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John is an excellent instructor who makes understanding the information very easy. With his father assisting they are a wealth of knowledge and experience that can answer questions and provide first-hand insights. The classes are upbeat and keep your attention.

I will be sending friends and family his way when they are ready for their instruction. There is nothing to consider. This is the instructor you want for your CCW and/or shooting instruction.

Justin C.

Review from, Yelp

Great instructions and environment. Would recommend to anyone looking to get CCW certified or is just looking to be a better, safer shooter.

Jordan D.

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Defense Shot is everything I hoped it would be. John Daniels and his people are very down to earth and will answer all your questions. I have been through three classes and to the range three times. I have emailed questions and I have received answers every time. I trust what John says. He has been through the ranks and is very knowledgeable in his field.

Les C.

Review from, Yelp

This team shoots it out of the ballpark!
Not only did I as a female feel totally comfortable and proficient at the end of the class, but validated by a professional team that knows what they are talking about!
I will be back for more classes and to soak up as much knowledge and practice as I can from this group. A personal Thank you for supporting the Search and Rescue folks with a highly coveted free class raffle item!
All you good people, but especially women, go check it out! Do it sooner than later, you will not regret it!

Steve H.

Review from, Yelp

Took the Utah and Arizona CCW class. Great. To the point. Lots if info in a short amount of time. Comfortable classroom setting with free cookies from the hotel outside the class. Would definitely recommend. Plan on coming back for some of his other classes. Nice instructor and his father was sweet.

Beverley M.

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if your looking into getting your concealed weapons license or just want to be a better shot this is the guy to come see. John his dad and son are nice people, the class was fun, educational and they helped me get my grouping closer together. I’m looking forward to my next class with them. Thanks guys

Jose A.

Review from, Yelp

Took my CA El Dorado County CCW class. Very informative. Definitely appreciated having the lawyer presentation as part of the class. Good set up, good room (at the Holiday Inn Express in Eldorado Hills), easy pace to the class. It is a family run operation. Left the class with my certificate and knowing all of the basics. Did not take advantage of the firing range time.

Jonathon F.

Review from, Google+

They did a great job on my renewal class!

Kelly R.

Review from, Google+

John, his son, and father were great instructors! Very friendly, knowledgeable and open to all questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for firearms instructions!

Anthony S.

Review from, Yelp

John and his team do an excellent job with their services related to CCW classes and shooting instruction. John’s method of teaching is very practical, engaging and genuine. He applies his years as a law enforcement officer very effectively. The range they use for training is very productive and located in a beautiful setting. I highly recommend Defense Shot for anyone looking for their CCW, becoming introduced to firearms and safety, and improving their shooting skills!

Shawn R.

Review from, Yelp

We arranged an advanced private class to figure out a shooting issue that was causing problems hitting the target. John was awesome and figured out the problem right off and shooting went from all over the paper to 50% in the 9 ring in less than an hour.

Then spent the rest of the time building confidence in defensive shooting. He is very knowledgeable and very quick to diagnose issues. His teaching style is very laid back and very enjoyable. We plan on attending more classes and will not go anywhere else for our firearm training. Thank You!

Dan L.

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I’ve been a licensed CCW holder for well over 10 years and have tried many different gun classes and instructors. Since completing my most recent renewal class with Defense Shot, this is now my go to in instruction for not only CCW renewal but also for advanced training. I highly recommend Defense Shot!!

Judy T.

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Lots of great information. Fun, friendly, informative. Highly recommended. This is my second course with them, and I intend to take the home defense and advanced courses offered as well.

Robert C.

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There is no one else I would trust my CCW and defensive training to. My life could depend on it.

Jim G.

Review from, Google+

I took 2 classes here with John. The first intermediate class and the second advance class all in one day I can seriously say I am now more prepared to carry a gun as a CCW holder more confidently and I feel better prepared for a real world situation if it came down to it. I would recommend it to anyone advance or not so advance I learned a lot.

KG KB

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My wife and I can say that even though we had many years of shooting experience before our accuracy improved greatly, shooting speed increased, and most of all the confidence and ability on how to properly use a handgun in an emergency.
Thank you and blessing to the team at Daniel’s Defense Shot.

Darrel R.

Review from, Google+

I took a private beginner handgun course with John and I could say this was a great experience. Going into the class I was feeling a bit anxious but excited at the same time. I learned all that I could about handgun safety from the components of the gun, to the parts of a round–don’t call it a bullet. 😛

I learned how to clean a gun, how to fix a jammed gun, and most importantly how to safely handle a gun while trying to shoot consistent and accurate as much as possible. And of course learned a lot more that I didn’t include in this review. By the end of the course, I could say I felt less anxiety and more comfortable with a gun in my hand. I definitely will go further and sign up for the intermediate and advance course.truction.

I learned how to clean a gun, how to fix a jammed gun, and most importantly how to safely handle a gun while trying to shoot consistent and accurate as much as possible. And of course learned a lot more that I didn’t include in this review. By the end of the course, I could say I felt less anxiety and more comfortable with a gun in my hand. I definitely will go further and sign up for the intermediate and advance course.truction.

Veronica E.

Review from, Yelp

Excellent CCW class. So good that I enrolled in the NV/34 State, Intermediate and Advanced classes.

Michael C.

Review from, Yelp

Take this course. John is the expert! Looking forward to taking additional courses.

Trent J.

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John is awesome. The class is informative and he makes it fun and interesting. John tweaked my grip at the range and I’m shooting 1000% more accurate now. I recommend Defense Shot to anyone interested in obtaining their CCW or to sharpen their skills.

Scott M.

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I’ve never taken a gun class of any kind. I was a bit nervous for this and the gun test at the end. Overall, it was a great, informative class. The gun test was quite easy, but I did use a .22, haha. I’m looking forward to taking the defense class next.

Carrie P.

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Love, love, LOVE this place! Every woman should know how to shoot and be capable of protecting herself and John will get you there quickly and effectively! Awesome courses and really funny guy which makes it even more fun!!

Sean G.

Review from, Yelp

Love, love, LOVE this place! Every woman should know how to shoot and be capable of protecting herself and John will get you there quickly and effectively! Awesome courses and really funny guy which makes it even more fun!!

Sean G.

Review from, Yelp

Defense Shot has a top notch program. I recently took the CCW course for renewal and was very impressed. John and his crew are very thorough and go through some great material both theoretical and from personal experience. The CCW program covers basic rules, instructions, equipment and scenarios. I feel more comfortable having taken this course over other courses throughout the years. I highly recommend Defense Shot for all your training needs.

Stephen N.

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