James Fortner is the head instructor for Elite Lubbock. He has been shooting since childhood while growing up in West Texas. James has a wide range of shooting experience from wing shooting and big game hunting, to target shooting with many different types and caliber of guns. Since the year 2000 he has been shooting pistols and is very knowledgeable about the many different types of handguns on the market today. James was certified to teach Concealed Handgun Licensing classes by the Texas Department of Public Safety in 2011. Instructing students in the proper use of handguns as well as the laws that relate to concealed handgun licensees in the State of Texas is his passion. He holds certifications from the National Rifle Assoc. as a Basic Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer. His teaching style keeps the class interesting and flowing through the material with an upbeat and informative tone. You will not be disappointed as the time will fly by quicker than you might think. Elite Lubbock students get a high quality education in his CHL and Basic Pistol classes.