About K&M Precision Rifle TrainingProfessionalism and Integrity
Who We Are
At K&M we are firm believers in the virtues of “quiet professionalism”. We vow not to fall into the hyped emotional sales pitches that infect so much of our community. Instead we want to let professionalism, deeds and word of mouth persist as the K&M Precision Rifle Training calling card. No over sensationalized talk, slogans or attitudes. No resume padding or singing your own praises. Just complete, up to date, world class, no nonsense training that is second to none.
K&M Shooting Complex was designed to be the preeminent long range and firearm training facility in the nation. A comprehensive plan was shaped from decades of experience in the community and a broad comprehension of the best ranges, military facilities and shooting complexes across the country. K&M Shooting Complex was drawn from the ground up, designed and built for the exclusive purpose of facilitating our training. Our students benefit from a wide ranging and complete curriculum where the training program dictates the facilities, not the other way around.
We utilize combat proven and competitively accomplished cadre. The diversification of our instructors provides a broad perspective and the best talent available from Special Operations, Law Enforcement, Military Sniper Instructors and the highest ranked Civilian Competitors. This unique blend of expertise and experience, combined with a dedicated and purpose built facility, is simply unrivaled. It allows us to offer the most efficient and professional training available.
K&M instructs more precision rifle shooters than any other non-government entity in the nation. Our instructors practice what we teach, compete as often as possible and are ranked higher nationally than any other training agency. Three of K&M’s instructors have won one or more national level PRS competitions this year and are ranked in the top 5 in the nation. Many of K&M’s instructors are still on active duty, operating at the tactical level while employing and developing the latest TTPs and best practices. These efforts and experiences are incorporated back into our training programs, allowing us to provide the most relevant training possible.
We are continually expanding and increasing our course offerings to meet the demand. We invite others to judge the facility and our training with confidence. In the meantime, we will continue to train hard and do it in a manner that represents the community responsibly. We encourage you to do plenty of research and consider us for your training needs. We are confident you will not be disappointed. K&M is simply unrivaled in every way.
Owner and Primary Instructor
Major Shannon Kay is the owner, primary instructor and administers all precision rifle courses taught by K&M Shooting Complex. Shannon is still serving on active duty in the U.S. Army. Over the past 18 years he has operated in both conventional and Special Operation units, with multiple deployments in support of the Global War on Terror. Shannon has served as an Infantryman, Team Leader, Sniper, Sniper Team Leader, Squad Leader, Scout Team Leader, Sniper Section Leader, Sniper Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Ranger Instructor, Company Commander and Battalion Operations Officer. Shannon is a graduate of both US Army Sniper School and Special Operations Target Interdiction Course.
Throughout his career Shannon has expertly trained hundreds of students while instructing at the US Army Sniper School and has traveled the country conducting mobile training courses for snipers, designated marksman and close quarters marksmanship. Shannon assisted with revising the US Army FM 23-10 (Sniper Training) to what is now FM 3-22.10 (Sniper Training and Operations). He was also involved in the development of the provisional US Army Sniper Advanced Course MTT and the Sniper Employment Course. Shannon participated in the initial testing and fielding of the M110 SASS. Subsequently he facilitated the addition of the M110 curriculum into the US Army Sniper Course.
In 2005 Shannon expanded his training and started instructing local law enforcement and civilians privately using their own facilities and by word of mouth. In 2011 he opened K&M Precision Rifle Training and was the chief designer of the now Core Shooting Center. In 2015 Shannon designed, built and relocated his operations to his expanded flagship facility, the K&M Shooting Complex in Finger, Tennessee.
Throughout the years Shannon has worked in research and development with the industries top manufacturers. He has designed reticles for US Optics and Kahles Optics. He has also assisted in numerous other projects across the entire spectrum of the precision rifle discipline.
Shannon has graduated from the US Army Airborne School, Ranger Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Special Operations Combat Diver Qualification Course, Sniper Course, Special Operation Target Interdiction Course (Level I), Army Instructor Certification Course, Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course and the Tactics Certification Course.
Shannon’s awards and decorations include the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Heart Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, six Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, the Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon. Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Ribbon, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Special Operations Combat Diver Badge and Ranger Tab. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.
Shannon is an avid competitive shooter when his military schedule allows time. He as had numerous 1st place finishes in the nation’s major PRS precision rifle matches and has led the PRS professional season points standings. Shannon served on the Precision Rifle Series Committee promoting and assisting with the growth and development of the precision rifle discipline through local and national level competitions from 2012-15. In 2016, he founded the Southeastern Precision Rifle Club Association to continue to increase opportunities for the long range shooting community. Before it’s sell in 2017, Shannon assumed the Precision Rifle Series Director role and launched the PRS Clubs Series; a national precision rifle club based competition series. Shannon has been shooting for GA Precision since 2005 and is also sponsored by Kahles Optics, OTM, Berger Bullets, Badger Ordinance, Bartlein Barrels, Manners Stocks, SureFire, Defiance Action and Hodgdon Powder.
Bradley Allen is a general contractor in North East Louisiana. He has had a passion for hunting and marksmanship since he was a young child. Alongside his father Bradley attended the Basic and Advanced Long Range Precision Rifle Course at K&M Precision Rifle Training in 2013.
Bradley attended his first precision rifle match in March of 2014 in Frost, Texas. He continued competing in numerous national level precision rifle matches and was invited to attend the 2014 Precision Rifle Series Finale. With less than one year of training, he took 2nd place amongst the top professional shooters in the nation at the PRS Finale. He also earned 1st place Precision Hunter Series for the year. Bradley shoots competitively on Team K&M Precision Rifle Training and now serves as an instructor at K&M Shooting Complex where he is an accomplished mentor and teacher, sharing his passion for the sport with others. Bradley continues to shoot competitively in the PRS, earning two 1st place victories and numerous top 5 finishes and finished the 2017 season as 2nd Overall.
Bradley is sponsored by Kahles Optics, GA Precision, Defiance, TAB Gear, Stuteville Precision, OTM Tactical, Bartlein, Sport Optics, Mullerworks barrels, JLK Bullets and Manner Stocks.
Mike is a U.S. Navy veteran who served as a CSAR (combat search-and-rescue) Rescue Swimmer and Naval Aircrewman for 10 years. During Mike’s tenure in the Navy, Mike served with UN forces with IFOR during Operation Joint Endeavor, including a supporting role in the Mrkonjić Grad incident. Mike was deployed to various duty stations in Europe and both Central and South America where he operated in CSAR missions and training as part of COMSOLANT.
Mike has been participating in competitive shooting from a very young age, however long range precision shooting has been Mike’s primary shooting passion for well over a decade. He has numerous podium and Top-10 finishes throughout his long tenure. He is a seasoned competitive shooter and is consistently in the running in championship level long range precision matches. He is currently shooting for Team K&M Precision Rifle Training and is additionally sponsored by Kahles & Swarovski Optics, GA Precision, Bartlein Barrels, Manners Stocks and Armageddon Gear. Mike takes a very active role with new shooters and enjoys serving as an ambassador to the sport, always encouraging those willing to learn and have fun.
Danny Matthews is the newest addition to team K&M. Joining us in 2016, Danny is a regional manager for a construction material distributor in North Louisiana. He has been competing in and has an extensive background in Competitive Archery since 13 years of age, with multiple State and National level Championships wins. Danny began competing in the Bench-rest shooting circuit in 2014 finishing 1st in numerous 600 yard major tournaments.
He was introduced to precision rifle shooting in early 2015 and became involved as LPRC match coordinator in October 2015. In 2016 Danny competed in numerous precision rifle events finishing 2nd at the 2016 Gap Grind and 69th overall in the Precision Rifle Series. Danny is sponsored by Kahles optics, Defiance Machine, Manners Stocks and Mullerworks barrels.
Jason Redding is K&M’s Primary Instructor for pistol/carbine disciplines as well as a lead instructor for long range precision rifle courses. Jason is a veteran U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant who served as a Team Leader with the Military Police Special Reaction Teams. He is also a former Team Sergeant for a full-time SWAT Team with a large municipal police department. He has over 20 years of honorable service with the military and law enforcement.
Jason has served in various positions to include SWAT Team Leader, Sniper, Unit Training Officer, and spent several years as a full-time LE Range Instructor. A certified firearms instructor since 1995, he specialized in tactical pistol, shotgun and carbine training, as well as SWAT Sniper, CQB Tactics, Active Shooter, and Live-Fire Shoothouse Operations. He has an extensive background in both conducting and training others for high-risk operations and encounters.
In 2009, Jason founded Ronin Combat Strategies, a professional firearms training company that specialized in combative pistol, carbine, and precision rifle courses. Over the years, he has trained hundreds of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel in the safe and effective use of various firearms. He continues to instruct SWAT and CQB Tactics to various law enforcement teams across the country.
Jason appeared as a firearms professional for both seasons 1 & 5 on the television show Trigger Time TV which airs on The Pursuit Channel and the Sportsman Channel. Trigger Time TV is a television show that brings together firearms professionals from across the U.S. to provide the highest level of firearms training and information to firearms enthusiasts.
Jason is a graduate of the U.S. Army/USMC Special Reaction Team (SRT) Phase 1 Course, U.S. Army/USMC SRT Phase II Marksman/Observer Course (Top Shooter Award), the Carlos Hathcock Law Enforcement Sniper School, FBI Basic SWAT Course, FBI Firearms Instructor Course, NRA Firearms Instructor Course, NRA Patrol Rifle Course, and the MPD Tactical Unit School, and has attended numerous other SWAT, Sniper, and Tactical Shooting Courses.
Jason is sponsored by GA Precision, Bartlein Barrels, Manners Stocks, Precision Tactical Arms Company, Kahles Optics, Tab Gear, and Hodgdon Powders.
LTC Kurt Smith has been serving on active duty in the U.S. Army for the past 26 years. His enlisted assignments include: United Nations Command Joint Security Force – Joint Security Area (Korea); 1-10 Infantry (Fort Carson); 3/75 Ranger Regiment and Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment (Fort Benning); 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Fort Bragg). During these assignments, LTC Smith participated in Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Gothic Serpent (Somalia). LTC Smith attended Officer Candidate School in 1996 and continued to serve in both conventional and Special Operation units. Upon completion of the Infantry Captain Career Course, LTC Smith was assigned to 1/75 Ranger Regiment (Hunter Army Airfield) where he served as the S3 Air Officer, Assistant S3, and Rifle Company Commander. He then commanded the Regimental Reconnaissance Company, RSTB/75th Ranger Regiment. During these assignments he conducted seven combat and operational deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa.
Kurt has lead, taught and trained with the nation’s most elite units across the entirety of small arms disciplines. He is an ardent competitive shooter and has had frequent top finishes in championship level long range precision matches. Kurt is currently shooting for Team K&M Precision Rifle Training is additionally sponsored by GA Precision, Bartlein Barrels, Manners Stocks, and Precision Tactical Arms Company. He currently assists K&M when time allows and provides incomparable knowledge and experience to the K&M training team.
Brian Allen is a General Contractor in North East Louisiana. Marksmanship has been a part in his life since 7 years of age. He began reloading and precision shooting at 18 years of age. It wasn’t until 49 years of age that he began shooting long range and took both K&M Precision Rifle Training’s Basic and Advanced Precision Rifle Courses. In less than one year of training he qualified for the 2014 PRS Finale and finished 14th. Brian was quickly recruited to join Team K&M Precision Rifle Training and now serves as a K&M Instructor.
In 2015 Brian had several top 10 finishes in championship level long range precision rifle matches, and qualified for the 2015 finale, finishing the year in the top 50 shooters in the nation. 2016 and 2017 has brought Brian even more success. He has been on top of the podium with numerous win’s in national level PRS matches, as well as lead the PRS seasons standings most the year in 2017. Brian finished the 2017 PRS Series as Top Sr. and in 5th place overall.
In 2016 Brian also took some time away from his rifle and founded the “Louisiana Precision Rifle Club” as a way to “give back”, organize and promote the precision rifle discipline to his home state. To date, Brian has volunteered his time to facilitate numerous training opportunities, assisted in matches across the south and has introduced dozens of new shooters to the sport.
Brian is sponsored by GA Precision, Bartlein Barrels, Manners Composite Stocks, APA, MPA, Kahles Optics, Stuteville Precision, Tab Gear, Hodgdon Powders, JLK Custom Bullets, and Muller Works Barrels.
Christine Allen is an outdoor enthusiast and avid precision rifle competitor. In her first competition, the 2014 GAP Grind/ Bushnell Tactical PRO-AM Precision Rifle Competition, she competed alongside her husband and took Top Female Amateur that year. As her enthusiasm for the long range precision rifle sport grew, she took both the Basic and Advanced Precision Rifle Training Courses at K&M Precision Rifle Training.
In 2015 she began competing in the Precision Rifle Series and qualified for the PRS Finale during her first year of competition. With Christine’s dedication, determination, and outstanding performances she was invited to join the K&M shooting team, where she shoots alongside her husband, son, and daughter (Taylor).
In 2016 she has earned top female in addition to placing in the top 15% of all competitors in numerous matches all over the nation. qualifying for the 2016 finale and finishing as 2nd place female overall for the year.
Christine is a remarkable ambassador for the sport and especially enjoys inspiring and mentoring female shooters new to the precision rifle community. Christine is sponsored by Kahles Optics, Manners Stocks, GA Precision, Defiance, APA, Bartlein, Mullerworks, JLK Bullets and Tab Gear.