New firearms academy offers weapons training
By Nancy Edwards
A new Fishers-based business will soon offer firearms training to those of every skill level: from beginners wanting the exciting experience of a shooting range to professional preparation for police agencies.
Poseidon Experience, a firearms academy set to open in January, is a curriculum-based business designed to support firearms skills utilizing an indoor shooting simulator, according to owner Jesse Barnett, a retired Navy SEAL.
“Several people have expressed their anxieties about, or inability to get proper training,” he said. “There are several sources for purchasing weapons and carry permits are easy to obtain with no requirements for training, which I feel is irresponsible. I feel many people are unaware of their limitations and make many assumptions about their abilities, or the legalities even. This could result in wrongful death, and homicide even. People are accidentally shooting themselves or discharging due to a lack of training. I can offer tailored scenarios for judgment training not possible with traditional firearms courses.”
The 5,800 sq. ft. facility at 9402 Uptown Drive in Indianapolis will house two classrooms and 2,000 sq. ft. of simulator space. Real weapons fitted with lasers and compressed CO2 are provided for use while training with no live ammunition.
“Because there is no cost of ammunition, except for advanced courses, I can allow (students) to shoot several hundreds of rounds, or the equivalent, in pursuit of real confidence,” Barnett said. In addition, the availability of the MILO range pro equipment “enables me to truly train folks to an effective proficiency level.”
Choices for services provided at Poseidon Experience include the following:
- Experience: Access to the facility in 30-minute increments with coaching, video, and use of available weapons and other equipment
- Academy – Basic, intermediate, and advanced level firearms courses; other courses coming soon are designed and facilitated by Barnett as well as ladies only classes
- Group events—The facility can tailor a corporate, team, church, club or other organization event
Also offered are monthly ladies’ and men’s tournaments with prizes, and a rappel platform (a tool to teach technical skills associated with climbing. Memberships are available for individuals or families. Those who decide to sign up for courses prior to Jan. 10 will receive 30 percent off pre-opening discounts.
For more information, contact Jesse Barnett at: (317) 869-5996.