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  • A
    I am new to firearms and in Lou Vandenberg have found a skilled instructor. Lou explains carefully and corrects kindly. He answers questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. I recommend him without reservation.
    - Carol P.
  • A
    Lou was absolutely great! He is very knowledgeable, can look at your shots fired and tell you what you need to correct to become a better shooter. Always prompt and on time. Lou is very hands on and it made for a better experience for me since I had not fired a weapon since I left the military in early 90. He even offered insight on the type of weapon to purchase and what to look and feel for. Overall great experience and I would recommend Lou to anyone out there wanting to become a better shooter or just wanting to become a licensed carrier. Thanks Lou for everything!
    - Otis G.
  • A
    It was a great experience start to finish. I was nervous at first but instructor has a demeanor that will bring calmness to you.
    He has eyes everywhere it seems so no one gets hurt. A gun jammed for one person and he noticed instantly and stopped everyone, having all put their weapons down and stepping back while he helped the man unjam the gun. He doesn't miss a thing! He will give command and ask if all understood. No one is left guessing. Great instruction !! Very professional. Highly recommend !
    - Susan R.
  • A
    Met Lou at Bracken Range and went from never holding a firearm to shooting the target more times than not and safely.
    I highly recommend taking a class with Lou. I have much more confidence. Now I can practice on my own to eventually get my license to carry.

    - Gwen E.
  • A
    Excellent!  Mr. Vanderburg provided everything needed.  He was concise with instructions, patient with performance and provided me with all the skills to master shooting a handgun (I was a first time shooter).
    - Roberto V.
  • A
    I had handled guns in the past, but due to previous poor training and bad experiences, I needed a lot of help to become comfortable shooting and to do it properly. Steve was amazing! I asked a million questions and he patiently and knowledgeably answered them all. He also spent a while working with me to get me comfortable with the gun. By the time class ended, I was comfortable with the gun and shooting more accurately than I ever thought I was capable of. Steve Cline is the best!
    - Kimberly M.
  • A
    While completing a CHL class taught by Lou, one of the students had a target with a 4-inch hole in the middle from placing all their shots there.  In talking to that student I found out that he was new to shooting and his skills were the result of Lou?s teaching a few weeks prior and a couple trips to the range to practice what he learned. That sold me on Lou from the beginning, so I booked Lou for a one-on-one session with both my wife and I. My wife was brand new to shooting and skittish. Within a few hours Lou had her shooting her newly purchased 9mm and placing rounds in the center consistently. I learned fundamentals that improved my shooting dramatically in that session and have become significantly more accurate. My wife and i just returned from the range a week after our session with Lou and noticed our range procedure and etiquette as well as our shooting skills were immediately noticed by the range ownership as being a caliber above the general population. If you?re looking for someone that is patient, skilled at instruction for all levels of student, and effective in making you a better shooter, then Lou is your guy. Thanks, Lou!

    - Christopher S.
  • A
    I took the Combo CHL and First Step Pistol Class at SA Firearms Instruction & Training with Lou Vanderburg.
    I've been around pistols and shot a little bit here and there but someone has always just loaded the gun and handed it to me to shoot so I've been
    wanting to learn all the basics and safety myself. Lou, the owner taught the class which consisted of classroom time where I learned 
    NRA rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals and how to clean a pistol, etc...Then I took the CHL Concealed Handgun License class.
    There was class room time learning Texas laws regarding use of force as a defense and discussing dispute resolutions.
    Then it was on to the shooting range to began practicing shooting at the targets. We took our range proficiency test.
    I would highly recommend Lou Vanderburg to anyone looking to learn more about handguns or wanting to get their handgun license.
    He is extremely knowledgable and taught me alot. I was nervous in the beginning but he made me feel relaxed and very confident. 
    He told me he would be available to me even after the class ended if I needed help when I'm ready to look at guns to purchase.
    I can tell he is very passionate about what he does!
    As a woman I now feel more inpowered with the knowledge and experience he taught me!

    - Debbie T.
  • A
    Owner & Instructor, Mr. Lou Vandenburg is the upmost professional & most knowledgeable when it comes to guns.   He instills confidence for firs time users and also for most novice users--enabling you to handle a gun with confidence and to improve your shooting accuracy as you go.    But the best (and most important) thing that I liked most of Mr. Vandenburgs's style of teaching--is that he places high emphasis on proper gun handling techniques for extreme safety.   I felt most comfortable with his teaching style and I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn about guns and/or improve your accuracy.
    - albert a.
  • D
    I have been in this store a number of times. The service is spotty at best. I've been in and been helped...I've found it takes effort to get attention. I've been in the store and been unable to get a salesperson's attention. In November, I brought a friend from out of town there who wanted to buy a pistol. We waited at the counter for quite a while and actually had a salesperson greet and ask to help a man behind us. He completely ignored my friend and I. Gee. Maybe ladies don't need to be waited on here. She purchased her gun elsewhere. I won't be back. Too bad.
    - CARLA P.
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