Shannon Pable was born and raised in California and moved to the southeast when she was 19.   Currently living in Buford, GA with her husband, Tony, (married over 30 years) and has two adult children, Lauren, and Alex, and German Shepard, Lili.  She loves the outdoors and staying active.  She participated in various competitive sports (obstacle races, triathlons, and road races).  After a series of injuries (back and knee), she retired from the racing.  

 

When one door closes, another opens... she began shooting in 2015 to get comfortable with her new conceal carry pistol… then began the love affair with shooting.  Shooting at the range, dry firing at home, several hundred hours of training classes, steel shoots, pin shoots, IDPA, USPSA, various tactical shoots.  She's a Rangemaster Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Rifle Instructor, NRA Certified RSO, USCCA Certified Instructor, IDPA Certified SO and has completed the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship & Defensive Pistol Program as a Distinguished Expert, a member of The Well Armed Woman, and has shot a perfect 100% score for the FBI Pistol Qualification Course several times and 100% on the Rangemaster Instructor Qualification.  She was a contestant on Ammo & Attitude in 2018.

On the career side, formerly employed at Georgia Gun Club from 2018-2021 and taught the monthly USCCA Handgun Basics for Women class as well as personal instruction. She now runs her classes/schedule through her own business, Shannon’s Garden (& Gun) Gallery. She's a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, a certified Arborist, and also teaches students about plants and basic wilderness skills at Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature.  She’s a published writer, artist, and photographer.  Shannon also earned a BSEE and BSCP at Florida Tech 1987. 

About Shannon

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Related Employment:

Georgia Gun Club 8/8/18- 8/31/21: Certified (NRA & USCCA) Instructor and work in firearms sales.

 

FIREARMS TRAINING LOG:

2015

  • Completed Basic Handgun Safety & Marksmanship Course at Deadcenter Range 4

  • Completed multiple sessions of one-on-one Training at Deadcenter Range 4

  • Completed Conceal Carry Class at Deadcenter Range 2

 

2016-2017 –

The Well Armed Women- multiple sessions and state shoot

  • Pistol basics, AR basics, Defensive pistol basics, etc 6

 

Through Aesir Firearms Training

(Van Seeley, GM at Deadcenter Range, and Harold Lanier, Creedmoor Training Academy Instructors):

  • Pistol Skill Builder 1

  • Pistol Skill Builder 2

  • Pistol Skill Builder 3

  • Pistol Skill Builder 4

  • All Day Advanced Pistol- took 2x

  • Carbine Skill Builder 1

  • Carbine Skill Builder 2

  • Carbine Skill Builder 3

  • 60 training hours 2015-2016

 

2017

  • The Well Armed Women- multiple sessions and state shoot

  • TWAW- Pistol basics, Defensive pistol basics, Emergency First Aid, Moving & Shooting, etc

  • NRA Certified RSO (Karen Whitlock Instructor)

  • Completed Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Program -Distinguished Expert

  • Steel shoots, USPSA, rimfire and centerfire

  • 100+ hours up to 2017

 

2018

 

  • Completed Winchester/NRA Defensive Pistol Program - Distinguished Expert

  • Completed More Pistol Skills class through First Person Safety (Lee Weems)

  • Completed Defensive Pistol Clinic through First Person Safety (Lee Weems)

  • Completed Test/Skills through First Person Safety (Lee Weems)

  • Completed The Complete Combatant Pistol Essentials class (Brian Hill)

  • Completed The Complete Combatant 1.5 day Extreme Close Quarter Contact

  • IDPA clinic with Hakim Satterfield, The Brass Exchange, and Doug Jones, GA Shooters

  • Day Training One-On-One Long Distance Precision Rifle (100-800yds) with Chief at Gunsite Hills

  • GA Shooters Group: Completed 8 hour Advanced Pistol Skills Training (Doug Jones)-
    Larry Vickers The Test- 90%
    Justin Dyals 5Y Roundup- 93%
    Given’s Range Master Casino Drill V1- 27.92sec
         FBI 60 Round Qual Course - 100%

Earned TOP SHOT for class out of 14 students

  • Ammo & Attitude Contestant Season 9; 3rd place

  • First Person Safety- Standing your Ground- 3 hours Legal Implications & Firearms

  • Civilian Defender- Hemorrhage Arrest Course - 4 hours (Dr. Sherman House)

Use of Tourniquet, wound packing, pressure bandage 100% on test

  • The Complete Combatant Jacks & Saps- Small Weapon Skills- 7 hrs
    Point Driven Training by Larry Lindenman

  • Social Shotgun- defensive shotgun with First Person Safety- 7 hours
    Passed the GA LE Shotgun course

  • Project Appleseed- used AR15-5.56

  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor

  • Completed Defensive Pistol at GA Gun Club

  • Completed Speed Pistol Course- First Person Safety

  • Completed 10-6hour training sessions with GA Shooters (Doug Jones);

  • Steel shoots, pin shoots, USPSA, 2 Gun, 3 Gun, GADPA, rimfire and centerfire

  • 220 hours of classes + 100= 320

 

2019

  • Jan- Deliberate Speed Pistol- First Person Safety (2nd Time)

  • Jan- Force Readiness 1.5 day- The Complete Combatant (2nd Time)

  • Jan- GA Shooters Group- 3-6hr Classes of Skill Builders

  • Feb- USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Lev 1-Online Course

  • Feb- USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1- Range Course

  • Steel shoots, pin shoots, USPSA, 2 Gun, 3 Gun, GADPA, IDPA, rimfire and centerfire

  • March- TAC CON 2019-

Technical Skills for Tactical Success- Gabe White ½ day shooting class

Strategies and Standards for Def Handgun Training- Karl Rehn classroom

Recoil Management- Paul Sharp ½ day shooting class

Ammo Update- Topper classroom

Mission Drives Gear- Bolke classroom

Close Range Carbine- Fisher ½ day shooting class

  • April- Project Appleseed – 2 days.First AQT 221 score

       Earned RIFLEMAN’S patch and Orange Hat- IIT

  • April- Beyond Pistol Essentials – The Complete Combatant, Brian Hill Instructor

             Earned TOP SHOT for class. 

  • May- one-on-one with Brian Hill- worked on speed drills

  • May- The Mingle- Lee Weems, First Person Safety- Lecture Stand Your Ground-

legal implications

  • May- The Mingle- Assistant Instructor with Brian Hill and RSO for other drills

  • May- The Mingle- Claude Werner – 2 hour block – Precision Cose Range Shooting

  • May- one-on-one with Brian Hill- speed drills

Draw from holster to first shot on target 0.96 seconds

Reaction times 0.12 to 0.15 seconds

  • June- Pistol Skill Builder- Creedmoor Training Academy

  • July- Carbine Skill Builder- Creedmoor Training Academy

  • July- USCCA Defensive Pistol II- through Triggertime/Karen Whitlock

  • July- one-on-one with Brian Hill- worked on speed drills with red dot

  • July- NRA Basic Pistol- Defensive Specialties Mike & Marie Bain

  • July- NRA Certified Pistol Instructor- Defensive Specialties Mike & Marie Bain

  • Aug- Defensive Pistol Clinic through First Person Safety (Lee Weems)- 2nd class

  • Aug- NRA Basic Rifle

  • Aug- NRA Rifle Instructor Certification

  • Aug- one-on-one with Brian Hill- speed drills

  • Sept- Appleseed IIT assist- Red Hill range

  • Sept- Rangemaster- Intensive Pistol Skills, TN (2 day)

  • Oct- Karl Rehn Advanced Handgun Skills

  • Nov- GA Shooters

  • Nov- TCC Precision Pistol(1 day)

  • Nov- Sparrow Defense – Intro to Structures (Shoot house defensive shooting)

  • December- The Complete Combatant- Pistol Proficiency

  • Total class hours 520

 

2020

  • Jan- US Law & Shield- Gun Shot Wound Treatment class; tourniquet and wound packing

  • Jan 19 - Georgia Shooters- 6 hours of training

  • Jan 26 - Georgia Shooters- 6 hours of training

  • Jan – USCCA Women’s Basic Pistol Instructor Certification 10 hours

  • Feb 2- IDPA moved up to SS, Sharp Shooter, Classification

  • Feb 16 - Georgia Shooters- 6 hours of training

  • May 2- Exigent Pistol with First Person Safety- 6 hours

  • May 9 – GA Shooters- 6 hours

  • May 20- GA Shooters one on one- 4 hours

  • June 13- Technical Handgun: Tests and Standards- John Johnston Citizens Defense Research-10 hours

  • June 14- Georgia Shooters – 4 hours training

  • July 1- GA Shooters- one on one- 4 hours

  • July 18- Provectus Fighting Pistol (Ken Scott)- 7 hours

  • July 20- Brian Hill one on one- zero scope & lesson- 3 hours

  • July 25- Georgia Shooters – 5 hours training

  • July 8-Aug 13- Shooting Performance Defensive pistol online (Mike Seeklander); 16 hours

  • Aug 8- Georgia Shooters – 4 hours training

  • Aug 16- Citizens Safety Academy- Women on Target/Women’s Concealed Carry with

Tiffany Johnson- 8 hours

  • Aug 22- Georgia Shooters – 4 hours training

  • Aug 29-30- Modern Samurai Project- RD class (Jedi)- 16 hours

  • September 5- Georgia Shooters – 4 hours training

  • Oct 5- One on one with Brian Hill- work on draw, red dot drills- 4hrs

  • Oct 17- The Mingle- Brian Hill drills – 4hrs

  • Oct 17- The Mingle- Claude Werner – 2 hour block – Precision Close Range Shooting

  • Oct 18- The Mingle- IBDD with Shelley Hill 2 hour block

  • Oct 23-25- Rangemaster Instruction with Tom Givens- Top Gun Award -24 hrs

  • Oct 23-25- FBI Qual 100, RM Qual 100, RM Written Test 98.8

  • Nov 14- Georgia Shooters – 4 hours training

  • Nov 21- Appleseed Pistol- scored 226, earned Pistoleer patch (only 1 awarded) 8 hr

  • Dec 5- The Complete Combatant w/ Brian Hill- Draw from Concealment- 5hr

  • Dec 19- IDPA SO training complete.IDPA Certified SO. With Robert Arnold

 

2021- upcoming

  • Jan 19- Defensive Pistol with Mike Seeklander (5 week, 16 Hrs)

  • Feb 17-20 MAG40 Class.Taught by Massad Ayoob 40 hours, TOP SHOT, 100% Shoot Qual

(60 shot police style qual) and 100% Written test

  • March 6-7 Concealed Carry: Street Encounter Skills & Tactics, FPF Training by John Murphy-16hrs

  • March 13- The Complete Combatant- Image Based Drills Instructor Certification-18hrs

  • March 26-28 Rangemaster Tac Con: 24hrs

-Making First Shot Count (Penzel/Treat) live fire

-Safe Travels, Dangerous Places (Ellifritz)

- Pistol Match prelim

-Concealed Carry and the Modern Woman (Whitlock)

                -Take a Seat (Whitlock) live fire

                -Retention Draw (Farnam) live fire

                -Riot/Protest Survival (Monk)

                -Technical Skills for Tactical Success (White) live fire

                -Final Shootoff (made top 8 ladies)

  • April 17 Civilian Defender- Hemorrhage Arrest Course - 8 hours (Dr. Sherman House)

Use of Tourniquet, wound packing, pressure bandage 100% on test

  • May The Complete Combatant Brian Hill- AI Basic Pistol; 3 hrs

  • May 22-23 Mingle: 16 hrs; student and AI with IBDD.

  • June 12-13 Rangemaster Reunion 18 hrs

               -Livefire advanced marksmanship- Tom Givens

               -Combative Psychology- John Hearn

               -RM 10 Princeples- Tiffany Johnson

               -Processing Violence- Lee Weems

               -How to be an Effective Assistant Instructor- Tiffany J & Aqil Qadir

  • June 26-27 Modern Samurai Project- Red Dot- 18 hrs (2nd time)

  • July 14- One on one w/ Brian Hill- AIWB draw, Roger prep, rapids shots steel-3hrs

  • August 14-15 Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor Development & Certification

        - 18 hours 99/100 and 119.8/Adv Skill

  • Sept 5, 9, 12- Building Your Firearms Coarses- Tiffany Johnson and Aqil Qadir- 6 hr

  • Total class hours as of 9/5/21 949 hours (does not include practice or matches or classes I taught)

 

Certifications/Qualifiers:

  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Certified RSO

  • IDPA Certified SO & SharpShooter Classification

  • IBDD Certified Instructor

  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Program -Distinguished Expert

  • Winchester/NRA Defensive Pistol Program - Distinguished Expert

  • Project Appleseed- Earned Rifleman’s Patch (220 top class score) & Instructor in Training

  • Project Appleseed Pistoleer Patch (226 top class score)

  • USCCA Defensive Pistol I and II

  • USCCA Women’s Basic Pistol

  • GA LE Shotgun course- Passed

  • FBI 60 Round Qual Course - 100%

  • Rangemaster Certified Instructor, Top Gun 298.8/300 shooting qual plus written test

  • Rangemaster Instructor Shooting Qual- 100%

  • Rangemaster Instructor Written Test- 98.8%

  • Rangemaster Advanced Firearms Instructor Development & Certification 99/119.8

  • MAG40, Massad Ayoob Group, Top Shot, 100% on both Shoot Qual & Written Test

  • Larry Vickers The Test- 90%

  • Justin Dyals 5Y Roundup- 99% (cold, highest score so far)

  • Given’s Range Master Casino Drill (best time so far 18.5s)

  • Use of Tourniquet, wound packing, pressure bandage –test 100% (Dr. Sherman House 2X)

 

Memberships:

  • GA Carry

  • US LawShield- Insured

  • US Citizens Defense Network- Insured

  • GA Weapons Carry License exp 6/17/2025

  • LLC Business Insurance covered by Lockton

  • Rangemaster Patreon

  • Tactical Professor Patreon

  • American Warrior Society

 

Current Employment:

  • Owner of Shannon’s Garden Gallery, LLC

  • (Website under construction)

Past employment:

  • Georgia Gun Club, Buford, GA; Firearms trainer and Retail/firearms sales (8/18-8/21).


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