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Firearms safety training courses now available

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Panther Precision Arms Training, LLC, owner-director and instructor Jason Frazier demonstrates how he will explain the mechanics of firearms during his firearms training classes. His first course is a women's handgun/basic firearm course April 30. [Order this photo]
Individuals in the Wabash Valley interested in learning more about firearms safety training have a new resource.

Panther Precision Arms Training, LLC, is now open and owner-director Jason Frazier is ready to provide his extensive experience and training to the public.

"Anyone who has looked into firearms classes were probably stunned by the expense of the class as well as the potential expense of travel and lodging," Frazier said about the company that was created to provide the highest quality training at an affordable cost. "If you own a firearm to keep in your home or to carry for personal protection, then you need to be trained."

With classes filling up quickly, Frazier, plans on providing instruction to men and women 18-older that emphasizes the need for responsible firearms ownership.

An avid supporter of firearms rights and ownership, Frazier believes no one can realistically and logically say it is a good idea for people to own firearms, have them in their homes and carry them for protection without being properly trained to use them. By providing the classes, Frazier hopes to help firearms owners prevent one of the countless misfortunate and tragic incidents with firearms every year.

"Accidents that could have been easily avoided if they had just been informed and properly trained," Frazier said.

Frazier, who works in the law enforcement field, will provide classes starting with fundamental weapon safety and skills all the way up to advanced weapon skills in various dynamic courses at a local firearms range in Clay County.

"Donald Brannan, the owner of Pro-Teq Firearms Range, and I have worked together for many years now and we have a great working relationship" Frazier said. "He was instrumental in creating a firearms range for the Clay County Sheriff's Department, as well as other local law enforcement agencies in the Wabash Valley to use for training."

Frazier said Brannan has been very supportive of his new business venture.

"As part of your registration fee into one of my classes, you receive a one-year range membership with Pro-Teq," Frazier said. "With this range membership, shooters can utilize the firearms range for a year to continue practicing the skills learned in my courses."

A nine-year law enforcement veteran, Frazier is an honors graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and director of training and head firearms instructor. He is invited to ILEA as a guest instructor several times a year to teach new recruits as well as to the firearms instructors, including sniper training for all deployable accredited law enforcement officers in Clay County.

Attaining training and certifications to teach numerous weapon platforms, Frazier is skilled at teaching classes in handgun, shotgun and rifle (including department issued patrol rifle, M14 and is also a certified armorer through Sig Sauer Academy in the P-Series Handguns and the Weapon System Training Council for all AR15/M-16 platform weapons).

Although he enjoys his law enforcement career, Frazier has a passion for teaching.

"I have always had quite the support system with being around professionals in the firearms community around me as I grew up. I often look back and wonder where I would be without those influences in my life," Frazier said. "Now, I have the resources, the time, knowledge and experience to give back to the people in the community."

Excited about the overwhelming interest he's already received for his first upcoming course, which is a women's handgun/basic firearm course April 30, Frazier designed the curriculum to help put his students at ease.

"Although at first glance, it may sound odd to put women and firearms together in the same sentence, it quickly becomes clear that women want to feel safe," Frazier said. "The conventional thought to some may be that the man is the protector of the family. However, as I began talking to women about the issue, it became immediately clear in many instances, that was not the case."

Frazier said he has received calls from a spectrum of women from the ages of 20-80, and many of them are interested in the same thing. The demand has been so overwhelming Frazier has scheduled more classes.

"They have or are looking for a firearm for protection and they want to be professionally trained," Frazier said. "In this upcoming class, and the two more I have added for later this year because of the high interest I have received, my female students will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who have the same questions. I can answer those questions in a controlled environment to help develop that mental mindset and confidence they have been looking for."

However, Frazier also welcomes women to attend any of the other courses, including his biggest supporter and inspiration, his wife.

"She has no formal training at all with firearms, but had always mentioned she would like to go to the range and shoot sometime," Frazier said. "Due to my occupation, she understands the need for firearms training for everyone in the home. She has been fantastic and really the support system for this whole new business endeavor during the two-year planning phase. She has a firearm now and is also scheduled to attend the women's basic course next month. She is excited to see the whole thing start to take off and move in such a positive direction."

Family is another motivator for Frazier, who believes in firearms safety.

Plans are currently in the works to create a future "Safe Family Firearms Education Class." Frazier believes the direction of his company should be to promote responsible firearms training to every member of the family, including any children in the house.

"When it comes to firearms, proper training from the ground up is the key," Frazier said. "You owe it to yourself, your family and the community to be a responsible firearms owner."

To learn more about Panther Precision Arms Training, LLC, log onto www.pantherarmstraining.com, the Panther Precision Arms Training Facebook page or call (812) 605-0318.


Panther Precision Arms Training, LLC, owner-director and instructor Jason Frazier has the following certifications:

* Indiana Deputy Sheriff/Patrol Sergeant

* General Instructor

* Handgun Instructor

* Shotgun Instructor

* Rifle Instructor

* M14/M1A Rifle Instructor

* Basic & Advanced Police Sniper Schools

* Physical Tactics Instructor (ILEA)

* Martial Arts for 26 years

* Martial Arts Instructor 20 years

* Sig Sauer certified armorer

* AR-15/M-16 certified armorer

* Guest Instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

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Congratulations Sgt. Frazier! It sounds like you are making your dreams come true...the best of luck to you and your family. :)

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 11:11 AM

What a great way to find out who owns guns and who carries weapons! Ingenious. Gather intel *AND* get paid for it! I'm betting that when you sign up you'll have to present a photo ID and SSN to get into the class and they'll accept no cash. I'm sure they have ther "reasons" but what is the real agenda? I just wonder.

The federal government is currently gathering intel on domestic terrorists. Currently, the list expands when someone:

...fights against anti-gun legislation, or owns many guns.

Sign up! Be counted.

-- Posted by TheRider on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 5:49 PM

To TheRider,

are you really that insecure that you have to talk crap behind a screen name. First of all, when you buy a hand gun 'legally' the government already knows that you have it. secondly, a man's passion for teaching and inspiring others to learn shouldnt be publically trashed on here. nobody cares if you have a gun, but if you do why dont you take the course offered by Sgt Frazier and maybe you will learn the real reason behind his program. or i guess you can just hide behind your screen name and feel like a big boy.

To Jason,

I commend you on your program and actually have thought about setting something up similar to your program once my service obligation was completed. you have the complete self defense package going with the weapons and martial arts. Good luck with the program and I know that your are more intellegent then to let some little guy run you down with words.

Jeromy White


-- Posted by knight55 on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 7:19 PM

Hey, lets have a completely VOLUNTARY firearms course where we can go and learn about our weapon, so that maybe we will have less accidental injuries due to the lack of knowledge about our firearms.

I didnt see anywhere in the article where it said, "Firearm owners MUST attend this course!" If you dont want to learn a thing or two, TheRider, then don't sign up. It really is that easy.


You forgot the second "E" on there.

-- Posted by Angry Camel on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 9:49 PM

If I were to sign up for a course it would be for the instructor position. I've worked with guns all my life. Trained, privately, for many years.

But, you are correct. I'm totally paranoid and being unnecessarily insecure. Government would never misuse any type of records, would they?

They would never violate our 1st, 2nd, 4th or 5th amendment rights, would they?

I'm sorry. I'm just a paranoid idiot. My mistake.

-- Posted by TheRider on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 10:52 PM


I'll remain mute about any derogatory statements toward your firearms knowledge. 38 states do not require paperwork for private sale of long guns or hand guns. Indiana happens to be one of them. It is lawful and legal to buy and trade guns with out even knowing the other man or woman's name.

Mr. Frazier may indeed be a great instructor and have all the right motives. I did not trash him publicly, as you indicated. I only pointed out the pitfalls of registering your interests with someone so close to the empire. He's just worked a little to close to that empire for me. Sorry, makes me uncomfortable.

And, as far as me "hiding" behind a screen name, you can accuse me of that. Its called OpSec: Operational Security. Its the same reason I'd never put my name on an instructor's attendance list or write a check. You don't want anyone to know you have guns, generally, until they are about to do you harm. But, I wonder how many people are looking up the name Jeromy White to see where you live? A few hours spent outside your home will tell them how many guns you own... or maybe just ask a few of your friends. Then, they find that you go down to the pool hall every wendsday night while the wife and kids to go church. Leave at 6pm never come back before 10pm.

Its called "guns gone before 10".

OpSec: Keep your stuff.

Insecurity or stupidity? I'll let you make that call. Wise up. Keep your stuff. There is a lesson here. Please, be safe. Your full name advertising is dangerous to you and your family.

-- Posted by TheRider on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 11:28 PM

From A Womens Point of Veiw,

Big fan of the article itself because I'm very interested in guns ingeneral.

But guys I have this strange feeling your all gonna start peein' on stuff to TRY to mark your territory. I'm Just Sayin'

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Tue, Apr 12, 2011, at 3:38 AM

Rider- you need to be careful. With all of the posts you've made, including pictures of you on your motorcycle, they may be tracking you even as we speak (type). Remember, OP-SEC!!! you need to gather a few things and flee into the woods before they raid your compound. Destroy your computer after you read this, they probably are tracking your ip address. Go off the grid immediately!!

-- Posted by snow on Tue, Apr 12, 2011, at 11:47 AM


Sorry, there is "paranoid" and then there is a "healthy dose of paranoia". I suffer from the latter. There is a big OpSec difference in fully publishing your name as opposed to a few pictures. Did you get a plate number or a location or a shot of my face for ID? I'll bet not, however, everyone makes mistakes. Besides, I sold that little Suzuki motorcycle and all 3 of my guns (except the one I carry) months ago.

I may someday actually apply for my LTCG so instead of lawful carry, I can legal carry at the same time.

Flee into the woods? No, you see, I already live there.

-- Posted by TheRider on Tue, Apr 12, 2011, at 3:59 PM

TheRider- You really should know before you speak. If you purchase from an individual, you are legally responsible for obtaining the same information that you would give at the gun store. Including height, weight and eye/hair color. You're the reason gun owners have a bad name.

-- Posted by FatDuckLittlePuddle on Wed, Apr 13, 2011, at 1:49 AM


If you are reading these blog comments, you will want to look at this site/book I found recently about defending your stuff. Tons of practical information for "preppers". Having emergency food and emergency supplies doesn't do any good if people steal it from you when times are tough! TheRider, you will enjoy this and for those who disagree, I just say take a look and think about the big picture...can't hurt to be prepared and ready to defend regardless of the reason...tornado, earthquake or "other reasons."

-- Posted by abbccc on Wed, Apr 13, 2011, at 11:58 AM


You do? Really. So, uh, where did you find this out because as I look through the Indiana Code, I seem to be missing that part. For handguns, the sale is regulated under IC 35-47-2.5 but there appears to be no section covering the sale of long guns.

You are absolutely full of rumor and speculation. Unless you can prove me wrong by posting the correct Indiana Code section, you have taken the word of someone else. In legal terms its called 'hearsay' and its absolutely incorrect.

The only liabilities you have (for all firearms) is that if you knowingly sell to someone who is ineligible to purchase. ...a felon. ...a child (under 18). So, your due diligence is to always ask. If you have suspicions you are legally required to NOT SELL.

Again: No documentation for private sales is required for rifles, pistols or shotguns. From registered dealers, yes, all the federal and state forms are required. Private sale between two (wo)men: nothing. 38 states in the union are like this. ...and more to come.

Prove me wrong: I DARE YOU! ...and I'll thank you. But, until you do, I'm just getting a chuckle out of it. People believe the most incorrect things.


Really want to contact you to discuss the issues you mentioned. I'm interested in starting a Clay County Area MAG. The website link you gave isn't working. Contact me at theconcit@gmail.com Thanks!

-- Posted by TheRider on Wed, Apr 13, 2011, at 1:02 PM

It isn't working because there are 1 too many Ws. Try www.holdingyourground.com. Came up for me. ; )

I won't comment for either side, but I will say that I grew up around weapons and still respect (and use) them to this day.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Apr 14, 2011, at 4:17 PM

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