passion for sport shooting drives him to constantly train and seek new ways to improve his skills. He brings that passion to his instruction as well, blending his patient, calm demeanor to help students bridge the gap between their current skills and their goals as shooters.

E-mail: training@dbackshootingsports.com


-TCCC certified
-NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun instructor and RSO
-Awards: GWT Turbo Pin #43, AHT Man Card #141

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.



-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-California POST Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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