One of my students.

As a kid, I was in the Scouts, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1980.  Summer camp at Camp Louis Earnst in southern Indiana is where I first learned how to shoot, and the value of doing so safely. 

I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, and have worked in various Design, Engineering, and Engineering Management positions over the years.  While at Purdue, I was a Teaching Assistant for three years.

At Atlanta Conservation Club, I have been the Match Director for Steel Challenge matches since 2003.  I have been on the Board of Directors a couple of times (and am on the BoD again for 2018-2019-2020), and served as an Officer as well (currently as Club President).


As you come to realize that you are your own first line of self defense (and not 911) you start look for effective means of accomplishing that.   A firearm is one of the tools that can work for you.   The safe and responsible use of that firearm is what is taught in the USCCA Basic Handgun Course.

I have taught vatiants of this course to well over 1200 students, during some 150 individual classes.   Each class is slightly different, depending upon the students comprising that class.   I am sure I have not yet "seen them all", but I have been able to help a great many different student types, personalities, aptitudes, and skill levels.



Eric Welsh, Instructor and Principal

I will be your instructor.  I have no contract employees.


Serving central Indiana; including ::  Anderson, Muncie, Edgewood, Yorktown, Chesterfield, Daleville, Frankton, Tipton, Atlanta, Alexandria, Lapel, Pendleton, Middletown, Elwood, Madison County, Delaware County, Hamilton County, Tipton County, ...