Home to The American Experience, a destination where you never stop learning and continue to grow and have fun with us.
Drawing from over 200 years of respected special operations and world-class competitive shooting, PrairieFire delivers on its vision of creating the ultimate outdoor experience. Fueled by a passion for adventure, we are building a community where you can connect with others seeking to learn, grow, adapt, and have fun.
The PrairieFire Method offers our guests an unparalleled level of training tailored to their individual needs and goals. From the beginner to the expert, the team at PrairieFire is ready to help take you to the next level. We have designed and created the most unique experiences and courses to accommodate all who are interested in pistol, rifle, and sporting clay, with plans to include helicopter experiences, situational awareness training, leadership development, archery, precision rifle, and medical training. We want to invest in you so that you leave PrairieFire a better version of yourself.
Meet The Team
Major General (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Experience Officer
Master Chief (Ret.)
Chief Training Officer
VP of Membership
What is PrairieFire?
The word prairie fire holds a few meanings. It’s typically used to describe a fire in open grassland or an uncontrolled fire in a grassy area. Prairie fires tend to spread really quickly and alter the land they leave behind. The words have also been used when talking about how sometimes you need to burn things to the ground to be able to start anew, with a fresh perspective. It was also the name of a series of highly classified multi-service United States special operations patrols during the Vietnam War.
We think President Ronald Reagan used it best, starting when he was Governor of California and during his presidency.
“We are being watched, watched by those all across this land who once again dare to believe that our concept of responsible, people-oriented government can work as the founding fathers meant it to work. If we prove that here, we can, as I have said before, start a prairie fire that can sweep across this country.
But to start that fire, we must nurture the flame here at home or it will flicker and die, and those who come after us will find only the ashes of lost hopes and dead dreams.”
April 1, 1967
Address of Governor Ronald Reagan to the California Republican Assembly, Lafayette Hotel, Long Beach
“I remember back then, almost 20 years ago, saying that we could start a prairie fire here in California, one that would capture the intensity of our devotion to freedom and the strength of our commitment to American ideals. Well, we began to carry a message to every corner of the nation- a simple message.
The message is: Here in America, the people are in charge… To the extent that what has happened today reaffirms those principles, we are part of that prairie fire that we still think defines America — a fire of hope that will keep alive the promise of opportunity as we head into the next century.”
November 6, 1984
Remarks by President Ronald Reagan at a Reelection Celebration in Los Angeles, California