Diamondback Shooting Sports Training Center

Training Information

Diamondback Shooting Sports, located in Tucson, AZ, is proud to provide quality and professional firearms self-defense instruction to law enforcement, military personnel, and private citizens from all walks of life. With a highly experienced and qualified instructor staff, Diamondback Shooting Sports offers a full spectrum of training courses, so we’re confident we’ll have a course for any skill level.

From Arizona Concealed Carry Permit classes to pistol, rifle, and shotgun self-defense courses of fire. Diamondback’s instructors strive to continually offer a full spectrum of training for all skill levels, interests, and needs. Instructing on practical, contemporary weapons systems, Diamondback courses are cost-effective, informative, hands-on courses that are offered locally at our store location in our classroom training environment, or on our private outdoor range located 15 minutes from the store location.

Firearms Instructor, Ben Anderson

Letter from CEO, Ben Anderson

“It is imperative to always be a student first, and instructor second. I have firsthand experience attending courses that have dogmatic, out of date, and ego driven training. What worked in a warzone may not be the answer locally, and visa versa, but we won’t know until we pressure test it and honestly evaluate the results. Thanks to many great instructors throughout the industry, I have been able to overcome the tactically dynamic crawl, walk, run methodology of training, and embrace a logical analysis of performance. Simply put, shooting is shooting, and being cool is not that cool.”

Ben Anderson, Owner & Firearms Instructor

private outdoor range


With a highly experienced and qualified instructor staff, Diamondback Shooting Sports Training Center offers a full spectrum of training courses, so we’re confident we will have a course for any skill level – from the first-time gun owner to the experienced professional. 

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

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

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