Our History

More than 25 years ago, Lisle and Danni Moore opened Target Masters for business in Columbia, MO. Their goal was to provide law enforcement officers and responsible citizens a safe and comfortable environment where they could shoot and train.

Target Masters has since earned the reputation as one of Mid-Missouri’s best places to buy tactical equipment for home and personal defense. With one of the largest selections of tactical rifles, handguns, and personal defense accessories, Target Masters can help you make the choice that’s right for you.

Our friendly and well-trained staff has decades of experience and can guide you not only with purchasing but also with operating and shooting your new gun in our 25-yard indoor range. We invite you to come and be part of the Target Masters family.


Joe Gilbert, General Manager
Experience

  • 14 years as surveillance operator in New Orleans and the bayou region of Louisiana
  • Kinesic interview expert
  • Seven years teaching fieldcraft at three Louisiana colleges; has trained former DEA, FBI, Deputy U.S. Marshals, as well as state and local law enforcement personnel
  • Former U.S. Navy Blue Angels Crew Chief and instructor
  • Graduate of the Massad Ayoob Group (MAG40)
  • Graduate of Defense Training International, Inc. (John Farnam), basic and advanced defensive handgun  (Instructor level)
  • Defense Training International (John Farnam) Staff Instructor
  • Continuing in-person training with the nation’s top-tier defense experts, including Darryl Bolke, Doctor William April, John Murphy, Mas Ayoob and others
  • Certified Glock armorer
  • Certified Smith & Wesson M&P and Shield Armorer
Joe Gilbert

Tim Quick, Sales and Instructor
Experience

  • Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant
  • Certified Smith & Wesson M&P and Shield Armorer
  • Graduate of Defense Training International, Inc. (John Farnam), basic defensive handgun
  • Small arms expert

Tony Ehler, Sales and Instructor
Experience

  • U.S. Army veteran
  • Lifelong firearms enthusiast
  • Certified Smith & Wesson M&P and Shield Armorer
  • Graduate of Defense Training International, Inc. (John Farnam), basic and advanced defensive handgun (Instructor level)
  • Stand-up Comedian

John Waldschlager, Sales and Instructor
Experience

  • Vietnam veteran (U.S. Army)
  • 2 ½ years as a police officer in Dixon, IL
  • 21 years as a police officer in Hannibal, MO
  • 10 years as the police chief of Hannibal, MO
  • 8 years as the sheriff of Marion County, MO
  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy
  • Secret Service Dignitary Protection School
  • Graduate of Defense Training International, Inc. (John Farnam), basic and advanced defensive handgun (Instructor level)

James Wilson, Sales
Experience

  • 13 years U.S. Army Infantry
  • Squad Designated Marksman
  • Armorer - M240, M4. Beretta 92, Mossberg 500, Remington 700, M249
  • Graduate - Sonoran Desert Institute - (Accredited  Gunsmithing College)

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