Welcome to Big Panda Performance!!! Big Panda Performance was founded by Charlie Perez (aka The Big Panda) who is a Top 10 ranked competitive practical shooter and trainer. In 2008 I started participating in practical shooting matches (USPSA, IDPA, & Steel Challenge) and have focus my efforts on being the best I can be. This dedication to perfecting shooting performance allowed me to achieve a Grand Master Classification in USPSA Limited division within a year and a half of starting. Achieving this dramatic increase in performance was not only gained from hard work, but also by attending many training classes from world class practical shooters. Using the skill learned from these world class shooters I have attend over 100 major matches across the nation and countless club matches with great success. These practical shooting accomplishments have allowed me the opportunity to represent several firearms sponsors while on and off the range. My extensive competition shooting experience, dedication to achieving the next level of performance, and a focused training program enable me to compete at the highest levels within the practical shooting sports.


I take pride in being able to provide effective training for shooters who wish to improve their skills and produce a maximum performance on demand. My training classes provide focused one on one interaction with each student to identify their primary weaknesses then deploy solutions. More importantly I provide the reason why a skill is failing so the student can understand why it must be changed to improve performance. Many instructors can show you how something should be performed, but usually fall short in defining the reason why a particular skill must be performed a certain way. My competition shooting experience and training skills allow me to explain the reason why something should be performed in a particular way. Every student learns a process in their own unique way as well.  I am able to observe each student’s preferred learning method then modify my training process to accommodate them. This learning observation and training content delivery adjustment is a primary skill that separates my training from most instructors.  I enjoy training and look forward to work with fellow shooters to help them maximize their performance.  Let’s work together to bring your practical shooting skills to the next level!!!