Lavinia C.
5 star rating

Hubs needed a refresher course to reapply for his CCW, and I figured what they hey -- I may as well tag along and get mine again, too.

My brother previously had attended this course and highly recommended Arizona Home Defense and Virgil. I called and spoke with the instructor,...
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10/17/2019
Alex C.

Top notch instructors and excellent service. Love that they are Veteran owned and operated. Highly recommend.

9/26/2019
David R.

The class was fine and informative, but you are literally bombarded with the F word every other sentence. Don't take your Mom. We also had a problem in that the instructor spent about 10 minutes telling us how careful he was filling out all the paper work, only to... Read More

9/25/2019
Julia S.

I took a CCW class at an adjunct facility in Mesa with AZ Home Defense instructor, John. I was very impressed with his knowledge, and manner. He was very personable. The course content really focused on accountability and responsibility as a gun owner, as well as revealing details about AZ... Read More

5/20/2019
David S.

To start off this review, I would like to say that Virgil is a top notch firearms instructor and fellow veteran. I am currently a firearms instructor. I was in need of 24 hours of refresher training to renew my certification. I didn’t think anyone could show... Read More

5/08/2019
Jeff M.
5 star rating

Fantastic experience with Virgil and his team at both their Defensive Pistol course and their CCW course. Within five minutes of meeting Virgil it becomes obvious that he is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to firearms. He's got the skills and background to back it up, and is an excellent... Read More

5/02/2019
John O.

My son and I took a handgun fundamental course with Virgil and it was a great experience. Virgil is very knowledgeable and does a great job of sharing it. Easy to ask questions and learn without any pressure, highly recommended!

3/15/2019
John O.

My son and I took a handgun fundamental course with Virgil and it was a great experience. Virgil is very knowledgeable and does a great job of sharing it. Easy to ask questions and learn without any pressure, highly recommended!

3/15/2019
Christopher B.
5 star rating

Outstanding! My girlfriend and I took the CCW class yesterday and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in it.  Vergil was engaging, informative, knowledgeable and in my opinion pretty funny. The two hour class went by fast  and had all of the information needed and then some.... Read More

2/03/2019
Christopher B.
5 star rating

Outstanding! My girlfriend and I took the CCW class yesterday and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in it.  Vergil was engaging, informative, knowledgeable and in my opinion pretty funny. The two hour class went by fast  and had all of the information needed and then some.... Read More

2/03/2019
John R.
5 star rating

John R.
While on a brief vacation from Portland Oregon, visiting friends in Mesa, I  decided to take a CCW class with Arizona Home Defense. The Arizona CCW permit would increase, along with my Oregon CCW permit, the ability to carry legally in an additional ten States. Virgil conducted the class...
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1/19/2019
Greg L.
5 star rating

Great course! (CCW) Virgil was excellent. Engaging, funny, and kept on point. Exactly what I was looking for in a CCW class. Highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get their CCW permit.

11/16/2018
Greg L.
5 star rating

Great course! (CCW) Virgil was excellent. Engaging, funny, and kept on point. Exactly what I was looking for in a CCW class. Highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get their CCW permit.

11/16/2018
Ben H.
5 star rating

I went to this class today and was very happy on how well the instructor was able to keep the class attentive and engaged. Virgil was extremely knowledgeable and the class was just what I was looking for in a CCW class. I highly recommend taking this course either for... Read More

11/03/2018
Ben H.
5 star rating

I went to this class today and was very happy on how well the instructor was able to keep the class attentive and engaged. Virgil was extremely knowledgeable and the class was just what I was looking for in a CCW class. I highly recommend taking this course either for... Read More

11/03/2018
Kara L.
5 star rating

This was a very insightful and invigorating course! Virgil did a great job of keeping us engaged. There were a lot of questions that were answered. The visuals on the PowerPoint were really helpful and I liked having the slides to take notes on. I also appreciated that the whole... Read More

10/27/2018
Kara L.
5 star rating

This was a very insightful and invigorating course! Virgil did a great job of keeping us engaged. There were a lot of questions that were answered. The visuals on the PowerPoint were really helpful and I liked having the slides to take notes on. I also appreciated that the whole... Read More

10/27/2018
Adub 1.

Virgil was an excellent instructor who walked us through every stage of the process. He was very informative and thorough in his teachings. I left my ccw class feeling confident in the knowledge I had received. I highly recommend Arizona Home Defense and will be returning for future classes.

10/21/2018
Buffy H.
5 star rating

Totally worth the time and money. Sky was knowledgeable and non intimidating; he provided customized 1-1 coaching that was at our level and interests. I feel more confident now in my defensive handgun skills, specifically shooting while moving. It was really more like a fun day on the range than... Read More

10/20/2018
Buffy H.
5 star rating

Totally worth the time and money. Sky was knowledgeable and non intimidating; he provided customized 1-1 coaching that was at our level and interests. I feel more confident now in my defensive handgun skills, specifically shooting while moving. It was really more like a fun day on the range than... Read More

10/20/2018
Eric J.

Took my CCW class with Virgil. He’s an awesome instructor that knows what he’s talking about and has great background knowledge. He’s a combat veteran like myself so he definitely gets the vet bump!

10/19/2018
Mrs. G.

Went for the CCW. High quality instructor, who was extremely knowledgeable. Which lead to me taking a defense pistol class. Which lead to me feeling extremely confident firing from my conceal holster. Virgil was my instructor. He was patient with me, and seemed to not be bothered by my many... Read More

10/18/2018
Beth K.

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for exceptional training, for someone who has never shot a pistol and nervous. I'm really excited to further my training. Thank you again Virgil and Sky for restoring my confidence!!!

10/12/2018
Tristan E.
positive review 

Great resource for those seeking firearms and permit training. Highly recommend this team of vets to get your training needs met. CCW course is informative and to the point. Looking forward to training with this company in the future.

9/25/2018
Jim H.
5 star rating

2 of my buddies and I took the CCW class together. It was fast paced and exciting. Virgil, our instructor, was thorough and informative. He made the 2 hour course exciting and interesting. I highly recommend Arizona Home Defense to any one looking for their CCW. I was so impressed... Read More

9/03/2018
Jim H.
5 star rating

2 of my buddies and I took the CCW class together. It was fast paced and exciting. Virgil, our instructor, was thorough and informative. He made the 2 hour course exciting and interesting. I highly recommend Arizona Home Defense to any one looking for their CCW. I was so impressed... Read More

9/03/2018
Cody N.

Highly recommended, Virgil provided an efficient and engaging CCW permit course. I’d rate higher than 5 stars if I could.

8/12/2018
Travis M.

Virgil was extremely informative in the CCW class. He gave the information in an engaging way and encouraged questions, especially to clarify the information presented. I've been around firearms my whole life and my wife is just now learning about them, and we both got plenty of useful information... Read More

8/09/2018
Jess W.

Had an awesome day today with my boyfriend at the range under the instruction of Virgil. Not the first time I've held a firearm, but definitely the first time I've ever felt comfortable and confident with one. We have been talking about undergoing a handgun safety course for a while... Read More

7/06/2018
Christian B.

Arizona Home Defense is an amazing experience. The instructor was very patient, informative, and helpful with all aspects of the course. I will definitely be back to do more courses in the future.

7/04/2018
Anthony B.

Awesome two hour course, instructor went through everything to a T. Great information, answered all questions and had no problem speaking with people after the class was over to. Highly recommend.

6/30/2018
Chris H.

I had the privilege to receive Virgil's great instruction for the handgun defense course.
His in-class presentation was detailed and concise. My questions were respectfully addressed and were open for further clarification if I required them.
While at the shooting range Virgil did a great job at building my confidence by providing...
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12/25/2017
Chris H.

I had the privilege to receive Virgil's great instruction for the handgun defense course.
His in-class presentation was detailed and concise. My questions were respectfully addressed and were open for further clarification if I required them.
While at the shooting range Virgil did a great job at building my confidence by providing...
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12/25/2017
Ryan W.

Really really really good. Also, really really really professional. So thankful I didn't go to one of those random google results where the instructors feel so impersonal

6/15/2017
Gregory K.

First of all, both Virgil and Sky were great from the start. They are professional, concise, and enjoyable people to be around. Not to mention they have both served in the Marines! I took their course and the presentation was detailed but easy to understand thanks to explanation and materials... Read More

5/25/2017
Mike S.
5 star rating

My wife and I have a small arsenal of firearms and haven't been shooting in decades.  We took the lot to Cowtown and spent 3 hours of private instruction with AZ Home Defense. They adequately prepared us for the session (what to wear, what to bring, directions). Upon our arrival,... Read More

4/22/2017
Mike S.
5 star rating

My wife and I have a small arsenal of firearms and haven't been shooting in decades.  We took the lot to Cowtown and spent 3 hours of private instruction with AZ Home Defense. They adequately prepared us for the session (what to wear, what to bring, directions). Upon our arrival,... Read More

4/22/2017
Miles Z.

Virgil is a great teacher. Not only is he safe, but takes his time to meet the student where they are and bring them up from there. He assisted teaching my 9 year old nephew today as well as my father who has been shooting guns for over 25 years.... Read More

4/16/2017
Johnnie O.

Took their CCW class. For two hours you get concise information and more personal since it is a small class compared with others. Place is clean, material provided is well made. I´m looking forward to take their advanced classes.

3/26/2017
Tania C.

These guys are amazing! They are entertaining, very well informed, break it down so ANYONE can understand it and it is VERY VERY WORTH IT! Thank you Virgil and Schuyler!

3/16/2017
Thomas S.

Great class, I highly recommend it. The atmosphere was relaxed but Virgil still got his point across.

3/02/2017
Tyler D.

Virgil and Skyler are top notch!!!! Excellent instruction and entertaining delivery of ALL you need to know about guns. Fell so much better about owning a fire arm!!!!

3/02/2017
Anthony S.
5 star rating

Attended the Concealed Weapons Course last night - great!  This is the second course I've taken with Arizona Home Defense and like the first, this was professionally presented by Virgil.  Highly recommend this course for anyone looking to obtain the CC permit.  Looking forward to the Trigger Therapy course on... Read More

2/09/2017
Anthony S.
5 star rating

Attended the Concealed Weapons Course last night - great!  This is the second course I've taken with Arizona Home Defense and like the first, this was professionally presented by Virgil.  Highly recommend this course for anyone looking to obtain the CC permit.  Looking forward to the Trigger Therapy course on... Read More

2/09/2017
Michael T.

ATTENTION MUST READ!

I recently took an advanced handgun course with Virgil and Sky. To start off both of these gentleman have served our country numerous times and I for one refuse to take that for granted, So thank you! Additionally both of them were well prepared, professional and answered all...
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1/08/2017