Panther Ridge Training Center is Indiana’s premier shooting center. We are a veteran-owned and operated company designed to provide complete firearm and self-defense instruction to a variety of different skill levels. All instructors are qualified to teach comprehensive shooting techniques and transition skills, as well as conduct tactical live-fire scenarios.



Please call to schedule an appointment (go to Contact Us and call Jerimiah Barthold). After completing a 15 minute safety brief, we offer open range days to members. Membership allows access to 600 yard shooting platform, 300 meter gravel pits, 100-25 yard small arms and pistol range. Please check out our Training page for info on classes given.


Law Enforcement

We offer a variety of law enforcement specific training curricula for departments in the south central and west central areas, both at our range and at your department. Please contact us for specifics and requirements.
On a specific day every month, we offer a free Law Enforcement range day, where if you are a serving officer of any Police Department or Sheriff’s office, you can shoot on the range for free as long as a call is made in advance so a range officer can be present. Please check our calendar  for more information.


mission statement

The mission statement for PRTC is based upon three aspects.

  • Training – No matter how much one practices, without proper training it is significantly harder to succeed. By receiving proper training we help minimize your mistakes and are able to focus on your accomplishments and help you strive toward the highest level of achievement.
  • Adaptation – Once trained, the ability to adapt to various obstacles and environments is achieved. It is essential that our training continually pushes us to our limits so our weaknesses are revealed. It is always better to realize our weaknesses in a friendly environment than when our lives are on the line. This helps us realize areas needing improvement and adapt to whatever situation requires a response.
  • Conquering – By training with techniques that focus on being in disadvantaged positions we will learn to conquer and dominate these types of conditions despite what they present. No matter if the individual is an experienced operator or one with no formal training, Panther Ridge Training Center provides training to help improve, ingrain your skills, and provide you with a firm foundation to expand your capability.

PRTC provides the highest quality of weapons instruction with a comprehensive curriculum.