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"Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight"  -- Psalm 144:1

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace"  -- Luke 11:21

"he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."  -- Luke 22:36

About Armand:

Instructor Armand is the founder and chief instructor of Shield Personal Safety Training. He's a USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor, Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Refuse To Be A Victim® Certified Instructor, CA DOJ FSC Certified Instructor, CA DOJ Certified Fingerprint Roller, hunter, and CCW permit holder.

Here are quotes from emails and posted reviews of past clients:

"Great training classes!  Really recommend Armand and his staff.  They're professional, knowledgeable and I felt that I actually learned something.  Very friendly people."  - H.J., Yelp review, 9/22/19

​"Armand is a very knowledgeable instructor...I was able to ask questions whenever it was needed with ease and received great responses from him...I definitely left this class with tons of info that I didn't have...and most importantly educates in a way where it isn't boring but fun..thanks Armand..!!"  - M.O., Google review, 8/11/19

"Great Instructor!!"  - S.J., Google review, 6/2/19

"This [Basic Pistol Shooting] class is a must for any new gun owner, and this particular class with instructor Armand is excellent...a mix of classroom information and live shooting was very thorough and informative...He also adds great tips and advice that is so well worded it really sticks with you...Class sizes are small so it makes it easy to absorb all the information and have some nice Q & A's without getting way off topic...I recommend this course and instructor highly."  - T.T., Google review, 5/31/19

"...super friendly and helpful...came into class prepared. The class moved along at a steady pace, not overly serious and dry, in fact, it was a very fun and informative course. Highly recommend Armand's course to anyone who's interested in a multi-state CCW permit or general firearm training. I am going back to take the Pistol II and Pistol III course later this year."  - H.S., Google review, 5/23/19

"Armand, held a very professional "Basic Pistol Shooting" course...Armand explained each aspect in a straightforward easy to understand manner...The class is setup to make students gain confidence through hands on training and repetition which translated to safer gun handling and better accuracy...I left the class with a much better understanding of pistols (both semi auto and revolver) and how to safely handle them. I would highly recommend Armand to anyone who wanted to learn how to safely/properly use a firearm."  - B.K., Yelp review, 5/8/19

"It was a pleasure taking this class. He has a very informative and safe presentation. I really enjoyed it. I liked the ammunition education, malfunction education and range etiquette sections. He truly enjoys teaching."  - M.B., Google review, 5/7/19

"Just completed [Pistol] Level 1 with Armand. Highly recommended and well worth the time and money. Professional program that is very detailed. Especially liked the time Armand took to explain and hands on train proper way to grip the gun, line up sights, breathing, loading and unloading. Improved my accuracy right away. You will be happy you attended."  - S.W., Google review, 5/7/19

"I enjoyed training with was very thorough and informative."  - T. 5/6/19

"I have had the pleasure of taking all three [pistol shooting] courses (I, II, III) that Armand from Shield Personal Safety Training had to offer. I find he is surely knowledgeable and has great patience to work beginners to advance shooters. He really does take the time to go through everything to make sure you are safe and fully understand what is expected of you at each drill. I would suggest these courses from the beginner to experienced shooter."  - J.K., Google review, 4/2/19

"you are the best. Your expert patience was inspiring."  - B. 4/2/19

"You did a great job with the material. I thought 4 hours was going to be long, but you made the time go quickly. I also learned a lot yesterday. I will keep an eye out for your upcoming courses as I do want to take more."  - M. 2/24/19

"I highly recommend Armand not only because of his expert skill but because of his patience and non-confrontational learning methods. Armand will spend the time necessary with you and adapt as necessary to make sure you get the most out of your training."  - B.B., Yelp review, 12/10/18

"I've had two classes with Armand. He is a very thorough and knowledgeable instructor and I would highly recommend his classes if you are thinking about owning a personal firearm."  - A.C., Google review, 8/27/18

"Armand was very knowledgeable, well organized, and explained the various topics in detail. I will definitely recommend and take his other courses."  - A.B., Google review, 8/19/18

"Armand was very knowledgeable and explained the class so all could understand.  From the advanced shooter to the beginner.  I highly recommend this class"  - M.B., Google review, 8/12/18

"top-notch instructor, very thorough and professional...started out as total novices, but after this course we’re both competent handling different types of firearms, and under Armand’s expert guidance we developed an excellent shot, too!"  - A.C., Google review, 7/4/18

"I enjoyed your course tremendously...You are a very good communicator."  - J. 5/21/18

"Thank you for letting us take the class. We really enjoyed it."  - L. 5/20/18

"Everyone got individual attention and answers. Armand is the Best Trainer I've ever met, very friendly person! He is so knowledgeable in different fields such as home defense, field shooting and law questions. Everything was explained in easy way based on real samples. Everybody had fun."  - A.O., Yelp review, 4/17/18

"Really enjoyed your training! Thanks for great information shared with us."  - A. 4/16/18

"The class was great! We all thought you did a wonderful job presenting the information"  - E. 3/11/18

"Very professional instructor and a nice guy. I thoroughly enjoyed the CCW class."  - M.B., Google review, 2/25/18

"Really enjoyed your class. You did a great job presenting the material."  - M. 2/25/18

"the class was thorough, informative, and relaxed. I definitely feel much more confident regarding the safety and use firearms and I will definitely recommend the class to my friends."  - R. 1/29/18

"thank you for your time and a really good class. I think you did a great job going over as much detail for people that really are new to guns and the basics."  - J. 1/29/18

"Armand is great! The class was informative and fun...would highly recommend it!"  - M.K., Yelp review, 1/23/18

"the class was great!"  - M. 1/23/18

"The class was amazing it's a welcoming and friendly environment...Armand is an amazing instructor he is friendly, patient and answers all questions that anybody might want to ask..."  - C.S., Yelp review, 1/21/18

"I had a positive experience and I really enjoyed taking the course with you. I felt that you handled the class really well"  - J. 1/21/18

"Thanks for a great class. You were well organized, clear and concise."  - P. 1/21/18

"I really enjoyed the class"  - G. 10/21/17

"Armand is really nice and accommodating and got us through the material quickly but thoroughly...The classroom space was clean and modern"  - J.B., Yelp review, 7/28/17

"Very informative and Armand makes it fun. You will become far more prepared to use your gun in an actual life threatening situation God forbid should you ever need it."  - C.G., Yelp review, 7/25/17

"Well prepared and great presentation."  - J. 7/9/17

"Good class"  - J. 4/22/17

"You do a great service."  - G. 3/11/17

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