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“We just finished the 3-Day Defensive Handgun Course plus one extra day of Close Quarter Rifle private instruction on 12-15 July 2008. The course was extremely fun and relaxing. Our instructor, Rudy Waldinger was safe, patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and so very talented. Rudy is truly a great guy! Thanks are also in order to Don Dufer who assisted in the instruction, and to Sara who helped make the registration process easy. The fast-paced, instruction was excellent and improved our firearms skills tremendously. We have previously completed U.S. Army instruction in small arms (Rifle and Handgun), but after 3 days our handgun skills improved to such a dramatic level that it surprised us. The speed and accuracy that we attained through the progressive instruction and practice was phenomenal. Additionally, we were able to utilize the flexibility of the program to enhance our Close Quarter Rifle Skills and transition to handgun during a 1-day private instruction. Overall, the program is outstanding and highly recommended! Thank you again.”

Steven Smiley and Daniel Lotspeich
First Class Cadets, Class of 2009
United States Military Academy at West Point
U.S. Army

"I attended the Defensive Handgun course on July 28th to 30th, at the DF Training site near Fresno, CA. The class instructor for the duration of the course was Rudy Waldinger. Personally I have nearly a fifteen year history of handling guns and shooting. I've owned both pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles, received training both in the army and during my ten years as security at a large airport. Therefore I consider myself to have quite a solid base in weapon handling skills. Considering all this, I still have to say that I learned more about defensive shooting and gun handling during the three days at the DF Training course, than I have learned during the last ten years!! Rudy monitored our class closely and advanced when he considered us ready for 'the next step'. The atmosphere was very informal, but professional, and input from the students was encouraged. I plan on getting back to Fresno to attend another course, no later than next spring! I know I will not be disappointed!"

Marina Nieminen Arlington, VA

"I just completed the 3-day Defensive Handgun Class with DFT. All I can say is WOW!! 3 days of extensive shooting and training. Rudy Waldinger is the real deal. Right from the beginning of the course, you can see Rudy’s vast knowledge and experience with guns. His real gift is his ability to translate all his real world experience into a concise, practical teaching environment. Rudy customizes training days based on your needs, building on your strengths and improving on your weaknesses. DFT takes shooters to new levels. My shooting improved 100%. After 3 days at DFT, a new shooter will be a proficient shooter. This class is fast paced and so fun. Real world scenario’s, malfunction clearing drills, presentation from the holster, reloading, shooting on the move, I could go on and on. What a great time we had!! "

Thanks again Rudy

Aaron Lambert Fresno, CA

"I recently took the 3 day defensive handgun course with Defensive Firearms Training. I haven't received training of this level since I left the military, and to tell you the truth it was better training than I ever experienced as a service member, and you can never have enough training. If you want to train hard to fight hard and train to WIN when your life comes under threat, DFT is the place to help prepare yourself."

Joshua Hiles USMC Cpl, 0311 Semper Fi

“I learned of this class through another class in which Rudy was instructing. I originally attended the HSS class of Rudy's,just to say hello in person because Rudy is one of the most sincere people I know. After attending the HSS class my brother and I returned home and a few days later we shot the masters test. To my pleasent surprise, my ability to get on the front sight and get a good press was increased by 6%. Both my brother and I shot our lowest scores of our life, so if you want to learn how to shoot fast and accurate, this class is a must. We have already let Rudy know to sign us up for for his next class.”

Duane and Johnny Klassen San Jose, CA

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