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About Us

The Armed Texans facility offers a wide array of ranges and target variations. This design is a refinement from Kelly’s experience in local, state and federal law enforcement training facilities and NRA range development certification.

The facility features a campus that incorporates a 2400 sq ft class room facility and six outdoor shooting ranges, covering 20 acres. The ranges include a 100 yard multi use range with a 20 position covered shooter pavilion, four 50 yard pistol ranges set up in a variety of challenging layouts which include IDPA layouts, reactive and non-reactive steel targets. We also feature a 200 yard long range rifle bay.

Taking the best aspects of design and function, Kelly has designed this facility to be efficient in use and movement to and from the ranges in order to maximize training time. Armed Texans offers dual and multi-use ranges that incorporate various different target platforms.

Mineola - Lindale - Tyler - East Texas

Armed Texans

The Best Solution in Firearms Training and Self Defense 

Highly Qualified Highly Motivated

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Meet with our Membership team to understand the full benefits and features of your membership. 

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Training Class, Defensive Handgun, Defensive Rifle, Home and Vehicle Defense.

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Meet with our Membership team to understand the full benefits and features of your membership. 

Become a Member


Click on a date to see what we offer on that date. Under the date shows what events we have on the range on that day. 



Meet Our Dedicated Qualified Instruction Team

Kelly Smith- Owner
Marine Veteran –  Law Enforcement (Master Peace Officer)– Special Response Teams – LTC Instructor-DEA Task Force – FBI National Academy Gradutate-Executive & Dignitary Protection –

Ray Barron

USAF Veteran – High Risk Protection – Executive & Dignitary Protection – Security Consultant- Personal Protection Officer – PSD Lead

Wilderness/Urban  Survival & Evasion

Jeremy - Marine Veteran- Army Military Police- Range Safety Officer- Executive and Dignitary Protection

Ron- Range Safety Officer- Competition Shooter


Christine- Armed Women of America- LTC Instructor- Former Prosecutor 

Ed- Master Peace Officer- Law Enforcement Instructor

Nick –  Army Veteran/ Special Forces 18 Delta – State Department Contractor SAR Technician /Flight Medic /TCCC Instructor-  Wilderness/Urban Survival & Evasion


Seth – Marine Veteran – Precision & Long Range Rifle- Law Enforcement Officer -Industry Consultant

Wayne  – US Army Veteran/Ranger – Ranger Cadre – High Risk Protection  – Personal Protection Officer – Security Contractor – Executive & Dignitary Protection

Jeff- BJJ blackbelt- Precision Jiu Jitsu Lindale

Nate  – East TX Krav Maga – Industry Consultant – Personal Protection Officer

Charles – Range Safety Officer – Personal Protection Officer- Wildland First Responder

Haleigh – Women’s Self Defense Instructor – Personal Protection Officer – Range Safety Office



From US Hwy 80, turn South on FM 1804 (6 MILES East of Mineola), drive approximately 1.5 to CR 2784 and turn East.  Follow road to the Armed Texans Training 20 Acre Facility. ​

From US Hwy 69, turn NE on FM 1804 (just North of Lindale), drive approximately 6.5 miles to CR 2784 and turn East.  Follow road to the Armed Texans Training Facility

General Questions?

Address 369 CR 2784 P.O. Box 611 Mineola, TX 75773

2,400 Sq. Ft Classroom
3,000 Sq. Ft. Covered Shooting
Pavilion with 20 Lanes  |   888-372-7633

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'Such a great learning experience for young adults who desire to learn about the outdoors & safety.'
Kristina McCraw

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