Congratulations to Yarilis R. the first Philadelphia Firearms Training giveaway winner!
I would first like to thank you for the opportunity and experience of taking your basic pistol course. I have to admit that at first I was extremely nervous. I had never taken a pistol course before besides short training sessions at the range. I had had my license to carry and had owned a gun for several years, but each time I went to the range, I had forgotten the basic loading/unloading and handling procedures I was taught. Needless to say, I was not expecting to grasp much information during this training, but I had won the course through a drawing and I thought to myself that now is the perfect time to not only learn how to handle my gun, but to handle it is a safe manner, which is more important than anything.
While taking the course and even after, I was so intrigued by the way the information was presented. I am a teacher and I’ve been through five years of college and graduate school, I present information to my students everyday and I only hope to be half as good as you are. Sometimes, seminars or lectures can be boring, but I did not feel that way one bit. The course was about six hours, but you presented the information in a manner that was interesting and engaging. Also, much of the information that was presented I still remember today, which reflects your effectiveness as a presenter. The experience was amazing and the result of the course to me is a testament to how knowledgeable you are on this subject. Your passion also shows through in your presentation and is truly inspiration to me as a teacher and contagious.
Overall, I learned a great deal about gun safety and handling a firearm over the course of the day. I also was amazed at how accurate my shooting was with the small amount of advice you gave me! I would absolutely recommend you as an instructor for any pistol course you offer. This was an amazing experience and thanks again.
Yarilis, Philadelphia, PAKeep registering for the giveaway, the next winner could be you!
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What our students have to say about us!
Every firearms owner (or prospective owner) should take a course at PFT. You cannot ask for a better trainer than Jose — not only are the courses informative, practical and valuable, but he makes them genuinely fun and interesting. Training with Jose is one investment you will never regret.
Anthony V., Blackwood, NJ
Thank you again for your high energy and easy spirit, it allowed nearly 8 hours of instructional to fly by and more importantly to stick. You are a born instructor and I look forward to taking more training from you in the near future.
Nelson, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, PA
You are the man! You are quite knowledgeable, very patient and skilled in your profession of teaching what could be a "scary and dangerous" subject especially for anyone who is handling a firearm for the very first time. Thank you for your passion, dedication and commitment and your "safety first" approach. It put me at ease very quickly. The course was very comprehensive and truly a confidence builder.
The way you presented the material including the many hands-on practical exercises made class participation a necessity, and made learning easy. Your support and direction at the range was also most helpful and appreciated. Thanks again! Not only will I recommend that others take the NRA Pistol Course, I will specifically recommend your course.
Jim J., Springfield, PA
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise about firearms during your basic firearm training class. Your patience and hands on training has increased my comfort level in handling and carrying my weapon. Before I attended your class, I was hesitant about carrying my firearm. I didn't think that I had enough training and confidence in myself to carry in public even though I've had my license to carry for fifteen-years.
After taking your class, I am much more confident and knowledgeable about the safe handling of a (my) firearm. I even learned the difference between a 'clip' and a 'magazine.' But more importantly, you taught me a life skill that can save my life. I plan to take your intermediate class and maybe, just maybe, I can one day shadow you and become a female instructor. You've inspired me!
Christine, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
I am a new shooter and just took José's NRA Basic Pistol course. If you want firearms instruction in the Philadelphia area, I highly recommend him. He unquestionably meets all the technical qualifications to teach you the material (military service, NRA certified Advanced Handgun Instructor of which there are only like 100 in the country, deeply knowledgeable), but at the same time possesses something 99.9% of all teachers don't: the combination of a highly charismatic, fun, passionate, comforting, and trustworthy personality.
To a new shooter like me, learning about firearms can be intimidating. José had me more at ease within two minutes of talking to him on the phone (we ended up talking for almost an hour about my concerns and what I wanted to learn before I even signed up). The class flew by, and everyone caught his positive attitude like it was infectious. José was extremely thorough and didn't rush.
I feel very confident handling a firearm, and was shooting a tight group on my very first target because I had been so well instructed. I rarely write reviews because I feel mediocre service is so common these days and not worth the effort. José just totally blew me away. He has this genuine passion for helping others. If you're researching firearms instructors in the Philly area, just stop here and sign up.
Robert, Roxborough Philadelphia
I wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put forward this past Saturday (2 Feb). I am sure you don’t remember but I brought my adult son and daughter in for a class that afternoon as well as some shooting at your range. You taught the class in the beginning and were outstanding. You taught them that while they were holding a dangerous weapon in their hands, it was not something to fear, something that they will both remember. I spent 23 years in the military and have been around weapons my entire adult life and I truly appreciate what you did that day.
As a father, thank you very much! Best Regards
Steve K, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA
"I can not give high enough praise for Jose as an instructor. I just finished his basic pistol course and 15 minutes on the range he had me shooting faster and tighter groups than I've ever shot. TAKE HIS COURSES!
Robert, Kensington, Philadelphia