Welcome to Harrington Shooting Sports. Located in the Matthews / Monroe, NC area we provide professional and practical instruction in basic pistol shooting, gun safety, proper gun handling, Carry Concealed Handgun Instruction, and private shooting lessons. We also have Glock, Remington 870 Shotgun, and AR15 / M16 rifle certified armorer services available.
Coming Soon! These courses are development for civilians.
Intermediate Fundamentals: This course will explore different shooting practice, holsters, shooting positions, etc. This course is currently being developed.
Low Light Fundamentals / Laser's on Firearms: This course will focus on principles surrounding use of flashlights and laser aiming devices on handguns. This course will require 400 rounds of ammunition, a flashlight, and a holster.
Qualified Retired Officer Program info: If you are a retired law enforcement officer or qualified seperated officer and need to qualify to carry concealed under HR 218, we now offer that service. This training will include a training block on the use of deadly force by private persons, and NC Laws of self defense. You must also qualify annually with the weapon(s) you choose to carry. Please contact us for fees and locations for this training.
For additional information and rules for H.R. 218 qualification click on the link below:
David Harrington, Jr has been a member of the Matthews Police Department for over 20 years. In his current assignment he is a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division. David has previously been the Sergeant over the School Resource Officers, Media Relations, Community Programs, and In-service Training Unit. Prior to being promoted to Sergeant, David had served in the Telecommunications Division, Patrol Division, and the Criminal Investigations Division.
David is one of the departments instructors and is certified to teach the following:
NC Law Enforcement Firearms, NRA Pistol, Low Light / Laser Firearms Fundamentals, Taser, ASP Baton, Rapid Deployment to an Active Shooter, Mobile Video Operator, and CPR.
David has attended over 3,100 hours of additional training since completing the police academy. David has also developed Neighborhood and Business Watch programs for the police department; and was the departments spokesperson for several years. David has been featured as an instructor on ABC's The Bachelorette and on The Profile Series for The Discover channel.
(David on the range for ABC's The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard in 2012)
David is also a Glock, Remington 870 Shotgun, and AR15 / M16 armorer.
Harrington Shooting Sports is celebrating its 5th year of training citizens how to defend themselves.
David Harrington, Sr. is also an instructor with Harrington Shooting Sports. David Sr brings over 50 years of shooting experience to our classes. David Sr is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, a certified NRA Range Safety Officer, and has many years of experience in rifle and shotgun shooting.
Due to the nature of our instructors full time jobs, it is easier to reach us via email.