Eric is the youngest member of our instructor team. He’s just shy of 21-years-old, but don’t mistake his age for lack of experience or skills. He was our range rat since he was about 10 years old, watching scores of classes and helping out hauling gear and working his tail off. Once he turned 18, he got his NRA apprentice instructor certificate from the NRA in pistol and has joined our team as a staff member.
He’s grown more experienced now helping shooters one-on-one, improving their skills.
He’s also a certified Glock armorer – probably the youngest in North America at that.
He’s also probably the youngest NRA-certified instructor to appear in an internationally-seen, overseas mainstream news report (BBC).
We think he’s pretty good, and so do our students. Here’s what one wrote about Eric and some of the rest of our staff:
As one of your former students, I can’t say enough good things about GSL Defense Training.
Not only do they have a bunch of guys, but they have female instructors that at first I kind of dismissed. They also have a young kid that’s the son of one of the other instructors.
Frankly, I kind of dismissed the girls and the kid during the class introductions. The kid was trying to be a comedian and that kind of fell flat.
Later in the morning, while dry firing, one of the women came over an showed me more useful critiques of what I was doing in two minutes than I’d ever gotten from my friends in thirty years of shooting.
The “kid” also offered some good advice, repeating some of what the female instructor had told me a few minutes before (old habits die hard).
They took us from a wide range of skills sets (or mostly, lack thereof) and really brought us around. Hell, I noticed how not only was I doing much better by Sunday both in skills and confidence handling my gun, but so were the people around me.
My wife said the same thing. She was a nervous wreck going in. They separated us for the range exercises. I’ve been trying to teach her how to shoot for two decades. When we were driving home Sunday, she turned to me and said, “Sam, I had a good time this weekend.”
She’s NEVER said that to me after we have gone shooting before.
I cannot recommend these guys (and gals) enough. They are a true patriots and obviously teach for the love of helping people and they love what they are doing and one another.
I’m sure these classes will fill quickly. Do yourself a favor and spend your money with these people. You’ll be glad you did.
And take your wife along. You’ll thank me later.