Welcome to the
F.I.R.E. Institute

F irearms I nstruction R esearch and E ducation

"Most people would rather pretend"

The Firearms Instruction, Research and Education Institute was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer affordable Firearms training with some of the best Instructors in the country. Our training methods are largely based on the Modern Technique as pioneered by Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper in the late 1970's at Gunsite. We are staffed with competently trained and highly motivated volunteers. Please read About Us for a complete and detailed background of our goals and mission. And don't forget to visit our Course Reviews page for both concise and in depth reviews of some of our courses.

Kindly take the time to read our prerequisites page. There are several courses that require a previous level of training from the F.I.R.E. Institute or from instructors or other firearms training schools with whom we are familiar.

We are presently finalizing our 2022 Schedule. Please refer to our 
Course Schedule page for courses that are confirmed.

Thank you for visiting!

2003 F.I.R.E. Institute