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Nellie Yates


Date:
Sunday, May 5, 2019


Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend 2 days—16 packed hours—with The Defensive Shooting Academy’s (TDSA) professional trainers, working on mastering the basics—improving my combat mindset, shooting, and weapon manipulation skills. Specifically, the invaluable assets of kinesthetic alignment, speed, and accuracy.

IGrowing up my dad taught me gun safety, and as a family we spent several summer nights shooting pop cans and shotgun shell targets set up randomly along the fence-line in the country. So while I am not unfamiliar with using a pistol—the older I get, and as I watch the world changing, I feel more and more vulnerable even having to run to the store in broad daylight or to the car wash. If you watch the news you know exactly what I mean. While I’m not uncomfortable with guns, I want to be confident in the weapon I carry. I want to be familiar with it, and know my own pistol, so if I’m ever in a situation that requires it, I don’t come in second.

Marshall shared this valuable truth with us: “Victory is predicated on MASTERY of the BASICS and the ability to perform them subconsciously!” That sentence means more to me after this class, than it ever would have before, and I 1000% believe it.

A week after taking this class, I’m still saying prayers of thanks to God giving me the opportunity to train with TDSA. Their instruction, and instructors, are class-act professionals—who by the way—never missed a beat with safety in 16 hours on the range with our group.

These instructors carefully watched, listened, studied, analyzed, tweaked, and helped every single person in the class improve their shooting skills beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. The material they presented to us, was lifesaving.

We had an amazing two days of intense training, and good laughs...these guys have found a good balance in their presentation to keep you constantly engaged and aware of the importance of the material they were teaching, and having the time of your life all at once. I walked in a stranger, but I left feeling part of a team, and family.

I improved my accuracy over 58%?(Marshall May have to clarify that I cannot remember the percentage exactly)—learned the extreme importance of trigger control (take the slack out! Find the wall!) and kinesthetic alignment, and also how to laugh until I cried when everyone in unison shouted THAT SUCKED! when Marshall told the group my pre-test scores 🤣🤣🤣 good times!! Seriously. These are my people. They’re you’re people.

For the safety of you and your family, please consider taking this TDSA class (Advanced Combat Pistol 1). The world needs more warriors that have mastered the basics. Check out the classes they have on their website www.tdsatulsa.com and make it happen.

Thank you TDSA: Marshall, Billy, and Kai, for all you’re doing with your program. I wish your class was a requirement for any and all gun owners, especially conceal carry. It’s life-changing and life-saving. I can’t wait to see you guys again soon!!!
Reagan Nielsen


Date:
Thursday, May 2, 2019


One decision, one moment, one shot. That is all it takes to change your life. Adrenaline flowing, you are not breathing, and the time has come to save yourself, your wife, or your child. Many will freeze for an instant lifetime, but will you? Did you buy the gun, and the fancy holster, and the magic bullets that you expect to perform the act of stopping this threat on their own? Or, did you acknowledge your own limitations, check your ego, and listen to Marshall Luton, one of the wisest, most humble instructors I have ever met. But he is not alone, joining him this crisp April weekend were Kai Mitchell and Billy Smith two men with over 30 years of knowledge and a single purpose, “TO HELP YOU GO HOME AFTER THE GUN HAS GONE OFF.” Their calm demeaner, insightful attention to the detail, and joyful attitude make this the most informative, and effective 101 class on shooting I have ever experienced. TAKE THIS CLASS, you will be changed for the better.
Marshall Luton is passionate about a lot of things, but he is reverent to the sound of “pew”.
Teena Harvell-Tooman


Date:
Wednesday, May 1, 2019


I am 48 yrs old and I am from Tulsa, OK. I have taken this class four times with the last being 04/27/19. I did not grow up around guns and took an interest in them in my 20's when I obtained my conceal carry. I had very little knowledge and experience with guns when I first took Marshall's class. It had been almost two years since my last class with Marshall. When you tell people you have taken the same two day class four times they look at you like your crazy, but the key words being TWO DAY class. There are TWO full days of knowledge to take in an absorb. The class ranges from beginner shooters to advanced shooters and no matter what your shooting skill set everyone in the class improves at their OWN pace. We know this based upon a pre and post test shooting drill that is done in each class. I don't know of any other institution that offers that in their curriculum. My time improved 41% in the post test drill. I just cannot say enough about the folks at TDSA. Their success depends upon your success. They are invested in you from the moment you arrive. It is essentially two days of private shooting lessons. Some things clicked in the first class and some things didn't click until the fourth class, i.e., my grip. Gripping the gun finally clicked this time. That is why it is essential that you continue to hone your skills take this class every a year to sharpen your skills. If you are going to own a gun or conceal carry this class is a must. Their skill set and knowledge base of shooting is bar none. They will help you be the best shooter you can be. Ladies do not be afraid to take this class it will change your life and it will change how you carry your gun. Shooting is a perishable skill and you are only as good as the training you receive.

I am forever grateful for what I have learned. I will be back for a fifth time. Thank you Marshall, Kai and Billy for the laughs and making me feel like family. I will see you again soon.
Greg D


Date:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019


I am a repeat customer of TDSA and have taken five of their classes. I previously tried training with other firearm instructors and since my first class I exclusively train with TDSA. The classes are fun, light-hearted, and I always feel safe. The instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and very vigilant.

I retook Advanced Combat Pistol I April 27th and 28th. I learned a tremendous amount both times I took the course. I am looking forward to taking more classes and would strongly recommended TDSA. I would have never have been able to obtain the knowledge and skills I have now without their training.

I have never been in law enforcement or the military. I have a concealed carry license, I take these classes to be able to defend my family as a last resort option I pray I never have to use. I also like to shoot recreational. Due to my classes at TDSA, at the range I am perceived as safe and I know how to handle a firearm.
Edwin H.


Date:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Advanced Combat Pistol Level 1
-4/27-28/2019-
I am a civilian working in the engineering field of the Oil & Gas Industry.
I compete in IDPA a little on the local level.
I am in the double digits now for ACP 1 having been through this class over 10 times. I have also done 4 day Patrol/Urban Tactical Rifle at least twice, Combat Carbine and Combat Shotgun several times.
Through all of this experience over the past 11 years I have never once felt unsafe or placed in a dangerous, compromised situation. Not one time.
I've never been disqualified at a match for a safety violation because of what I've learned from these guys about trigger and muzzle discipline.
They still have to get on me sometimes and I'm glad and all the better for it.
I keep coming back because I get better every time I take a class. I need objective critique and constructive criticism. Someone who cares enough to tell me I’m screwing up and it needs to be someone I’m not related to. Someone that doesn’t live with me.
I can prove my equipment works and if it doesn't I know why and can change it to what does.
I shoot a pistol right handed, I've been through the course left handed.
It’s helped me transition from Glocks to 1911's for competition. (I still carry a Glock daily and still shoot both platforms regularly, both go to the range and both get trigger time)
I have known Marshall since my first ACP 1 in 2008, he's a great person as well as instructor. He's consistent, doesn't change from one setting to the next. He continues to train and take classes, continues to improve.
I have watched Kai grow from intern into a fully credentialed instructor, continually improving. He sees small things and has tweaked some of my more subtle bad habits.
This was the first time I have had the privilege to train with Billy and he is an outstanding instructor. Extremely polished and professional.
One last thing. TDSA has trained just about every adult member of my family through taking this pistol class themselves at least once. I trust them with my life and my family’s life.

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