If you decide to take a class offered by Sierra Firearms Academy, in our opinion, you will have made a wise investment in yourself. The instructors, Mike, Dave, Pat and Rocky are devoted to improving your knowledge and skills in proper body mechanics and firearms efficiency, with an absolute focus upon safety and respect. For seven years, we senior citizens from behind the lines in California have traveled to the free State of Nevada to learn and practice effective firearms use. Lessons have included (1) basic safe firearms handling and operation, (2) preferred body mechanics, stance, draw and firearm presentation, (3) malfunction solutions from diagnosis to cure, (4) movement, fire and preparing for the un-anticipated under stress, (5) the dynamics of decision making and initiative on your part to gain advantage, (6) the role of time and distance in maintaining advantage, and (6) the need for situational awareness and how avoiding trouble is the best path home. For these instructors, mistakes have always been lessons and never opportunities to belittle your performance. While the goal is serious, the journey has been absolutely fun. Our training experience shows that Mike, Dave, Pat and Rocky will help you to be safe, practical, efficient and effective with your firearm. We look forward to our next time with them. We thank them and you will too!
The Guys from California
For anyone wanting the best training available, Sierra Firearms Academy is the place. Their combined years of experience is just incredible and, impeccable. The Class is fun, exciting, and very serious. A friend recommended them to me and I had to wait a little longer to save for the cost, but well worth YOUR life. My Son is a SPECOP's MP that just returned from Afghanistan and other Countries I can't mention, anyways, I read through the bio with him and he agreed that Sierra Firearms is the place to go. Don't learn to carry like a junkyard dog, go with the very best in Northern Nevada.
I want to express my thanks for a really great Renewal class I completed yesterday (Oct.31,2020). As always, your instruction method is very thorough, professional and informative. The presentation is always up-to-date and without "shortcuts". I think the gravity and responsibility of being a concealed carry owner is very well emphasized, and the importance of continuing to improve individual skills is underscored.
I thank you again for a great program with very expert instruction, and hope my comments can encourage future students to sign up !!!!
Sincere Thanks and Best Regards,
Mike and Dave-
Thanks for the great course.
Your CCW class was highly recommended by a family friend. I've become accustomed to the high level of quality that these folks demand, but in all honesty your service went beyond my expectations.
The curriculum was concise and the presentation was easy to digest, from basic mechanics to administration of force to a broad spectrum of possible handling of worst-case situations. You delivered a great package of information and you provided the space to generate good questions and make qualified choices.
The firing line qualification was organized and managed efficiently in a non threatening atmosphere. My classmates ranged from homemakers with elementary firearms knowledge to seasoned hunters.
Everyone had a great time on the firing line.
I was especially impressed at how you handled the client whose brand new pistol completely malfunctioned. The years of LE Armorer definitely brought a light of professionalism to the situation, and the student continued to qualify with their other handguns with comfort and confidence.
I am sure you will keep up the good work. Expect me to return the good spirit by way of good referrals any time the topic of NV CCW or firearms handling classes comes up - y'all run a top-shelf effort and I appreciate it!
Mike & Dave, It was important to me that I send a brief comment regarding your classroom instructions in addition to the personal attention on the range. My wife and daughter had taken your class a few weeks earlier than my class and raved about how patient you both were as it related to people that didn't have a lot of experience with handling and shooting guns. They were very pleased with the entire experience. I too decided to take the class along with my son-in-law. We can both attest to the professionalism of your instructions. The added real life experiences you shared truly had an impact as to situations that can and do happen to folks. The mental side was very valuable.
You both were outstanding.
Thanks for your sharing your life experiences with the added benefit of teaching us proper gun handling.
Dear Dave & Mike, we spent last Saturday (May 9th) with you learning not to become victims. Your self- defense class was so professional, informative, and well done. Husband John hasn't used a weapon in nearly 45 years as a captain in the USAF in southeast Asia. Until our gun purchases three weeks ago, I had never even held a gun. This experience with you both had been the further most thing from my mind, but times are changing...and not for the better. If I had known what a rush that first trigger pull would be, I would have added it to my "bucket list." Thank you for your patient and gentle instruction at the firing range for this novice. We will definitely recommend Sierra Firearms to anyone who is interested. We so appreciate your efforts in making us more confident in a confrontational situation.
Jan & John
Neal & I took the Basic/CFA class on 3/14 with you & Mike. Great class! The class was informative and enjoyable at the same time. You two are funny as h--- and totally politically incorrect. How refreshing! Thanks for a wonderful day and getting us prepared to fight the bad guys.
Janice & Neal
Just wanted to say thank you both so much for all of your education, expertise, and insight; my class was a truly unique and enlightening experience and my gratitude for your time and dedication cannot be understated. Teaching citizens the nuts and bolts of carrying a loaded weapon in public is no minor task nor should it be approached lightly. I can honestly say that after having taken your class I not only feel much better about my own carry of a firearm, but will rest a little more soundly at night knowing at least the fellow students with whom I attended your class have been given enough expert education and safety guidelines that they won't be more of a danger to me or society at large than the criminal element against which we arm ourselves to start with. Too often I see more and more "concealed carry experts" with no formal training holding CCW classes at bargain basement prices, and all I can say is you get what you pay for, and I certainly got more than my money's worth from you and Dave. I know you both are in this business to provide the best firearms education available, because instead of trying to make a quick buck, you are trying to help ordinary citizens defend themselves safely and responsibly, because after all, you walk the same streets as all the students you turn loose on them with a loaded weapon. Once again, thank you for all you have done for me, and I would send everyone I know to your course in a heartbeat, and will do my level best to do exactly that.
Steven G. Harris
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