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I’ve been shooting for many (maybe 25) years, but over the years I don’t think my aim has improved. Don’t get me wrong, I always have enjoyed myself at the range, but I’ve become more self-defense-minded. My goal is to have fun still, but I also need to know that I can count on myself if I ever need to protect myself or my family. I’ve been getting instruction from Ashton since last year and we’ve been analyzing my shooting. Every time I see him I am learning more, and I’m learning more from him than any (small arms) instructor I’ve ever had. He doesn’t just tell me what to do, he tells me how and why. I shoot totally different (better) now. Here’s what happened at my lesson today. We are trying to understand what is preventing me from <3" groupings ~15'. Is it anticipation, trigger pull, reset, etc….? He brought the parts needed to have me try different size grips, a different trigger, firing mechanism, and different sights all installed on my pistol to try out. We tried every combination and after years of average shooting, I finally feel I just had my pistol customized just for me. I wish I would've met Ashton before I ever bought a gun. I would've saved time, money, and shot better. My lesson learned here is to get this type of instruction from Ashton before I buy a gun. We are still going to work on my mechanics, and other aspects of self-defense, because I will always be practicing to be better (mindset + fun). I'm a fan, and I'm better for it.
Ashton was recommended to learn about fire arms since I am new to and had never held a gun. He is a great i instructor full of knowledge and experience. I just finished my first shooting lesson at the range and it felt great. I will be taking more lessons. I highly recommend Ashton and all the experience and training he has to offer.
I recommend Sword and Mind for firearm instruction classes and live fire range training. Ashton Coleman is the owner and certified firearms instructor for the various classes offered and live fire range training. He has extensive experience and knowledge and will work with your specific goals in mind. After completing the fundamentals class, I did sign up for live fire range training. These one hour trainings focus on my specific goals and skill set. I am much more comfortable with handling a firearm and gaining confidence with the skills learned at fire range training. Whether you are just interested in learning basic firearm instruction and safety, or other classes offered and practice and improve your skills with fire range training, Ashton Coleman is the instructor you want ….Check out Sword and Mind.
I’m incredibly happy with my training at Sword and Mind. Ashton Coleman, the head instructor, is profoundly knowledgeable and skilled in his craft and is an exceptional experienced instructor. As someone who has never handled a firearm of any kind in my life (I’m a gal in my 40’s), I can honestly say that under the prudent and safe guidance of Ashton, I have in fact improved considerably, I’m comfortable handling a firearm, and my confidence level in knowing that I can protect myself if the need arises has increased tremendously.
I would also like to point out that the price points for such outstanding and remarkable instruction at Sword and Mind is competitive and economically more than reasonable. I encourage all Sword and Mind clients who agree with my assessment of the incredible care, patience, and professionalism provided by Ashton, to share their awesome experiences and perhaps even a few humorous anecdotes to all Yelp viewers.
The best gift, (I feel) anyone can give another is the gift of self reliance, confidence, and the courage to know that one can protect themselves and their families in any situation. Sword and Mind does this; to say that I recommend this business to others is a huge understatement.
As someone who never thought I could find the safety on a firearm, I am now someone who feels assured that I can take care of my own safety needs, and that within itself is what’s truly priceless. I plan on continuing my education and training with Ashton as a client for a very long time.
I am very pleased with Ashton as my instructor. As a business person, he is reliable, communicative and responsive. His approach to instruction works well for me: I learn and understand more with each lesson. And Ashton makes the experience enjoyable–fun, even–but we’re not messing around at the range. Ashton has solid ideas about firearms training . . . I will continue to work with Ashton and I recommend him to others.