"For those who come seeking our advice . . .
our task is not only to instruct, but to enlighten and inspire."
Daniel Schindler, Paragon Master Instructor, U.S.
NSCA Level III Instructor, U.S.
Guild of Shooting Instructors, U.K.
Thank you for visiting! Paragon was established by Daniel Schindler in 1994.
We've built our Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instruction business - student by student - on our unconditional promise to make sure each and every one of our clients exceeds their shooting goals. Dan Schindler teaches Paragon's step-by-step Sporting Clays and Wingshooting system that he created. This is a tried and true shooting system designed for shooting success. Using clear, concise language, Dan teaches his clients a shooting process that allows them to build consistency into their shooting. Teaching at Paragon is not "just a business." We are committed to making sure each student is treated with courtesy and respect.
Paragon specializes in Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instruction for shooters at every skill level - new shooters (who have never held a gun) all the way to Master Class. Each and every Sporting Clays and Wingshooting lesson is personally tailored to meet the goals and needs of our client. Dan is a full-time Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instructor / Coach who has dedicated his life to creating, and continually refining his shooting program to help shooters from all walks of life and at every skill level. Dan has spent decades developing effective, reliable, repeatable sporting clays and wingshooting techniques to help our clients move their shooting forward in the shortest time and most direct manner.
We provide the finest service and shooting instruction in the world . . . and to WOW our clients. This is our promise to our customers and we keep our promises!
Daniel Schindler's Sporting Clays Mental Training Workshop has received accolades from shooters and business people from across the United States and abroad. Some of our clients say The Workshop has been life changing. CEOs and Executives tell us they've not only made significant shooting improvement but also profitable changes to their businesses after attending The Mental Training Workshop. This is a 3-day laser-focused training program that was designed specifically for shooters competing under stress. By uncovering the factors that limit tournament performances, The Workshop provides logical, workable solutions to holding one's focus in the competition box. Using common sense and plain language, The Mental Training Workshop explains and organizes the thought process needed to build and maintain long runs.
"I teach my Instructors – when you are teaching – it is NOT about you. It is ALL about them. You are not there
just to teach and enlighten but to elevate their spirit, their soul. And when you do, the gift comes back to you."
Paragon C.I.S. (Center for Instructor Study) is a comprehensive Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instructor certification program for those individuals who seek the very highest level of Instructor training. With a goal to excel, the Instructor Candidates who join us have carefully researched their certification training options. Mediocrity is not a part of their standards. What matters greatly to these individuals is their reputation and providing excellent instruction to their students.
An Instructor certification program has obligations to its Candidates. Those obligations are to teach competency, to prepare the Candidate for the many questions, issues, problems and challenges his/her students will bring. That puts the burden squarely on the certification program to prepare their Candidates accordingly. Paragon C.I.S. teaches Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instructor competence, emphasizing safety, communication, teaching and people skills. The Paragon C.I.S. certification program does precisely that.