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Match Grade Precision LLC. is a Veteran Owned and Veteran Operated business and we define our success by achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. M.G.P. was founded by U.S. Army Snipers Matt Howard & Nathan Carnahan. They realized a need to use what they've learned and experiences they have to teach the public about firearms, firearm safety, marksmanship, and tactics. Since our founding in 2012, we have expanded our operation and brought on Damon Wranosky, Jim Fales, Dustin Ingram, & Derek Love. Our instructor staff have over eighteen years of combat experience combined in various countries and jobs. We want to use our experience and professionalism to maximize your training opportunities. Read below about their experiences and what Match Grade Precision can do for you!

 

Want to find out more about our company? Look below at what our customers have to say!


Please meet our team below. We look forward to working with you!

The Logo

The Match Grade Precision logo is a representation of what we hold as our highest priorities.

The crosshair in the center defines what we hold as the highest requirement- accuracy. Without a high level of accuracy, all other abilities, no matter how well refined, are of no positive consequence. If you miss your target then all the speed in the world will not make up for it.

 

The name of our company “Match Grade Precision” seems to cause a bit of confusion.  We are often asked – What kind of rifles do you guys make? Well we don’t. There are plenty of match grade rifles out there, we instead endeavor to train people to a match grade level to have them on par or better than the rifle or pistol they are shooting. It is easy to acquire a match grade rifle; it is much more challenging and rewarding to train an individual to match grade performance levels. This confusion of our company name being tied to the manufacture of firearms has led us to add “Professional Firearms Training” at the base of our logo. Every instructor at Match Grade Precision has been or still is working within the profession of arms and delivers professional level training to enable individuals to perform at a match grade level.

The triangle shape of our logo represents our methodology for firearms training. The three components we adhere to are Marksmanship training, Efficient firearms handling, and Fitness.

 

Marksmanship training is the bedrock of our highest priority- accuracy. Use of the fundamentals of marksmanship for each shot taken must become the norm to attain a high level of accuracy.

 

Efficient firearms handling will lead to speed. Well practiced efficient firearms handling will result in amazing feats of speed that to an untrained individual will look impossible to attain. Trust us- this kind of speed is attainable to the vast majority of shooters. Professional training and self-practice is all that is required.

 

Fitness This doesn’t mean we all need to be marathon runners. The main point of fitness is what is going on between your ears. Confidence in your ability in whatever situation you are training for is a requirement to be successful.  Whether it is shooting in the PRS, three gun matches, IDPA, a trophy elk hunt or a combat deployment for a Soldier, one must have confidence in order to perform under stress. The best way to lay a foundation for confidence is to train to a match grade level and see the steady improvement in your own abilities. At Match Grade Precision our instructors will often comment to one another when they see that key moment on the range when a shooter in training makes that step to the next level of performance. Often this key moment happens shortly after the shooter really wants to quit out of frustration. This is what gets us excited about training, training an individual past frustration to success, it is our reward. Also a little intellect is required, rational decisions based on facts, not gut feeling. Understanding how your firearm functions, what the bullet leaving the barrel will do at often extreme ranges and the effects of environmental conditions on your current situation are some of the things a well-educated individual will consider when performing at a match grade level. At Match Grade Precision we have seen well educated individuals in training courses that hold a high school GED or are medical doctors.

 

So a lot about what is going on in the mind. Physical fitness counts too though.  Depending on what one desires to do within the realm of firearms, a certain level of physical fitness is required. If you want to be competitive in the three gun circuit then a higher level of physical fitness is required than say a competitive bench rest shooting venue.  If you are a Soldier training up for a combat deployment then you will likely feel like you are never physically or mentally fit enough since the actual requirements in that arena are always an unknown. At Match Grade Precision we have seen individuals with a high level of fitness that are wheel chair bound, missing an arm, missing an eye, or have the use of all of their physical ability they were born with.

 

The three legged stool will fall if one leg is taken away. But when all three legs are present then a stool can hold a very great weight. Match Grade Precision’s training methodology is the same. You must have a high degree of marksmanship, efficient weapons handling, and fitness to perform at a match grade level. When you regress or fail to improve then a review of marksmanship, efficient weapons handling and fitness will quickly identify what needs to be worked on to continue to improve to a higher level of performance. So in our opinion the weakness of the three legged training methodology also makes it very easy to identify the problem and fix it when needed.

Match Grade Precision's Staff

Matt Howard

CEO / Senior Instructor

- U.S. Army Sniper

- 2005 Iraq Combat Deployment

- 4x Kansas Governors Twenty Recipient

- U.S. Army Certified Instructor

- 8x WPW National Match Qualifier (2 Sniper)

- 2014 WPW Nationals Movers Match Champion

- Certified KS Conceal Carry Instructor

- Certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

- Certified NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

- Precision Long Range Instructor

- Bronze Medal EIC Recipient (Pistol & Rifle)

- Kansas National Guard Small Arms Repairman

Email: matthoward@matchgradeprecision.com

 

Nathan Carnahan

COO / Senior Instructor

- U.S. Army Sniper

- 2005 Iraq Combat Deployment

- 2010 Afghanistan Combat Deployment

- Kansas Governors Twenty Recipient (2011)

- 7x WPW National Match Qualifier (3 Sniper)

- 2014 WPW Nationals Movers Match Champion

- U.S. Army Certified Instructor

- KS Conceal Carry Instructor

- Certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

- Certified NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

- Precision Long Range Instructor

- Bronze Medal EIC Recipient (Pistol & Rifle)

Email: nathancarnahan@matchgradeprecision.com

 

Jim Fales

CFO / Senior Instructor

-Army Special Forces Retired

-U.S. Army Certified Instructor

-Special Warfare Center Instructor of the year 2000

-Six OEF/OIF overseas deployments

-Extensive overseas work both active duty and as a 

 contractor in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

-Advanced Individual Marksmanship Instructor

-Precision Long Range Instructor

-Long Range Hunter Instructor

Email: jimfales@matchgradeprecision.com

 

Derek Love

CTO / Instructor

- 1st Place Novice/Overall Rifle EIC Kansas 2015

- Kansas Governors Twenty Recipient (2015)

- Competes at National level for Kansas MTU Team

- Nationally Ranked PRS Competitor

- Owner/President Conway Lead Distributors Type 

  07/02  FFL-1000 Yard PRS Range

- Co-Founder Kansas Precision Rifle Club

- Kansas Air National Guard Full Time Technician since 2006

- Four Overseas Deployments OIF/OEF

- Commercial Ammunition Manufacturer

- Precision Long Range Instructor

- Long Range Hunter Instructor

Email: dereklove@matchgradeprecision.com

 

Dustin Ingram

Director of Marketing  / Instructor

- U.S. Army Sniper

- Former U.S. Army Ranger

- Long Range Rifle Instructor

- U.S. Army Certified Instructor

- 2 Afghanistan Combat Deployments

- Certified Squad Designated Marksman

 

Email: dustiningram@matchgradeprecision.com

 

Damon Wranosky

Range Master / Instructor

- U.S. Army Bradley Master Gunner

- Kansas Governors Twenty Recipient (2011)

- NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

- 2005 Iraq Combat Deployment

- Long Range Hunter Instructor

- Certified Squad Designated Marksman

- 4x WPW National Match Qualifier

- 2014 WPW Nationals Movers Match Champion

- Bronze Medal EIC Recipient Rifle

Email: damonwranosky@matchgradeprecision.com

 

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  • Jim (Tuesday, November 22 16 03:42 pm EST)

    I attended your Long Range Class last summer and it has paid off every since. My ability to hunt ethically over a much greater distance is amazing. Thanks a bunch for the great training and your patience getting me to the 1400 yard target. I was glad to see you now offer a long range hunter course. That will be a great one too I am sure. Thanks again and I look forward to attending the LR 2 course next summer.

  • Mike Duntz (Sunday, September 27 15 06:27 pm EDT)

    My name is Mike Duntz. I had talked to one of your guys about Vortex Optics awhile back. He was telling me about your classes. when is the next class?

  • Michael Dail (Sunday, March 30 14 10:38 pm EDT)

    I want to thank Mr. Howard for taking the time to teach me the basics of long range precision rifle marksmanship. I had a great time at Spear Point Ranch and Mr. Howard quickly had me on target at
    900 yards. We would have reached out farther (the range goes to 1400 yds) but we found the elevation limits of my scope at the 900 yard mark.
    Mr. Howard was more than happy to take time to answer any and all questions I had at any point during the training. Through the course of the day, I gained a much better understanding of bullet
    trajectory, wind reading and compensation, as well as the proper positioning of myself and my rifle all in order to place the bullet where I want it to go at distances farther than I have ever shot.
    I would definitely recommend this training opportunity to others and would like to attend this again with equipment more suited for the challenge. Thanks again to Mr. Howard and Match Grade
    Precision.

  • Tammy Alsup (Friday, April 26 13 09:52 am EDT)

    Do you have basic classes for kids that want to hunt? I would like to see about getting some basic gun safty for Spencer my 11 year old??

  • Lane Dumcum (Monday, March 25 13 02:43 pm EDT)

    Taken two formal classes from these guys now, never learned more in my life.

  • Bob Ross (Sunday, July 29 12 09:18 pm EDT)

    Match Grade Instructors were very professional and corteous to us in the class with less experience. Thank You Match Grade!!