About Me

Hi there. My name is Tom Fenton. My day job is president of El Paso Inc. and partner in PDX Printing. I am a former editor, publisher, and president of El Paso Times and a former UTEP journalism instructor.

Shooting, hunting, and firearm competition have been lifelong hobbies. So I turned my hobby into a fun job and became certified as a handgun instructor.

I am certified to teach all of the NRA’s current pistol courses including Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home. In addition, I am Texas DPS certified as a License to Carry instructor (formerly Concealed Handgun License). Tom in now a licensed Instructor for Armed First Responder

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I am a lifelong shooter, hunter, and firearms competitor. I compete in shotgun matches at Fort Bliss, including five-stand, occasional skeet, trap, and Cowboy Action matches. The latter involves timed shooting events with single-action .45 pistols, lever-action rifles, and short-barreled shotguns. I have been shooting since I was 5 years old when my grandfather began training me in Kentucky.

About 10 years ago I realized one thing I really enjoy is helping beginners learn to handle safely and shoot various firearms. So began working toward my instructor certifications. I have held a carry license since 1995 and I have been providing various handgun courses for nearly 10 years.

In addition to the NRA’s excellent pistol courses, I offer custom and private classes tailored to the individual’s ability, needs, and time.

Some of my training courses: