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Our Grads

We are proud of the feedback received from past graduates of our classes. If you would like to leave feedback from your recent experience please click here to do so, thank you.

Assault Prevention

"It helped prepare me for 'what if' situations so I know what I would do."

"Outstanding!"

"Gained a much greater understanding of how to avoid high risk situations and how to defend yourself when faced with an assault by a larger, stronger opponent."

"Instructors were very helpful and realistic with their demonstrations."

"The program was riveting from start to end."

Basic Pistol

"2 thumbs up!"

"Excellent introduction to basic pistol safety skills."

"It was not intimidating! Wonderful to learn with other women!"

"I came into the course being afraid of guns and thinking they should be banned. I now have a better appreciation for guns."

"A very friendly group of instructors made me feel comfortable."

"It generates a feeling of confidence and eliminates fear of guns, while instilling respect."

"Intelligently presented."

"Good even if you never want to own a gun."

"A great learning experience - an exercise in conquering fear."

"It's not scary. Accessible for all kinds of people."

Basic Shotgun

"I went from clueless, to scared, to psyched. Thank you!"

"I feel confident enough to purchase (a shotgun) and practice at a range"

"Very worthwhile; excellent instruction; very friendly atmosphere"
defensive handgun

"[The staff were] Very safety conscious, very supportive, encouraging, patient."

"Great student/teacher ratio."

"You people certainly challenge me!"

"Well worth the time and money; good for real world use of a handgun."

Defensive Shotgun

"If you consider using a shotgun for defense, this course is essential!"

"All the instructors are enthusiastic. It was fun and friendly."

"Practical, defense oriented"

Responsible Use of Lethal Force

"I questioned whether I would really use lethal force, and wanted to learn more."

"I want to be absolutely sure I use force only when absolutely necessary and appropriate."

"I want to carry responsibly, know what I'm getting into before I carry concealed."

"Knowledge is priceless -- more prepares you for life's encounters."

"I questioned whether I would really use lethal force, and wanted to learn more."

"I want to be absolutely sure I use force only when absolutely necessary and appropriate."

"I want to carry responsibly, know what I'm getting into before I carry concealed."

"Knowledge is priceless -- more prepares you for life's encounters."

"This course is a rational, sensitive, realistic way to be introduced to a life-saving skill!! High on choices, low on emotionalism and politics."

"A very good presentation of when to shoot and what the consequences would be. This is vital information for anyone with a defensive firearm."

"I decided to buy a gun ... for target practice. Now I'm interested in using my firearm for protection, and the responsible next step was this course. ... exceptionally unbiased."

"Take this course! It really clears up questions about specific situations."

"This ought to be required information before someone decides to carry a handgun."

"Lots of good information, very effectively presented. Thought-provoking."

 From People AWARE Has Helped

"Your website and information is incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone with this kind of problem."

 "Out of all of the organizations I've spoken with and contacted, AWARE was BY FAR the most helpful. "

 "Thank You!!! Your response was very informative! You mentioned some things that I really hadn't even thought about. I do appreciate your time."

 "Better instruction than other courses, at half the price."

 "I think I know all I need to now in order to feel secure... This is precisely what I was looking for."

 "You are so very helpful, my family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts."

 "I don't feel so alone in this now."

 "Thank you for your very thoughtful and helpful response to my e-mail. I really appreciate your support. The acknowledgment you gave me of the positive things I did when I was followed from the subway really helped me feel better about myself . . . I will take further action by researching the links you sent as well as sign up for a local self-defense class."

 "I was not expecting such a thorough reply to my plight!!!"

 "Thank you so much for your quick response and valuable information!"

 "Awesome advice! You have been thorough and very informative."

 "...opened up my eyes more than I thought would be."

 "Thank you so much for your advice and kind words. This has been a terribly frightening situation for me. I feel a bit calmer being armed with the information you sent me."

 "Great reference material that will certainly be read and re-read."

 "We value every word of advice you have given us."

 "Your information was so helpful and your email made me feel like I did the right thing by contacting you."

"...a very informative and possibly life-saving day."

 "It is so nice to know there are people out there that understand..finally."

 "...I noticed that I felt less anxious walking around the city today...I think it's because our talk has given me some concrete steps to increase my safety and confidence."

 "Thanks again for all the great advice about how to handle my situation."