Civilian Testimonials

Heather D.

Shooting Strategies' Richard Whirley and Fair Weather Farms' Cy Nunnally of Monroe, GA teamed up for a fantastic event on 3/12/2016.

I am a single mom and enrolled in the HANDGUN SAFETY & FUNDAMENTALS class because, while I have been "around" guns my entire life, I wanted the ability to be more comfortable with handling and firing my weapon. This introductory class should be mandatory for anyone who is interested in gun-safety and appropriate handling of a weapon. Richard is very knowledgeable and has no trouble communicating with the class and encourages interaction between students/instructor(s). All instructions were given in the classroom setting then we fired an air-soft handgun before heading out to the firing range with live ammunition and our own firearms.

I also HIGHLY recommend that anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with handling a weapon (everything from learning to draw from a holster to clearing stove-pipe or double-feed jams), should take the WEAPON MANIPULATION & PERSONAL PROTECTION class. All instruction for this class was given directly on the firing range. Anyone who wants to become more confident with handling and learning the basic mental and physical skills required to defend against an attacker should take this class. If an emergency were to arise and I need to take action, I have NO DOUBT that what I learned (and will continue to practice) from these classes would afford me the ability to stop or disable any threat that might arise.


Mike M.

Level 2 Course Photo

Excellent training during the Level 2 course with Richard and Shooting Strategies. Great information with even better instruction. Great courses for the beginner to advanced shooters.

Amanda S.

I have participated in both the NRA Basic Pistol Course as well as the Level 1: Basic Introduction to Handguns, and my shooting skills have improved dramatically. Because of the amount of improvement that I have exerienced during these courses (as well as during private lessons with Richard), I have already scheduled the Level 2: Personal Protection Course. It is definitely comforting to know that I can safely and efficiently load, unload, and operate virtually any handgun that I encounter.

Click Here to Check Out Amanda's Follow-Up Report!

Ariel S.


At age 10, I first learned to shoot rifles and shotguns with my father, and have been doing so ever since. Many, many years later I became connected to Richard Whirley through a friend and decided to take the NRA Basic Pistol Course.

While familiar with long-guns, I can honestly say that this course was of EXTREME value to me in the realm of handguns/pistols, which I knew nothing about. Richard was an excellent instructor, wealthy in his subject knowledge and patience with his students. What a great day! I cannot tell you how incredible the value of a course like this is for individuals both unfamiliar and familiar with firearms.

I will recommend this course to everyone I know. Can't wait to take the rest of the lessons! Thanks Richard!

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