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Here you will find what people are saying about our academy. These testimonials are authentic, recent and given by police officers, lawyers, doctors, military and moms and dads.

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Joseph Barlow said:   July 17, 2012 9:09 am PST
I have been shooting for a while but this is completely different. You are taught techniques to draw and shoot, to defend from close quarters and maintain control over yourself and your weapon. Your self confidence increases as they teach you. Chauncey and John have an incredible ability to allow you to be yourself and still teach you a skill; I watched this with myself and with others time and again. Patience and timing were necessary and prevalent to keep the class moving and interesting. This is a class I would take over again and look forward to taking additional classes from them.

David & Kaiwa said:   June 13, 2012 7:29 am PST
My wife and I recently attended to the 2-Day, Handgun I Class and were uncertain what to expect from the actual content and from the Instructors themselves. However, during the first day we quickly realized that our reservations were unfounded. The class content proved to be very informative and applicable to firearm ownership in general, but importantly, it was invaluable for home defense and "concealed carry" of firearms. The Instructors were excellent! They were obviuosly very knowledgable, but importantly they were able to convey the information and instruct us, and the other students, in a very professional, stress-free, and at appropriate times, light-hearted way. John , Jay, Chauncey, and Rick were all outstanding; very friendly and helpful. We would recommend this class and group of Instructors without any reservations whatsoever. The entire experience was fantastic! We learned so much and improved our skills beyond our expectations. We definitely intend to take additional classes in the near future and would recommend Combat Tactical without any reservations. Great job John! You and your group of Instructors are truly professionals!

Trentin C Bergeron said:   June 12, 2012 6:45 pm PST
I took the handgun I course and it was impressive! I had a great time and I feel very comfortable with my firearm now. Before class my accuracy was appalling to me! After class, I feel very comfortable hitting center of mass. I took away many drills I can use to practice and perfect these good habits. John, Chauncey, Jake, and Rick are top notch professionals; funny, direct, and knowledgeable. I am looking forward to taking more classes in the future!

John ZIpp said:   June 11, 2012 8:14 pm PST
What a weekend! I learned so much in just 2 days. Level 1 class was a great start and beginning of my new journey of fire arms training. I can't wait for the carbine classes, and the level 2 hand gun course. If you own a firearm you need to take some sort of class to learn how to use it safely, and accurately and combat tactical is the best place with the best instructors to learn from!

Al TAGLE said:   June 11, 2012 4:00 pm PST
Second time taking the course with my wife. The obvious is we had a fantastic time. The reality, John and his team have made a tremendous impact on how we feel about owning, carrying, and safely shooting our firearms. This course isnt about pushing you into a gunfight. This course puts an emphasis on avoiding one if possible and at the same time educating you on how safely to handle a firearm in case all else fails.

Diana said:   June 5, 2012 9:10 pm PST
I had a really fun time at this two day course! It was great learning the skills I need to be comfortable with firearms and be broken of my bad habits. The instructors are very informative, and hilarious! I enjoyed the time spent on the range. I was new to any formal training and after two days I felt very comfortable handling firearms. What I especially liked is that no one was easy on me! Thank you guys for all your work, I look forward to taking another class in the future!

K. Bowen said:   May 21, 2012 5:14 pm PST
Chauncey, Chris and I wanted to thank you for a great weekend, we talked about the experience the rest of the day. We took away a great deal of knowledge from your course, your instruction techniques are fantastic, calm predictable aware, willing to repeat directions. I realize that this was a very basic course blended with additional skills sets but it was just want we needed and wanted. We are more competent at our new skills thanks to you. We will continue to practice.

Ashton tanner said:   May 21, 2012 12:33 pm PST
GREAT CLASS not only was it so much fun but the atmosphere was beyond awesome! The instructors (Chauncey, Drew) were beyond EXCELLENT! I recommend this class to anyone! And would do it again! I learned so much and can honestly say I have never had that much fun thank you again and I will never forget who taught me to shoot so good! Haha

Lynn Meadows said:   May 6, 2012 9:50 pm PST
Great class I had a good time! I was impressed by professional staff and the instruction provided. Thank u, I would definitely recommend the class to people who want to get professional handgun training.

Butch Zottoli said:   April 25, 2012 2:58 pm PST
I would like to thank the Combat Tactical Team (John, Chauncey, and Nevin) for the very enjoyable and beneficial handgun training class that my wife and I attended this last weekend. The Team is extremely qualified and experienced, and have an "engaging" manner when teaching the details of handling a firearm safely and proficiently. This was the second Combat Tactical training class that my wife and I have attended, primarily because we know that the caliber and level of training is unsurpassed, and we wanted to improve on our handling and shooting proficiency.........and we got exactly that. If a person is interested in learning the safest, correct, and most proficient way to handle a firearm, for the purpose of self-defense and family protection, then these are the people to see, talk to, and take a class from. The Team has an ingredient that is hard to find, which is what they're really about, and that is........they sincerely want to educate people in the correct and proper way to legally and proficiently handle a firearm.

Mike Orci said:   April 23, 2012 10:12 pm PST
This training is incredible. 90% of the time was devoted to developing the muscle memory and/or mental discipline to successfully negotiate the numerous variables which may end in having to defend oneself, loved one or other with deadly force. My wife and I, neither with much more than 400 rounds experience shooting in the typical indoor range environment, were both challenged at our respective levels. We had an incredible experience. The instructors are knowledgeable to the nth degree and want to be there to help us newbies get trained properly. We both felt cared for and supported the whole time and I suspect the rest of our class felt similarly. I am repeating the course as soon as possible and encourage anyone with any type of firearm or any level of experience to check out the boys/and gals at Combat Tactical Academy. They want us all to be educated, safe and skilled. Keep up the good work CTA!!! Thank you Jonh, Nevin, Chauncy Merell, and our fellow class mates.

Pat Bingson said:   April 23, 2012 12:43 pm PST
I have attended other training courses in the past, and I was unsure if Combat Tactical was going to be just like the others. To my pleasent surprise it was not. I learned many new techniques, and above all safety awarness at all times. I would highly recomend Combat Tacticle to any new and or experenced shooters of any caliber. I would also add that this is not a one on one training class but with all the instructors and limited class size I felt as though I was one on one with an instructor at all times. I thank Combat Tacticle for there hard work and perserverance, and would like to personally thank John, Nevin and Chauncey for giving me greater confidence with my handgun skills.

Terry said:   April 13, 2012 8:28 am PST
I would like to thank the Combat Tactical team for a very informative and exciting course. Before attending I was skeptical about what I would learn. After attending I was very pleased with the professionalism, and awareness of all types of tactics which they used for teaching the basics of handguns. I now have the knowledge to protect myself and loved ones from harm. I am much more confident with regard to my weapon and personal safety. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Thank you Combat Tactical I had a blast..

Donald Green, Hollie Green and Miles Gilmour said:   April 9, 2012 5:59 pm PST
This course was gritty, fabulous, tough in-your-face training. The course work was taxing, physically and mentally----this gruelling, two-day Combat Handgun Training Couse far exceeded any of the preconceived expectations of my children and myself. The children---both 21 years-- learned more in two days than I have taught them at the indoor shooting ranges in the past three years we have been shooting together. The exercises and discipline instilled in all three of us by the highly trained instructors motivated all of us to a higher level of shooting awareness and a new level of self-discipline. The mechanics of the course went well beyond the course description. I have personally attended at least ten types of handgun courses over the past thirty years, most recently a year before this couse. By far, the course offered by the Combat Tactical Academy is the best course I have ever attended. The inclement weather, notably the high winds, added to the toughness of the training. The wind did not stop the instructors nor the students; injuries and band-aids did not stop the instructors and the students; slight rain did not stop the instructors and the students. If you are looking for wimpy, foo-foo handgun training, then go somewhere else because you are not ready for this handgun training course offered by the Combat Tactical Training Academy. My children and I will go through any door at any time with any of the instructors and students who completed this fabulous course.

James Smith said:   April 6, 2012 5:18 pm PST
My experience with Combat Tactical Academy was quite an eye opener. I have not shot a pistol in over 20 years. I even went there with a borrowed hand gun. It was awkward at first, however in a short period of time I was very comfortable from their concern of safety and making me realize how serious a hand gun was even while it was in my holster. Things I now think about is safety is priority one, never aim the gun at anything you do not or are not willing to destroy including life. Myself I know the 3 only positions the gun should only be at, the 5 positions when you decide you need to pull your weapon out, the warning shout, how to tactical reload, the position of your finger and how to sqeese the trigger and do a trigger reset. The best part of the course was and by the end of the two days the bullet was actually going where it was supposed to go. It was a great class for me because I have a lot of respect for those guys and most of all the weapon I was shooting. Thanks Jon, Neven, and the other two team members.

Keith said:   April 3, 2012 2:53 pm PST
My wife and I took the two-day Defensive Handgun course and had a BLAST! Oops, no pun intended...well maybe just a bit. Anyway, John and his team, Jay, Nevin, and Chauncey were top-notch pros. They were EXTREMELY helpful with my wife who has limited tactical handgun experience. Will definitely be looking forward to the next phase Combat Handgun II.

Tracy Hunt said:   April 3, 2012 10:01 am PST
Great class! I learned a lot from John & Nevin & had a lot of fun doing so. The class was never dull or tedious, it was exciting & moving all the time. I can't wait to take Level II. Both of my daughters had a wonderful experience too. My youngest (24) didn't have much experience with firearms, but with both of your help she finished with a GOLD certificate. I am so proud of both of them. Thanks for the great memories with my girls.

Kristen G said:   April 2, 2012 8:46 pm PST
The practical applications provided in this course are amazing. I learned so much and had a fantastic time. Our instructors were helpful, informative, and friendly. This course provided me with the skills and confidence I was lacking as a gun owner. ANY gun owner would benefit from this course I highly recommend it! Thanks CTA

Carlo Meguerian said:   April 2, 2012 12:11 pm PST
I took the handgun course from combat tactical academy and I not only had an amazing and fun time, more importantly I learned a lot from them. I learned proper gun safety, handling, shooting and how to shoot under stress in case of emergency. The instructors are supper nice and knowledgeable about what they are doing. I would strongly suggest taking this course if u own or want to own a firearm.

Al Tagle said:   March 1, 2012 10:29 am PST
Recently took the course with my wife who has never shot at firearm. After two days practice with an emphasis on SAFETY, she feels extremely comfortable and can draw her firearm and put two center mass in under 20.5 seconds. She now wants me to buy her one. Jon and his team were extremely proffesional and I strongly recommend the course to anyone who owns a firearm.

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