Meet our Chief Instructor

chief instructor brian konzelman

A message from our Chief Instructor Brian Konzelman

  • NRA certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA certified Range Safety Officer
  • Texas State DPS Certified Instructor, License to Carry Instructor
  • United States Concealed Carry certified instructor
  • Front Sight Distinguished Graduate, multiple certifications in both pistol and rifle
  • 45 years of experience shooting and training others to use guns
  • 35 years of college-level teaching experience
  • Certified Emergency Response Team trainer
  • EMR Emergency Medical Responder
  • CPR trained

Thank you for visiting our instructor webpage! I have lived in Central Texas on a small ranch for over 40 years, I love the culture, values, and healthy environment here. Guns have always been a normal part of our lives, and my family was raised to respect and safely use firearms for sport, recreation, as well as personal and home protection. My family are all proficient and well trained in safely owning and carrying a gun.

As a professor at a central Texas college for too many years, I have taught a variety of classes professionally and as a volunteer in the community for the past 45 years. I bring those years of teaching experience to my gun training classes, creating a positive learning environment that helps make the classes not only effective, but fun and entertaining for the students.

I look forward to each class, and work hard to be sure each student gets the most from their training. Knowing that these people, my students, will be safer, more confident, and have the knowledge, skills and attitude to safely carry and use their guns is very rewarding to me. I appreciate the opportunity to be able to help them in this way. I do this because I love it!

In addition to the scheduled LTC carry licensing classes and our other classes, I really enjoy being able to teach small groups and private lessons with individuals, couples, families, friends and church groups. We can meet anywhere that is convenient for you, in your home or office, and then complete the live-fire portion of our lesson or class at one of our convenient shooting ranges just minutes from Waco. What a great way to make a memorable family event!

Here in Central Texas, we own guns for a variety of reasons. Whether for sport, concealed carry, target shooting, hunting, tactical training, or personal safety, we all have one thing in common. Each of us have a legal and moral responsibility for the safe use and storage of our guns. We are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment around us. Our decision to include a gun as one of the tools available for securing our homes and our safety is an important decision. Be sure you make the effort to learn how to safely use your firearm. Contact me and we will set up a class for you.

I am particularly excited to be able to teach the United States Concealed Carry certificate classes. Their curriculum is the Gold Standard of training, covers everything you need to know, including home protection, legal and civil implications of concealed carry. Their textbook is hands down the best guide to have for reference and training. I use their textbook “CONCEALED CARRY AND HOME DEFENSE FUNDAMENTALS” to teach their full day certificate course, highly recommended for everyone. Whatever you level of training, you need this class!

nra dps uscca certified training instructor
chief instructor with advanced training group

Brian with US GUNCLASS and USCCA instructors, week long training at Front Sight, Nevada

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Cen Tex Gun Training llc serves the Central Texas Waco region, providing Gun Training classes, private and small group gun instruction and lessons, Texas license to carry, LTC CCL, concealed carry and home defense fundamentals classes. Schedule a custom Waco gun class or private class tailored to your family and friends at a home or location of your choice. Contact us with your ideas, questions, or suggestions!

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