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Monday, April 2, 2018

This is my second class with TDSA, having taken ACP II and now ACP I. I highly recommend this group of instructors not only because they know every detail about firearms and supporting gear but they also know how to teach regardless of experience of the students in the course. They keep it safe and make it fun but also keeping the drills focused and results oriented. I highly recommend both courses to new students without prior firearm experience and ones with prior experience, I promise you will learn something about your self and your technique. I will take both courses again because you can never stop learning and taking these courses from TDSA is a no brainer!
David Truel

Thursday, March 29, 2018

I want to share an experience I had last weekend at the range. While practicing, a guy came up to me and stated, "you have had professional training". He wanted to know who and where I trained. When I told him TDSA, he said "yep, Marshal and team are one of the best". He went on to say he was a CLEET Instructor and it was obvious, I had received good training.

I have completed ACP1 twice. The TDSA training approach makes the fundamentals easy to learn and practice. I can't wait till ACP2.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

After a couple of years after hearing about TDS academy, I signed up for the Advanced Combat Pistol Level I course. Have been shooting casually for about 6 years now, which includes plinking, going to some USPSA and steel matches, which normally finished in the middle of the participants. Wanting to improve my shooting skills and have never attended any training course, I was still skeptical of this one. Well let me tell you after attending the course was totally satisfied with the instructions. Marshall was great, the lectures were informative, gave you a better understanding of the techniques and mechanics to improve my shooting skills. Then when going to the shooting line the instructors were very helpful in using a positive attitude in helping changing or improving the shooting mechanics to totally improve on the results of my shooting. Even at the cost of taking this course was well worth it (in listening to some of the talk figured out that the cost for this course really is not out of line with what others charge, but receive so much more information) and don’t have any buyer’s remorse at all in fact has inspired to continue in the courses offered, especially after listening to the instructors that has been doing and teaching firearms courses for years but still attend training their selves to maintain and improve their skills to pass on the best to their students.
Jeff and Lori Jones

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The following is a testimony and endorsement for the Defensive Shooting Academy in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Let me start off by saying that I am not a competitive shooter, a law enforcement officer, or by any means, a world class pistolero. Though I do have a background in shooting, I began handgun training in the US Army Military Police Corps, I was the youngest person to attend the FBI Academy Special Tactical Firearm School. I took various courses around the country in my youth, but for one reason or another, I'd put my guns aside.

After marring my wife Lori, we both took the Oklahoma Concealed course and soon after attended a 4 day handgun course at the much heralded Front Sight Training Academy outside Las Vegas NV.

Last September, Lori and I enrolled in the NRA Carry Guard Course in Oklahoma City. It was 3 days of firearm instructions from former Green Beret, Navy Seals, and Army Rangers, top notch operators in the US Spec Ops. Community.

On the first morning, everyone introduced themselves and I noticed that one individual simply stated that he was a police officer from Tulsa Oklahoma. In no time, it became apparent that this police officer from Tulsa was the smoothest, fastest, and most accurate shooter there. I watched these Special Ops instructors stand there with amazement every time the Tulsa police officer shot. While walking to our car at the end of the first day, I asked my wife, "What's the guy from Tulsa's name?" "Marshall Luton." she told me. "Well, he is the smoothest shooter I have ever seen.", I told her.

I later found out he was also a really nice guy. I asked him if he ever trained anyone, he smiled and said, "Sure, just look up Tulsa Defensive Shooting Academy." That being said, he never once solicited anyone or talked about his course. That's Class.

My wife and I soon after enrolled in the ACPL1 Course. This was hands down our favorite shooting course! Marshall, Lance, and Jeremy are world class instructors. Our class consisted of beginners to competitive shooters. Some who had taken this same course numerous times to stay grounded in the basics. But this is far more than a basic course. Not only is it extremely informative, but it is also a lot of fun! My wife and I cannot say enough about not only Marshall, Lance, and Jeremy but the whole program. I guess the best testimony is this, "WE WILL BE GOING BACK!", and if you are reading this, I encourage you to take your shooting to the next level by attending ACPL1.

Thank you Marshall, Lance, and Jeremy, for sharing so much in such a short amount of time.

You're the best!

Jeff and Lori

Frank Marino

Thursday, March 29, 2018


This is a testimonial for the Advanced Combat Pistol Level 1 Training Course (graciously offered) by The Tulsa Defensive Shooting Academy (http://www.tdsa.us).

One could imagine questions regarding this extremely practical, logical, and necessary course would outweigh answers or benefits given to participating – here is my conclusion to the comparative verses reality.
Let’s start with the definition of an Acronym: (These are memorable reminders incorporated during extremely detail oriented, individually focused, and highly effective training scenarios)
“A word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word”
The elite team at TDSA utilized acronyms to help the beginner, weekend warrior, rusty competitor, and competitive marksman to focus on the basics of ’why” they elected to participate. That said, I’ve decided to utilize an acronym to describe my experience at The Advanced Combat Pistol Level 1 Course attended during March 17th through 18th, 2018.

The acronym is CRITICAL – P (follow me here folks – I do this for a living)

C – Customer Focus: The instructors for TDSA (Marshall, Jeremy, and Lance) are extremely attentive, focused, and proactive to the “individual experience”. Small class sizes are incorporated for a reason – the instructors sincerely care that attention to detail is paid to EVERYONE.

R – Respect for People: I’m the worst shooter on earth…seriously. My hobbies should gravitate towards scrapbooking or haiku (no offense to those who actually enjoy these activities). I’ve been to several courses that TDSA offers and have learned the practical applications of safely utilizing firearms, but more importantly, to be extremely accurate – if the event ever arises. This isn’t because I merely participated – the instructors visualize, analyze, and individually explain how to correct incorrect form, undesirable tendencies, and previous habits brought to the course (Thank You “Cowboy” for your patience, understanding, and professionalism).

I – Innovation: Would you believe the instructors hit the targeted area holding a pistol upside down with their non-dominant hand? It happened. This isn’t wizardry, trickery, or a gimmick an instructor with a history of a million spent rounds could pull out of a hat…it’s simply the level of training transferred to each student that the “impossible” is actually “possible” through the basic steps of the AP1 Course.

T – Teamwork: There was NEVER a time during the course where I couldn’t ask, explain, or probe an instructor on the “why’s and how’s” of the training curriculum, or my results of said curriculum.

I – Integrity: The instructors at TDSA pride themselves on their training integrity – Safety, Safety (re-emphasis), Education (proper, precise, and lasting), Practical (individualized), and most importantly – Enjoyable (you will have fun and learn).

C – Communication: There is always a “three way” level of communication between the instructors and the students. I can’t stress this detail enough. YOU WILL NEVER FEEL UNSAFE, CONFUSED, OR UNSURE of the actions or tasks asked of you during the course. If you’ve considered taking a basic firearm course, but hesitated due to this concern – stop reading and sign up for the next available course (good luck, they fill up fast).

A – Awareness: As in “Situational Awareness”. These instructors are subject matter experts that continue to sharpen their collective skill sets through advanced master courses. I’m a professional observer of surgeons – cardio thoracic, neurological, orthopedic, craniofacial/maxillo-facial, and urological – the instructors at TDSA make most of them look like children…

L- Leadership: I can confidently say when I enter the range to begin a TDSA course – curriculum, scheduling, logistics, ancillary issues, or any other items which may arise have already been discussed, strategized, planned, and implemented.

P – Passion: All three instructors conduct this elite training due to their dedication, passion, and insistence of knowledge transfer. They are all full time Law Enforcement Officers, and quite honestly, could be doing anything else with their precious little free time. This dedication is the reason why I continue to come back to learn, forget, and re-learn.

*** We all witness the daily polarization, separation, and extreme opinions that “firearms” have on society – regardless of side. If you want truth, enlightenment, and possibly a change of heart, do yourself a favor and enroll in a class offered by TDSA.


Frank Marino

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