The instructors are easy to understand and cover everything you need to know. I highly recommend their weapons carry class."
"Excellent course! Dave and Tom go above and beyond to make sure that you
are confident and prepared for your test and also to face potential
real life situations. I would definitely recommend Shot Right Training
Academy to anyone!"
-Adam R.; Crossville
Well, I was right about my last remark and It totally showed as soon as I got in the classroom. Chief Instructor David was passionate and eager to teach the history of the shotgun. Whenever you talk history, there is always a chance it might get boring. Not with David. He could have been saying "blah, blah, blah" but his enthusiasm and energetic attitude would of made you sit at the edge of your seat in anticipation of what he was going to say next. On the range, his training/knowledge was excellent. He is an outside the box thinker and will set his students up for success, not for failure. Another thing to mention I was very surprised with is demeanor on the range. He was super calm and encouraging. David gave you a sense that you were in good hands and were not going to be criticized for being a beginner. If I obtain any new weapons I am unsure of for home, work, self-defense, I have no doubt Shot Right Academy will take care of me or my family."
"I had no expectations prior to taking this course from Shot Right Training Academy. My goal was to learn enough about guns to not be so afraid of them. The course exceeded my expectations and I walked out at the end of the program feeling like I could defend myself with a pistol if I needed to. I am looking forward to taking both the shotgun and rifle classes. David Marino is a knowledgeable, thorough and a patient instructor."
-Barbara C.; Beverly Hills
-Tess. M.; Pasadena
-Henry H.; Arcadia
-D. Grossman.; Ventura
-J. Harvey.; Beverly Hills
-Charles B.; Palmdale
"I took the NRA Basics Pistol Shooting class with David Marino, Chief Instructor of shot Right Training Academy last Saturday. With David's background he's a very knowledgeable, experienced, honest & enthusiastic teaching instructor. I'm so glad to have learned my first gun lesson from such a great individual. I strongly recommend anyone to take David's classes, you'll never regret if you do. I am looking forward to take David's private lessons soon, along with my family members."
-Jane C.; Los Angeles
-Edd L.; Los Angeles County
-Al D.; Los Angeles
-James M.; Los Angeles
-Dave O.; Riverside County
-John S.; Los Angeles
"I recently had a 2 hour pistol lesson with Dave Marino of Shot Right Training Academy. I found him to be very knowledgeable, helpful, and an overall great teacher. I shot a 9mm, a .380, a .22LR revolver, and a .357 Magnum and was taught not only marksmanship, but there was also a big emphasis on gun safety. I highly recommend him for beginners and seasoned shooters."
-Bill T.; Los Angeles County
-Kyle B.; Los Angeles County
"I was looking for a firearm training classes for first time and had no idea how to go about it, or what to expect. Firearms training with David was incredible. David has all the qualities you look for in a instructor; he's incredibly bright, responsive, patient, professional and knowledgeable. He has your best interest in mind; which is extraordinary. I highly recommend him, thank you for being a great instructor... CHIEF"
-Ara N.; Los Angeles County
-L.S.; San Diego County
"I took the Basic Shotgun course a couple of weeks ago. It was a great training experience. David Marino, the instructor, is a truly cool guy with an incredible life story and tremendous knowledge of firearms. He is thorough, patient, and enthusiastic. The classroom portion provides great background history of shotguns, their uses, parts, nomenclature, handling and safety. The shooting portion was great because David worked with each individual student while they were firing, to point out things they were doing well or that needed improvement. Having feedback while shooting is the best way to learn. It is a great beginner course, especially for those that have little to no shotgun experience. Having an instructor that is patient and makes you feel at ease is so essential to learning to shoot well. I would take any course offered by Shot Right."
-Kyrica M., Animal Care Officer; Orange County
"This is one of the best marksmanship courses that I have taken. I used to shoot when I was younger, but have not fired a gun in years. Tom and Dave helped get me back on track to safely shoot my pistol again. Thanks! I Enjoyed the instruction."
-Jake V., Manager Dupont; Riverside County
-Jason S.; Los Angeles County
"This is hand down the best course I have been to. Tom takes the time to show you the proper way to handle and shoot all your firearms. He is a wealth of knowledge and makes you feel like part of the family. I have more confidence in my skills now. THANK YOU."
-John C., Fire Department, Captain; Riverside County
"Tom changed up my stance, improved my accuracy and taught me how to move while shooting. He is clear, encouraging and purposeful in his instruction. Highly recommend!"
-John P., Church Pastor; Riverside County
"I am now certified with the NRA for my basic pistol training. I did much better then I expected. I have only been to a shooting rang once in my life about 13 years ago. I impressed myself. Thanks Tom and Dave. You are awesome instructor's. I would totally recommend these guys to help your confidence and knowledge of pistols or improve and sharpen your shooting skills. Great teachers. If your thinking of or already own a pistol I totally recommend you take the class. Thanks guys."
-Adelia S., Home Maker; Riverside County
-Kelly P., Nurse; Riverside County
David, “You are an awesome instructor and instill confidence, safety and knowledge with patience and kindness.”
-Mary; Los Angeles County
"Although I am an experienced shooter, I decided to take the class with my wife and am very glad I did. David proved capable of teaching to all levels, and easily adjusted his style to fit his student’s individualized needs. His vast shooting experience made our time at the range very enjoyable. I highly recommend him for all your firearms training needs."
-Steven R. Ph,D. Owner, Sandstone Photography, LTD.; Ventura County
"David’s class was, by far, one of the more informative and interesting firearms courses I have taken yet. Not only did he take the time needed to ensure I felt comfortable handling each pistol type, he also provided lots of one-on-one, personalized attention at the range to help ensure I passed the qualification portion of the course at the range. I walked away with renewed confidence in my ability to handle, clean and shoot both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. I look forward to shooting with David again very soon."
-Peggy R., Freelance Writer/Consultant.; Ventura County
"Last Sunday I attended the class title NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course. The instructor was Mr. David Marino with Shot Right Training Academy. I have always wanted to learn more about, and feel more comfortable using, the .357 revolver I have owned for several years. I was exposed to safety training in my teens and have always owned several guns. I was like most I think feeling I knew all about gun safety. After all, I knew how to load it and shoot it and I have never had an accident with a firearm. Mr. Marino presented all the information I needed. Along with his excellent verbal presentation, he had a variety of supportive visual aids including videos. I felt very good about being tested at the end of this portion of the class. We then headed for the range to put some of the morning's class to practical use. Mr. Marino gave personal instruction and I felt more qualified after he corrected some of the mistakes I was making for years! After instruction and practice, he put use through the qualification shooting part of the class. We were able to use a variety of weapons including a .22 single action as well as a 9mm pistol. I had never fired a 9mm before. Instructor Marino had me shooting my .357 revolver more accurately after adjusting the wrong grip I had employed for some time. I would recommend this class to those looking to learn more about their firearms and feel more comfortable using them! David Marino was an excellent instructor"!
-Mike; Los Angeles County
"It was a pleasure to work with both instructors Tom and David Marino from Shot Right. It is always great to gain more knowledge and increase your shooting skills on any level. Tom and David are well qualified and have made me a much better shooter. In the Academy, I wasn't shooting to well and I can say now I am. I recommend if you are having any problems with shooting Shot Right will get you there. I drove all the way from Los Angeles to work with the both of them and I will definitely get more training from them. Dave and Tom thank you so much for the help. I will keep Tom in my prayers as he defends our country."