Dave, On behalf of myself, Anthony Pata and Matt Moore, I’d like to take a minute to commend your program and especially your staff! We took the CCW Basics (2/12/16) with Lew DiPetro and Butch McDonald; and the CCW1 (2/20/16) with Butch McDonald, Bob Rathke and Chris Schlierf; both in Canadaigua. I can’t thank you enough for your guys. On a personal note, I’m extremely new to handguns. I have no family members that have ever hunted or been into pistols so I was very self-conscious and nervous about the classes. Every one of these guys have the skills to not only take the topic very serious but do so in a way that brings humor and kindness as well. They took the time to get to know each of us in the class by name, learn our personalities, and gave quiet corrections. The instructors have a fantastic relationship with each other too which creates an amazing environment. Their professionalism, camaraderie and respect are contagious and because of that the atmosphere of the class is one of encouragement, safety and enjoyment. Your curriculum is well thought out too. It is clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into developing a progression of skills with real life scenarios mixed in. Not only are we getting better at the basics of shooting a pistol, we are being introduced to the overwhelming emotions that we could face in the real world. We are pushed to think about “our plans” and asked to get out of our comfort zones a little and begin to prepare for a real life encounter to protect our families, God forbid. Carrying a handgun is a huge responsibility and unfortunately, a growing necessity. I wish more of the “good guys” would take these classes! Again, I can’t thank you enough for the HIGH quality training you are providing for the average person. It is truly appreciated!