Testimonials

It was a year ago today that my wife with two of my children and I attended a three day pistol & rifle course held in Whitehall MT.
To say it was mind opening would be an understatement, I only attended this class because I wanted my wife and daughter to learn how to use a gun if a self defense situation came up.
We all know how hard it is to teach your own family on how to use something that they are already uncomfortable with we all know it can be very frustrating.
I on the other hand grew up with guns and was relatively familiar with handling a firearm. It’s not that I considered myself a know it all gun guy but I thought I could handle myself in a gun fight- Boy was I wrong!!!
Adam and his Buddy (lets just call him Mr. B) from Canada are AWESOME instructors. I was amazed at their skill, patience, teaching and talent to take a group of twenty gun newbies and get us to the point of drawing and hitting the target in one second. I’m not talking about a bunch of grunts going into the military or swat boys looking for more training what we had that day was your basic church group (your tweedily dee and tweedily dumbs of the world) Adam kept us moving, informed, entertained, excited, and most important they kept us safe.

If you are thinking of taking one of Adam’s classes we can’t encourage you in any other way than to say just do it. If you don’t think you will get your money’s worth think again and just do it, if you don’t think you have the time just quit stalling and do it, if you think you are not skilled enough to do his class that’s ok, because you can, and just do it!

I can’t thank Adam enough for giving my wife and children the training and skills they need to defend themselves when I am not around to take care of them, I am also thankful that he took this Montana boy and gave him a defenders mind set, I could not ask for a better teacher.

He will make you laugh and he will make you cry.

We will definitely have him back for more training.

Prescott
August 28, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Tactical Carbine

“Just because some trainers are proficient with pistol and carbine does not mean that they are also proficient at teaching others how to use them. Adam is not one of those guys: his teaching skill is premium quality, and I cannot recommend him too highly. He was was able to stretch a large group of students to an astonishing level of proficiency that I did not think possible until I experienced it first hand. I look forward eagerly to taking more training from Defenders USA.”

Jayson
August 27, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Tactical Carbine

“Excellent course! Adam is a gifted instructor with top notch expertise and great at delivering the information with the right balance of humor and seriousness. My daughter and I took the course and learned so much about the legal, physical and emotional aspects of self-defense with a handgun. As a hunter, I have shot rifels for years, but had no confidence or use with handguns. Great in-class info combined with shooting practice on the range in a variety of different ways to build overall handgun skills should I ever have to defend my own life or someone else’s. Just a top notch class that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you Adam and all the instructors! You guys rock!”

Lisa
August 23, 2021
Defenders Series

“Thanks for making the class fun, entertaining and informative!!”

Marvin
March 25, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I enjoyed your instruction and your enthusiasm. I will recommend Defenders to my son and his wife. 
Thank you for your service as well!”

David
March 20, 2021
Handgun Fundamentals

“Let’s talk shooting for a minute. I spent this last weekend taking a couple of classes through Defenders USA. I don’t like shooting; let’s just get that out of the way right now. It’s not that I hate it, I simply don’t love it. I don’t like when I miss; it sends me into a practical panic when I mess up. (Never fear, that’s not the only thing that I don’t like to mess up: I’m a walking panic attack. 😉😆)
However, having made the decision to carry a firearm for my protection and the protection of others, it is MY responsibility to train with said firearm. It is MY responsibility to know how to shoot, when to shoot, and where every one of my rounds goes. Simply carrying a gun without training does not make me cool; it quite honestly makes me an absolute moron. If I don’t know what I’m doing, then why am I even carrying? I am more of a danger than a help at that point.
All this to say: I implore you all- if you’re going to make the decision to exercise your rights (and by all means, you should) you NEED to have good quality training. I believe it’s quite irresponsible to not. If I can do this, every single person out there can. I don’t want to do an all day class- it’s not my idea of fun. My idea of fun is sitting on my couch with a good book and being left alone. 🤷‍♀️ But guess what? Learning to be efficient with a handgun is responsible. It’s what we should all strive to be. If you also would love to get some good, high quality training, you absolutely need to go to Adam Winch with Defenders USA. He makes it easy to learn and he makes it fun and of course he and his family are just absolutely incredible people. I thoroughly enjoyed this weekend once I got out of MY head and found out that sometimes it’s okay to not be perfect; keep practicing and you will get there. Like I said, if I can do this, you absolutely can! Get your training!!!!”

Jasmyne
March 17, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Handgun Fundamentals, Handgun Speed and Precision

We attended Adams Handgun Fundamentals course as well as the Handgun Speed & Precision clinic. Both Phenomenal Courses and Excellent Instruction! I always considered my knowledge of Firearm Safety and handling to be excellent but quickly learned that I had an enormous to amount to learn. This training has totally changed my viewpoint. I will no doubt be back for more. Thank you Adam Winch and Defenders USA. Your training is Top Notch!

Dallas
March 17, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

(Of note: Gabriel is an Executive Protection professional, a highly-trained “gun” guy)  

“Thanks again so much, Adam! I had a blast today and look forward to more training with you and trusting you with my wife as well. You are honestly the best instructor I’ve been able to train under. I appreciate all you’re doing and have done to get me in the class.”

Gabriel
March 17, 2021
Tactical Carbine

“Adam, thank you for your careful and thorough training last Saturday.  You are a very effective teacher. I learned a lot, mostly that I need a lot more practice.  Your infinite patience is appreciated!”

Robert
March 8, 2021
Handgun Speed and Precision

“Hey all, first off, a big thank you to Adam Winch. My wife and two of her good friends from church took the CCW class and the Handgun Fundamentals class from you and Russell Anthon yesterday. My wife was super happy she did so, gained a lot of good knowledge and skill, and was overall impressed. Thanks for your professionalism.”

Preston
January 25, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Handgun Fundamentals

“Adam was amazing and very thorough! Highly recommend!”

Nikke
January 25, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Experienced, professional training that cuts to the point. Sense of humor and yet delivers on the seriousness and responsibility of concealed carry as well as safe handling of firearms.”

John
January 21, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“It was an absolute pleasure to take Adam’s Defender Series class! I feel that the course was a fun mix of challenge, heart and information. It is very obvious that he and his assistants truly care about each classmate. Adam also brings a wealth of energy and skill with him each day, making him an extraordinary teacher. I would highly recommend his classes to anyone who is even slightly interested in gaining useful tools! Taking the Defender’s Course has improved my abilities and mindset towards conceal carrying and I cannot wait to continue practicing with the precise tools that were given to me.”

Tara
January 21, 2021
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series
“Can’t recommend Defenders USA training enough. A small class of 4 of us spent yesterday rolling around in the Cameo mud doing rifle drills and it was absolutely awesome! Please check them and their training calendar out. It’s not playing army, or cops and robbers, or airsoft. It is safe, intense, training from the best teachers you’ll meet. If you are pining away for backordered hardware, consider spending your time and resources training with what you have.
Oh, and they have ammo. A lot.”
David
January 18, 2021
Tactical Carbine

“I just wanted to thank you for the amazing weekend! Truely life-changing for me. As soon as hunting seasons are over, you’ll be seeing my husband and I for another weekend. 

You are a true hero and an incredible teacher. Sharing your experiences with us took a toll on you – and you did it anyway. It was greatly appreciated and helped me look at things in my own life in a whole new light.”
Karen
October 20, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“This was an awesome course I took put on by Adam over at Defenders USA. Don’t learn from your best friends monkeys uncle! Learn it right the first time!! Defenders is the top of the line in learning self defense with your handgun or AR 15. 👍👍👍👍💯

Christina
October 20, 2020
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Tactical Carbine

“My wife and I attended last night’s course on Concealed Carry permits. Great course. Learned a lot about the law around defensive use of handguns; the huge distinction between the home, the car and the public arena. Adam Winch is a gifted communicator with a huge heart. Without firing one shot, I could tell he was very formidable with all aspects of defense and firearms. So thankful he is one of the good guys who are on our side!  Next step is the hands-on course to drill gun safety into my psyche and to practice the mechanics of holstering, unholstering, aiming and firing. Looking forward to it!”

Steve
September 3, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Hi Adam,
[My wife] and I wanted to thank you again for a truly wonderful course. Tried to say it yesterday during the ‘after action’ but don’t think I was very effective. I’ve been through many training events both as a career Marine and an aviator. The quality of courses and instruction varied greatly, but when it was ‘spot on’ it was always because of the love the instructor had for the subject matter. And that was certainly true of yesterday’s course.
Your review of the laws and regulations (and in particular the responsibilities) of gun ownership and employment was fantastic. You tied every training and teaching point to a real life event and brought the class’ imagination to that very situation. You made it personal to each of us.
Once in the range for the ‘Handgun Fundamentals’ course, your love of what you do was again incredibly evident. You put us at ease with a very detailed safety discussion of the firearms as well as a safety plan of action in the event of an accident. No other firearms course I’ve gone through has included that, and it so clearly represented how well planned and orchestrated your course is. Your progressive pace throughout the day was great and effective for the novice and experienced shooter alike. Having been around a few shooters and numerous weapons ranges one thing was immediately evident to me… your skill set is truly amazing. Anyone that has been around firearms/ shooters/operators will notice right away they are sharing the range with a ‘Jedi’.
Thanks for doing what you do and more importantly HOW you are doing it. In short: ‘Don’t Change Nothin’”

Semper Fi
Al S*****
LtCol USMC (Ret)

Alan
September 3, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“this was by far the best concealed handgun class!!!

Adam is a fun, informative and engaging instructor. he makes certain you understand the laws you will be required to understand if your going to choose to arm yourself publicly!
his classes on shooting…I don’t care who you are…how experienced you are…you will glean important information that will make you a safer, more effective shooter.
if you have been thinking about taking this class…do it!!! you will walk away informed and effective.”

Amiee
September 3, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course
I recently got the opportunity to attend the concealed carry course held by Adam Winch in Whitehall, MT. And I was blown away.
From day 1 He set out to pack as much life saving advice into our heads as he could, and I am thoroughly convinced that no one could have done a better job.
I am going to condense everything I have learned to this.
By day 4. He left me with a enormous feeling of responsibility weighing on my shoulders, and a great deal of confidence.
I miss living in the white, oblivious to all the potential threats in everyday life.
But I wouldn’t trade the feeling of security I have for the world.
Thank you.
Judah
August 25, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“There is no better avenue out there for top-notch firearms training than with Adam Winch at Defenders USA. I got a whole lot more out of this course than I originally expected and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the level of professionalism that was consistently presented throughout the weekend. If you are considering acquiring your CCW/CHP permit, please do not do so without adequate training to follow your classroom time. The Defenders series was the perfect solution to that. As an instructor of other life-saving/rescue courses, it was immediately apparent to me that Adam has a burning passion for what he teaches, and it ultimately translated to a high-quality and incredibly effective course. 10/10.”

Stewart
July 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I took the Defenders Series course this past weekend. It was more than I expected. Adam is awesome at educating you in shooting as well as teaching the laws and legal situations. He will give you pointers and mix some humor into what he’s teaching. I learned more in this class than just the basics in gun safety. He is HIGHLY educated and and will teach you how to handle handguns the correct way, the laws and much more! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you are getting a concealed carry, TAKE THIS COURSE”

Nathan
July 22, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Excellent training in handgun safety, ethics and legal concerns, and defensive tactics and maneuvers taught by a passionate and engaging instructor Adam Winch and another fellow. They are patient with beginners and give helpful constructive criticism while constantly guiding you to advancing your skills. I believe this instructor lived up to my expectations. He guides many newcomers into becoming a well controlled, accurate, and responsible gun owner. You’ll be given valuable advice on buying the right gun, which legal protection plan to buy, and deep consideration into the moral and legal aspects of owning and potentially using a gun in self defense. He also knows how to balance humor and the seriousness of what you’re dealing with. Very engaging instructor whom I hope to have an advanced tactical course with.”

Chris
July 22, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“My wife and I took the CCW class on July 5th. The time flew by, great information and left with a lot to think about. If you are thinking about taking on the responsibility of concealed carry I would recommend taking this class.”

Sam
July 22, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Adam and the crew were awesome. I took this course this day Saturday and Sunday and would highly recommend taking this course. It puts a realistic approach to handling a hand gun in real life. Thank you for the weekend training…it was awesome.”

Steve
June 28, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Adam, Russel, Rob, and all the others who helped this weekend, I can’t thank you enough! I can honestly say I feel confident in my ability to handle a handgun in a defense-of-life situation, because of the Defender’s Series. Before the class, all I knew was point, aim, shoot. When seconds matter and lives are on the line, you don’t have time for that. My past has taught me that there is certainly evil in this world, and there are people who want to and will hurt you. I am more confident than ever in my ability to defend myself and others. I will continue to take classes from Defenders USA for as long as I can, and I will encourage everyone else to do the same.”

Ashley
June 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

Spending Father’s Day weekend with my husband was the best gift for our future and most importantly our family. Taking this course has broaden our awareness of the world outside our home. Not only did we get to learn about the concealment but what to expect from the law and legal aspects. We took the additional 2 day defense course following of hands-on training and we feel absolutely confident to defend ourselves, loved ones and handle an unexpected scenario safely and effectively. Thank you guys so much! We absolutely recommend anyone who is new or experienced should take the 3 day course with Adam and his crew sooner than later (and I mean before it’s too late) to protect yourself and those who matter to you!

Michaela
June 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Adam’s class was hands down the most informative I have ever attended! After attending his class you can return as many times as you need and i will certainly be back!
Even if you have taken other CHP courses, take his! I promise you will learn something new!”

Kimberly
June 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Took the Defenders Series course offered by Defenders-USA last weekend here in GJ. Taking this class gave us what we need to get a concealed carry permit …. But it does SO much more! It touches on what you can do under the law, what you should do, and then what to expect in the aftermath (God willing it never happens!). Three class sessions, and two long afternoons of defensive handgun training and advanced tactical training. I’ve always been a bit nervous with my gun, not now! I’ve never had a better overall idea of what it REALLY takes to defend yourself and/or a loved one, should the need arise. I cannot stress the professionalism of Adam Winch and his assistants Russell and Rob (and Ryan). The knowledge, background, information and training Adam and his crew have is unparalleled. This series is comprehensive, thought-provoking, mentally and physically taxing and AWESOME!!! If you’re even considering getting your CCP, you have to take this class! We took the CCP class about 12 years ago, it was vastly inferior to this class – if you had a previous class not taught by Adam, you need to take this class. Thank you Adam! www.defenders-usa.com if you want to sign up!”

Lisa
June 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

Adam Winch, Russel, and Rob are a wealth of knowledge and expert trainers. I still have a long way to go to be more accurate, but felt 100% more comfortable handling a gun than a month ago.
Bigger group (18 vs 8) = more stress, but even more realistic for defensive gun handling. Not once feeling unsafe during the course.

For those of you that took a concealed carry course (not with Defenders USA), you may want to rethink your training. There is so much more to this than just a piece of paper and a short course. Wouldn’t you be more confident knowing how to fight defensively with the gun you carry when it comes to the fight of your life or for the life of someone you love?

This all coming from the 41 yo girl who wouldn’t even hold a gun a month ago, too afraid to touch one.

Thanks Adam!!!”

Jenna
June 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Back on the flats after a fantastic weekend in Grand Junction CO. Adam is an absolutely astounding teacher and is putting absolutely stellar training out there. If the defense of life with a handgun is your thing at all, especially if you’re in Colorado or Utah, you need to check out his company, Defenders USA, and get some training. It was worth the 12 hour drive from Kansas, would have been worth twice that.”

Ryan
June 24, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

”I just finished the CCW/CHP class, and although I’ve taken it several times before through other trainers, I was shocked. I figured a quick refresher, get my wife through the course so we can both have CCWs. Wow was I wrong, Adam is entertaining, fun, and I learned a lot actually. Things the other courses never covered. We will definitely be taking the defenders handgun course soon. I recommend EVERYONE take this course, even if you already have your CCW. The knowledge gained is priceless!”

 

(also prior military, U.S. Army)

J
May 16, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Checked one of my biggest fears off today…still not comfortable, but at least over the fear of holding and firing a handgun.

Defenders USA with Adam Winch
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I have been avoiding this course for about 5 years, ever since I met Adam. He has assured me time and time again that this course is designed for someone like me, beyond fearful of a handgun. His instruction and ability to make you feel comfortable are beyond superior. You seriously need to take this course if you haven’t! Thank you Adam!

Can’t wait for tomorrow, day 2!
…never would have thought I would say such words when in regard to a handgun…”

 

(Medical professional)

Jenna
May 16, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Hands down best education on legal, carrying, and shooting we have received. My only regret is not starting classes with Adam sooner. What a great feeling to walk away from a class feeling more in control and aware of what a responsibility it is to carry. Its our obligation to get educated and receive proper training. Whether you are a beginner or veteran, everyone can learn something from Adam Winch and Defenders USA Absolutely will be back for continued and advanced training yearly.”

Paul
May 12, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Adam is the absolute BEST. Of all the classes I’ve taken he is far and beyond all of them.”

Ken
May 12, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Absolutely the best class I have ever had about self defense and safe and effective weapons training!!”

Daniel
May 12, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“I took this course with an open mind and it was astonishing at what I learned, I completely plan on taking this course again and extending my knowledge in what he has to share. The course was a great experience and I recommend it to anybody interested in C.C or just to get a better understanding of the lawful aspects of it. Thank you for what you do and your service!”

Tylor
May 5, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Dear Adam, thank you for a great class today. I have taken this class 2 times previously. I never carried through on getting my permit. The confidence just wasn’t there. Today it is! It is not a joke or just a thing to have. It is a privilege and responsibility and your explanations and application of the law made it a reality. Thank you very much” – Holly B.

Holly
May 2, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I just finished the CCW/CHP course with Adam, and it was great! Adam did an amazing job, and he kept the course engaging and entertaining. I’ve taken a course before, and his course is by far the best!! Thank you! I would HIGHLY recommend this course if you’re interested in conceal carrying!!”

Barbara
May 2, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“After attending the “Defenders Series”, I would highly recommend the course to any CHP holder or anyone possessing a handgun for home defense. The course was highly informative and consisted of classroom and hands-on instruction. I found the instructors to be very informative and knowledgeable and led by the extremely capable Adam Winch.”

G.H.

Gary
February 3, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“I attended Precision Handgun for Church Security on 2/1/20. I have 26 years of State and Federal law enforcement. The class Adam and the team put on was energized and extremely informative. I came into the class thinking I know how to shoot but could learn some things. Well I learned a TON of things! I drank the kool-aid and it was refreshing. A simple thing about moving fingers slightly strengthens your grip, mind blowing. The class had young and old, male and female. We all learned things and we all became much better. Prior to the class Adam came to our church to explain what he can bring to the table to assist our church, it was informative and presented so all could understand. Adam has done his homework and knowledge base is exceptional. Defenders USA has a solid product with talented instructors. Thank you Thank you Defenders USA. I’ll be back for more classes. Glen”

Glen
February 3, 2020
Church Security, Handgun Speed and Precision

I took this course a couple of months ago and then followed up yesterday with the Defensive fighting handgun 1 course. Both were very needed. Everyone needs these. Here is a what I came away with yesterday. I hope others will take these so that they understand what is most important in how to protect self and others. Today I took the Defensive Fighting Handgun 1 course. Now let me be honest! At first I was a bit nervous about going. I was afraid of making a fool of myself! I think that is called “Pride”!!!! Well, let me share with you that that did NOT happen! The class was such a fun class! But more importantly it was a Professional class and I learned Safe shooting so that I wouldn’t hurt another student or myself. And I learned how to defend myself and others I love and care about. Every student was given professional instruction in a way that they each could understand, and so that no one felt overwhelmed. In any area necessary, we each received enough one on one instruction so that we gained confidence and saw our problems corrected. Not once did anyone make me feel foolish, but the opposite happened, I was treated as someone who mattered. I saw only a Great Professional class, giving Education for anyone who is willing to listen, and practice by the rules! Though it was a group class, the instructors spent plenty of time helping each student correct problems, and gave us praise when we did a good job! I appreciated the instructor being sure that no one left the class without the opportunity to learn Defensive Fighting! Therefore lots and lots of practice! I was so pleased at how much I learned. I see that shooting at a target in the desert or at a gun club is NOTHING to compare with Professional and personal handgun training. UNLESS you have really learned how to shoot accurately by a professional,you really don’t know enough about how to protect yourself or others! !!!! These are professional instructors,and when we left that class, we knew for sure we had learned to shoot in a correct way, that will forever stick with us. These targets were really great, giving a person many options to learn different shooting styles. I still have a lot to learn in the terminology ( I am sure I may have not explained the target well!) and I admit there is still a need for more practice and instruction, and they offer that in their many other classes. I just wanted to share that this class is well worth it, and these instructors are the best because they have the Knowledge, and have the experience and training, and care about you! Thank you, Defenders USA for changing my life! Never again will I be afraid to go and listen and learn! It is one of the wisest and safest decisions I have ever made.

Debbie
January 21, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“Recently I took the “Defenders Series” course with Adam. I highly recommend this course to anyone who owns a pistol, especially anyone considering getting their CCW permit. Adam is a true expert and a gifted instructor. This course should be a requirement for any CCW.

Thanks Adam!”

Josh
January 21, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“It was a great Defenders class. At the end you realize how little you knew going in. If you are going to carry I highly recommend this class.”

David
January 21, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“I just took a self defense class with Adam and it was incredible. I wish every woman had to take this class, because we need to know how to be smart and how to have the best chance if survival if the worst happens.”

Joy
January 21, 2020
Situational Awareness

“Adam came to Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, conducted a complete walk through. Highlighted what we were doing correct and what we needed to change to keep our people safe in this world of sin and pain. We were not able to make all corrections at once, but handled the “must do’s” first. Our people feel safe and that is worth more then any money. Thank you Defenders USA!”

Robert
January 21, 2020
Church Security

“My 16 year old daughter and I took Adam’s Avoid the Criminal and the Active Shooter Response classes. These classes were both a ton of information, all of which was valuable and important. The active shooter simulation experience was very enlightening as to how quickly a situation could go from bad to worse in a matter of seconds. Adam describes many ways to be safe and aware of the dangers that surround us. We did not leave paranoid, but empowered. We look forward to future classes with Defenders’s USA.”

Debbie
January 21, 2020
Situational Awareness

“The Defender’s Series was fantastic. The hands on training was challenging and fun to make you safe, faster and more efficient. The knowledge obtained in the classroom was worth every penny by itself. Adam is a top notch teacher and cares immensely for what he teaches and why.”

John
January 21, 2020
Defenders Series

“Thank you so much to Adam for an amazing weekend I will never ever forget! I learned far beyond what I could have ever imagined in 2 1/2days. Prior to taking the Defender Series course I had handled a semi-auto hand gun twice in my life. My dad and I decided to take Adams course after a scary incident at our office. I am so honored, grateful and proud to have completed this course. Adam and Amanda both took the time to make sure I was comfortable with everything we were doing, but they both pushed me completely out of my comfort zone. Which was a great thing! This course is intense but intense with a purpose. I would highly recommend any of Adams course to anyone even if you are a complete beginner like me! You will not regret it!!!”

Amber
January 21, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“What an amazing class! Just finished the 3 day – 20 hour course with Adam and I learned more about handgun defense than I have in my previous 50 years(!) of handgun shooting. Completely changed my previous thoughts on CCW carry. Adam is a fantastic instructor and I can’t recommend this class enough for those that have been “thinking about taking a CCW course”. The cost of the course is trivial compared to what you will learn! Just DO IT!”

Geoff
January 21, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Some of the best training available anywhere!! Adam has the background and knowledge, and teaches in a fun, interactive way that you can really understand. He makes sure you don’t leave without knowing and understanding the info in the course! I highly recommend their courses!”

Dalene
January 21, 2020
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I’ve been shooting rifles for over forty years, spent half my adult life in the Army, and learned more in one day from Adam than I ever thought I could at this age. Defenders USA’s fighting rifle course is absolutely worth every penny and every minute, in fact it’s a steal. You know two or three great teachers you’ve had in your life who make an impact and you always remember? Put Adam in that same group. His technical, practical, and mechanical knowledge is impressive…but he quickly learns his audience, makes the lessons entertaining, genuinely cares for every student, safety is paramount at every step, and he puts everything he has into each class. I experienced the same in his handgun training. Classrooms are one thing but when you encounter that in a live fire, hands-on, field training environment, it’s truly priceless.

This class will take you from the basics, then quickly to advanced drills that you can do on your own at any time. Concepts, movements, and explanations were logical and repeatable. This class will arm you with the knowledge to further train yourself and also sniff out BS in equipment and other training. Plus, it’s fun! I came home tired and muddy but had an absolute blast at every step of the way!

I highly recommend it to anyone from those with a passing interest in how a black rifle works to those who consider themselves experts. Yes, even you veteran or LEO, odds are you probably haven’t trained like this. We are lucky to have this resource close to home. I’ll be sending my friends and family Adam’s way. Hardware comes and goes but knowledge is forever.”

David
January 21, 2020
Tactical Carbine

“Amazing class covering defensive fighting handgun! Its rare to find a truly inspiring teacher who does their job with 100% passion and knowledge. In this case, gained from a lifetime of real world experience. Its well worth the cost, and I’ll be back for more fur shur!!”

Dan
December 20, 2019
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“Very informative class. Adam is very knowledgeable and explains thing in a way everyone can understand. He’s not afraid of questions, willing to help in anyway he can. great sense of humor so he keep it interesting Couldn’t ask for a better instructor. I highly recommend this course.”

Joseph
December 20, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I’ve been shooting rifles for over forty years, spent half my adult life in the Army, and learned more in one day from Adam than I ever thought I could at this age. Defenders USA’s fighting rifle course is absolutely worth every penny and every minute, in fact it’s a steal. You know two or three great teachers you’ve had in your life who make an impact and you always remember? Put Adam in that same group. His technical, practical, and mechanical knowledge is impressive…but he quickly learns his audience, makes the lessons entertaining, genuinely cares for every student, safety is paramount at every step, and he puts everything he has into each class. I experienced the same in his handgun training. Classrooms are one thing but when you encounter that in a live fire, hands-on, field training environment, it’s truly priceless.

This class will take you from the basics, then quickly to advanced drills that you can do on your own at any time. Concepts, movements, and explanations were logical and repeatable. This class will arm you with the knowledge to further train yourself and also sniff out BS in equipment and other training. Plus, it’s fun! I came home tired and muddy but had an absolute blast at every step of the way!

I highly recommend it to anyone from those with a passing interest in how a black rifle works to those who consider themselves experts. Yes, even you veteran or LEO, odds are you probably haven’t trained like this. We are lucky to have this resource close to home. I’ll be sending my friends and family Adam’s way. Hardware comes and goes but knowledge is forever.”

David
December 19, 2019
Tactical Carbine

“Adams class is fun, engaging, exciting and full of information. Had a great time and can’t wait for future classes!”

Kitt
December 19, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Classes from this company are life changing. Adam Winch is an amazing instructor with a down to earth, applicable, caring and understandable training style that even beginners can grasp. As a women with no real experience shooting a hand gun, after one basic conceal shooting class, I feel more comfortable with my hand gun. I was unsure and a bit hesitant going into a class with men, but that was short lived, this class is for everyone and as a women in the class was treated equally from the other students, and even encouraged by those with a more vast experience (even those who compete). I can not express my gratitude to the instructors for their patience and help during the class.

If you are looking for a great gift to give someone, I highly recommend giving someone you care about classes from Defenders USA. It will be the best, long lasting gift you will ever give.”

Kim
December 19, 2019
Defenders Series

“GREAT CLASSES! There is a lot of information you will learn and a lot of experience you will gain. The instructing was amazing! Instructors were filled with enthusiasm and made the classes fun. A 10 hour day felt like 3 hours. These classes are definitely worth the time and money. Especially if you want to keep your loved ones safe!!”

Nick
December 19, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

I recently attended the Defender Series Course, wow! Having recently completed a 10yr renewal CCW Permit Course I thought the Permit portion was just going to be a review. Not at all, this is taught by someone who has been there, done that. It was not a read the statute class, but a practical real-life application level of the statutes and more. Adam’s enthusiasm and ability to engage the students takes this course to a higher level.
I have never been in a Defensive Handgun Course, even though shooting & hunting most of my life, a 20 Army career and a 13-year Permit holder. If you are carrying a concealed hand gun or have one as part of a home defense plan but have not taken a course like this because you do not think you need to, you are grossly deceiving yourself.
Adam gives you 110%+. This is a very high-quality course, something you would pay a lot more for in other places. It is very informative, challenging, and fun. I plan to further refine my fundamentals and take this course again. Excellent course, very highly recommend it. Thanks Adam!

Kyle
December 17, 2019
Defenders Series

At a friend’s encouragement, I signed-up for a Defender’s Series class. It looked perfect: only 2.5 days, and on the weekend. I didn’t hold my breath, though. I’ve never paid so little for a continuing-ed class (personal defense) before. I was hopeful, but not expectant.

I enjoyed Adam’s teaching style; meeting everyone where they were; talking real-world; using his training and experience to provide fun, poignant lessons. “You need to know this–and here’s why.” He was flexible, dynamic, accommodating. I learned some new things, AND he helped me polish some established skills. He challenged me, and I’m more capable because of it.

If you’ve never shot a pistol before or if you have been shooting for a while, you’ll be glad you took this course. I lost count of the times I heard the INTOT comment (I never thought of that)!

Adam delivers.

Two thumbs up!

Brian
December 17, 2019
Defenders Series

“What an amazing class! Just finished the 3 day – 20 hour course with Adam and I learned more about handgun defense than I have in my previous 50 years(!) of handgun shooting. Completely changed my previous thoughts on CCW carry. Adam is a fantastic instructor and I can’t recommend this class enough for those that have been “thinking about taking a CCW course”. The cost of the course is trivial compared to what you will learn! Just DO IT!”

Jeff
December 17, 2019
Defenders Series

“Thank you so much to Adam for an amazing weekend I will never ever forget! I learned far beyond what I could have ever imagined in 2 1/2 days. Prior to taking the Defender Series course I had handled a semi-auto hand gun twice in my life. My dad and I decided to take Adams course after a scary incident at our office. I am so honored, grateful and proud to have completed this course. Adam and Amanda both took the time to make sure I was comfortable with everything we were doing, but they both pushed me completely out of my comfort zone. Which was a great thing! This course is intense but intense with a purpose. I would highly recommend any of Adams course to anyone even if you are a complete beginner like me! You will not regret it!!!”

Amber
December 17, 2019
Defenders Series

“The Defender’s Series was fantastic. The hands on training was challenging and fun to make you safe, faster and more efficient. The knowledge obtained in the classroom was worth every penny by itself. Adam is a top notch teacher and cares immensely for what he teaches and why.”

John
December 17, 2019
Defenders Series

“You don’t know what you don’t know.” My sisters, mom, and I took Adam Winch’s “Defenders Series” course and learned so much about how much we didn’t know. By the end of the course we not only had knowledge on the law of conceal carrying, but we left so confident with our ability to handle our gun properly and safely. I can say with absolute confidence that we could protect ourselves if such a situation presents itself. I loved the intensity and how much he pushed us to keep doing better during every drill. I will hopefully be taking many more classes soon!”

Ashlyn
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Some of the best training available anywhere!! Adam has the background and knowledge, and teaches in a fun, interactive way that you can really understand. He makes sure you don’t leave without knowing and understanding the info in the course! I highly recommend their courses!”

Dalene
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Classes from this company are life changing. Adam Winch is an amazing instructor with a down to earth, applicable, caring and understandable training style that even beginners can grasp. As a women with no real experience shooting a hand gun, after one basic conceal shooting class, I feel more comfortable with my hand gun. I was unsure and a bit hesitant going into a class with men, but that was short lived, this class is for everyone and as a women in the class was treated equally from the other students, and even encouraged by those with a more vast experience (even those who compete). I can not express my gratitude to the instructors for their patience and help during the class.

If you are looking for a great gift to give someone, I highly recommend giving someone you care about classes from Defenders USA. It will be the best, long lasting gift you will ever give.”

Kim
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“Amazing class covering defensive fighting handgun! Its rare to find a truly inspiring teacher who does their job with 100% passion and knowledge. In this case, gained from a lifetime of real world experience.
Its well worth the cost, and I’ll be back for more fur shur!!”

Dan
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“GREAT CLASSES! There is a lot of information you will learn and a lot of experience you will gain. The instructing was amazing! Instructors were filled with enthusiasm and made the classes fun. A 10 hour day felt like 3 hours. These classes are definitely worth the time and money. Especially if you want to keep your loved ones safe!!”

Nick
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“Very informative class. Adam is very knowledgeable and explains thing in a way everyone can understand. He’s not afraid of questions, willing to help in anyway he can. great sense of humor so he keep it interesting Couldn’t ask for a better instructor. I highly recommend this course.”

Joseph
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Adam is a fantastic instructor. Very knowledgeable about firearms, safety, and proper handling. He’s also caring and wants to make sure that you understand the why’s, when’s and what’s. Once a student, always a student. Adam is available for help even after the class is over. Don’t just think about taking a class, do it!”

Cris
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“I took a self defense class with Adam! He is an amazing teacher highly recommend.”

Emily
December 17, 2019
Situational Awareness, Unarmed Self Defense

“Just got done with a self defense class, looking forward to walking with my head held high and no longer afraid. thank u you, I enjoyed it very much, and learned a lot.”

Angie
December 17, 2019
Unarmed Self Defense

“I have been to a couple of CCW courses and Defenders USA is by far the best. He goes into detail and his previous experiences he has had with bad guys. Makes it interesting and is worth the money paid for it, I also would recommend his follow up courses to really open your eyes to realistic situations to prepare for. Like they say if you don’t prepare you might be a statistic instead of walking away. Just saying”

Bobby
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I just finished taking the “Concealed Handgun Permit Course”. Adam is an outstanding and motivating handgun instructor with vast knowledge and experience. Highly recommended. I plan to further my training with Defenders USA whenever I’m in the valley.”

Todd
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Awesome CHP course, the instructor was such a good teacher I immediately signed up for a defensive handgun class which was also incredibly informative and thorough. I highly recommend these two courses and I hope to participate in more Defenders USA courses in the future.”

Alex
December 17, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“Holy crap, I had an incredible day on Saturday taking my first firearms class of any kind. It was a fighting rifle applications class hosted by @defendersusa. There was so much great information packed into a single day and I left with way more knowledge than I could have imagined, as well as more things I know I need to work on than I could have imagined. Adam is truly a top notch instructor and it’s obvious that he truly cares about his students and their safety far beyond what I honestly expected. This was a whole new experience for me and it totally kicked my butt, but I honestly can’t even put it into words how much fun I had and how much of an advantage I feel I have moving forward into more training and drills.”

Ian
December 17, 2019
Tactical Carbine

“Adam is a fantastic instructor. Very knowledgeable about firearms, safety, and proper handling. He’s also caring and wants to make sure that you understand the why’s, when’s and what’s. Once a student, always a student. Adam is available for help even after the class is over. Don’t just think about taking a class, do it!”

November 16, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Adams class is fun, engaging, exciting and full of information. Had a great time and can’t wait for future classes!”

Kitt
November 16, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

On 11/4/19, I took the CCW permit course with Defensive Handgun 1, given by Adam Winch of Defenders USA. The 4.5 hour CCW permit course was excellent! I learned so much about the different circumstances to use my gun and the current Colorado laws regarding concealed carry handguns. There was a plethora of information that I didn’t know about, which really opened my eyes about the legalities on using your handgun in your home or vehicle. The last thing I want to do is to use my handgun in some circumstance and then be arrested because I didn’t know the Colorado laws!

Then after a short break, I started the course Defensive Handgun 1, which lasted 5 hours! We were taught how to load the handgun safely, even while moving (so you are not a standing target). We also practiced 1-handed and 2-handed shooting. This class was intensive, but so very much needed if you intend to use your handgun for home/vehicle defense.

Defensive Handgun TrainingTaking just the classroom CCW permit course was not enough. You really need the practical hands-on training in order to feel confident with using your handgun.

Adam is a wonderful instructor! He is patient, yet firm and will not hesitate to tell you what you are doing incorrectly. His expertise is second to none!

 

Lori
November 6, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Defenders USA provides stellar education and training!”

Heather
July 27, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

Adam Winch is the real deal. He is professional, realistic and effective. His training is exceptional. I highly recommend Defenders USA. I look forward to taking all the courses he offers that will make me a more effective, efficient and highly trained professional. It doesn’t happen with one class. It happens over a long period of time with many classes, taken many times. You gotta put in the time, effort and resources to become great. Adam is great.

Chris
May 23, 2019

“I am so thankful for this course, this company, and the instructor and his team. I feel much more equipped physically, mentally, and spiritually to handle my handgun in any situation that may arise. I’m excited to share my experience with my family and friends, and encourage them to take the courses. I look forward to taking more courses taught by Adam and his team! Thank you so so much! I appreciate everything you do!”

Jenna
May 23, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“I completed this training with my sisters and mom and gained so much knowledge on how to handle a handgun properly and safely and how to protect ourselves given different circumstances. I would highly recommend taking this course for the safety of you and others. Adam Winch is a very established and highly qualified instructor. I am now very confident to defend myself with a gun if necessary.”

Ashlyn
May 23, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I went into his training with all hesitation and nerves, he quickly calmed them and helped me get over so many fears in a short amount of time. Adam’s knowledge and passion are apparent in every thing he does. I will continue my path with his instruction. Thankful for him and his course.”

Johann
May 1, 2019
Business / Employee Training, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Adam Winch is a dedicated, educated, professional instructor. I took his “Fighting Rifle Applications” course and I absolutely appreciated his immediate action to and response to us to focus on key points he was expressing throughout his course. He was safe, competent and highly focused. It was a tremendous course with digestible information relating to his his key points. I highly recommend to all professionals, Veterans, law enforcement, first responders, realtors, conceal carriers, hunters, sportsmen and sportswomen, to take Adam Winch’s courses. I look forward to many more course experiences with Adam Winch. I am recommending Adam to all of my immediate friends and we are ready for the training he provides. Thank you for your time and your professionalism.”

Semper Fidelis,
C. Caldwell

C
May 1, 2019
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Tactical Carbine

“I have been around and used firearms all of my life, age 52 now. I have had a CCW since age 21 and attended the required classes in multiple states.

I knew I needed more training on the actual use of a handgun as the defensive tool it was being carried for. But, was never able to find a workable course. Stumbling upon Adam’s course changed that.

In the Defensive Combat Handgun 1 course, Adam was able to teach how to accurately fire under stress, the kind of stress that make the sights disappear, and make it a repeatable skill that can be practiced and improved. I am very glad to have found Adam’s organization and hope to gain further training under his tutelage.

The class was worth every penny and much more”.

Patrick D.
Vernal, UT

Patrick
May 1, 2019
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“My whole family and I took the Defensive Pistol Class at Defenders USA with Adam and Grizz. We all very much enjoyed the class and feel like we are better prepared to use a firearm in defense if needed. The class was extremely informative and gave us great instruction on how to properly hold a firearm, load the gun under stress, and use it effectively while under an intense situation. The instructors use vivid descriptions, are good humored and are ready to answer any questions you may have. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and definitely would recommend this class to anyone who wanted to learn more about pistols and defense. I plan on taking more of their courses.”

Madeline
May 1, 2019
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“What you don’t know, you don’t know, please do your loved ones a favor and take the “Defenders Series” training courses.

A weapon is just a tool, and if you think a tool will save your life, you are WRONG. It is the way you know how to use it correctly, and chances are, you are using it incorrectly. Although you may have Military, Law Enforcement or any other weapons training this training will benefit you far beyond your expectations.

You will not find a more honest and passionate instructor who will push you past your best. I am confident no other teacher like Adam can make you more emotionally, mentally and physically ready for the fight of your life.

The amount of time this course takes is minimal compared to the time we spend doing useless things in our life that doesn’t better us. Please DO NOT put this training off. These few days of training will give you a different look on life and prepare you to be courageous if the time comes.

This course is for the beginner to the advanced. So gather up the Spouse, Family, Friends or Co-Workers and come build confidence, make friends and better understand what it means to defend life and protect the ones you love.”

Ryan
May 1, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I for one believe in Adam and trust his research and knowledge. I guarantee he has done his homework. He is very thorough in both his research and training he provides. If you haven’t taken his “Defenders Series” course, you owe it to yourself to do so. Training is of utmost importance and this is one of the finest you’ll find in this area.
If you carry a firearm you need legal protection.
If you carry a firearm you need good training no matter what experience you may have.
Defenders USA is the finest you will find.”

Rob
April 17, 2019
Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting, Tactical Carbine

“I’ve been legally carrying for eight years now and, after taking the defenders series coarse, wow…I had no idea what I didn’t know. I also am now aware of how much more I need to learn.

There is information that I learned in this coarse that everyone who carries needs to know, has to know, should feel obligated to know! If you are already aware of what I am referencing then that is great. If not then I highly recommend you take Adam’s coarse. You will not regret it!”

Carl
February 16, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“A very comprehensive and dare I say necessary recourse for anyone who wants to carry a gun for self defense. Adam is a tough but loving instructor who knows how to teach and train like nobody I’ve ever met. I would highly recommend any Defenders series class”

Isaac
February 6, 2019
Defenders Series

“Just finished up the Tactical Urgent Trauma course. Wow, thought I knew a lot about urgent care being a former EMT and First Responder. This course takes it to a whole new level. Instructor, training material and hands on practice were top notch. I highly recommend this training to anyone and especially those involved in the field of protection of other’s.”

Rob
January 27, 2019
Urgent Trauma & Immediate Tactical Medical Care

“I was blown away with Adam’s passion and knowledge of the gun laws in Colorado and his desire to teach to train CCW/CHP classes to anyone willing to learn. He is something this country needs more of instead of politicians who think gun control is taking away our freedom and right to keep and bear arms. My hat goes off to Adam.”

Bob
January 26, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Adam is such an emotional and intelligent man, his knowledge of the law and gun training is hands down the best I have ever seen. Even been in Law Enforcement he taught me things I was unaware of. Thank you again.”

Kevin
January 26, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Best handgun training I’ve been through. Between military and law enforcement I’ve seen some of the best and Adam puts them all to shame!”

Glen
January 26, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Instructions are superb.”

John
January 26, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Took your CCW class last month and LOVED EVERY MINUTE. Cant wait to do more with you guys.”

Lauren
January 22, 2019
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Hands down one of, if not THE BEST firearm training experiences I’ve ever had. And those who know me know I’m no stranger to the shooting sports. I decided to take this course along side my wife, thinking it would just be a nice “refresher”…little did I know how much I had, and still have, to learn. Adam and his team pushed us hard and made us get out of our comfort zones, which is the only real way to grow and improve…yet it was still a total blast. Best of all, my initially reluctant wife enjoyed it as much as I did. For those of you here in Western CO, you probably don’t realize how fortunate we are to have a resource like this right here in our back yard. So before you lay down any more cash to add the next “new & shiny tacti-cool hardware toy” to the rest of your safe queens at home…consider investing in a “software” upgrade for your brain by spending some quality time with Adam and his crew, and actually learn how to use some of those cool toys. It will be an immensely more valuable investment. Great job Adam!!! We’ll be seeing you again soon for more.”

K
December 18, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“You may have seen posts from me before recommending Defenders-USA training here in Grand Junction. Here is another one!

I completed the Defensive and Fighting Applications Rifle course this Saturday and again was not disappointed! I grew up hunting and using rifles but I did not have much experience with the AR-15 platform or using a rifle from a defensive/home defense perspective. After a long and challenging day, and around 650 rounds, I can say I have a much better grasp and much more confidence!

As always at Defenders-USA, the course was taught by highly trained and battle tested instructors that are able to teach effectively.

If you have firearms in your home or are even considering Concealed Carry, you really ought to look up Defenders-USA and get some REALISTIC training.

Defenders-USA also does unarmed self-defense classes, and I am looking forward to being able to participate in one of those. They have one coming up this weekend I believe.

Once again, I can’t recommend Defenders-USA highly enough! It is one thing to have defensive “equipment” at your disposal, but it is even more important in my opinion to have the realistic training necessary to use WHATEVER equipment you have available in an effective manner! Defenders-USA provides that training!”

Bradley
September 3, 2018
Tactical Carbine

“Of all the gun training classes I have take over the years, the Urgent Trauma & Immediate Tactical Medical Care has been the most important. Defenders USA held a 2 day class in Grand Junction this weekend and I was fortunate to be able to attend. We went from classroom, to test dummies to real life practical exercises. I highly recommend making the investment in yourself.”

Matthew
August 28, 2018
Urgent Trauma & Immediate Tactical Medical Care

“I took Adam’s Defenders Series handgun course due to my husbands insistence. I figured it would be a boring lecture followed by some target shooting. Boy was I wrong. Adam is an excellent instructor! Not only is his course very instructive, but he inspires you to really think about the great responsibility and consequences that come with having a concealed handgun permit and if you ever have to face the need to use your gun against another human being. The shooting portion of the course is very intense. He runs you through several drills starting with the basics and adding bits and pieces as the weekend progresses until you can put it all together and see the big picture at the end. It definitely improved my shooting skills and I still have a long way to go! I highly recommend that anyone who owns a gun and plans to carry it take this course whether you are a beginner or a “seasoned” shooter. Everyone takes something away from this course.”

Michelle
August 15, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Holy smokes!! If you think you’re “good” with your hand gun, think again. High stress, high intensity, maintaining good fundamentals and hitting your target all at the same time is extremely hard. Adam is the best trainer I’ve ever had. I highly encourage everyone who owns a gun go to a couple of courses ASAP. Two days and over 1,000 rounds fired, I still need more training! 👊🏼”

Taylor
August 15, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I had a Super Duper time in your classes this past weekend! I’m not of Facebook so I can’t brag you up there. Thanks so much for all you do. Hopefully my hubby can make his way up for a series sometime.”

Cathey
August 15, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“Had an awesome day up at the Meeker gun range. Took another one of Adam Winch’s self defense classes from Defenders USA. I learn so much every time I go. Anyone that shoots a hand gun or that wants to learn to shoot a hand gun in a shelf defensive scenario needs this training. I don’t care if you think you know how to shoot. Adam will make you better and open your eyes to real world self defense shooting. Your not going to just stand in front of a target and get pretty little groups. I challenge anyone to give it a try no matter what you think you know. It will be completely different from what tv, or your dad or your husband teaches you. Men drop the ego, and ladies don’t be shy. Just try it. Bring lots of ammo. First class I shot 300 or so. Doing class 1&2 together I shot 700 +- rounds. Adam makes it fun. He has classes in Grand Junction, Craig and I really hope Meeker again. Young or old it doesn’t matter. Learn how to really protect your family. Come check it out! They also offer women’s unarmed self defensive and rifle/sniper courses.”

Troy
June 7, 2018
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“All gun owners should consider these courses. Practical classes and nontraditional, hard core training, but so much fun.
Huge thanks to Adam for his passion and willingness to train both the already experienced and inexperienced with firearms.”

Hannah
June 7, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

“This is a great class whether you have experience with handguns or are a complete novice. It is a nice balance of very important class work, gun training and practice with your gun in various situations. You will leave the class feeling tired, challenged and accomplished all at once. It’s definitely something I will do again because there is a lot to absorb and think through in a short amount of time. It is also really clear that all of these skills still need alot of practice on a consistent basis for me to really be as proficient as I will need to be if the situation ever arises that I actually need to use a gun in defense of myself or someone else. This education, hands-on training and practice are worth FAR MORE than every penny I spent to go through it and I will definitely be a repeat student!”

Nancy
May 13, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“If you have never taken Adam’s class, I would strongly encourage you to. If you have been shooting for years or are new, or if you have taken a class with someone else. You will not be disappointed. I went in with my wife taking this class with her, after all, I already knew how to shoot. How wrong I was was huge. I learned more hands on practical skills in two days then I have since I was a teenager.”

Mike
May 13, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2

Adam Winch Conducts THE BEST Course in WESTERN COLORADO!!
I WAS SCARED OF HANDGUNS, BEDORE I TOOK HIS COURSE PERSONALLY!!
I COULD SHOOT ANY RIFLE OR SHOTGUN BUT WAS SCARED TO JUST HOLD A HANDGUN…

I DID HIS 1ST COURSE A FEW YEARS BACK WITH MY FRIEND, Tami B., AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT…

DUE TO AN ATTACK ON MYSELF AND BEING SCARED TO DEATH, LAST JANUARY, MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF BOTH TOOK THE WEEKEND COURSE TOGETHER…

I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I SCORED HIGHLY THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AND ALMOST BEAT MY HUSBAND ON ACCURACY TOBOUT!!!

TODAY, I AM A PROUD OWNER OF A GLOCK 19 AND MY NEW S&W TOO…

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ADAM AND ANY COURSE HE PROVIDES TO YOU ANYWHERE!!!!

HE REALLY TEACHES THE REASON WHY GOD, BODY AND HANDGUNS ARE CREATED TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE!! 💖

ADAM, I’M COMING FOR DEFENSIVE TRAINING 2… WHENEVER YOU HAVE THE TIME TO TEACH ME!!!!

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL…

Julie
May 9, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“My husband gave me the gift of knowledge for my birthday (“Defenders Series). This course was not only FUN but also realistic. I have done several different firearm related activities and non even come close to this!! I strongly encourage all my friends & family to consider it. Contact Adam Winch with Defenders USA for more details.”

K
May 3, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Thanks for an excellent CCW class last Friday evening.  I have obtained my CCW permit in all of the last 8 states we have lived in and your was one of the best.  It kept us engaged the entire evening.  My only regret is that we didn’t sign up for the entire weekend.  We will next time you are in Grand Junction.”

Philip
May 3, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Having a practical firearms background from the military, I was asked to keep an open mind when I took my CCW and Advanced Handgun Training Courses starting on 20 April 2018, (“DEFENDERS SERIES.”).

I used a striker type handgun expressly recommended by Adam Winch the instructor. I had routinely used other kinds of firearms that I had great faith in. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the pistol recommended, the ease of use of the pistol under stress and its accuracy when coupled to the stance Adam instructed the class in. Adam was also more than willing to help me gain the most I could from my more familiar pistols. I never even brought them out of the case.

His class was oriented to the circumstances/field conditions a person would find themselves in during a life threatening situation from the home to the city environs. You were put under stress and had to make rapid AND ACCURATE shots. Adam spent one on one time with all of us and extra time with those who needed it.

Even with an accomplished military background I learned a great deal more during the DEFENDERS SERIES COURSE. I highly recommend Adam Winch and his class.”

Ed
April 30, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“My name is Kayla P***** and I go to Colorado Mesa University. My sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha had Adam come in today and speak with us.  Thank you for your time today, Adam. You did an amazing time and I really enjoyed hearing what you had to say and teach the sisters of my ASA and myself.”

Kayla
April 30, 2018
Unarmed Self Defense

“First of all I’d like to thank God for this blessed man Adam. This man has so much love for humanity that he has devoted himself to teaching this very crucial and nessasary skill. Adam thank you for the knowledge tought and the respect given. I have literally thought about this past weekends defensive shooting course everyday this week. I highly recommend everyone take this course with Adam.
Thank you again Adam”

David
April 30, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“My husband and I took the CCW course 2 years ago and the Defender Series last weekend. As a novice hand gun owner I was coming in as a blank slate. Hubby on the other hand was all about his 1911 and ‘merica! At the end of the first day on the range, hubby went Glock shopping and actually said out loud “I can’t believe how much I’m learning!”. It doesn’t matter if you just bought your first hand gun or just retired from Special Ops Military Service, you will come away from this course with a better understanding of semi-automatic firearms, body mechanics and how they can work perfectly together for accurate, effective defense of life. While I sincerely pray that I NEVER have to use what I learned from our incredibly knowledgeable instructor, I believe that should the need arise I can and would defend my life or my loved ones lives. After taking this course I know what and how to practice to use my body and my weapon together properly so that IF I have to, THEN I will. THANK YOU!”

Jaime
March 28, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I just completed the Defensive Handgun I & II course and loved every minute of it. If you want to improve your defensive handgun skills, I highly recommend this class. Adam is an awesome instructor– highly experienced, down to earth, and will push you to become a better defender. Great guy, awesome course, money well spent! I can’t wait to take more training with Defenders USA!

(U.S. Air Force veteran and owner of a firearms-related company)

Nick
March 5, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Defensive Fighting Handgun 2, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Here it is, my testimony. It started as thanks to you and (instructor name redacted for privacy purposes)  and other helpers but it turned into a testimony. Please, feel free to change wording, phrasing, whatever you feel like, so it will get my thoughts through better that I could express. English language is not my strong subject plus I have very limited vocabulary, so, help me out a little bit. I am not sure if I can mention (name redacted) in this…. I would like to. You, guys, are simply amazing people. You do your work with such a passion it is incredible. I think you are the most amazing people I met in my life. Having been through such stuff that most of the people cannot even imagine but you held on to your soul, to your heart, to your sanity and not only did not break but became strong example of courage and strength for all of us. It is also incredible how you could understand us – simple, regular people – and how you could teach us on our level. You are the true heroes and thank you very much for your service!

Thank you so much for all the work you did with us for the last three days. It was a truly amazing experience and it really changed the game of life for me (can I say so?). Besides legalities, which are important, no questions, I learnt about responsible handling, carrying and using the gun to defend lives. I not only learnt to shoot in different situations and conditions but I also really got inspired to do everything in my power to get myself fit, strong and smart so I can be “natural” and intuitive in using this deadly force (only) when needed instead of freezing and not being able to move which I know I have tendency to do. And, as you said, that ability comes from understanding – on the core level – the foundation of all aspects that are involved in defending life using a handgun – mental, psychological, emotional preparedness, awareness, etc.
Absolutely wonderful class, extremely professional and responsible trainers. I felt very safe all the time. Considering how much shooting was going on on the range it felt almost unreal how just 2-3 people (professional, experienced in real life situations instructors) could hold stable safety all the time. It is imperative (crucial) for any person who is intended to carry a gun or is going to carry a gun to go through this course. We all (people) will be more safe, more responsible, more aware, and more alive. I want to repeat – if you carry a gun you are responsible to learn how to properly use it. Otherwise you or somebody around you can get seriously hurt if not worse. Negligence is unforgivable in this matter. Negligence kills people. But knowledge and ability to use it goes a long-long way and we all can be much safer as a society. I feel this course has to be a mandatory for anybody carrying a gun.
So, thank you, guys! Thank you, Adam! Thank you! I will be coming back for sure! And I will tell everybody I know, who has a gun, about you.”
T
January 24, 2018
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Awesome, Awesome, Awesome class. Thank you so much. I had a blast. Haha. Blast. That’s funny. I did! Can’t wait to take another soon! Adam Winch amazing instructor. It was very realistic my body will feel it tomorrow, when I’m fishing;). I had so much fun my brain is on hyperdrive. What a day!!!! Thank you”

Steven
July 3, 2017
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Just had one if the best experiences of my life learning how to really handle a gun if I’m in the fight of my life….. I have a TON more to learn!! But I will most definitely be giving my business to Adam at Defenders USA This was a phenomenal course!!!”

Amanda
June 4, 2017
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I have a friend who is an experienced gun handler tell me about these “amazing defensive gun courses”. I thought he was just exaggerating. I decided to take a series and found out that there was no exaggeration whatsoever. Adam’s classes are incredible! This is a ministry for Adam that is dedicated to help each individual fully understand and experience ALL that he or she should know as a responsible gun owner. The typical NRA gun class compared to Adam’s class is like Cub Scouts verses Special Ops.; it is like timid ignorance verses in-your-face have a clear understanding. Adam not only has the knowledge and experience to cover all aspects of gun handling and ownership, he is a truly gifted teacher. It is no exaggeration to say that you would have to pay two to three times the amount Adam charges for similar courses that most likely wouldn’t come close to imparting the same knowledge and experience. If you have or want to obtain a CCW, if you own guns with any thought of defending yourself or anyone else, then you need Adam’s class. That is no exaggeration! My only regret is not having taken a course like this from Adam years ago. It has changed everything about my perspective of gun types and makes, defensive gun handling and legal considerations. His training techniques and anecdotes of personal experience will leave you with an invaluable lasting experience and knowledge.”

Jim
March 24, 2017
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Runnin’ & Gunnin’. I can’t say enough positive things about the Defender’s USA course that I attended this weekend. Friday night’s CCW class was extremely informative and educational. Saturday, we spent all day in the Defensive Handgun Course learning everything from “this is a gun” to moving & shooting, high stress situations, precise engagements and more. I’ve never turned on the lead faucet while being so accurate and efficient. Adam Winch is an incredible instructor who truly cares about teaching and saving lives. His personality and sense of humor is paramount in helping everyone enjoy themselves while learning and refining these life saving skills. If you own and/or carry a firearm for self defense, you MUST attend these classes.”

Kirk
June 22, 2016
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Look into these classes folks! You won’t regret it!! Very knowledgable on the law, defense and anything in between. If you’d at least share this page for me, that would be awesome! The lack of knowledge for firearms is an ever growing problem. Please please please educate yourselves.”

LaDawn
December 15, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Thank you both so much for coming down to Fort Collins and teaching us as much as you did in 2 short days. I really walked away feeling so much more confident in myself and I now find myself being so much more aware of my surroundings. I am saddened that you guys can’t be closer to Fort Collins so that I could sign up for more classes!”

Evelyn
December 15, 2015
Business / Employee Training

“I cannot say enough about Adam Winch and his teaching abilities. I have been through several classes and I must recommend this class for everyone even if you already have your conceal carry permit! You can never have enough education or experience in handling a firearm. I’m going to attend his other classes as well.”

Chris
December 14, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Intro to Defensive Shooting

Just want to share the wonderful experience that I had going through the Defenders (Series) course. Adam is an excellent and knowledgeable instructor.  He made sure that everybody understood everything he had to offer. The class he taught not only showed us proper handling and shooting of a gun, but also the mental, psychological, emotional, and moral responsibility should the time come to use a gun. It is a class that is very much needed to carry and use a firearm. The class and range time has been designed to keep your focus to learn with fun and laughter.  Bottom line, this class is a necessity for personal defense. PLEASE take the time to arm yourself with the knowledge that is offered in this and all of the Defenders USA courses.

Chris
November 16, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

So I had a great night doing my CCW coarse!! If you want to learn more about gun safety and get your conceal carry Adam Winch‘s class is awesome!! I highly recommend his coarse to all friends and family.

Melissa
November 8, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I had an amazing day of firearms training today. I pushed myself hard than I thought possible and discovered I’m capable of doing more than I ever thought I could. Having someone believe in me, encourage me and push me, helped me to have faith in myself and my abilities.”

Kelsie
September 27, 2015

“Adam and Defenders USA does it again! It was a great weekend and a good group to learn with. I was able to touch up on some of the law aspects as well as finally learning to spin around without getting tangled up! Lol. Adam is very knowledgeable when discussing rule of law issues and being able to put it into context from personal experiences. Then there’s the range work…Awesome! Adam does an excellent job of presenting techniques and then being able to adapt them for people if circumstances present themselves. Keep up the great work!”

Josh
September 18, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“…no joking, if you have a CCW and haven’t taken these classes at least once, you are kidding yourself and endangering yourself. This is the best education you can get at any price and it is so incredibly cheap, especially when compared to the value of your life and your family, that you are silly to pass it up. Train now, so if God forbid you need it, you are prepared. Not training could be really sad.”

Gene later added:

“This is WORLD CLASS Training. Probably some of the best money you can ever spend. (It might just keep you and your loved ones alive.)”

Gene
September 5, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

1. “I’ve shot my entire life and thought my accuracy and technique was pretty good. After one half-day course with @DefendersUSA, I realized how little I knew and how unprepared I was. I will have to keep going with the courses because I feel like I am off to a good start for defensive firearm usage.

Amazing course and I learned to shoot in a totally new way that, after practice, will make me a very proficient shooter.

Adam was great. Great info, suggestions and help. The course was fun and intense at the same time.

You do yourself a disservice if you don’t take course with Adam.”

(***then Rob added this in another write-up to other people who’d talked about attending but didn’t…)

2. “Y’all missed the best shooting course I’ve ever had. It was like learning a new way to drive that you never considered, but once you tried it, you realized that you are a better driver than you ever knew possible.

Amazing course and a bargain for the knowledge and experience you receive.


Shooter or non-shooter. Advanced shooter or beginning shooter. You must take one of Adam’s courses.”

Rob
September 5, 2015
Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Top notch instruction from an instructor who has expertise and experience in several specialized areas. Defenders USA comes highly recommended.”

D.
September 5, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Thanks again for putting on yet another outstanding class. I thought it was time for a testimonial.

After several training courses with Adam at Defenders USA, I have come to understand that firearms training from a professional is essential and invaluable. Sadly, the majority of gun owners believe purchasing the gun and knowing how to pull the trigger is enough. Or that we’ve been shooting since we were kids and we know all we need to to protect ourselves. This mindset is so unbelievably wrong and dangerous. I understand that the 2nd Amendment does not mention that additional training is needed to operate your firearm. But common sense should tell us that just like we learn and train for other skills, we should do the same and train with our firearms. It is time to take the money you were going to spend on another gun and invest that into educating yourself instead. Defenders (USA) is not your typical cookie cutter training. Class time is fun, entertaining, and really dives deep into your rights for personal protection. And range time is a real eye opener. This is not your typical instructor who tells you to put ten rounds into a paper plate and says you are ready for the real world. This is training that helps you really understand the potential threats that we all hope we never face.
And if you have taken training with Adam, understand that your skills are perishable. Don’t stop with one or two classes and call it good. There is so much more to learn. Thank you so much, Adam, thanks so much bringing such great training to the Grand Junction area!”

Brandon T.
Snowmass Village, CO

Brandon
September 1, 2015
Defensive Fighting Handgun 1

“Absolutely outstanding class and very informative.”

Paul
August 6, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“This was the best ($) I’ve ever spent! My wife and I learned so much and loved every minute of it.. We are planning on doing the full Defenders Series next month!”

Charley
June 24, 2015
Intro to Defensive Shooting

Speaking of the Intro To Defensive Shooting (ITDS):

“I had so much fun when I went to this class; practice with fantastic instruction. I can’t wait to do the next Defenders Series!”

Carolyn
June 23, 2015
Intro to Defensive Shooting

“AMAZING! If you own a gun you have to take this course. You may think you know how to shoot but trust me you need Adam in your life!!!”

Michelle
June 22, 2015
Intro to Defensive Shooting

“I completed the Concealed Carry portion of this class (Defenders Series) and it was way more than I thought it would be. If you are looking for the very best CCW course around, look no further, AND it only costs $50.00 for basic course. This is less expensive and more informative than any other course around.”

Kevin
June 10, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“This weekend was AWESOME!!!! (Named D-USA instructor) you are the BEST! I can’t believe how much I learned this weekend. I feel so much more capable and confident. Thank you and may God continue to bless you and all the other supporters of Defenders USA!”

Cris
June 10, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

(My wife) and I took the Defender’s USA CCW course with Adam Winch as our instructor. Fantastic course and very well taught. It’s hard to make all the legal mumbo jumbo entertaining and he did great.

Paul
June 10, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I had some amazing one on one training with Defenders USA. Thank you, Adam Winch, for your undivided attention and superior training in taking the time to address and help me overcome my mobility issues. My time spend with Adam is priceless, and he gave me skills that could save lives. I would highly recommend any training from Defenders USA, it is an amazing resource that is well worth your time and money.”

Mike
June 1, 2015
Intro to Defensive Shooting

“My wife and I both want to thank you for the incredible Defender’s Series class.  What valuable life saving information!  It was an eye opening experience for us.  We were unaware of the legal aspects of protecting ourselves.  The range practice and exercises were superior to and more comprehensive than any we have taken before.  It was challenging, stressful and fun!  Thank you.”

Anonymous
May 27, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“As a father, husband, and business owner, I cannot emphasize enough how important the training (Defenders USA) offers is to a the safety and security of families and ultimately free society.  Defenders USA has helped to sharpen my skills and awareness of potential threats to the safety of my family and those around me.  I have taken other defensive shooting courses and this is by far, the best training I have ever received.  Even having been around firearms my entire life, I was amazed at how many mistakes I was making, and how unprepared I was to stop an actual real threat.

The classroom work alone was amazing as (the D-USA instructor) has an in-depth knowledge on the legal, social, spiritual, and mental ramifications of using a firearm for the Defense of Life.  Then we went to the range and learned real world experience for defending our loved ones.  It was challenging, humbling, and fun.  My only regret is that I did not have more family and friends joining me for the training.  I hope to take the course again in the future and plan to bring people with me!

If every town in America send even a small percentages of their population to learn and apply this training – violent crime would be nearly non-existent in America today.”

Michael M.
Palisade, Colorado

Michael
May 20, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Thank you again for a great course, Adam (Defenders USA). You are an exceptionally professional, dynamic, experienced and skilled instructor. I learned a bunch and have now proper moves to practice and a heck of a lot info and thought to process going forward. I can’t tell you how glad I am for taking your class and I’m grateful we met that one time I went to the (D*****) meeting.

I will strongly recommend your course to others and if I have time I would like to take more classes so please keep me posted.

Arvid
May 20, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Adam puts on a really good course. Guess I’ve attended enough firearms training over the years to know when they’re worth the time, up to date, practical and entertaining – this course is all that.”

A.J.
April 16, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“After reflecting for a couple of days on last weekends course, I’ve come to appreciate how special it really was. You are a great teacher who is passionate about your message and passing on your skills. I was uncomfortable at times on the range but you slowly and “kindly” moved me out of my comfort zone showing me what I needed to learn. I’ve already been spreading the word about Defenders and will be back to refresh my shooting skills and classroom info in the future.”

Mark
April 14, 2015

“Folks, I took this (CCW) course with Adam Winch instructing. He and his courses are incredible! I cannot wait to take the entire Defenders USA course when I get healed from and injury I currently have. I don’t think you should be without this course, CCW or the full course. I have had many many gun courses throughout my life, and none of them, including my law enforcement training was this thorough and fun! Check out his site and his courses… You will not be disappointed!

Michael
April 6, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Took this class with Adam instructing it. I was completely impressed. I have taken many gun safety, CCW, and all types of shooting classes before, but Adam Winch is the best I have seen teaching it. I can’t wait to take the completely Defenders USA course later on! Thanks again, Adam for your special insight, knowledge, and the most interesting classroom manner I have seen lately!!”

Michael
April 6, 2015

“I learned about this class from my daughter. I needed it out of necissity. I was afraid to look at a hand gun let alone touch one. My kids are now more protected. Thanks to some wonderful people I was able to complete the training. I learned so many things, to the smallest detail I will never forget. If nothing else invest in protecting your family as well as yourself. It IS so worth it. and I am a wimp and I did it, am so glad I did…”

Cindie
February 24, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

Defenders USA, CCW class! I have to say that this was one of the best classes I have ever taken. The instructors were enthusiastic, very knowledgable, and extremely skilled. I would recommend them to everyone! It was the best class I have ever been to and I have an AAS, BS, and a Masters degree! Thumbs up to you guys!”

Beverly
February 17, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Absolutely amazing. Incredibly informative and tons of fun!”

Myriah
February 17, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“First, I would like to thank you for your instruction on Saturday. I found the information in the classroom was detailed and you answered all of my questions thoroughly. It’s nice to have an instructor with as much experience as you in both the military and law enforcement arena. The range time was very empowering and made me start thinking in a broader context about defensive shooting scenarios and the importance of continued weapons education. In other words: I’m hooked. When I can afford it, you can be certain to expect me in additional classes and workshops to come.

You did a STELLAR job at getting the class to think outside of the box and I think that the $125 I paid for the day of training and range time was a STEAL. I’ve told a couple of my friends about it up here in the Mountains, and the response has been good.

I look forward to seeing you again in the future as soon as I can make it out there.”

Ben
February 10, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Intro to Defensive Shooting

Got my butt handed to me today at a women’s self-defense class with Defenders USA. Oh. My. Goodness. I hurt in places I didn’t even know I had. Not the “I had a good workout, now my muscles are achy and sore” kind of hurt. The “I just got punched and kicked and hit and pushed and I’ll have bruises for days” kind of hurt. I’m not a physical, athletic person, AT ALL , and I’m beat tonight. Plus, there was a lot of in-my-bubble-contact from other humans, not my thing either. An Epsom salt soak and some magnesium lotion are in order for tonight….right after TWD, that is.
[Tough fire fighter lady] and [Tough soccer girl]……You. Two. Are. Beasts. For real. Holy cow girls! Tough as nails and super athletic…I’m glad Adam paired me up with [a sweatheart no one should mess with]! (Though she can be a little frightening too).
Also, I’ll probably end up going back and doing it again next month………….after I recover from this round.
I’m going to have to get an adjustment and a massage just to be able to move my limbs.

Morgen
February 9, 2015
Unarmed Self Defense

“Excellent, engaging and educational class. As a previous participant I promise it’s definitely worth your time.”

Amy
January 14, 2015
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“When I first took the gun out of the box I was scared and in tears. I went to this class twice. I learned so much and it was so fun. I learned how to face a lot of my fears and am not so afraid of what I am not sure of. I took this class (Defenders Series) out of necessity  and am going to take it again. I hope and pray no one is ever in the position I am but if you ever are, it is better to be prepared than be sorry. It will save and protect my family.”

Cendie
January 14, 2015
Defenders Series

“Mr. Winch is an incredibly good instructor. If you think you know defensive firearms tactics, strategy and technique you will be amazed how much you will learn and improve after taking one of his courses. He is absolutely the best.”

Gene
December 15, 2014

“I have had a lot of friends ask me where to go for firearm training. From never shooting a firearm to some defensive stuff my answer is always the same. See Adam Winch at Defenders USA. You can find him on Facebook and won’t be disappointed in his program.”

Bill
October 22, 2014

“Great class!”

Gary
September 30, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Great teacher! I feel we all are very fortunate to have been a part of his class.”

Jennifer
September 29, 2014

“Thank you again for the class last night and for the firearm training on Thursday. [My wife] and I will definitely be staying I touch and can’t wait for the next opportunity to take more training and classes from you and your company. Thank you again for the chance to gain more knowledge.”

Charles
September 29, 2014

“Mr. Winch, Outstanding course, sir. My wife and I both enjoyed the class. I have taken several courses, and classes, be it for school, work, martial arts, or hunter ed etc, and I have to say that your course is right at the top. I am very impressed with the way you are able to cover such an important, and serious topic with such detail and thoughtfulness, while keeping it relevant and entertaining. Its obvious you understand what it takes to get people to retain what they learn, and that is a very important skill when teaching the courses you do involving the subject matter with which they cover. Thank you for the great class. Outstanding job! If there is anything I can do to help get the word out, let me know.”

Stephen
September 29, 2014

“I just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful course last night. It was very well presented.”

Josh
September 27, 2014

Awesome class, loved it!”

Della
September 22, 2014
“I am sorry it has taken me a week to sit down and write but I wanted to thank you for the excellent training you gave me when I went to your Defenders handgun safety course and the CCW class the night before. I cannot tell you enough how much I learned from the classes.  There is SO MUCH more to using a gun properly and what comes afterward than I thought when I signed up for the class. And I appreciate the fun way you teach, it makes the  huge amount of information you gave us understandable and interesting.
   Having a gun is an awesome responsibility and hearing the legal aspects of it made it even more clear to me what a huge responsibility it is. I had no idea how much there is to it, not what I have seen on TV for sure! I was a little scared of it all but after actually shooting the way you taught us, I wasn’t so scared anymore. I know If I line up the way you taught us, with the grip you taught us, it isn’t hard to hit what you mean to hit. I have a lot more confidence now, I hope I never need it but you never know, and I thank you for it.
  Something else I did not expect-I had the longest conversation with my Dad than I have had in years! He is the reason I even took your class and he wanted to hear all about it and is excited for me to come visit so I can show him what I learned. And now my husband and I have something else we can do together. Robin says he may get one of those Rugers, he liked the one of yours he used so much, and that is the gun my Dad says he prefers also (when he uses a .22). So, family bonding! a benefit I did not expect.
  Again, Thank You! You are an excellent teacher and made a very serious subject come alive and made it easy to remember by making it FUN!  I have told all my friends about your class, they could see how excited I was about it.  All my best to you and Scott, thank you from Robin and me.”
Deb
September 22, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“From what I’ve experienced first hand and have heard from friends, this is THE BEST course you can find without going to another state and paying a lot more money. I plan on a refresher once a year too just to keep all of the great things I learned.”

Chad
September 22, 2014

“Thank you for this class today. I learned so much in just one course I am so grateful for the opportunity you all provided. I certainly plan to participate in further programs in the future.”

Joshua
September 22, 2014

“An amazing class i learned a lot. Thank you”

Dianna
September 22, 2014

Thanks goes out to Defenders USA for the fantastic defensive hand gun course on Saturday. Had a great time.

Brent
September 15, 2014
Intro to Defensive Shooting

“Just finished 20 hr “Defender’s Series” Course from Defenders USA. Great course and recommend it to anyone who has ever even thought about carrying a handgun. There is so much that is not known in the public arena about law to handgun technique that is covered in this course. Great job Adam Winch.”

Glen
September 15, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“As everyone knows I love to ride my horses more than anything. Life has a funny way of bringing other things into our lives that is more important than just having fun, but has a purpose. I haven’t always liked guns, but when I took the time to learn and be comfortable with them, I found a part time hobby I truly enjoy. A couple of years ago, I took a basic home safety gun course with nothing to really base my knowledge on. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, I just knew I wanted to be safe and use my 2nd amendment rights in case the need should arise. I’m going to break down the 2 differences of a course I took a couple years ago and the course I took a couple of weeks ago.  I want to point out some major differences through my personal experiences on both courses and hopefully help others understand why the best training and skills are so important.

Let me explain this “other” course first from 2 years ago and how I felt after I completed the course. The instructors taught us some basic techniques that I thought were pretty good at the time. Target shooting behind a barricade of some sort, using our sights to be able to aim and shoot at a center target for most effective stopping power, learning a few things on the law side that at the time was very helpful since I didn’t really know anything about this topic to begin with. I still felt somewhere in this course that something was missing, and that all of the information that I was given was not complete enough for me to really understand the “concepts” of what I was doing. This was a 2 day course with a little bit of Colorado law thrown in the middle of it. It was also on the edge of just plain boring! After the second day of monotone voices and reading the handouts I was ready to just be done and move on. I thought there should have been a certain type of energy level that made you think about what could go wrong in a bad situation.  I left this course with a certificate to be able to get my Concealed Carry Permit and I did that the following week. I went to shooting practices a couple times a month to just keep me refreshed and familiar with my gun. Then I went about my life and was just comfortable having it on me for those just in case moments. I thought this was it, I’m ready.  Boy was I completely wrong! (That’s hard to swallow)

Last month a friend of mine convinced me to go to another Concealed carry course on a Friday night. I gave her a few excuses as to why I really didn’t need to go and that I already have one. Still she was very persistent and I eventually agreed to go. I walked in to the classroom not really wanting to listen to anymore monotone voices and I already knew the basics of what I needed to know. The female mind can be stubborn sometimes (yes really), and let’s just say I had a chip on my shoulder and I didn’t really want to be there.

The class began and I was more or less doodling on paper and wasn’t paying attention. The instructor, Adam Winch, Owner of Defenders USA, starting talking about Colorado gun laws that I was not familiar with. I began to pay a little bit more attention and listen more closely. He had this excitement in his voice, a kind of passion that tends to capture ones attention. He keeps you on your toes with humor, questions and really challenges your knowledge in the classroom. Everyone is involved and not a dull or boring moment to be had.  I took out my notebook and starting taking a few notes. I am the kind of person that loves to learn, and as the class continued I was in complete amazement of the caliber of knowledge he had.  It was mostly new, a few things I did remember but for the most part knowledge I didn’t have. I knew I needed to look into this course a little bit more as I am now thinking what else can this course teach me to be a better, more responsible gun owner.

Adam teaches introductory, defensive and more advanced tactical handgun training along with some other courses as his background is absolutely top notch. With Military, Police and Swat experience behind him, he has a different, more exciting way to teach then what I was used to.  The technique and concepts he teaches are more practical and functional in safety and skill that really took this course to the next level of amazing. I finally found what was lacking in the course I took 2 years prior; excitement, fun, high energy and most of all complete understanding of what comes with the responsibility of owning a gun on an emotional, mental and physical level and what to do to prepare you for defending not only yourself should the moment arise, but those you love as well. Adam even offers an all ladies course and teaches to all ages and experience levels alike.

The 2 day shooting course, known as the Defender Series I signed up for was absolutely phenomenal. I had the pleasure of taking this course with a few of his military buddies that were in town over that particular weekend. Learning to shoot with proper stance, the right grip, and other fundamentals that he teaches were key in order for me to stay on my game to shoot with the boys.  The step by step teaching process that Adam uses from the beginning of the 1st class to the end of the 2nd day tactical class was easy to learn and helped us learn a lot of advanced movements in a very short amount of time. It was fun, challenging and the amount of knowledge that comes from taking this course has put my shooting skills in a higher caliber than ever before.

I left this course with a complete understanding of not only being comfortable as a gun owner, but with the preparedness of possibly having to one day pull the trigger on a potential threat to me, a loved one or a fellow civilian.  I now believe that the mental awareness of the aftermath is just as important as the skill required to know how to take down a potential threat. Adam goes into that as well, in detail. This course covers everything you need to know and in my opinion, the best is worth every penny when it’s this important!!

If you are looking to sharpen your shooting skills, learn in detail about defensive and tactical handgun preparation or just want to learn the basics, this class isn’t just for you, it’s for everyone. I am so glad I walked into that class room and I am so grateful that Adam proved me completely wrong.”

Kelly
August 19, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course, Defenders Series

“Thank you for having me! I really enjoyed Friday’s class and I do plan to sign up for more classes. Hopefully all of them soon. I learned a lot and you are a great teacher because I was not bored one bit! I will be back. Once again thanks and I feel more safe as a single mom now and think it was absolutely amazing class.”

Jessica
July 15, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“…thanks for offering the ladies only CCW class. It was the perfect environment with only women, so very interesting and informative, and the most fun I’ve ever had learning about a very serious and important subject. Can’t wait to take more classes and learn better shooting techniques!”

Markey
July 4, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“Fabulous class last night! Anyone interested in getting their CCW permit or just soaking in overall info on gun handling and laws. Check this out!
Thanks Adam”

Brandi
July 2, 2014

“Thank you for a very informative and fun course tonight!”

Wendy
July 2, 2014

“Good class. Enjoyed it thoroughly.”

Elizabeth
July 2, 2014

“This course was so awesome. So much info. Can’t wait to take the other classes next month. Adam is an amazing teacher!!”

Kelly
June 14, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I wanted to give you a few words of mine about the course. First a little background. I’ve takin a couple of NRA classes, went through a C.A.R. class and have shot IDPA. I’ve also watched a few vids, but nothing really felt like it was exactly what I was looking for. And If anyone knows sometimes you don’t know what it is you are looking for untill you find it. I think it all boils down to what we all want is to shoot fast and accurate and then faster and then more accurate.  So I decided to take the Defenders Series classes with an open mind. I mean really, what is it that I had to lose… and the answer is nothing.  I found EXACTLY what I was looking for! The basis of pistol fighting. I was taught how to shoot fast with accuacy in a real world mindset. Knowledge is power! Knowledge and know-how to defend yourself from an assailant means living! I’m extremely impressed how the classes where conducted and will be attending more training in the near future. Thank you for offering such outstanding training!”

Tony
June 9, 2014

“I am sorry for not responding sooner.  I have been away from my computer since before this past weekend.  My lateness in thanking you for the excellent  Defender Series classes is not a reflection on expert and enjoyable approach in which you presented everything.  Aaron and I could not stop telling people how much we enjoyed the series.  I learned so much from the CCW class last Friday night.  But the learning didn’t stop there! Saturday and Sunday taught me so much more than I ever expected.  I not only learned the responsibility of being a person who may have to defend my loved ones, but also the defensive measures needed.  I shot my pistol more in the two days we were at the range (700+ rounds) than I have ever fired any gun.  My dad began my gun training when I was very small.  More importantly, I really learned how to properly shoot my pistol:  accurately, SAFELY  and defensively.  With a half-day classroom and half-day range experience botSaturday and Sunday, I was BUSHED Sunday night!  Thank you again!”

John
June 6, 2014

“You don’t even know how much I so loved your class Friday. I didn’t go in very enthused, end of day classroom setting and these types of sessions tend to be a bit rote. You had me from the beginning! Besides laughing all the way through it (I held back from laughing hysterically even more than I did so I wouldn’t come off more ding-a-lingy.) You made the information hit home and easily remembered. I did type out my notes and put them in a place to go over once a month though. About a year ago I told (my husband) that I was feeling very unsure about what situations might require use of a weapon, you nailed it for me!”

Cindy
June 6, 2014

“The Defenders Series course has been an amazing experience and I look forward to attending other courses that are offered by Defenders USA, as well as attending the defenders series again. The type of training that is offered is second to none. I would, and will recommend the course to everyone. I appreciated the way the entire course was run. Attention was afforded to everyone. Not one person was left out or overlooked. The series is expertly ran. Any person looking to be a responsible defender of life should absolutely take this course. It is an eye opening experience as well as great time. As someone who has been around guns my entire life I can honestly say that the techniques that are taught in this course are a fresh and welcome change from the routamentry and outdated techniques that I have been taught in the past. It also will start to prepare you mentally to make the decision to defend life as well as the laws as they pertain to you as a CCW holder through the well balanced combination of classroom and range experience.  There is no other training like this in the valley. I hope people will truly take advantage of these courses and utilize the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills provided by Defenders USA.”

Aaron
June 5, 2014

“Thank you again for the AMAZING class last night. My sister and I had a Blast (Punn Intended!) I hope that you offer another “Ladies Only” Class again Really Soon – I know Several Women who are VERY interested! I Highly Recommend this class to EVERY woman – Adam Is A Fantastic Instructor – But I suggest you wear a Name Tag! (Hahahahahahaha) – GREAT CLASS!”

Heather
June 2, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“If you want a CCW or have one!!! This is the absolutely best thing you could do with your weekend.. (Unless you’ve been invited to spend it with some hot movie star on their yacht. But I’m betting that’s not on the program.) GO !!! Adam is an absolutely DYNAMITE instructor. You’ll learn things you didn’t know that you didn’t know. Heck, you might even learn enough to save your life.”

Gene
May 29, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

May 20, 2014

Dear Adam:

The motivation for writing this letter comes from my deep appreciation and respect for the outstanding course experience that I had this past weekend under your direction and tutelage. On a scale of one to ten, it was an eleven.

I would guess, Adam, that I am not your typical student – while at the same time perhaps I am. At the age of nearly 69 I purchased my first firearm – no prior ownership of a handgun or a rifle – no hunting experience – no history of being around firearms very much at all in my life. Yes, I have gone to ranges to shoot guns owned by others and have had decent luck at carnivals, but nothing more. I actually never saw myself as a gun owner.

Having made the commitment to purchase a firearm for personal protection as well as that of my wife, I did so with great trepidation as I am savvy enough to know that being around something inherently dangerous without adequate knowledge of how to handle and use it is just not smart – in fact it is stupid. I had previously taken a “common” CCW course that is offered by many who are not really teachers. I became a firearm owner with a CCW card in my wallet – but no real knowledge or comfort level of how to handle or use my new gun. My sense of greatest safety came from knowing the gun was locked away from contact from everyone – including me.

It was my son who found you and Defenders USA. Together we invested nearly a dozen hours of classroom time and another ten or more hours on the range. Wow! What a huge return on that investment! I learned a great deal from you about a lot of basics and several topics that I never really thought about in the context of owning a gun – the morality of it all, necessary legal applications, the practical aspects of “life” as it happens – often without thought or warning and so much more. My notebook is full of necessary knowledge and provoked thinking that you stimulated in an environment ripe for learning and customized for retaining  – all set in a fun-filled and entertaining atmosphere.  You are good – in fact a very good teacher.

The training “on range” was incredible. I am no youngster – yet you had me shooting from positions and postures and at speeds that I would never have considered realistic or possible (not to say my body did not ache the following days). The entire class enjoyed a wonderful and fun time – all the while gaining the knowledge and confidence that each of us wanted and needed – knowledge which can only come from firing hundreds of rounds in situations that mirror real life. This was a blast (excuse the pun) and a forever memory!

Thank you, Adam. You have developed a course that I truly enjoyed. In a perfect world, this level of learning and experience should be a requirement for every gun owner or potential gun owner. Yes, I have a lot more to learn – but you created the atmosphere and motivation for me to want me to do so – hopefully with you and Defenders USA “calling the shots along the way” (I like puns). With many thanks and deep gratitude.

Joe

Joseph
May 21, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I continue to think and ponder the learnings and ah- ha moments from the weekend. I am aw-struck with the passion in which you convey your knowledge about this important topic. Your command of its depth and breadth is significant and your stories that punctuate the concepts drive the key points solidly home. Additionally and not less significant is the manner in which you so carefully weave morality, spirituality and love of mankind into this life altering choice.

I am very grateful that my path was guided to you and your work with “defenders”. I feel very proud to know you. Please accept my personal gratitude to you for your strong commitment and values to teach others and help them understand the depth of their soul in making a personal defense decision.”

Jane
May 14, 2014
Defenders Series
“Thank you again for a fantastic course in Cortez!  My wife is planning on taking the course sometime soon (maybe coming to Grand Junction).  Here is my review of the course:
The Defenders Series was by far the most phenomenal class I have ever taken.  Adam is an energetic, knowledgeable, and motivational instructor both in the classroom and on the range.  The content of the Defenders Series spans many topics I had never truly thought through regarding the defense of life and the resulting consequences.  On the range, I developed the confidence and ability to recognize and address a threat.  This fast paced, inspirational, and “high caliber” training is beyond a doubt worth every penny and cartridge!  I look forward to taking more classes with Defenders USA.”
-Cattle Rancher, Cortez, CO area
April 16, 2014
Defenders Series

“Well, in one night I was referred to as a trigger happy-gun toting-satan worshipping-dope slinging-multiple felon. And it was GREAT!!! Adam Winch of Defenders USA put on the best CCW class I have ever experienced and even my mom liked it. Even if he did call her Elda all night long… If anyone’s interested in obtaining their CCW, or even just to brush up on the laws, check out Defenders USA. He won’t even charge extra for the abuse.”

Leslie
April 15, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“I just wanted to share an experience with everyone that I had. This weekend, I took Defenders USA’s Defender Series with Adam Winch. I have been through law enforcement department firearms training, police academy training, and even another CCW class – and none of them, for the most part, taught the real life skills you need to stay alive during a gun fight.

Most places teach breathing control, sight alignment, bullseye type shooting. And while there is a time and place for that, generally meeting that thug that is breaking into your house, or attacking you in a parking lot, none of those skills are relevant. One needs to know how to shoot instinctually, moving around, taking cover, and most importantly, knowing the law of when you can, and can’t shoot.

Adam does a great job teaching these real life, combat/self defense skills, and exposing students to a variety of scenarios, and gets you thinking about what to do if this happens, or that happens.

I highly encourage everyone to take his class, even if you have gone through previous training. First, you can always learn more and be more prepared with constant training, but often, training techniques change and improve over the years. What do you have to lose except a weekend of your time a couple hundred bucks? For me, already being a reasonable shooter, I left the class with much more confidence in my abilities, much more confidence in my knowledge of the laws, and just better prepared to carry my gun when and where I want.

So many people think that once they have their CCW, they are done and well prepared. I challenge that isn’t true for most people.

I encourage you to call Adam and talk to him. It will be well worth your time!”

Scott
March 24, 2014
Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Course

“This [Defenders Series] is by far the most inclusive CCW course around. Comparable courses are in the thousands of dollars. So much more of a tactical training and strategic use of your firearm than just some CCW class. Carrying your firearm and knowing how to draw point and shoot is one thing; knowing that your better at it than the dirtbag in front of you is totally different. Jump on this opportunity while it’s still affordable. It’s Worth 10x what you’ll pay.”

David
March 20, 2014
Defenders Series

There is absolutely no words to describe how much My life is forever changed. The “Defender’s Series” is taught with heart and soul…Adam says several times through out the course “I want you to live” nearing the end of Sunday, I knew it to be absolutely true…. and that I WILL live… I will defend….( Falling is easier then getting back up) I am no longer a “victim” I am a SURVIVOR!!!! Thank you, from my heart to yours…. I started the course intimidated…. left with admiration, confidence and hope.

Tina
March 10, 2014

I just spent 2 days in the desert with this guy [D-USA head instructor], and boy have I seen the light! So many new things I’ve learned about shooting, technique, guns, ammo…it actually made me realize one gun I had just wasn’t right for me. So I sold it and got one that fit me better with the knowledge that I now have. I highly recommend the Fri-Sun [Defenders Series] session, it is the best money I’ve ever spent. And I already had my ccw, I just wanted to take it a step (or 10) further.

Chad
March 10, 2014

Having paid for, and attended, 4 CCW courses, as well as certified to teach my own course, I must tell you that Adam Winch is the best instructor and the Defenders USA CCW course is the best course you will ever find.

Adam is the most knowledgeable instructor possible. His [Defenders Series] course is filled with real life scenarios, understandable legal information, and is so captivating that you won’t miss a second of it.

I highly recommend anybody considering taking a CCW class, and all current CCW holders, get with Adam and take his [Defenders Series] course.

Mark (Certified NRA handgun instructor)
March 8, 2014
Defenders Series

The [Defenders Series] and instructors were phenomenal. Adam is a great teacher who adds in pertinent and humorous stories to really communicate the needed messages. On the range, they were extremely helpful without being obtrusive. They gave wonderful feedback in a respectful way. Overall, I learned so much from this Series and am no longer afraid of guns.  Thank you!

Suzanne
March 7, 2014

I took your (CCW) class yesterday, and just wanted to personally tell you how wonderful I thought it was. Thank you for realizing the importance and teaching so many just how important it is. I have and will continue to highly recommend you to others, and cannot wait to take your Defenders [Series] class.

Cheree
March 3, 2014

Awesome class. Highly recommend it. Had so much fun and learned even more.

David
February 24, 2014
Defenders Series

Thanks (D-USA), you have an awesome class, loved every minute of it! To anyone just thinking about taking the (Defenders) Series, don’t just think about it, DO IT, you will not regret it.

Jeni
February 24, 2014

I Just Took the Most Amazing, Informative and Interactive Handgun course at Defenders USA, It is a 3 day, 20 hour course with half your time in the class room and the other on the range learning how to safely handle your fire arm and real life defensive training. I came to this class not being able to hit a broad side of a barn with my handgun and now I am able unload my handgun like an assault rifle but with precision and accuracy. Those of you that have CCW and have not had any training, even those of you that have you should really consider this course. Thanks Adam Winch

CEO of Guardian Gear Self Defense Products
February 17, 2014
Defenders Series

Thank you for the tremendous amount of knowledge and guided training! I am more confident and believe that I can and will be able to defend myself, family, friends and my fellow man…despite the cold, icy and rainy weekend…and snow in my eye  This defenders course is amazing! Thank you!!

Lindsey
February 10, 2014
Defenders Series

This weekend my husband and I had the fantastic opportunity of being a part of The Defenders Series- a high intensity, information packed, 20 hour defensive shooting course. I cannot express how crucial training like this is if you’re going to carry a gun. Even those of you that think you’ve been around guns all your life and have nothing left to learn, you’re wrong. Find something like this in your area. It is worth every penny! Your life and the lives of your children may very well depend on it someday.

CEO of Fashion Firearm Handbags
February 10, 2014
Defenders Series

I’ve taken several CCW classes over the years, and the Defenders USA class was by far the most in depth of them all. The class covered the much-needed understanding of the law that a CCW carrier must know and follow, as well as SAFETY of all firearms. The instructor was able to communicate to the class in a very professional and easily understandable manner.
I strongly recommend anyone that owns a firearm to take this class even if they never intend to get a CCW.

Dean
January 23, 2014
Defenders Series

…Adam’s classes are great. Take them. They are actually cheap. (Check out [in comparison to] Frontsight or Gunsight.)

Gene
January 23, 2014
Defenders Series

This was a great class, I walked away with a lot of information. I can’t wait till spring to finish off the [Defenders] Series.

Tammy
January 23, 2014
Defenders Series

Thank you for all the valuable information…I am looking forward to finishing the entire [Defenders] Series!

Lindsey
January 23, 2014
Defenders Series

[My wife] and I went thru the training [Defenders Series] this past weekend and I was amazed on how challenging, fun, and realistic the course was. I have never shot my hand gun that good, and I am much more prepared for any situation that may arise. In fact, I am much more comfortable with the wife’s skills and will never sneak into my own house again!!!!! All concealed carriers should attend this class and get the real training you need to receive. All my military buddies…… Take the course!!!!!!!!! It’s well worth the money and time!

Phil (Active Duty military)
January 23, 2014
Defenders Series

“Empowering, Life-Changing, Outstanding”

When I first sat down to write this review of the Defenders USA “Defenders Series” firearms training course, words escaped me. I was unable to put anything down to explain what this course was all about and what it really meant to me. After a little thought over the past couple of weeks, I can finally begin to express how I feel about Adam’s course and explain how it has made myself and my peers true Defenders.

I didn’t really know what to expect when I walked into the classroom the first of a three-day course. Would I truly learn anything? Is this a waste of my own personal time? These are just a couple of questions that crossed my mind before walking in the doors.

It didn’t take long for me to decide that it was silly to have had any doubts about the “Defenders Series” course. Adam’s teaching style, while a bit gruff at times, really hit the point home that everyone should have some level of defensive training. He really makes you think critically about the safety of yourself and others, accept the possibility that you may find yourself in a situation where lethal force may be necessary, and equips you with the tools to be effective in such an encounter.

Adam’s personal experience as a Soldier, Police Officer, and in S.W.A.T. brings real-life knowledge to the classroom. The stories shared help the average course-taker to visualize the reality of the many dangers of life in our world and helps to transform their minds into understanding that reality. Without this key focus, it could be likened to a basic firearms safety course. This is one of many things that set the Defenders USA course apart from the rest that I’ve taken.

Another part of the course involves live-fire sessions on a firing range. This is the most interesting part of the course. After many hours in the classroom, this section finally puts the class work into practice. Firing on the range is so crucially important in a course like this. Many people who take part in firearms courses have never handled a firearm. Anyone can sit in a classroom and be told how to properly use a firearm; but without hands on training, how can you be sure that they will when it comes time for them to defend their life or the lives of others? Adam pushes his classes hard. The time on the range is the most intense, and is also the most enjoyable. Things get a little hectic with Adam and all of his colleagues shouting firing orders while there are multiple shooters on the line, but a safe environment is satisfactorily kept at all times while live ammunition is being used.

The “Defenders Series” course is a real ‘eye-opener’ to most everyone involved. This course gives you a sense of empowerment and security in knowing that you now have the tools to defend life in the face of danger. I would recommend this training to anyone who is willing to accept it.

T.J.
October 7, 2013
Defenders Series

Great course.

Instruction is top notch.

Serious, somber, invigorating, humorous, educational, at times spellbinding fun!

Excellent material brought to light with thought provoking candor and insight. This course makes you think with not only your brain but your heart and body as well.

Range time (as expected from my point of view) was incredible. To put to use the lessons and principles learned in the classroom was exceptional. The focus on safety and diligence of all the staff toward each individual for precise instruction surely was an effort but is why I believe this course is perhaps the best to be offered this close to home.

Adam, Thank you for your commitment to your fellow man. Your passion for instructing people so that they can have the tools and knowledge to protect themselves safely is apparent. It was a privilege to be an attendee of the Defenders Series.

Peter
May 21, 2013
Defenders Series

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

The class was much more info than I thought it would be and I loved it.

Anonymous
May 17, 2013
Defenders Series

This class is much more than I ever imagined it would be.  I enjoyed the instructor and his help.  They made the course fun yet very informative at the same time.  Not only did I feel comfortable with firearms in the classroom but felt safe out on the range with people who may have been their first time.  More, more more!!!

Anonymous
May 17, 2013
Defenders Series

The class has been fast paced and very informative… the information and training is very clear and precise.  All in All, very informational.  Great teaching/instructor.  Very to the point.

Anonymous
May 17, 2013
Defenders Series

Excellent information, excellent teaching skills and demonstration.  I felt safe throughout all the instruction.  The Class was more than I anticipated – I have a lot I need to practice on!  Thank you to everyone – I learned a ton and enjoyed it!

Marcia
May 17, 2013
Defenders Series

Class was excellent – I would like to take it again to perfect what I learned.  The anecdotal stories will help me remember what I learned.  The helpers were wonderful.  Very satisfied!  Thanks!

Rich
May 17, 2013
Defenders Series

I just wanted to give a little testimonial from the experience I received from your training. This past weekend I attended an Active Duty military pistol qualification course. I have been involved with these in the past and, but after attending Defenders training in March with my wife, I felt much more confident as to my technique on the range. It was a pop up target course with targets ranging from 10 meters to 35 meters. I normally am able to hit anywhere from 19-22 targets, but after using what I learned, I was able to qualify expert hitting 26 of 30 targets (I missed a 25 and 35 on the move). Thanks for the training, what you teach has real applications. I also was a range safety for this particular range afterwards and noticed myself on more than one occasion yelling “You only place your finger on the trigger when you are ready to destroy your target!”. Too funny. Rather interesting how many people have that bad habit. Thanks Adam, I will definitely keep passing the word about your class.

Bryan
May 16, 2013
Defenders Series

Thank you for offering this class.  I learned so much and have become so comfortable with guns that I no longer tense at the sight of them or run into another room while they are out.  I have always grown up around them, even shot them before, but was never offered the time to actually spend many hours learning the functions and the right rules on the usage of guns.

During the Defenders course, At first I couldn’t understand why I needed to learn all the different ways of standing or laying down to shoot a gun, but by the time the course was over it all came together and made perfect sense.  Now not only do I feel comfortable holding a gun, I feel comfortable moving and holding a gun!  Because in the real world we are never standing still when approached by an intruder whether in our home or out and about.  Learning the movements of our “own” bodies or for better words, the lack thereof in a stressful situation is key in proper usage and accurate shooting.

Not only was the course (information and physical involvement) awesome, the individuals that were there to help us every step of the way, were only supportive and encouraging!

Great team of experts!

May 15, 2013
Defenders Series