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Firearm Courses

Our qualified instructors will teach you basic essentials needed. Advanced courses for our experienced students.

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Security Courses

Learn the fundamentals of firearms handling and essential legal knowledge; with a STRONG focus on safety for everyone.

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Specialty Courses

Specialty Courses include Concealed Carry & (CCW)
Firearm Safety Certificates.

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Virtual Courses

 Our Virtual courses cover new owners, CA laws and improving skills.

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Live Scan Services Available

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Meet our Lead Instructor

Paul Peng has a strong passion for teaching. As an army veteran of 9 years and 2 combat tours to Iraq; Mr. Peng, an ex-military policeman, possess extensive experience in the realm of security operations. His work with foreign dignitaries, heading the training programs for various police stations in Iraq as well as being the head section leader of his squad-based unit has provided him the leadership and practical experience necessary to organize and teach an effective course on firearms as well as local security operations. More…

Can I have my child learn firearms with me?

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The short answer is Yes . However, there are extra requirements. First, your child has to be 12 and older. Second, additional information has to be filled out on the waiver prior to the start of the course. Lastly, a legal guardian has to be present with the minor throughout the entirety of the course, no exceptions.

Where are the classroom portions of the course held?

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For the most part these classes are held in person following CDC guidelines of mask wearing and social distancing. However, a virtual class could be made available upon request.

☆☆☆☆☆ Reviews

John Quiroga
John Quiroga
23:00 17 Oct 21
Took ccw course, highly recommended. He was awesome, patient and very informative. He has a very keen eye but it is for your own on good. He definitely will make you a better and more confident in your skills. As the saying goes slow is smooth, smooth is fast. If you can take a class do it, I would not hesitate take another one in the future.
Deez Le Heez
Deez Le Heez
16:29 16 Oct 21
Couldn't ask for a better instructor and instruction. Paul is patient, informative and carries an wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. Thank you Paul!
JD Southall
JD Southall
15:25 16 Oct 21
The Firearm safety course for children was outstanding! This course is a great way to start learning as a beginner or to enhance the skills already taught!
Esther Chucaralao
Esther Chucaralao
23:49 14 Oct 21
momofuku33
momofuku33
05:13 14 Oct 21
Paul is a great hands on instructor. He will guide you through the written lecture part of the class. He explains in detail gun safety and the laws in California that pertain to having a CCW license. Highly recommend Paul's class if you want a thorough professional and personable experience.
Jay Mai
Jay Mai
05:45 13 Oct 21
I really enjoyed the class and the hands on experience with Paul. He's fun and very helpful. If you ever want to take maybe one of his course, you will never leave without the improvements by 30% as he said and that's true. Highly recommended.
Philip Ryan Camilon
Philip Ryan Camilon
20:54 25 Sep 21
Charles uuu
Charles uuu
02:08 21 Sep 21
This is a really great way to get your CCW training done. Paul explains everything in a way that is very understandable. You will see a difference in the way you hold and shoot with accuracy. I recommend Sentri Institute to everyone i know and anyone who needs their CCW training done. I will be back for more training with Sentri Institute.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
18:18 20 Sep 21
Sentri Institute Inc. was professional and very knowledgable. Paul was a pleasure to work with and would return to Sentri for future training. Highly Recommend!
Richard-Paul Rosario
Richard-Paul Rosario
23:12 12 Sep 21
very well knowledgeable, very informative, accomodated me with respect even if i do not know most of the subjects...
EDWARD Romero
EDWARD Romero
01:11 07 Sep 21
Paul Is so laid back, makes learning his courses easy and stress free. His way of teaching is professional and fun. Hands down I would take any training with his company. Sincerely Eddie Romero.
Ralph Franco
Ralph Franco
01:08 07 Sep 21
Instructor Paul he’s the best , he trained and explained very specific about each subject.best experience I’ve had.
Anthony Freeze
Anthony Freeze
01:08 07 Sep 21
Wonderful class, wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Bryce Swall
Bryce Swall
00:57 07 Sep 21
I did the baton training with Paul and had a wonderful time. Learned a lot, and just a solid guy to work with.
Jeremy E
Jeremy E
00:33 07 Sep 21
Took the Baton class. Great class and knowledgeable instructor.
Bryant Contreras
Bryant Contreras
00:32 07 Sep 21
Great Company and great people to help you out with any permits. Very Recommended!
Larry McDermott
Larry McDermott
00:31 07 Sep 21
Wonderful training! Would not go anywhere else.
D Fitz
D Fitz
14:40 06 Sep 21
tony truong
tony truong
02:02 06 Sep 21
Paul is a really good instructor. Good communication skills and he does know how to teach you the fundamentals and also correcting you. My skills were off but after a few minutes of him telling me that I should do it a certain way, my skills improved by a whooping 50%! Thats how good he is as an instructor! I recommend Paul 10/10!
Jx Bx
Jx Bx
08:19 31 Aug 21
Instantly Verifiable ResultsSentri offers an ego-less, concise, and an instantly verifiable basic firearms training class. Paul Peng instructs in a simple and easy-to-grasp fashion. He strips away what you don’t need and gives you the fundamentals needed to shoot with accuracy. This is verifiable on the range.On the range, we put in a number of rounds, at three different distances, all with additional hands-on instruction. Amazingly, our targets display better accuracy and tighter groupings than other targets on the range that day. This truly validates the knowledge Sentri drops on us. Additionally, Paul aptly pinpoints why other targets don’t look as good as ours thus reinforcing the fundamentals learned.We will definitely go with Sentri and Paul for further instruction here on out!!!Updated: 8/30/21Since last year I took two other classes with Sentri Institute. One was the CCW course. Which consisted of class instruction, a written test and a range test. There was a lot of material to cover and again, Paul presented it in a concise and easy to understand way. I was able to pass both the written and range test easily.The second class I took was the A.L.I.V.E. training course. It's a straight forward plan on what to do if one is ever caught in an active shooter situation. We went through statistics, situational awareness, concepts, and physically participated in a number of scenarios to help internalize the process. In some aspects, the course concepts may be hard to grasp, but Paul puts it all together so it sticks.
shuteforyourgoals
shuteforyourgoals
05:35 23 Aug 21
Paul Peng is by far the best instructors out there. Before my groupings were all over the place. But with the golden tip Paul instructed by using the trigger press and slightly hearing that click. My world changed from night and day. See pictures of the groupings.
alan gomez
alan gomez
20:27 16 Aug 21
Thank You to Paul at Sentri, it was a great experience. The format of the class was perfect and I received lots of knowledge from the course. This course is not imitating for those just starting out. Sentri comes highly recommended!
Gustavo Torres
Gustavo Torres
06:00 16 Aug 21
Nate Cast
Nate Cast
04:10 04 Aug 21
Great CCW course. Training was helpful and relevant. Paul is a very competent and knowledgeable trainer. I would highly recommend this course for anybody in the area looking for a CCW course.
John T. (Y9 Review)
John T. (Y9 Review)
16:42 02 Aug 21
Great class! Paul packs a lot of information in a day. Learned a new trigger hold, that was very beneficial for improving my accuracy. Looking forward to seeing what other classes are available.
Fernando Ponce-Perez
Fernando Ponce-Perez
14:28 02 Aug 21
Great initial ccw course!!!
Wally J. Delgado
Wally J. Delgado
03:17 02 Aug 21
Ivan Nezhurbida
Ivan Nezhurbida
23:44 26 Jul 21
I took basic course and looking forward to advanced one (AKA 'have more fun'). Paul not only explained every major point (including not obvious legal risk factors), but small corrections here and there made a huge difference to my accuracy at the end of the course.Some points:* Based on REAL world scenarios.* Instructor with a real experience, not the instructor 'who just knows how to'* You'll definitely get progress on aiming and hitting the target.The good stuff!
Aziza Abraham
Aziza Abraham
14:13 18 Jul 21
Excellent course , the instructor shared lots of knowledge and skill, it was totally worth the time spent. In one day I was able to improve my aim drastically. This class was awesome !
Geoff Lim
Geoff Lim
00:02 04 Jul 21
Paul was really good to learn from. He got all students engaged and was able to get the techniques and information across clearly.I would recommend taking the course to anyone wanting to improve their skills.
Paul K
Paul K
23:59 03 Jul 21
Paul was an awesome instructor. Very professional, very thorough. So glad I chose Sentri. Would highly recommend.
ronald kurtek
ronald kurtek
05:47 26 Jun 21
Jay Bee
Jay Bee
02:54 26 Jun 21
Great class.Paul is a awesome instructor and is very thorough and detailed, he explains everything very well.I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to expand there firearm skills. I really enjoyed the class.
Peter Diep
Peter Diep
22:06 25 Jun 21
Great course. Great material. Easy to follow. Had good tips and instructions and helped corrected my grip and shot.
lauren nguyen
lauren nguyen
19:26 22 Jun 21
I want to take the time to thank Sentri Institute for all their classes. To date, I’ve taken their Basic training, Advance training, & A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Training Course. Paul Peng provides up-to-date information on firearm safety, He engages the class with hands on training on the range, and in-class demonstrations. For example he had the class use the skills we learned and simulated possible scenarios. We got to tackle Paul and take control of his weapon which was the highlight of his Active Shooter Training Course (for me). Not to mention, he has me looking at a pencil, water bottle, tables and chairs all as tools to keeping myself safe and alive. I share this with y’all because I haven’t touched a weapon in over a decade and I have small children at home. As a parent I was scared to have an accident in my home or around my children. I’m knowledgeable and comfortable with what steps I need to take to protect my family. This is why I highly recommend Sentri Institute.
Jeff W
Jeff W
20:14 21 Jun 21
I took my CCW class here and Paul is a great guy thats very knowledgeable. He is willing to help students to make sure they have the skills after they have completed the course to be ready out in the world for whatever happens. I would recommend signing up here for your CCW class needs.
Terri Gier
Terri Gier
20:38 12 Jun 21
Paul was an amazing instructor. He was personable, knowledgeable, and professional. The class gave me a great foundation and I learned a lot. Getting into the range, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. I had not fired a gun in quite some time. Paul taught me the correct stance, hold, and helped me to become much more confident. I left with the tools I needed to not be fearful but to be safe and confident. Thank you!
Michael Gier
Michael Gier
20:36 12 Jun 21
My wife and I had a great time. The classroom instruction taught me much more than I expected. Then it was great to put everything to practice at the gun range.We've been to the range by ourselves but this was much better because we were given instructions that really helped use the gun properly giving us much more confidence and accuracy.
Frank H
Frank H
20:14 06 Jun 21
Highly recommend taking this course, Paul is a very knowledgeable instructor and I left the course confident in firearm safety, looking forward to taking more classes through Sentri Institute
Shauna Gilkinson
Shauna Gilkinson
20:13 06 Jun 21
Great basic firearms class. Very informational. Paul taught us in a way that we were able to demonstrate improvement from the beginning of class to the end. Thanks!
Thierry Pillet
Thierry Pillet
00:59 30 Apr 21
Very safe , very organyzed , Paul is very pleasant and his level of professionalism is very impressive , and his level of expertise is remarkable ...
Aerol Alcancia
Aerol Alcancia
04:16 29 Apr 21
Very professional, knowledgeable and very helpful.
Pham Steve
Pham Steve
20:55 26 Apr 21
Great place to learn. Very friendly instructor and great life experiencing.
James Jensen
James Jensen
02:14 21 Apr 21
Paul somehow achieves a perfect balance in strongly presenting the real danger and respect one must treat firearm ownership, with a splash of fun and removing some of the fear of the actual getting familiar with your gun in a safe and effective way.
Van Gordon
Van Gordon
04:52 18 Apr 21
Great class with a great instructor!
Moises/Irene Guzman
Moises/Irene Guzman
23:06 10 Apr 21
We had the opportunity to take some classes with Paul and this team is very professional, knowledgeable, and ready to help; very good instructors and their hard work and dedication invested in you shows from the minute you step into their class. Military Friendly environment
erik lopez
erik lopez
22:32 07 Apr 21
This is a must take course! From me thinking I was an OK shooter after taking Paul's course, I realized that I had no idea how to actually shoot properly and accurately. I improved tremendously and I'm more comfortable with my weapon and not to mention the patience Paul has. He makes sure you understand all the aspects on his CCW course.
Karla Cuadra
Karla Cuadra
21:58 05 Apr 21
Patient, knowledgeable, and a straight shooter (pun intended!) Paul has curated the experience of firearm safety and certification enjoyable, relatable, and fun. I am thrilled to recommend Paul to anyone looking for correct knowledge on his variety of programs he has to offer. I am excited to receive additional training and certification from Paul moving forward!
Abel Plumbing
Abel Plumbing
21:47 26 Mar 21
Very informativeI learn many safety modes if gun handlingLots of lawsAnd precautions to stay safeDefinitely recommendPaul is a great instructor
Alex Lee
Alex Lee
22:51 20 Mar 21
Simon Hovakimian
Simon Hovakimian
19:16 14 Mar 21
Excellent instructor, convenient location, learned a lot and corrected the areas I needed improvement in. All in all, a great experience and would recommend.
Ryan Choi
Ryan Choi
19:15 14 Mar 21
Just awesome!!
Robyn Sottile
Robyn Sottile
20:08 08 Mar 21
Paul is an excellent instructor and increased my accuracy at least 75% in half hour of training. thanks for a great experience
John Lindsey
John Lindsey
21:02 06 Mar 21
John Mota
John Mota
21:02 06 Mar 21
Thank you so much for your time and support. Cheers!
Jessica Astorga
Jessica Astorga
21:02 06 Mar 21
Alexander Melendez
Alexander Melendez
00:35 03 Mar 21
Approve that instructor for anyone trying to get their exposed firearm permit , baton , pepper spray, cpr i recently went to five dogs range and i enjoy that he (paul) for taking his time to teach us.
Kali Anthem
Kali Anthem
00:33 03 Mar 21
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
02:47 02 Mar 21
Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
00:35 02 Mar 21
Paul is an amazing instructor I took my guard card class in one day got it all done and passed! He explains in detail and make sure that you understand and learn what it is you need! 10/10 recommend this company
Beth Bacani
Beth Bacani
23:06 25 Feb 21
I highly recommend Paul for any firearm training! My husband and I took his CCW Renewal class this past weekend and Paul was very informative in both the classroom portion and on the range. His instruction on the range and minor adjustments in grip and stance made a huge difference in performance for us. We greatly appreciate your expertise Paul!
A BE
A BE
02:41 12 Feb 21
Paul Peng of Sentri Institute is a skilled and knowledgeable instructor that applies real-world scenarios and experience to the 32 hour guard card course. The principles learned in this course are of great benefit to anyone entering the security field. Veteran owned and operated business.
April S
April S
22:28 10 Feb 21
Great class. Nothing long and drawn out like others have been.
P Kalua
P Kalua
21:43 10 Feb 21
Paul was an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable as he shared his expertise, not boring, but very Professional.
Jordan True
Jordan True
21:01 10 Feb 21
I had Paul as an instructor for Basic & Advanced. He brought a lot of extra knowledge and field experience into the training. Way better than just the covering state requirements. Also, thanks for helping out us Wounded Warriors!
Michael Bottorf
Michael Bottorf
23:54 09 Feb 21
I recently completed a CCW Course with Paul at Sentri Institute. Paul is a fantastic firearms instructor, with many years of both civilian and military firearms experience. For the classroom portion of the course, Paul was very flexible and was able to accommodate instruction via Zoom. During the in-person instruction, Paul demonstrated proper holster draw methods, flash light techniques, and was able to make some minor adjustments to my stance and grip to really improve my accuracy. Finally, we completed the live fire testing portion, which was quite fun. Overall, the course was very informative and I would highly recommend going with Sentri Institute! Thanks again Paul!
Jesse Leet
Jesse Leet
04:01 03 Feb 21
Really appreciate the class! Learned a lot and what bad habits homeland security have been sharing. Thank you Paul you have lot's of knowledge.
Tiffany James
Tiffany James
03:58 03 Feb 21
Vicki Ardisana
Vicki Ardisana
03:49 03 Feb 21
Great details within the online course. Lots of great info and the host was very interactive.
Jan Francis Albero
Jan Francis Albero
21:08 01 Feb 21
Rachana
Rachana
20:42 30 Jan 21
I just finished a course with Paul this morning. I was lucky to be able to attend one and one session class with him. Paul was excellent in presenting the course material. He kept asking me for feedbacks so he could be sure that I understood all the course material. As a first time shooter, he gave confident to be a good shooter. I strongly recommend to take Paul's classes in you're interested on firearm training courses. I will take his courses in a heartbeat when I need firearm courses in the future. Thank you Paul !
Mitchell Castillo
Mitchell Castillo
19:58 28 Jan 21
The classes offered are always awesome and engaging. I never get bored and I retain whatever information is being taught.
Andrew Hernandez
Andrew Hernandez
19:58 28 Jan 21
The company is very professional. The instructor is friendly, educated and helpful, and genuinely concerned with helping his clients learn. I would highly recommend sentri institute for any and all services they offer. Looking forward to continued business with this company.
Kobe Novin
Kobe Novin
19:55 28 Jan 21
I really enjoyed the instructor , he made any class I took easy to learn and real smooth . I would recommend him if you seek any furthering in any certs you’re trying to get .
Melissa estrada
Melissa estrada
19:52 28 Jan 21
Senor_ Potter
Senor_ Potter
19:52 28 Jan 21
Instructor Ryan is pretty badass, made the classes so much better to sit through, 10/10 will recommend
Juan Cisneros
Juan Cisneros
19:52 28 Jan 21
Evan Wright
Evan Wright
19:52 28 Jan 21
YangThePolarBear (Yin & Yang)
YangThePolarBear (Yin & Yang)
22:48 26 Jan 21
This was a very well put together course. Paul focused on the practical application of information instead of death by PowerPoint. He reinforced key points throughout the class that tied to important themes. Great course.
Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash
22:47 26 Jan 21
The class is very informative. The instructor is very professional and has great ways of engaging his audience and ensure the knowledge is being passed. The instructor made the knowledge easy to take in while maintaining professionalism.
james robinson
james robinson
12:08 24 Jan 21
This is a great company. They know what their doing and help you tweak your weak points and knowledge to make you more effective. They teach safety first. Great company from the top down.
Christian Fermin
Christian Fermin
18:46 22 Jan 21
Had a great time learning from Paul. The course is very helpful and practical for anyone who is serious about firearms safety, marksmanship, and information on laws regarding firearms. Highly recommend these guys!
Glen Latona
Glen Latona
01:41 10 Jan 21
Extremely professional organization, best training I have had in my many years of handling firearms. I would recommend this company for novice and experienced individuals. Paul and Karla really took care of us!
Ed Zamora
Ed Zamora
00:04 10 Jan 21
I have taken both 8 hour and 32 hour courses with Paul. He is extremely knowledgeable, and makes the curriculum easy to follow. There was never a dull moment or lack communication. His method for delivering the course made the time in front of a computer fly by. When it came down to be tested, I had almost verbatim answers memorized. I was completely prepared. I look forward to continued training and recertifications with Paul and Sentri Institute.
Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez
18:34 16 Dec 20
I really benefited from Pauls instruction. He is very knowledgeable and has great people skills too. Had a great experience and I am applying what I learned from him. Great place for training!
Nino Harrell
Nino Harrell
05:20 16 Dec 20
Soteria agency had informed me of Sentri and the owner Paul with the ccw process and by far an amazing company and Paul REALLY broke down all the information easy and clearly. I was able to understand and he made class fun as well.
Bill Simone
Bill Simone
15:27 12 Dec 20
Paul is an incredible instructor. He shares techniques that I have never been taught before in over 30 years that dramatically improve your skills. Paul patiently reinforces proper technique throughout the entire course and does it in a way that sticks. He brings real world examples to his instruction that explain not only the what but also the why behind what he’s teaching. I look forward to additional training from Paul and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to improve their firearm skills.
Tommy Sibley
Tommy Sibley
03:43 01 Dec 20
The training I received was terrific. I was good. This made me better. A keen eye identified a flaw and helped me correct that flaw with patience and professionalism. If your organization is looking for good quality at a good value you should definitely choose Sentri Institute, Inc.
Ginmber Salazar
Ginmber Salazar
02:22 01 Dec 20
What an amazing experience, Paul went above and beyond to show me the ropes. I walked in knowing nothing about guns and walked out with more than enough knowledge to confidently operate and purchase a firearm. He was very professional, kind and knowledgeable. It was well worth it, I will be returning for more advanced classes.
Done Sengdara
Done Sengdara
05:41 21 Nov 20
I would recommend to any of my friends , the course teach you to be ready. Very friendly and to the detail explanation. Thank you Paul.
Earl Yoo
Earl Yoo
04:16 21 Nov 20
No hassle with getting gun safety certificate. Very friendly and casual.
Maria Torres
Maria Torres
20:58 03 Nov 20
great instructor!
gustavo llamas jr
gustavo llamas jr
03:01 26 Oct 20
Paul's Guard Card class was very informative and he used real world scenarios that made the information relevant.
Stephanie Celis
Stephanie Celis
22:09 13 Oct 20
Cassandra Johnson
Cassandra Johnson
21:30 11 Oct 20
Thank you Paul for a GREAT Children's Essential Gun Safety Course for the WWP. It was very informative and we hope that we can get in on a (In-Person) Youth Course at the range. Thank you for providing us with the tools and another professional perspective to discuss this with our pre-teen son.
Abram Williams
Abram Williams
00:47 05 Oct 20
My wife and I had the privilege of taking Paul's class and I was highly impressed with his attention to safety, keeping things factual and focused when it came to the fundamentals of firearms handling. Paul is a veteran and a solid instructor. I'd reccomend Sentri to anyone and I'll definitely be back for any future training needs.
Ralph “MarineDiablo007” RB-MD007
Ralph “MarineDiablo007” RB-MD007
04:52 23 Sep 20
Great leadership, team has worked hard for and with Veteran community. Beyond outstanding resources in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project. Always helpful.Thank you
J C
J C
23:35 14 Sep 20
Paul at Sentri Institute was very professional, kind, and knowledgable of the material he teaches. I highly recommend anyone looking to complete their CA Guard Card requirements do so with Sentri Institute.
Romeo Santana
Romeo Santana
22:07 14 Sep 20
Paul Peng is a amazing facilitator! He takes his time and is very thorough in his curriculum. Any questions my classmates or I had he went above and beyond to enlighten us about different procedures, laws, etc
Jarrod Gilbreath
Jarrod Gilbreath
22:36 27 Aug 20
Paul was awesome! I took the Basics Firearms Course and it was a combination of classroom/range training. I learned a lot more than I thought I would and the training is all very simple and straightforward. With just a couple small technique changes I was able to greatly improve my confidence and accuracy. Great value for the training. Can’t wait to take the Advanced course.
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