Why Ken and I Started TPC

January 09, 2015 1 Comment

Why Ken and I Started TPC

Over the past decade I had a vision of what I wanted to achieve and I was actively looking for the right partner. When I met Ken Nelson back in 2012, we both felt that we had a good fit and, over the next two years, we planned out a brand new training center. This new facility would be dedicated to teaching the path to tactical excellence and world class performance. From these discussions, the Tactical Performance Center (TPC) was born in 2014.

We are different from other training institutions in some very profound ways. We don’t believe in “Keep it Simple, Stupid” because a lot of it isn’t simple and we don’t believe you are stupid. Simply put, if you want to reach advanced levels of skill, you need more information, training, and experience than you do just plinking without pressure.

We teach the science of reactive shooting for real-world applications as well as competitive shooting. We use a sophisticated training model and a principle-based approach. We explain why each concept is important before we get into it. We give you more freedom to choose what approach is right for you and then help you develop your own style that works for you.

Next is our approach to training. We teach “High Definition Training”– training that dives into world-class performance in the greatest detail possible. This ensures that you get an in-depth experience of how things really work.

We also believe in training synergy, whereby cross training in a variety of disciplines makes you a better performer than just engaging in one discipline. We implement this by using both tactical training and competitive shooting. We take what is best from each and fuse them into a winning formula that will teach you how to perform under pressure and get you on the path to world-class performance.

To provide this high level of training, we train and employ extremely qualified instructors who also have great people skills. Many are world-class ranked shooters themselves. They are wedded to the idea, as we are, that we measure our success through your success. We want you to succeed and we will leave no stone unturned while you are here to make that happen.

No single course can possibly teach you everything you need to learn to develop all the skills you hope to learn. For that reason we have developed a university approach to training with different curriculums and modules designed to take you in the direction you are interested in learning. If you have the time and dedication, our VIP program will allow you to take all of our classes, as many times as you want, for twelve months. Be sure to check it out.

I would also like to tell you what we are not. We are not “shock jock” trainers. We don’t yell and scream at anyone. We don’t tell war stories while teaching outdated doctrine that we have spruced up and pretend that it is something new and improved. We don’t steal information and pretend we came up with it and we don’t use “smoke and mirrors” designed to baffle you with pseudo-scientific jargon.

We also don’t dress in $400 Crye pants, the latest camo wear, the latest fashion eyewear, trendy battle belts and tactical fashion accouterments hanging from our bodies. We don’t have three guns, two knives, two flashlights, body armor, and enough ammo on us to make sure we could never swim to shore without inflating our personal flotation device found in our tactical vest which we just didn’t happen to be wearing at the time.

In a training world full of hype, myth, and just plain BS, I hope this blog is a breath of fresh air and practical wisdom for you. I believe that we are all peers, brought together by a love of shooting, outdoor recreation, freedom, and protecting society from those who would tear it down around us.

-Ron Avery, Co-Founder

1 Response

Laurent Bordin
Laurent Bordin

November 26, 2016

Dear Ron,

I don’t know if you can measure the impact you have on foreign shooters like me.
People you have never met and who, probably, will never have the opportunity of attending one of your classes, unfortunately.
This is probably the only real benefit of the rise of social media, being able to reveive a little piece of the knowledge of a game changer, like you, while being so far away.
Now, the next step could be some kind of distance learning program, i am pretty sure it would be very complex to run something like this while maintaining the level excellence TPC was designed to operate at, but very motivated individuals could really benefit from it and see a dramatic evolution in their skills.

Anyways, i would like to sincerely thank you for the way you made me re-think my shooting skillset.

Please, also know that i had multiple opportunities to share those fundamentals with LEO and i believe that they are now on a path to be safer than ever in their extremly difficult daily mission.

Best regards,


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