July 1, 2023

Thank you to you and Jeremy for being in Lincoln last week. It was a great experience for me. I have been around firearms since high school and college back in the 80’s. I purchased my first pistol in the early 90’s. So, over 30 years. I had no formal training during that time. Just informal stuff from friends or fellow shooters who shared how they handled firearms while I was at the range. Who knows if any of it was correct. Other than basic firearm safety like “never point the gun at something you don’t want to destroy”, I could say I had picked up a lot of incorrect information.

When Tom first told me about the class back in February, I signed up immediately. I made a conscious decision entering the class that I would forget everything I thought I ever knew about pistols and just learn what you taught. Whether trigger control, stance, reload or changing my terrible grip, I absorbed it like a sponge to water. The result? A measured improvement of 35% in speed and accuracy. And a level of comfort in my own ability that I’m finally doing something with my pistol the way a professional does it. And that equates to a 100% boost in my confidence handling my pistol.

I told you before you left that I received so much confidence in your training, that not only am I going to participate again, I will be gifting your ACP 1 course to some of my kids this Christmas. In addition, it’s just been in the last couple of years that I’ve taken an interest in AR15’s. I now own three. It just makes sense to me that before I pick up a lot of bad habits that I have to unlearn, I should just get proper training. All that to say, you’ll definitely see me again!

Until then, I’ll stay deadly.

Bill Lahman
Lincoln, NE