I'm a 20 year military veteran who fired expert on the .38 revolver and M16 rifle but I've never owned my own firearm. The AOP pistol course not only improved my pistol skills, but more importantly, I actually understand the rules & great responsibilities of firearm ownership and am less than a month from purchasing a pistol with confidence. The instructor clearly has tons of experience (he and wife are marines...of course they do) and is definitely a subject matter expert in the truest since of the phrase. And yet, the training environment is homey and inviting (it's actually their home), and I couldn't have asked for better course to recommend for my wife and my brother and his wife to take. To top it all off, I accompanied them free of charge and received a referral fee which I didn't see coming. Shoot (pun intended), I would of gladly paid a refresher fee but getting one is a whole lot better!!!
My wife and I took the NRA Pistol Instructor course from Dwayne Chaney a few years ago. He is one top-notch squared away instructor. I would recommend taking any instructor class that he teaches as you will learn and become a better instructor for doing so.
Had a great time learning in the first step course. I feel more comfortable with shooting pistols and fee like I have the knowledge to be relaxed with my pistols technique and around guns.
We have done it and still doing it for our country and now it's time for us to do it for our communities.