These testimonials were sent to AllSafe by people who have participated in a variety of differing levles of training. The comments are their words exactly as written.
Testimonials for Instructor: TJ Johnston (AllSafe Defense Courses)
“I took TJ’s NRA Pistol Instructor course, and it was one of the most informational and useful courses I have ever taken. The material was a defined set, but what was really valuable is the teaching methodology that I learned. That alone was completely worth the price of admission. When someone takes a course like this, they are taking it for what’s not in the book, the insight, the knowledge and the experience of someone who has taught new shooters for many years. I am truly looking foreword to taking his business of instructing course, and other courses in the future.”
“TJ -Your Class opened my eyes to my handgun proficiency!!! I have always thought that my Marine Corp training provided me with skill sets that made me above average in handgun handling and marksmanship. Your Class and YOUR presentation showed me that those skill sets were those of a beginner – shooting in “Real Life” conditions is a humbling experience. WOW-I learned so much and the “drills” that we went thru were just the beginning of a skill set that I need to be improved upon. Its like being a “white belt” and wanting to become a “black belt”. This requires repetition and time. This is a “must” Class for anyone who want to understand what it takes to “conceal carry” and to respond properly.”
“This class over delivers! TJ is an excellent instructor. I recently took the NRA Certified, Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Course. As a female I appreciate his unbiased attention, high expectations and dedication to teaching. You will leave this class more confident and competent than you entered. He will push you past your comfort zone, in a helpful way. Come to this class prepared to work, learn a lot and have a great time. The drills were extensive, but extremely helpful and fun. If you’re looking for a short cut, this IS NOT it!!”
“Simply awesome–with safety first, novice to advanced will learn from this incredibly qualified instructor. I will definitely be taking additional courses from TJ. He has a great sense of humor, works and develops shooters at a fast pace, and he will exceed expectations. He is backed by an equally helpful staff. My two day CCW course was a superb experience.”
“I recently completed the CCW class with TJ and I must say that it a awesome. The class was informative, fun and challenging. I was extremely impressed with TJ and his team. I highly recommend Allsafe Defense Systems.”
“I took the basic handgun safety class and I definitely learned a lot more than I thought I would. In a state that restricts the right to self defense as much as Ca it’s important to know what can get you into trouble and when you are in the clear. I highly recommend all safe.”
“My husband and i took TJ’s Basic Shooting class. TJ is incredibly knowledgable and friendly. He makes you feel right at home and makes the class fun. I didn’t “think” I needed it because I’ve taken many other classes in the past. I’d never taken one that worked on speed and accuracy at the same time. I will be back to do this class over and over because it’s so fun! He sets up many challenges that are immediately gratifying and interactive. I just can’t say enough good things! I plan to take all the classes he offers over the course of the next year.”
“I have taken 4 Instructor classes from TJ at All Safe Defense. I am signed up for 2 more. He makes the learning fun, yet safe. He gives individual attention where needed and he is very knowledgable. Everything he teaches has a purpose and role in the instruction. I tell every one to go see TJ.”
“Outstanding course! TJ and his staff’s expertise and level of training exceeded my expectations. I’m glad I chose this class and I’ll be recommending it to all my friends.
I have several friends that have taken other courses and they only meet the minimum requirements. This “personal protection outside the home” course went WAY above the “minimum” and for less than others charge!
With his extensive background as a Paramedic and Military Medic, Tony Ricci is supremely qualified to teach First Aid/CPR/AED and the Range Emergency Care (REC) course. His ability to reduce complex information to manageable and retainable components is exemplary. The materials and visual aids he uses are real-life examples of medical emergencies and gunshot wounds, thereby allowing students to clearly see the true effects and trauma of such situations. Add in Tony’s easy going and friendly manner, and you have a class of significant importance delivered by an experienced and interactive instructor. I recommend Tony’s First Aid/CPR/AED & Range Emergency Care course to anyone who has an interest in helping others and making a difference.
Peggy, Firearms Instructor/Retired LEO
I cannot say enough great things about this class and Tony’s approach to teaching. Tony presented the material in a manner that was engaging, informative and focused on helping the class understand the intent behind each lifesaving technique to allow us to better apply it in various situations. Tony’s demeanor in his class was very fun and inviting and provided a great atmosphere for learning. In addition, he was very effective in connecting his experience as a field paramedic with the textbook material, thereby bringing it to life and providing great relevance. I would not hesitate to take any additional classes conducted by Tony in the future.
Ernie, Former Marine, Firearms & Personal Defense Instructor
I would recommend the REC course to those who have taking a basic First Aid/CPR/AED course to supplement their skill set. I would also highly recommend this course to anyone who is in a supervisorial role at a gun range or other shooting activities. Knowing what to do and being willing to act is essential to the development of a good leader. For those who are not an RSO or manage a range, but shoot recreationally, this class would prepare you to respond to an emergency in the event there is no one else who can respond. You would be able to give care until Paramedics arrive and transport the victim to higher medical care.