Ryan McPherson

Managing Partner - Little River Range & Training


About Ryan

Having been deployed to a dozen different countries I have learned to always take training seriously. My passion for shooting began early and was sharpened by participating in 4H, Boy Scouts, JROTC and National Shoot meets. My high school team won the state competition and qualified for the Jr Olympics Shooting team. I want to help others become more aware and more prepared for how to use their firearm.

Experience and Skills

US Air Force Veteran

  • Electronic/Tactical Warfare Specialist with the Air Force Special Operations Command

  • Security Force Special Response Team with the Air Combat Command

  • Qualified on 7 weapons platforms

  • Served as a weapons and classified currier

  • Served in multiple theaters around the world

    • Combat support

    • Medical egress

    • Humanitarian

    • Various other operations

  • NRA Member

  • Certified NRA Instructor

  • Certified NRA Range Safety Officer

  • Certified Simunitions Instructor

  • Certified Medical Instructor. US Air Force Air Education and Training Command

  • Advanced training

    • Medical Response

    • Rappelling (SRT)

    • Close Quarter Pistol Operator

    • Weapons Retention

    • Land navigation

    • FEMA Disaster Response

  • Experienced working with JROTC and ROTC units to train the cadets in land navigation and medical response

  • Served as host for numerous school competitions

  • Member of Blount County Search and Rescue