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The Golden Triangle Gun Club Board of Directors approved a new instructor policy and guidelines in January 2019 to ensure that members would have access to qualified and vetted instructors, while at the same time ensuring that members continue to have access to all ranges.

All club approved instructors must submit an application annually and meet certain criteria including providing their instructor qualifications, course syllabus, proof of liability insurance, proof of NRA Certified Range Safety Officer status, must be a member for a member of 5 years, and have a proven history of volunteerism in maintaining or helping improve the club.

Instructor requirements can be found here: Use of Range Facilities for Commercial Training
Instructor applications can be found here: Firearms Instructor Application

Instructors are independent members and not employees of the club. The current list of approved instructors:

Heather Avery – NRA Training Counselor, Instructor and Director of GTGC Women’s Program

Defensive Life Academy 


Heather’s professional training, skills, and work experience make her the ideal person for the position of Director of Women’s Programs. She is an NRA Certified Training Counselor and Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun), Certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO), and certified Rangemaster Instructor. 

Courses offered: Semi-Auto Handgun Fit, Texas LTC (online and in-person), Defensive Pistol, Defensive Shotgun, Intro to Competition Shooting, NRA Range Safety Officer Course, NRA CCW, NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Basic Rifle, NRA Basic Shotgun, and Ladies how to Conceal Carry.

 Tommy G. Cruse, Sr. - Texas Gunslinger Firearms and Instruction

 Ph: 409-293-1376 Email:

 Courses offered: All NRA disciplines certified to teach, as well as the Texas License to Carry and Texas School Safety Certification.

Walt Haley - NRA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor

Ph: 409-203-3052 Email:

Courses offered: All NRA disciplines certified to teach, as well as Civilian Rifle and Pistol utilizing CMP/USAMU course materials, and NRA Range Safety Officer course.

Stephen "Doc" Watson -
Ph: 409-658-7711 Email:

Courses offered: Handgun Safety 

Richard Worthey - RW Defense
Ph: 409-210-9333    Email:   

Courses offered: Texas LTC (online and in-person), Active Shooter Response, Defensive Pistol, Defensive Shotgun, Intro to Competition Shooting, NRA CCW, NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, and NRA Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home.


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