SENTRI INSTITUTE INC™

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Sentri

 Firearms Training,Firearms Class,CCW,CCW Training,CCW Class,Active Shooter,Active Shooter Training,Security classes,Baton Training,Exposed,Firearm Permit,OC Spray,Live Scan,Executive Protection Training,First Aid Training,CPR Training,AED Training

What WE Do

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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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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

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.
Mickey Kim
Mickey Kim
00:00 04 Jul 21
Great class! Well structured class. Paul gave great info and great personal instruction on the range. Gave me a couple of tips that really helped with something that dramatically improved my accuracy instantly!!
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.
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.
divemasterben
divemasterben
05:10 17 Aug 20
I registered for the 32 hour Advance Guard Card Security Course at Sentri Institute Inc. The instructor, Paul was professional, polite, cheerful, clear in speaking, knowledgable on subject matter. Offering his advice, expertise and experience about the training, the security industry and his personally opinions on subject matter. He wasn't found to be boring or lacking in his ability to keep your attention on the subject matter. He explained everything in detail with the extras. He is passionate about making sure the students understood the course, real world examples, and he gave a great review for the end of course test. For these I rate this security training school five stars. Excellent. Will definitely recommend and I'm planning on taking up other courses in the future.
Araceli Hurst
Araceli Hurst
06:33 11 Aug 20
Paul was very informative and was a good teacher. Enjoyed my training and look forward to using the knowledge I gained in the future.
TX Lover82
TX Lover82
23:57 09 Aug 20
I attended the 32-hour class as a novice and left with so much useful information. Not so much information that I would feel overwhelmed, but just enough to know how to operate in any setting. Paul was patient and answered questions and took comments as they came. He was very professional, and never made anyone feel as if he or she was less than. That is important as many who possess more knowledge can come off abrasive and rude.
Derrick Torrence
Derrick Torrence
16:39 06 Aug 20
angello moreno
angello moreno
04:03 04 Aug 20
It was an informational class with plenty of interaction. The class incorporated CA Penal law with plenty of examples to provide the best possible outcome regarding job requirements. Highly recommend this course.
Allan Peralta
Allan Peralta
17:14 01 Aug 20
Crystal clear instructions. Well engage on all students giving answers needed for those that has any questions. Provides you information to be successful. Very dynamic approach even this time of situation. Making sure you got the tools you need and information. Wish to see that ccw range time in near future. Many thanks Paul! Bravo Zulu!
Oscar Robinson
Oscar Robinson
06:00 01 Aug 20
This was a great course. Very detailed, informative and to the point. I’ll definitely be taking their advance courses as well.
G Foster Photography
G Foster Photography
19:55 31 Jul 20
Paul was an excellent instructor. He took the time to explain all of my small questions, which allowed me to grasps all of the knowledge to pass my Guard Card Test.
LionHeart Vasquez
LionHeart Vasquez
19:53 31 Jul 20
Lawrence Winn
Lawrence Winn
04:05 31 Jul 20
Excellent gun training session and test with Paul. Overall a very great experience and would definitely complete another session.
J L
J L
17:57 18 Jul 20
Great instructor !!! I would highly recommend this place. He definitely helps you understand what you need to know
Jami Jun
Jami Jun
03:30 18 Jul 20
I did my CCW Certification with Sentri. Paul was very professional, answered all questions regarding laws and regulations for CCW permits. Paul also improved my target grouping in matter of minutes. I would strongly advise taking this CCW class.
Christina Logan
Christina Logan
23:31 16 Jul 20
Great class, with an instructor that is passionate in his work. I highly recommend the Basic Pistol Course for any beginner. I came in with zero knowledge about the use and safety of a firearm and left this class feeling confident. I can't wait to sign up for more classes with Paul. 🙂
Jx Bx
Jx Bx
15:12 26 Jun 20
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!!!
W Vince
W Vince
22:02 29 May 20
非常耐心的教练Paul,会讲基本动作要领,安全有效👍💪
Li Jerry
Li Jerry
21:59 29 May 20
自己玩了不少次枪,发现还是专业教练培训下才能学到更多实用技巧。
Mac C
Mac C
21:58 29 May 20
Pual教官非常专业,纠正了以前错误的射击姿势,准度立马提升!
Robik Rasnavad
Robik Rasnavad
02:46 22 May 20
Great institute, great instructor. I learned a lot. For that i am a better shooter.Robik5/21/2020
Ainstrought Xx
Ainstrought Xx
14:48 18 May 20
Gilbert G
Gilbert G
14:13 15 May 20
Paul is great instructor. He takes his time explaining the courses to you not like super fast to leave you asking a lot of questions after. It’s by the book. The Law. Since CV-19 we had to do the classes online and that actually went pretty smoothly and a lot of the attendees where engaged and was pretty fun online. Thanks Paul for teaching all of us from the Wounded Warrior Project. Hope to make of your classes in the future!!!
Memento Mori
Memento Mori
06:51 15 May 20
Today, I completed Sentri Institute's BSIS Guard Card course- composed of Powers of Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction- presented by Paul Peng via a group online video conference. Paul was very professional, knowledgeable, and well prepared. He presented the subject matter both clearly and thoroughly, and in manner that kept the group engaged. I completed the course with a firm grasp of the material that was covered.I would definitely recommend Sentri Institute Inc. to anyone interested in joining the security field.Now to find a local LiveScan location.
Daniel Chavez
Daniel Chavez
01:13 02 May 20
Paul @Sentri was very helpful with my firing class.Thanks Paul!
Melissa Medeiros
Melissa Medeiros
01:04 02 May 20
Purchased my first gun and Paul was recommended as an instructor for a firearms safety class. Paul is extremely knowledgeable and helped me develop the safety and technical skills I needed as a newbie. He completely put me at ease and I seen my shot bcome more and more accurate in little than an hour. Finished the class feeling confident and excited to keep building my skills. Decided to stay at the range to practice and just walking myself through what Paul taught me is already paying off. Highly recommended!!
no thanks
no thanks
00:56 02 May 20
Paul was patient with all of us, he takes the time to help you understand how to improve your technique. Thank you!
Arturo Arestegui
Arturo Arestegui
21:20 26 Apr 20
Paul was a tremendous instructor! I really enjoyed both the classroom and hands-on portions of the class. I was really nervous at the beginning of the shooting portion, but with Paul's awesome instruction I was able to improve considerably in a matter of minutes. Thank you Paul!
Esteban Enriquez
Esteban Enriquez
22:20 18 Apr 20
CCW Renewal - Paul was great at understanding my level of experience and customizing the feedback. His attention to detail on technique ultimately lead to me self correcting my bad habits. Great coach, great class. Will be looking for more training from him and Sentri Institute Inc.!
Albert Mangagil
Albert Mangagil
20:56 18 Apr 20
This was more than just your cookie cutter CCW class. Paul made sure that every student understood the associated laws and responsibilities of having a CCW. He took the time to show proper stances and holds for different circumstances. Then during the live fire testing, he went above and beyond just passing me, he coached me to correct my trigger hold and breath control, among other things. His coaching allowed me to improve my groupings tremendously. Will definitely take more classes with Paul and Sentri.
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