37 PSR Gun Club Training and Education
Our Firearms Training Programs are designed for the maximum amount of learning in a safe and fun environment.
World class instruction from the 37 PSR Gun Club training cadre is guaranteed when you participate in our training courses. Our Instructors come from the US Army Special Forces and The US Special Operations Command. We have trained thousands of soldiers in the art of Tactical Firearms shooting and pass that experience and safety on to you for an enjoyable and fun filled experience.
Training courses are typically conducted on the third Saturday of the month. Custom Courses can be scheduled for five (5) or more students.
Director of Training: Frankie McRae
Frankie McRae is the former head of the US Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) at Ft. Bragg N.C. This course is the proponent for Close Quarters Battle and Hostage Rescue Training for the “Green Berets.”
Frankie started his military career in the 1st Ranger Bn as an 11B infantryman. He served in the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN) Okinawa Japan, in Cco 1st Bn. 1st SFG(A) (C-1-1) where he was an assault team leader for F team, Troop 1 in the Combatant Commanders In-extremis Force (CIF) conducting operations in Operation Enduring Freedom advising, training and standing up the Light Reaction Company of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
He was then assigned as an Instructor to the SFARTAETC at the Special Warfare Center and School in Ft. Bragg NC, was promoted and became the NCOIC of the course and awarded for having the highest graduation rate for the course in its twenty year history.
Frankie also served as a Troop SGM Troop 1 and Team SGT ODA-354 in B co 2nd Bn 3rd SFG(A) CIF in IRAQ as an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Force (ICTF) Company SGM adviser and combat leader on many missions in Iraq and also attended the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Course as an exchange instructor.
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When my two grandsons were young boys, I made the decision to give them adventures or experiences in life rather than things or gifts. As Jay and Nate got older, it became more of a challenge to make these adventures more exciting and memorable for them. After some of their experiences flying in the Paraclete wind tunnel, alligator hunting in Louisiana, rappelling, flying in a stunt plane, flying a glider and white water rafting on Class IV& V rapids in Washington State, it was harder and harder to come up with something to top previous adventures! Since both Jay and Nate have always been avid firearms enthusiasts and reasonably accomplished shooters even at a young age, I felt an experience in a “shoot house” should be next on their bucket list of adventures. They were excited by the idea, but the challenge was where do we go? I needed to find someone who not only provided the facilities for such an experience, but also had the expertise to train two teenagers to do it safely.
It was around fourteen or fifteen months ago that I started my search to find the right shooting range with the facilities and professional staff that could make this adventure happen. The oldest grandson, Jay Paul found 37 PSR’s web site and suggested I check it out since it was close to Fayetteville. I made several phone calls followed by two personal visits where I met with Destry Jones, a staff member, who did a great job of answering all my questions during a tour of the facility. The range “shoot house” was in the process of being rebuilt so that adventure would have to wait. It was during this tour that I had the opportunity to get a glimpse of a training class in progress conducted by Frankie McRae, the owner and Director of Training for 37 PSR . I was amazed and impressed by what I observed. I left thinking that just receiving training classes from this former Ranger and Green Beret would be an experience my grandsons would not forget.
Destry recommended Jay and Nate get prepared by taking the Carbine I course and after completion start participating in the IGF League matches which are held at the range once a month. He figured that by the time the shoot house was completed, their skill level would be such that they could run the course correctly, smoothly and safely. I signed them up for the one day Carbine I course and since they didn’t have a driver’s license, I took them to the range and asked Frankie if I could sit in on his class. I was very impressed with both the classroom portion and his individual instruction during the shooting exercises. He keeps his class sizes small so everyone gets plenty of personal attention. Both boys were so “blown away” with the experience and very impressed with Frankie’s knowledge and training methods that they asked to continue taking training courses with him. Since taking the Carbine I class, Jay and Nate have also completed the three day Advanced Conceal Carry course, module one and two of the Close Quarters Battle course and along the way have participated in every monthly IGF League match except one that Jay missed. When they started competing in the league matches fourteen months ago, they scored in the middle of the 83 competitors that signed up. For the March and April matches both of their scores were in the top 10%! This sharp improvement is a testament to the effectiveness of the formal training received from Frankie McRae’s courses and the excellent personal instructions given by his range staff.
Now, as a former mid-level manager in Industry, and a retired owner and president of an Executive Search Firm, I’ve had many opportunities to listen to some outstanding instructors/teachers. Many were considered in the top echelon in their field of expertise. After monitoring all the courses taken by Jay and Nate Paul, I would put Frankie McRae in that category. In my opinion, of those few people that are truly experts in their craft, a small percentage of them also have the ability to teach others and do it well. Frankie McRae has it all, expertise in his craft, teaching skills AND he can MOTIVATE his students. I saw this first hand monitoring all but one day of classes with his training of Jay and Nate and other students taking his training courses. I told my daughter and her husband James, that we were very lucky to find him and his shooting range and we needed to thank him and his team for the great experience Jay and Nate are having.
I’ll close by saying; If you are looking for a shooting outing, experience/adventure, or firearms skills training at any level, look no further than Frankie McRae and his first class facility in Bunn-Level, NC.