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What Students Are Saying...

Excellent Rifle Training

5.0 rating
May 19, 2021

The intro to long range rifle class was top notch. Jim explained complex techniques, proven in the real world, so the beginner can understand them. He can also answer more experienced questions without missing a beat. Only instructor I’ve attended, who starts the class of by helping you manage expectations with equipment, environment, and ability. This helps the class stay enjoyable. Jim explains the fundamentals with humility and humor. He also breaks down the fundamentals of your rifle’s performance. When you leave the class, you will have reliable data on your rifle at distance. Jim introduces technology to assist accuracy. The class had challenging exercises to apply what you were taught and what you practiced. Jim and his instructors always made time to help me when I was struggling, Often, more than one person would be helping out. I learned how to improve the rifle’s set up. Jim encourages ethical shots when hunting. I’ll be back for more training.


CCW class

5.0 rating
April 20, 2021

I retired from 29 years of LE work and moved to Nevada. My department training and work experience include SWAT, EOD, department firearms instructor, weapons armorer, basic and advanced sniper schools. I have also attended many other outside firearms training classes.
I’ve competed in three gun competitions and taken first place in a few sniper competitions. I also have an extensive military background as a Navy EOD diver.
I attended Jim’s CCW class with my wife and was genuinely impressed with his quality of instruction, humility and humor. He kept our attention and helped us add more information to our knowledge of safe weapons handling and personal security when out and about in the ever changing and often dangerous world we now live in.
If you’re reading reviews to determine which CCW class to take, this is it. Whether you’re just beginning to become familiar with firearms and firearms safety, or have an extensive background, there is something here for you.


Awesome training!

5.0 rating
March 29, 2021

Jim’s classes are great and he and his staff’s attention to detail transfers over to the students. Everything Jim teaches has a good reason behind it and he’s going to give you knowledge that you can bring home and apply to your dry fire and when out training on your own.
In Northern Nevada we are so lucky to be local to some of the greatest firearms training in the country and Jim’s classes are right there with the best of them. He will do his part, make sure you do yours when you leave and make sure to dry fire (even if only 5 minutes a day) and then go confirm your progress with live rounds every couple of weeks. You dont need to waste ammo. You just need to apply the things we learn in class to your own practice. Do that and you’ll become exponentially better.
Thanks again Jim and his staff. Had a blast.

Jared Raman

Taken 4 and coming back for more!

5.0 rating
March 27, 2021

I’ve now attended four of Jim Erwin’s classes, and the quality of training continues to amaze me.
His approach to shooting breaks down the fundamentals and rapidly layers them into a combat art form; his approach to training has the entire class enjoying every minute of it!
Jim takes the time to address every students abilities one on one, and EVERYONE, from novice students to to experienced LEO’s, leaves the class a more competent and capable shooter from Jim’s insight, experience, and coaching.
I’ve been through several “certified” courses. I’ve taken classes at some of the large shooting “academies.” And I have yet to find a course that is more beneficial, or more enjoyable, than those instructed by Jim Erwin.

Danny Trulin

CCW Renewal

5.0 rating
February 21, 2021

Made the drive from Reno to Gardnerville to renew my conceal carry permit with Jim Erwin. We don’t have too many former Tier 1 Operators in Northern Nevada, so I jumped at the chance to learn from the best and Jim didn’t disappoint. It was a great class, I learned a lot and I highly recommend Jim and SPI.

Kevin Cavalli

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