|AT325 Shooting Academy|
|My Story |
|My firearms career started early. The day I started firearms education was on my 5th birthday. My grandfather bought me a single shot 22 rifle. We practiced marksmanship and gun safety every time we shot together. At the age of 12, I bought a life time membership to the NRA. I was proud of accomplishing this all on my own. On my 8th birthday I had already decided my future was to be a soldier in the US Army. I lived and breathed this and my grandfather supported me in my decision. My grandfather and I shot together often and he took me hunting too. At the age of 15 I was ready to hunt with a gun. He took me to a gun club to get my hunter safety course. |
When I turned 16 years old I applied for my first hunting license. I hunted with him from 16-17 years old. On my 18th birthday I followed my dream and joined the US Army, where I learned very different shooting skills. These skills were focused on defending yourself in the battle field, how to adapt to various weather conditions and terrains. I absorbed everything and I grew very quickly as a soldier in the Army. Training became second nature to me. I retired from the US Army holding the rank of Master Sergeant after many years of service for my country.
|My second career was in construction. I mastered that skill, too and made it my profession for several more years. I liked it but nothing interested me as much as firearms and performing duties as a soldier, as this was what I was born to be. After retiring from the Army, I traded my rifle and pistol for a nail gun and a hammer. I missed the soldier's life and I especially missed being around firearms on an everyday basis.|
|Over the last few years, I’ve reflected on my career and discussed my future very seriously with my family. My first role is being a great husband and a supportive father to my three children, but as far as a career goes, construction was not providing the satisfaction and future I was looking for. Knowing how important and how successful soldiering and firearms has been in my past, a career in that field continued to present itself as the obvious direction for me. My very supportive family agreed that the path of firearms training for others who need it would match my interests, skill and talents best. |
|I took several courses at other shooting schools in the area to objectively measure my current skills, hear about areas I may need to improve and see what works and what doesn’t work in a firearms learning environment. Come to find out, the military training was permanently imprinted, like riding a bike. The skills I had was a bit rusty on came back full force within a few rounds. After this experience, I talked more about this as a real career change with my wife. We decided it would be best to invest more money and time in taking pistol & rifle instructor’s courses so I could become a certified instructor, and share with others what I knew and loved. This led to the opening of the AT325 Shooting Academy. |
I absolutely love teaching new, intermediate and seasoned shooters to improve their target shooting or defensive shooting skills. I share the same excitement that my students have in just experiencing the goal of becoming better skilled firearms owners. I have 43 years of experience in firearms use that will be beneficial to my students. My mission is to train students in the safe use of firearms which results in fun for friends and family at the range. With this new passion and career in firearms education my life has come full again.
Theodore M Jounakos
|Objective and Mission |
|AT325 Shooting Academy’s objective is to deliver uncompromised, quality firearms education by holding excellence and achievement to the highest standard.|
We provide training for beginning, recreational and competitive shooting, civilian personal defense, and law enforcement. We recognize quality and value in our training programs and a commitment to long term partnership with our customers.
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|NRA Approved Classes|
|Trained NRA Instructor Firearms Safety Basic Pistol Course All Classes Are NRA Approved Providing You With Quality Firearms Training.|