What WE Do
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?
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?
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.
23:44 26 Jul 21I 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!
14:13 18 Jul 21Excellent 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 !
00:02 04 Jul 21Paul 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.
00:00 04 Jul 21Great 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!!
23:59 03 Jul 21Paul was an awesome instructor. Very professional, very thorough. So glad I chose Sentri. Would highly recommend.
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02:54 26 Jun 21Great 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.
22:06 25 Jun 21Great course. Great material. Easy to follow. Had good tips and instructions and helped corrected my grip and shot.
19:26 22 Jun 21I 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.
20:14 21 Jun 21I 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.
20:36 12 Jun 21My 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.
20:14 06 Jun 21Highly 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
20:13 06 Jun 21Great 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!
00:59 30 Apr 21Very safe , very organyzed , Paul is very pleasant and his level of professionalism is very impressive , and his level of expertise is remarkable ...
04:16 29 Apr 21Very professional, knowledgeable and very helpful.
20:55 26 Apr 21Great place to learn. Very friendly instructor and great life experiencing.
02:14 21 Apr 21Paul 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.
04:52 18 Apr 21Great class with a great instructor!
23:06 10 Apr 21We 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
22:32 07 Apr 21This 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.
21:58 05 Apr 21Patient, 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!
21:47 26 Mar 21Very informativeI learn many safety modes if gun handlingLots of lawsAnd precautions to stay safeDefinitely recommendPaul is a great instructor
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19:16 14 Mar 21Excellent instructor, convenient location, learned a lot and corrected the areas I needed improvement in. All in all, a great experience and would recommend.
19:15 14 Mar 21Just awesome!!
20:08 08 Mar 21Paul is an excellent instructor and increased my accuracy at least 75% in half hour of training. thanks for a great experience
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21:02 06 Mar 21Thank you so much for your time and support. Cheers!
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00:35 03 Mar 21Approve 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.
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00:35 02 Mar 21Paul 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
23:06 25 Feb 21I 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!
02:41 12 Feb 21Paul 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.
22:28 10 Feb 21Great class. Nothing long and drawn out like others have been.
21:43 10 Feb 21Paul was an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable as he shared his expertise, not boring, but very Professional.
21:01 10 Feb 21I 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!
23:54 09 Feb 21I 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!
04:01 03 Feb 21Really appreciate the class! Learned a lot and what bad habits homeland security have been sharing. Thank you Paul you have lot's of knowledge.
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03:49 03 Feb 21Great details within the online course. Lots of great info and the host was very interactive.
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20:42 30 Jan 21I 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 !
19:58 28 Jan 21The classes offered are always awesome and engaging. I never get bored and I retain whatever information is being taught.
19:58 28 Jan 21The 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.
19:55 28 Jan 21I 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 .
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19:52 28 Jan 21Instructor Ryan is pretty badass, made the classes so much better to sit through, 10/10 will recommend
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YangThePolarBear (Yin & Yang)
22:48 26 Jan 21This 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.
22:47 26 Jan 21The 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.
12:08 24 Jan 21This 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.
18:46 22 Jan 21Had 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!
01:41 10 Jan 21Extremely 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!
00:04 10 Jan 21I 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.
18:34 16 Dec 20I 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!
05:20 16 Dec 20Soteria 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.
15:27 12 Dec 20Paul 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.
03:43 01 Dec 20The 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.
02:22 01 Dec 20What 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.
05:41 21 Nov 20I would recommend to any of my friends , the course teach you to be ready. Very friendly and to the detail explanation. Thank you Paul.
04:16 21 Nov 20No hassle with getting gun safety certificate. Very friendly and casual.
20:58 03 Nov 20great instructor!
gustavo llamas jr
03:01 26 Oct 20Paul's Guard Card class was very informative and he used real world scenarios that made the information relevant.
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21:30 11 Oct 20Thank 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.
00:47 05 Oct 20My 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
04:52 23 Sep 20Great leadership, team has worked hard for and with Veteran community. Beyond outstanding resources in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project. Always helpful.Thank you
23:35 14 Sep 20Paul 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.
22:07 14 Sep 20Paul 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
22:36 27 Aug 20Paul 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.
05:10 17 Aug 20I 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.
06:33 11 Aug 20Paul was very informative and was a good teacher. Enjoyed my training and look forward to using the knowledge I gained in the future.
23:57 09 Aug 20I 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.
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04:03 04 Aug 20It 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.
17:14 01 Aug 20Crystal 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!
06:00 01 Aug 20This was a great course. Very detailed, informative and to the point. I’ll definitely be taking their advance courses as well.
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19:55 31 Jul 20Paul 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.
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04:05 31 Jul 20Excellent gun training session and test with Paul. Overall a very great experience and would definitely complete another session.
17:57 18 Jul 20Great instructor !!! I would highly recommend this place. He definitely helps you understand what you need to know
03:30 18 Jul 20I 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.
23:31 16 Jul 20Great 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. 🙂
15:12 26 Jun 20Instantly 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!!!
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👍💪
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。
21:58 29 May 20Pual教官非常专业，纠正了以前错误的射击姿势，准度立马提升！
02:46 22 May 20Great institute, great instructor. I learned a lot. For that i am a better shooter.Robik5/21/2020
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14:13 15 May 20Paul 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!!!
06:51 15 May 20Today, 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.
01:13 02 May 20Paul @Sentri was very helpful with my firing class.Thanks Paul!
01:04 02 May 20Purchased 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!!
00:56 02 May 20Paul was patient with all of us, he takes the time to help you understand how to improve your technique. Thank you!
21:20 26 Apr 20Paul 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!
22:20 18 Apr 20CCW 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.!
20:56 18 Apr 20This 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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