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Nancy and I had a great time and learned a lot at your Defensive Shooting Class. We have told a lot of people what a great experience it was. We have three boys and they all are interested in your class now. We are also looking forward to taking the class again to help better embed the many important concepts and ideas covered, plus it was just fun! We also plan to take several other of your classes when they are offered. We are very impressed with the quality of the instruction and with the range itself which is very well designed and appointed. We liked very much your attentiveness to safety at all times. Your Defensive Shooting Class is a must for those who have want to develop the skills needed to go along with a concealed carry permit. We think the class covers a lot of critical issues. We are very pleased with what we learned, and intend to continue to practice the techniques and safety concepts covered.
I wanted to let you know I enjoyed the class (Defensive Shooting)and learned a ton! Prior to the class my experience was limited to target shooting at the range and the CCW class I took over a year ago. Drawing, holstering, and presenting the weapon was mostly all new. The SUL position was totally new and would probably take me quite a while to learn and become comfortable utilizing.
I know it was part of the training, but keeping my mags loaded was probably my biggest hurdle. Next time I will either have more mags or larger 17 shot capacity mags (I only had 10 shot mags.
My holster also presented a problem in that it would not easily release the gun. I should have had that corrected prior to the class. That was my fault, it caused me to focus too much on withdrawing the gun, when I need to focus on the drills.
My plan is to practice the skills presented in the class over the winter and possibly re-take the class next Spring. With a little practice I can do considerably better. I will also register for the handgun clinic when offered next year.
I thought your facility was excellent. You did a great job in presenting the material. I thought the content of the class was exactly as expected. Your emphasis on safety was excellent. Going from a indoor range environment to an outdoor defense class was very different. I appreciate the fact that you kept us all in control!
Dianne did a great job as well.
I look forward to the next class.
The emphasis on safety was one of the most important things this class taught. Mr. and Ms.raper are both excellent teachers in the use of an firearm, whether the students are beginners or have been shooting for years, you will learn to do things you didn't know you were capable of. PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ELSEWHERE!
Just wanted to write a quick note to say thanks again. Since Marge took your GALS class and CHC class, she has applied for her permit, bought a Ruger SR9C, gone to an indoor range with me, and practiced dry firing almost daily. It took me 30+ years to get her interested in shooting, but only less than 2 hours for you to give her the "bug". I'm still trying to get her interested in your Defensive Shooting class, but she is leery about her speed in shooting, and wants to do well. Maybe this summer. Anyway, thanks again, and if you ever need a reference, please feel free to call me or Marge.
I think your courses, two so far, are among the finest of any kind I have participated in for the money. I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 35 years and have taken dozens of drug manufacturing management, regulatory and safety courses. I have also taught courses in these areas and must state from my personal experience your knowledge and professionalism in this field is excellent. Thank you for dispelling a large amount of misinformation I have received in the past and providing an accurate, intelligent course of instruction.
Dear Chris and Dianne,
I really enjoyed both your concealed carry class in December as well as your defensive shooting class January 23, 2010. Chris, you had me doing things I didn't know I could do and/or had never tried before. Both shooting on the move and with "opposite hand" was brand new for me. You certainly demonstrated throughout the classes the importance of safety at all times, your detailed instructions were spot on. Thanks to you and Dianne, I feel I now have the confidence and tools to work with. Thank you very much for your patience and professionalism. Job well done!
Mr and Mrs Raper,
Thank you both so much for the training you gave to my wife today. I feel so much better knowing that she has received the professional and personal care that will assist her in my absence. She was full of laughter when I talked with her today. She didn't know she was a left eye shooter.
Please know that I will be forever grateful for the both of you and what you have done for my family and I. I will try to be with her on her next class and thank you both personally. Please keep our Military families in your prayers. May the Lord continue to bless you and your wife eternally.
W. Lowry Jr (SFC/USAR)
April & Rich Reid
Hi Chris and Dianne,
I just wanted you both to know that Brock and I thoroughly enjoyed the defensive handgun class for permit holders on November 21, 2009. The class was very informative with many drills that can not be performed at most ranges. Information was delivered in a very understandable way, as is usual for your classes. Chris, your patience and information delivery methods help relieve any tension that students may have.
I hope we never need to use any of the items you have taught us; however, if needed I feel we are better prepared to deal with the situations. Awareness of your surroundings is the biggest key. As you said, the best way to be safe is to not put yourself in a dangerous or stupid situation.
One big selling point of your class is your promise to help our attorney in our defense if we are unfortunate enough to have to use our firearm in self defense.
You and Dianne are great at dealing with people and offer a great service that more law abiding citizens should take advantage of. Brock and I will keep an eye on the website.
Thanks again……..Scott and Brock
PS – On a personal note; your classes allow Brock and I to spend quality time together enjoying something we both love. That father/son time gets harder and harder to find. Thank you for a fabulous experience.
Just wanted to let you know the Defensive Shooting Class was worth it. I have been to your Conceal Carry Class, ADF Class and now this. You and Diane put on a First Class event. I feel alot more confident with my 40c now. I will be visiting your web page from time to time, but if something new should come up please let me know. Again, had a great time!"
Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed the class last Saturday. Give me a lot of on hand experience with my gun. That was the most it has ever been shot since I had it.
Thanks for the class and will keep an eye out for other classes to attend.
I want to thank you and Dianne for letting me join the class at the last minute on sat. May 10. I am glad I finally ran out of excuses to not attend! I certainly feel better about knowing more about the laws and responsibilities of carrying concealed. Your knowledge of the subject and your ability to convey the information to a room full of novices made it easy to learn. Thanks for taking your time to teach this class and for allowing me to join you on such short notice. I am looking forward to the next class.
Mr. and Mrs. Raper,
Hello! I would like to thank you again for taking time to work with me on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and feel more confident with what I'm doing now. You both are great instructors and I really appreciate what you taught me. Thanks for sending the pictures! I look forward to seeing you Oct.17!
I just wanted to write you and thank you for the excellent class last Saturday. I told Sheriff Donnie Harrison about your class as well as Hill's Gun Shop on Capital Blvd. I told them that I learned a lot and enjoyed the efficiency of it.
I will consider some of your other classes this fall. Definitely I will take another sometime within the next year. Your instructions as to how to apply for the carry permit helped very much and I completed that earlier this week.
Hello to Dianne.
K. Kennedy, Jr.
Thanks to both you and Dianne for the excellent course presentation and execution, today. I would think that everyone that considers themselves in need of that "peace" of protection, regardless of prior background and experience, strongly consider upgrading their current knowledge base, as the class did today.
Have a good weekend.
Chris and Dianne,
I want to thank you for a great classroom experience in the Concealed Handgun Carry Class.
Dear Chris and Dianne,
Mac and I enjoyed your class for Concealed Handgun Carry. It was very informative and thought provoking. And I liked the shooting.
I am enclosing a check for your class on May 2, After Deadly Force. We have signed up already so I am sending the payment as requested. We are looking forward to it.
See you soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Raper
I just wanted to take a minute to say how greatful I am for all the things you two have taught me. You are truly amazing people, and Chris, you ae a wonderful instructor! If I could take the classes over and over again I would in a heartbeat.
Again, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with me. You two are the best!!
Dear Chris and Dianne,
I just wanted to give you both a big "well done" for the excellent class. Being a retired teacher I recognize organization, excellent presentation, and delightful personalities.
Yes, I've been to Nashville, gotten finger printed etc. It has been an adventure! Thank you both.
I want to thank you again for yesterday's class. You all did a fantastic job and I was very happy that I chose your class!
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Carry Conceal Class and am looking forward to the Defensive Firearms Class as well.
Just a quick note to say Thank you, your class was great, and I learned a lot. You and your wife are super people. Thanks again.
Chris and Dianne,
Thank you for conducting a special Concealed Carry Class for the Englewood Group. It was extra fun taking the class with people we know. A special thanks to Chris for his patience and understanding in working with me on the range portion of the class. Thanks for you, your wife and your staffs' professionalism and quality training.
P. and D. Beach
Many thanks for the great course and especially for the extra time you spent to insure our successful completion.
E. and P. Moore