Had a great time at this range. Everyone was really helpful and the personal attention will keep me coming back. Thanks again for making my day!
went there hoping to break in my new gun. I gave up after the 7th page of questions on a poorly designed computer screen. wanted all my personnel information, including name, address, phone nbr, birth date and page after page of waivers. I can only guess how long it would take if I brought my 2 sons! more info than if I was buying a gun! lol this place is a joke.
Just visited and had a great time. Super staff and very helpful. I read edguardo's review before I decided to try this place on my own and arrived there very skeptical. I was pleasantly surprised to find a very crowded, top quality facility that went out of their way to make you feel comfortable and safe. I asked them about the Eduardo guy and they said it was probably someone that got their feelings hurt if they were acting unsafe and were disciplined by the range officer. That made me feel even more safe. Thanks guys, mainly Devin for helping me with my new gun.
Horrible customer service skills by the guy at the front counter. The last thing I need when I'm going there to enjoy myself is an arrogant attitude by the range officials . Major safety issues included allowing unskilled and skilled shooters to rapid fire time and time again. One strike and you should be banned immediately. I fear for my safety. The management doesn't adhere to the safety video that everyone must watch and acknowledge the safety regulations. The range is in need of severe maintenance, I have been struck on a few occasions by ricocheting bullets that were not stopped at the end of the range by the bullet traps, to the point of drawing blood. Told the rangemaster and his response, "So". Very non-professional. After reading this, be sure to wear long pants and long sleeve shirt and possible a bullet-proof vest.
Dave is an ideal instructor for folks of all skill levels. I'm a guy who is a complete handgun novice, but Dave made me feel perfectly comfortable and encouraged me throughout all stages of the course. He accommodated my beginner-level questions and concerns, but he was also able to fully and competently field (like a pro) the advanced questions raised by my more experienced friends who took the course with me. One of those friends is ex-law enforcement, and I know he was impressed and completely satisfied with Dave's awesome instruction and knowledge. My friend's wife also participated, and I know she was comfortable, had a great time, and learned a lot. From the get-go, Dave was easy to talk to and provided great flexibility in scheduling the course. During the class, Dave was friendly, courteous, and easy-going, but also professional, competent, and adaptable to different learning styles. Dave is just a great guy - his passion for (and expertise at) what he does, his attentiveness to each individual's needs, and his sincere encouragement have made me much more confident and motivated to become a more knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible gun-owner. Dave even offered to take me gun shopping, and he routinely makes himself available to answer questions and to help this newbie out. I really couldn't have had a better experience.
“David is an excellent instructor. He was extremely thorough with all aspects of his “one on one” course. He is able to share his knowledge in a way that is very intuitive and easy to understand, which made retention of the information effortless.I had not handled a firearm in approximately fifteen years; so needless to say, I was initially hesitant and lacking confidence with respect to operating the firearm safely and effectively. David’s instruction was extremely effective with providing the correct amount of knowledge, skill, and general attitude instruction. This training elevated my confidence and ultimately provided me the ability to properly and safely own and operate firearms for self-defense. In addition, my interest in the sport of shooting has increased exponentially.I highly recommend David and Concealed Carry NOLA to everyone that is looking to get involved with the sport of shooting or owning firearms for self-defense”Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
This course was exactly what I was looking for. My husband has 2 guns and I had no idea how to use them. We have 2 little girls and he travels a lot for work. I felt like if there were guns in the house, then I should know how to use them. I was afraid to even touch them before! David, was an excellent teacher. He was patient, knew what he was talking about and really made me feel comfortable. I wanted gun knowledge for self defense purposes and he made sure I knew everything I needed to know to feel comfortable using a gun to protect myself and my family. He even shared extra information with me on self defense, outside of the course material. Now I know how to load, unload, clean and shoot our guns in a way that is safe for me and my family. I highly recommend this instructor to anyone who needs to learn about gun safety, beginner or advanced. I feel so much safer.Liz
Dave,I have to tell you I'm impressed and I'm not easily impressed. Frankly, so was my crew. As the owner of a company that sends sales people and service providers into all areas of metro New Orleans day and night, I have to thank you for our concealed handgun permit course. Thank you for making us feel safer at a time when most people are constantly looking over their shoulders. Now my employees are empowered to protect themselves. Not just by carrying concealed weapons, but knowing how to use them...or maybe more importantly, knowing when NOT to. The lessons you taught about using awareness as self defense and avoiding confrontation were invaluable. You were the consumate professional, an effective teacher and attentive instructor. The fact that you came to our offices to conduct the classes made what could have been a real challenge so convenient. And, of course, everybody's favorite part of the course, meeting you at the gun range for the final stages of qualifications. You created such a sense of team, yet were so attentive to some of us who needed careful instruction. I will recommend Concealed Carry NOLA to all my associates, friends and family. You made it easy and enjoyable, Dave. And, those of us who are not outdoorsmen were especially appreciative of your patience. Sincerely, Andre
Dave, Thank you very much for the Basic Pistol course you provided to my girlfriend and I. It was much more instruction than I had anticipated, and we are BOTH more knowledgeable and confident as a result of your efforts. I was mostly concerned with her proficiency in handling (loading, unloading, dis-assembly) and shooting the firearm quickly and effectively, but she ended up shooting better than me! It will take some time for me to completely break the crossed-thumbs habit, but I would have never known to do so if I did not have your instruction. Also, as a result of your expertise, we will be saving quite a bit of money with the the Concealed Carry applications (I'll leave this to your potential, future clients to figure out how.) 5-stars, expert-instruction. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to become more informed/less of a victim--PARTICULARLY WOMEN!Charles
I had contacted Dave regarding recertification for my Louisiana concealedweapon permit. Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dave.I was overwhelmingly impressed with his knowledge of firearms and their safehandling as well as Louisiana laws regarding concealed carry and the use ofdeadly force. Dave took the time to thoroughly explain what I needed to know tohandle the weapon safely, hit the target and to observe and assess eachsituation carefully to make the right decision before removing that firearm from itsholster. I would not hesitate to recommend Dave Newman to anyone looking forsome REAL firearms instruction.