Deschutes Firearms Training

Winter 2022

What we know about Ballot Measure 114

If you are a new gun owner – Everyone is awaiting direction from the Oregon State Police and County Sherriff’s Offices. All firearms instructors are waiting to hear what the curriculum structure will be and who will qualify to teach the course of instruction, how people will obtain the permits, etc. Updates will be posted as we learn what direction the state is taking. Thank you for your patience.

For full text of Oregon Ballot Measure 114


Firearms Training conducted in a small friendly environment that emphasizes safety and firearms proficiency.

All courses are taught by an NRA Certified Instructor.

We have classes that provide safe firearms training, Concealed Handgun License for Oregon and we specialize in customized programs to meet your needs. Don’t know which firearm will best suit your needs? Be sure to checkout our Pistols to try out page! We have a variety of pistols large and small that you fire before you go out and buy a pistol that is not right for you.

Thank you for visiting Deschutes Firearms Training. My name is Patrick Combs and I look forward to instructing you on the knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a firearm safely. I am an NRA certified Basic Pistol instructor and CCW/CHL Concealed Handgun License instructor. I have participated in the United States Practical Shooting Association Competitive Pistol events for many years, and I am a very active volunteer at the Redmond Rod and Gun Club where I serve as a Chief Range Safety Officer.

My small class size of 1-6 students enables me to devote time with each student to achieve safety, proficiency, and confidence with your pistol. You will also learn how to clean and maintain your firearm. Both the Basic Pistol and CCW classes are open to anyone of any skill level and include the book(s) required to use in the classroom, which are yours to keep and reference in the future. We include live-fire range training time in both, which on-line courses cannot provide.

Deschutes Firearms Training also utilizes the latest technology including laser cartridge target practice, as well as the Mantis X10 Elite Shooting Performance System. Students will have the opportunity to fire multiple pistols in different calibers, as well as their own firearm. Personal instruction is also available at $80 per hour. Classroom instruction takes place in Bend, and the range portion will be done at Redmond Rod and Gun Club.
Use our Contact Form to get whatever information you need. We look forward to working with you. Check our Google Reviews to see the remarks of some of our satisfied customers.

 Patrick Combs
Patrick Combs NRA Certified Instructor
Upcoming Classes
Our classes are scheduled based on your requests. We specialize in personal instruction both for those who have never fired a pistol before and for those who are looking to hone their skills. We normally provide instruction on weekends. We also have a number of pistols to try out if you are taking instruction.