Our Testimonials

Sentri Institute

My Boys & I loved today’s experience.
Paul and Karla we’re just great.
My eldest wants his own gun for his birthday now…
eh, we’ll see. Heck, I want my own too, lol.
A family that takes shooting together stays bonded better, is that a saying?

Maura A.

I learned alot it this course that they taught. I have bad habits that I had in the past and what I got from the class corrected it. I would definitely recommend it for any beginner and wanting to develop skills handling fire arms!

Jasper B.

Excellent range and great staff. Everyone is knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely return, my wife and I enjoyed the experience through wounded warrior project

Mathew C.

Really enjoyed my time with Paul. Helped me through the basics and his use of props was great.
Got through the lesson and had more than enough time on the range.

Jahanzeb R

It was my first ever firearms training course and i could not have picked a better instructor. Paul started off by giving classroom training and went over basics of safety and how to properly hold a firearm. Once I felt confident we moved to the range. There Paul taught me how to properly stand, hold and fire. He helped me improve my technique and accuracy. By the end of the course, I felt confident and I was already looking forward to another session with Paul. I highly recommend Paul as an instructor especially for those who are just starting out.

Asad R

This was my first time taking a firearm course and I’m glad I took at this company. My instructor was Paul and he taught me everything from safety in detail to proper handling of a handgun. When it was time to start shooting, I was confident because of how well I was taught to use the handgun. I’m impressed and I’ll definitely come back for advanced sessions.

David A.

Paul was an amazinginstructor. Great lesson going in depth about safety and technique when handling firearms.
By the end of the lesson, we were all hitting the bullseye everytime.
Definitely will recommend to everyone.

John R.

Came here with a group. Fun and informative safety course along with instructed range time. Great training program.

Francis F.

In this course they break down the do’s and don’t on how to properly use a firearm and they go over very important information that everyone who uses a gun ought to be aware of. No experience needed to take this class. Come in as a novice, and leave feeling like an expert. I learned more in this short introduction than the 9 years of my prior military service. Paul’s style of teaching is safe, simple and easy to understand. Thank you for your service Paul.

Jose R.

“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.” – From Google

Abraham W.

“Paul and his trainers are awesome. Very attentive and friendly. My hubby and I did a group session and never left as though we were being ignored. Their teamwork was evident.” – From Google

Laiza L.

Went with Wounded Warriors for a basic pistol course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and safety was the number one concern. I enjoyed the course Will be returning for more training in the future.

Christopher B.

My husband and I attended a basic handgun class and had a great time. We learned a lot, and the instructor made us feel comfortable with the material and the process. I highly recommend Sentri and we will be back for the advanced class!

Chelsea W.

Good time. Paul very knowledgeable and experienced. Class time was very informative.

Eric B.

Paul and Ryan were excellent instructors. I appreciated that Paul, in a class of more than fifteen, took the time to shake every person’s hand, make eye contact and introduce himself. Very thorough instruction included making us get up and practice stances and grip with fake guns. Each individual was checked and given one-on-one instruction. Would recommend to anyone.

Elena K.

What a great easy and well experienced team. The training was made fun, and points shared and helped. A very throw review of the training and shared more then expected.
As a EP agent, my training time is short and needs to be followed correctly. They made this happen and even made it fun. The training and knowledge and experience show. A real trainer, not forced.
I will be back and have told others and will do so with more.

Vincent F.

Purchased the CCW course and let me tell you…

Whether you want to apply for a CCW or not, this is a course YOU SHOULD take if you have any firearm.

If you’re the average person like me, then you THINK you know how to operate a firearm so why take a course?

Here’s why…

Paul (our instructor) gives you the knowledge, confidence, and skills to efficiently utilize your firearm to its full capacity. It’s life changing!!! You won’t be disappointed (unless you’re special ops lol)…

Kim-E L.

Great class, instructor was very knowledgable & patient. Information provided was extremely helpful and useful. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to gain meaningful information regarding saftey for conceal to carry certification.

Chris M.

Paul was very informative about the basics of how to grip the weapon before firing really made a huge difference in shooting center mass. They also break down in a step by step process of how each hand gun’s recoil based of the caliber of the bullet, thus fully understanding the magnitude and seriousness of the weapon. This is a place to go for any new coming individuals who want to learn about how to shoot.

Steve G.


Sentri Institute

The Sentri Institute Inc. was founded under two core beliefs: First, to provide effective defensive firearms training for anyone willing to learn. Second, to educate the public on the history of firearms and tackle the negative stereotypes head on in an effort to bring communities closer together.



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Sentri Institute


Firearms Training - Basic

  • Learn the fundamentals of firearms handling and essential legal knowledge; with a STRONG focus on safety for yourself and others around you.

Firearms Training - Advanced

  • Builds upon the basic firearms course with low light scenarios, timed shoots and much more!

Security Guards

Security Guard Card Class

From $60
  • Learn what it takes to keep people and property safe by acquiring the essential threat detection and deterrence skills.

Exposed Firearm Permit

  • For currently active security guards taking it to the next level. This course will add a layer of threat detection and deterrence education while also supplementing the use of a firearm.

Specialty Training

Concealed Weapons Carry (CCW)

From $95
  • Get the training needed to get your concealed weapons permit today! In this class, you will learn some of the most advanced shooting techniques as well as a in-depth detailed understanding of every aspect of firearms law within the State from firearm penal codes to roles and responsibilities of a responsible concealed carry holder.

Specialty Training

Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC)

  • Order your certificate right here and get an appointment scheduled to take a test. The FSC is a mandated requirement by the state of California for anyone wishing to purchase a firearm. The certificate is good for 5 years.


  • Learn about firearm SAFETY and proper firearm manipulation

  • Dedicated team of instructors with over 10 years of experience that is student focused

  • Provide valuable information regarding firearm use in the state of California

  • Learn a defensive approach to firearm operation

  • Promotes a positive and fun filled environment for the whole family

  • Acquiring fundamental knowledge of a “defensive mindset”

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Paul Peng


Sentri Institute

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.

Mr. Peng is a certified BSIS Firearms Instructor issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.  He is also a certified NRA Firearms instructor.

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