Testimonials — See what our students have to say about their experiences training with us.


Thank you for all your help and patience instructing me how to operate my revolver. You do an excellent job teaching the pistol class, and it was very informative. The time just wen too fast… I wasn’t ready to stop shooting. I was so excited and full of new knowledge that I just couldn’t sleep. This class has made a lasting impression on me that I will be able to use for several year.
— P.D.
Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for hosting the Dave Spaulding class at Kodiak. It was a pleasure to meet you and get to shoot at the range. My friend Josh Haines told me that you would be quite a shooter and he was right. I am sorry that neither one of us earned that coin. Maybe next time.
— Mike S.
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome job you guys did with Roberta. She had only shot a couple of times in her life and knew nothing about reloading or how to run the gun. She is now confident and enjoyed her time with you, Pat, and Pam. She wants to continue practicing and learning more.
— Daniel B.
Their defensive handgun course is wonderful. They are very straight with there teaching of this class, and safety and understanding is a must. Thank you , I look forward to taking your advanced classes.
— Neganasinokwe S.
Just wanted to say again that I really enjoyed your Glock class. It was great to have someone walk me through the internal workings of my pistol. I went into the shop this afternoon and signed up for your May Intro class and can’t wait.

Thanks again
— Mark W.
Just a quick note to thank you for taking me into your class and making me feel comfortable, despite being the ‘odd-woman’ out with my revolver. I learned a lot from you and look forward to improving my skills and learning even more.
— Hope
Having never shot a gun before, I was very apprehensive and nervous during my first class. Norm is a very thorough and patient instructor. I felt very comfortable and confident by the end of the class. I would recommend taking any of Norm’s classes in order to prepare for the unknown.
— J. H.
Norm, once again Thanks for the instruction, input, and advise you and your coaches (Don, Deb, and her husband who’s name just slipped my mind) gave to me during the intro to level one class. I took a lot home with me and look foward to taking the Level one class in the future. I’m also getting in touch with you to keep me in mind when the high visibility sights (like yours) come in. Can’t wait to put a set on my M&P. Thanks again
— DeWayne P.
I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful experience you and Pat provided our group! We all were so thrilled with the class and several have already talked about taking your level 1 course possibly with our husbands. Nadine and I would like to come to the range sometime to try some different guns. Would you be able to assist us with that? Also, Amy Weidner, who is the principal at St. Michael School in Plymouth will be contacting you to discuss the possibility of you visiting our campus to make safety recommendations and also maybe give the teachers some instruction. Again, thanks for a great weekend. I look forward to the next!
— Lynndi
I just want you to know how much I am enjoying the class - despite the stupid things I have done and despite all my gun jams - I am having a blast and want you to know
what a great instructor you are. Thanks much for everything.
— Pam H.
 
Thanks for putting together the Hojutsu seminar. It was better than I anticipated. I’m sure a lot of work and effort was necessary to make the schedule and locations run like clockwork. It was a great group of guys and a good time.

I know that I haven’t been able to make practices to be dedicated to improving. I have a lot on my plate with work and building a business. But, seeing the persons and martialist, that Soke and Shihan are: I would like to be better about investing some time in getting better. As you build the group, if you have a consistent day of the week or month, I know that I could schedule things better if that works for others as well

Additionally, if you have the information for Shihan, regarding his dojo and location, can you please forward it to me.

Thanks for everything and you bringing the art to us,
— Orlando
Thanks Norm! Was a great session and I am grateful to have you as a teacher and friend!
— Mary D.
I just completed an intensive, 16-hour course in Defensive Hangun Level 1 with Norm at Defensive Solutions, LLC, and found it to be excellent training! I went in with a modicum of knowledge and experience in handgun safety and shooting, and emerged with a new confidence in my abilities to defend myself and my family. I highly recommend the training to anyone at any level of experience. Norm WILL make you better!
— Don M.
Jack and I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed class last night. The way you transitioned us into ultimately shooting in the dark.......FANTASTIC! And we both were pleased with our improved accuracy as well. Yes, we know, practice, practice, practice. Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!
— Jackson