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.
“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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
The class was much more info than I thought it would be and I loved it.
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.
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!