Colorado Clays


For new and experienced shooters, instruction is a great way to get off to a safe and successful start or improve your skills. Below is a list of recommended instructors. Please call directly to inquire about fees and appointment times.

Jim Jamison – The Gunfitter

Jim Jamison is a Master Gunfitter and Instructor. What makes Jim qualified to teach and fit guns? Experience. Shooting and winning at Trap, Flyers, and Sporting Clays since 1970. Jim was the 1989 NSCA National Champion and Colorado State and Zone Champion. Jim travels all over the country and is a consistent shoot winner. He is an expert at evaluating YOU, the shooting enthusiast, so you can see quick results in your target hitting capability. Jim has worked with men, women, and children. He has worked with beginners and champions in the sport. Shooting without a proper fitting gun is a waste of money. Fitted guns shoot where you look and are more comfortable to shoot. Services include stock alterations, stock refinishing and more.

Methods taught are based upon a student’s specific, individual needs. Jim’s experience is key in diagnosing problems.

He has much experience and success resolving cross-eyed dominance. Also uniquely qualified to teach women and children, who often need special attention to gunfit, gun weight and gun kick.



Nathan Flanagan

Nathan Flanagan is a full-time shooting instructor in Denver, CO. He offers individual and group lessons for all ages & experience levels. Nathan is a NSCALevel 1 Certified Instructor who managed a large competitive sporting clay facility in Texas for 4 years before making the move to Colorado. While there he honed his skills for instructing, target setting, and shoot management for both NSCA registered and corporate event.

– NSCA Level 1 Certified Instructor
– Private or Group Lessons
– Beginner to Advance Skill Levels
– Insured

Nathan is committed to making you a more successful shooter at the range and in the field
For more information and to book a lesson call or email:


Bob Englund

Bob Englund is an NSSA Nationally Certified Level III Instructor, trained at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. He has published numerous articles about shotgunning instruction and conducts shooting clinics across the U.S. His wide knowledge and experience led to his early appointment as the NSSA Chief Instructor for the Western United States where he trained and certified other Instructors.

With more than two decades of experience Bob has taught well over 2000 shotgunners at all performance levels. A retired educator, he has a patient, easy-going teaching style.

Bob is an 82nd Airborne veteran, a father and grandfather.

He hunts upland birds and big-game with his family.

Amy Propernick

Amy is a NRA Certified Instructor teaching firearm safety since 2003. She teaches out of Bass Pro Shops in Denver and at Colorado Clays. She is a Distinguished Graduate in both the Defensive Handgun and Practical Rifle disciplines from Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Nevada. She is a Certified Range Safety Officer and you can find her helping shooters at the Pistol/Rifle range here at Colorado Clays. She is also a Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor and is the Chapter Leader for the Brighton Shooting Chapter held monthly at Colorado Clays. She shot Sporting Clays competitively for about 5 years before her oldest daughter was born and still tries to go target shooting as much as possible. She also enjoys hunting elk, deer, pheasants and other upland birds.

She is dedicated to teaching at your pace and the class sizes are small and intimate. She offers individual and small group instruction as well as women-only classes. She has a very patient and easy-going personality that will put even the most intimidated student at ease. She is passionate about teaching the core fundamentals of gun safety so that you can become a responsible gun owner.
Call for pricing and possible rental guns.

Dee Strbiak

Dee Strbiak is a Nationally Certified NSSA and NSCA shooting instructor. She has combined a lifelong love of the shooting sports and 23 years in the field of psychology. With an earned doctorate in psychology she uses a comprehensive approach to shotgunning instruction. She is adept at assessing individual needs and offers customized strategies for integrating the mental and the physical aspects of the sports.

She is also an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Certified Range Safety Officer, who is qualified to train shooters in basic handgun safety, meeting the Colorado requirements for a concealed carry permit.

Mike Englund

Mike Englund is a Nationally Certified Instructor and has been teaching shooters since completing the NSSA Instructors Course in 1998. He has been a shotgunner for 30 years, shooting Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays. He is also a field shooter and hunts upland birds across the Western States.

In addition, Mile is a successful tournament shooter and understands the rigorous demands of formal competition and the skill-sets necessary for high-level shooting performance.

He has worked with over one thousand shooters at all performance levels, teaching the skills and techniques necessary for the development and improvement of a smooth and effective shooting technique on clay targets as well as game birds.

He is a father and a Colorado native.






Chris Love

Chris has been shooting for over 20 years, recreationally and competitively. He is a Federally Licensed Firearms dealer and handles suppressors and full auto items as well. He has an extensive background in self protection and instruction with over 25 years in martial arts and defensive tactics. Chris is a highly regarded expert in the field of personal protection instructing law enforcement, civilians and commercial airline pilots and is certified in the following disciplines:

NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
USCCA Certified Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructor
USCCA Certified Concealed Carry and Home Defense Training Counselor (can certify other instructors)
USCCA Certified Women’s Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals Instructor
USCCA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO)
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO)
Certified Instructor Refuse To Be A Victim
Women’s Self Defense Instructor
Creator and Master Instructor Level 5 ECQC Law Enforcement Training Program
Certified Sabre Pepper Spray Law Enforcement Instructor
Certified RFLX Core Concepts Instructor in Weapon Retention and Personal Protection
ACCJT Certified Instructor – Use of Force and Liability Management
Certified Professional Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner – CPNLP
Certified Professional Life Coach – CPLC
BLS Certification – CPR/AED/First Aid/Blood borne Pathogen

You can contact Chris via Level 5 Combat Systems or via phone at 720-201-8145

Mark Taylor

Caesar Guerini Pro Staff shooter Mark Taylor has over 40 years of shooting experience. He has won many regional, state, national and international clay target competitions. He is the author of one of the bestselling books on sport psychology techniques for trap, skeet and sporting clays “Clay Target Shooting – The Mental Game” and co-author of the book “Break ‘em All” which is considered as the number one book on helping shooters to resolve shooting problems and improve performance. Mark is a NRA Certified Advanced International Shotgun Coach and was an Assistant National Shotgun Coach for USA Shooting. Mark specializes in instruction for women, junior and those having never shot a shotgun by offering these shooters an ‘Introduction to Clay Target Shooting’ lesson for $45/hour (equipment and targets paid-for/provided-by student and not included in introductory price). In addition, Mark provides intermediate instruction and advanced coaching at negotiated rates.


Doyle Brewer

Doyle is a NRA Certified Instructor. He is Certified Range Safety Officer who can be found normally teaching and helping at Colorado Clays.

He has taken numerous classes at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Nevada for continuing education and the latest in defensive firearms training.

Competed in Cowboy Action Shooting for years (SASS #9269). Shot Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays competitively. Enjoys instructing classes in Combat Shotguns.

Current NRA Certifications: Chief Range Safety Officer, Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor, Basic Rifle Instructor and NRA CCW Instructor. Also is able to instruct and train students for the Colorado Requirements for their Concealed Carry Permits. Available for small classes or private lessons.

He is a Colorado Hunter Education Instructor in the Colorado Hunter Education Program and is authorized to teach and promote safe and ethical hunting in Colorado.

Retired Denver Fire Department, BTLS Certified and is current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED


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