Diamondback Shooting Sports
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4.3 out of 5 stars

Jessica Brock
Jessica Brock

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

My husband and I are "newbies" with firearms, but we felt welcome the very first time we stepped into Diamondback. Everyone there is always so helpful, most especially Kevin and the owner Jim. They don't mind taking the extra time to explain something to a couple that is just getting involved in this field. Even if our questions make us feel embarrassed they brush it off like it's no big deal and turn our desire to ask questions from folks that have experience as a sort of respectable quest for knowledge. This has always made my husband and I feel more comfortable to seek out guidance again in the future, which is important when dealing with firearms. Everyone at Diamondback is willing to help you learn how to be safe and feel comfortable with our purchases. They also don't mind helping us obtain general knowledge on how to use what you already have, no matter where you purchased it. We have even taken the concealed carry course there and felt it was very informative and highly recommend it. Over the past couple years we have been going to Diamondback with our kids we have NEVER had a bad experience. We've done transfers and it's always worked out well. Even the cashier Martha is super friendly! Our family is one happy customer.

T R
T R

1 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I went to Diamondback yesterday with my husband to buy a gun for myself. I walked up to the gun counter and was looking into a case. My husband walked around to the other side of the counters, also looking into the cases. Two employees were talking right next to me on the other side of the counter. Neither of them acknowledged me at all and when they were done talking one walked away and the other turned around, walked to the other side of the cases and asked my husband if he needed help. My husband had to point to me and say "No, my wife needs help. She is buying a gun." I was insulted, to say the least. Really?! Just because I'm a women you don't pay any mind to me??? Will NEVER go there again AND I will dissuade anyone from going to Diamondback.

Karen Riley
Karen Riley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 days ago

They are always helpful and knowledgeable. Good supply of just about everything you need. Nice people to work with.

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Our Instructors

Our Instructors 2017-04-15T16:29:09+00:00

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Paul S. Parks

Chief Instructor
Certified firearms instructor and 12-year US Army veteran, serving in the Airborne Infantry in Italy and Fort Bragg, NC, and most recently as an Army Reservist mobilized to active duty as a Weapons Instructor (First Army Small Arms Readiness Group) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Former sworn police officer with the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Police Department. Over 23 years of combined experience in US Army, Law Enforcement and training civilians and armed service personnel. Founder and Chief Instructor of Southern Arizona Small Arms Training Team, providing handgun, rifle and shotgun training to hundreds of citizens, military service members, and law enforcement personnel since 2008.

  • NRA Certified Instructor
  • USNSTA Certified Handgun, Shotgun and Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Suarez International Combat Handgun Instructor Certified
  • US Army Master Gunner Certified
  • US Army Small Unit Trainer and LMTS Instructor Certified
  • Arizona State CCW Instructor Certified
  • Front Sight Instructor, Distinguished Handgun

Ben Anderson

Instructor
A US Army Airborne Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, Ben also completed US Army Sniper school, Combat Lifesaver course, and has numerous hours working and training other service members on the live fire range. Ben is an avid hunter and sportsman.

  • NRA Certified Instructor
  • AZ DPS Security Guard Instructor Certified

  • Refuse to be a Victim Instructor

Jason Phipps

Instructor
Growing up in a military household, and learning to shoot at a young age, Jason has decades of shooting experience. A distinguished handgun graduate of Front Sight Firearms Training Center in Nevada, Jason has also completed all Handgun and Carbine levels of training with Diamondback and Arizona Small Arms Training Team.

  • AZSATT Handgun Instructor Certified

  • AZSATT Carbine Instructor Certified

Kelly Mackay

Instructor
An avid hunter, runner, and outdoor adventurer, Kelly has distinguished herself in both Handgun and Carbine courses with Diamondback and Arizona Small Arms Training Team. As a relatively new shooter, Kelly not only successfully completed all levels of AZSATT and Diamondback firearms courses (Intro to Advanced), she excelled and demonstrated a passion to share what she’s learned with others, making her an asset to the Training Team, and our community.

  • AZSATT Handgun Instructor Certified

  • AZSATT Carbine Instructor Certified

Sarah Sbragia

Instructor
Our newest assistant instructor, Sarah is a new shooter with a desire to empower others, especially women, with the knowledge, skills and ability to safely and effective defensive use of firearms. Distinguishing herself in Handgun and Carbine training, Sarah serves as an assistant instructor and safety coach on the range.

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Cole M. Smith

Instructor
An active duty US Air Force armament technician from Newton, Iowa, stationed at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Cole has completed Diamonback’s CCW, Intro, Intermediate and Advanced level handgun and carbine courses, distinguishing himself in Defensive Handgun and Defensive Carbine. He assists in the classroom and on the range as a coach and safety officer.