Jeanette J, Child Care Development, Portland, Oregon
I took the Intro to Pistols class and learned more in those few hours than I have in the roughly ten times I’ve actually gone out shooting. The class is great for both visual and hands on learners. It was really well done and safe.
Dan has a very informational and easy to understand PowerPoint presentation he goes over. It meets all the requirements to get your concealed carry license even, I believe.
I am a hands on learner so what came next was especially helpful training for me. Dan walked us through his arsenal of different handguns and how to load (not live fire bullets), discharge, and reload all the different ones. I was hesitant at first but it was a perfectly safe environment and opportunity to try it. We did this until we felt comfortable and got quicker with these actions. It also helped me to get a better idea of what would work best for me for a concealed carry weapon in the future. Dan was right there answering my questions, even ones that I may be embarrassed to ask to show my lack of knowledge, but he was so kind, patient, and encouraging.
My favorite part of the class was probably the laser target shooting. I want to get one of those! We practiced with real pistols that were decommissioned so that it is a real gun but has a laser sensor and keeps track of how well you hit your targets. It was really fun and a great way to improve accuracy and other skills.
All in all, I highly recommend taking classes from Dan at Intrepid. He makes it a priority to continue his own education and training. That is what the best teachers of anything do; therefore, he is a wealth of knowledge and badassness (yes, that’s a word- look it up and see Dan Porter’s picture). Dan loves what he does and it is infectious. I had fun, felt safe the entire time, and learned a ton. I can’t wait to take more classes from him soon.