Testimonials

“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

“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