Since 2010, we’ve trained a lot of students. It’s rewarding to do what we do when our students continuously give us great feedback! Once you have the experience of getting professional firearms instruction from ONE on ONE Firearms, the standard will be set. Read just a few of the many student reviews that we’ve received…
“Joe’s CCW class was informative, comprehensive, and enjoyable. The one-on-one style is the way to go. The location is professional and comfortable. Joe cares about his students and takes an interest in seeing them become more equipped both in knowledge and ability. In addition to my CA CCW, he helped me get my UT CCW permit, giving me 30 other states. I’d recommend doing the same...and bringing your wife!”
Jason C. – Placerville, CA
"I just completed my second CCW renewal class here at One on One Firearms. Just like my first class two years ago, I paid the extra $25 for an additional 3 hours of drawing and shooting refresher instruction in the morning before the actual required 4-hour course. Best $25 you can spend. Joe Truesdale, the owner, is probably the best handgun instructor I have ever had, and I have had several. His teaching methodology, not to mention his shooting skills, are second to none. I have taken full weekend as well as week-long courses with other organizations, and I am an NRA certified handgun instructor myself, but Joe and his team are the BEST. I must add that they are 100% safety-focused the entire time you are on or near the range. This is a HUGE factor when selecting a training organization. There were 10 of us on the firing line and three instructors to watch over everything. Great Job..."
Keith H. — Shingle Springs, CA
"I've done a fair amount of shooting in other disciplines, and taken shooting and gun training classes with a highly regarded nationally-known figure - but as a complete novice to Shotguns I would have to say this experience and the knowledge delivered by Joe rates up there with the best."
George W. – Napa, CA
"If you're serious about proper firearms training then there is no other choice. The experts, and I might add, championship shooters and instructors at One on One offer balanced, safe, and effective training. Why carry or own a firearm if you're not going to train to do it right; when right is what's needed. Do it for you, but perfect it for your family. You'll only regret it if you need it and you're not ready. Joe, Sean, Fred & Ryan will give you the most important part of owning a Firearm. How to properly employ the tool when it's needed."
Luke B. – Fair Oaks, CA
"My wife and I recently decided to obtain firearms and CCW permits. Having had NO previous experience with handguns and wanting to get good training, we asked our friends who carry whom to go to for training. Joe at One on One was highly recommended. From our first contact with Joe at One on One we were impressed with his quick responses to our questions about his classes. He was eager to help us start off on the right foot with training and advice about carry guns. The classroom experience was fun and informative. Joe and Sean are excellent teachers who, clearly, are passionate about what they do and are constantly learning the best tricks and techniques to improve not only their performance with firearms but the performance of their students. My wife and I feel that we learned all the law, handling techniques and situational awareness necessary to begin our journey into legal, law abiding citizens who execute their 2nd Amendment right to possess firearms.
The educational and qualifying range experience was also amazing. My wife and I went from never holding a handgun before the class to performing at a level that would qualify us for our CCW permits. There was plenty of range time to test multiple guns for us so that we could decide which guns to purchase. We both look forward to returning to the range with Joe and Sean to complete the qualification with our own firearms in a few weeks. BEST OF ALL WE HAD FUN AND FELT SAFE.
I cannot recommend One on One Firearms highly enough for all of your handgun training needs. We look forward to attending additional classes with these world class instructors. (And perhaps in the future try some of the shotgun or carbine classes). Thank you Joe and Sean!"
Marion B. – Folsom, CA
"My husband went back to complete his CCW renewal course with Joe Truesdale. He was impressed by the knowledgeable staff and the safe and informative manner in which the course was taught. This time he took an optional 3 hour "handgun draw" class which improved his skill set and confidence. He is looking forward to taking additional firearm training classes with Joe."
Paul R. – Loomis, CA
"I had a real unique situation due to an injury and surgery 4 months before a re-qualification. I emailed Joe for advice. He took the time to go over my options by email, and gave me a clear strategy to follow. I needed a private re-qual, which cost more but was a good idea. I qualified on time and now I can use either hand. Real deal here."
Eric P. – Sacramento, CA
"Did my first renewal class today and it was just as good as the first time I took a class with them. Joe is knowledgeable, provides first rate range instruction. Most importantly they provide a safe environment. Anyone looking for training where safety is never compromised, this is the place to go."
Chuck S. – North Highlands, CA
"Today I took a private 2 hour handgun training class with Joe we went over all the necessary safety stuff first before we started the training which was an excellent experience. Joe is a total professional at all times he is a awesome instructor and I can't wait for my CCW class in February, I would highly recommend ONE on ONE Firearms."
Alyssa B. – Elk Grove, CA
"I just completed my initial CCW 16 hour classes with Joe this Sat/Sun. I was referred to him by a friend. I was very impressed by his knowledge in all relevant legal areas, ability to answer all questions, interactive manner of lectures with appropriate audio-video presentations. Joe was very professional and respectful at all times while being highly entertaining. Next day at the range, I noticed the importance given to safety and thoroughness of the preparation to use the range. We all felt very safe. The ratio instructors/students at the range was amazing! We each had an instructor at our side monitoring all our motions and keeping us safe. 4 students, 4 instructors, very personalized. Very high bench marks for safety and professional skills, all instructors are remarkable marksmen. With their help I qualified with both my hand guns. All instructors, Joe, Sean, Fred and Ryan are extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient and respectful at all times. I went to 4 other extensive multiple days training sessions at Front Sight, however, after completing One on One Firearms course, I can make the comparison that One on One Firearms is definitely superior and the customized instructions second to none.
- Safety 5 stars,
- Law and all their implications 5 stars,
- Defensive tactics 5 stars,
- Range instructions 5 stars,
- Resources made available 5 stars.
- Instructor/ student ratio 5 stars.
- Punctuality 5 stars.
- Overall course (2 days) value : 5 stars.
Ted Welch – Sacramento, CA
"ONE on ONE Firearms offers an outstanding IDPA Primer Course for both novices and intermediate shooters. I have had the pleasure of attending several training courses conducted by Joe Truesdale and Sean Young. Every course has been a unique experience, not rehashed material. Joe is instrumental in providing dynamically progressive training's that are always fresh and reflect today’s techniques. Sean’s focus on skills building and practical application of techniques lays the foundation for better practice methods that shooters can take home with them. Overall, an excellent experience, conducted in a safe, fun-filled environment. Thank you gentlemen."
Ruben G. – Roseville, CA
"Just finished my 16 hour CCW, it was amazing I've been through a lot of trainings in the last couple years through local fire rangers! But I have never learned as much as I did and 16 hours then I did and JOE and Wes! If you truly are going to defend your family their classes are amazing, nobody ever wants to pull a gun but after you've been with them when you pull that gun you have progress in understanding and knowledge how to use and that what you're doing is the right thing. I cannot say anymore good about them they are the best and if you want to learn from the best go to ONE on ONE!"
Ignacio L. – Sacramento, CA
"Excellent 16 hour CCW handgun course! Joe and Sean are the best. I learned so much from them. They really stress Handgun SAFETY which is and should always be #1. I learned a lot on day 1 (classroom day) and even more on day 2 (range day at Sac Valley Shooting range.) After you qualify, you are free to practice at the range while the other students are qualifying, so bring extra ammo and sunscreen!. Range day was a lot of fun! Joe and Sean helped my handgun grip which resulted in better accuracy for me. I would definitely take handgun classes from these gentlemen again!"
Rick B. – Elk Grove, CA
"I just completed the 16 hr training course thru ONE on ONE Firearms. Both Joe Truesdale and Sean Young are not only very professional but also very helpful in assisting their students to complete their firearms qualifications. I highly recommend these folks if you are seeking your concealed weapons permit."
Charles S. – Sacramento, CA
"In the last two months I have trained with one on one firearms training in a private lesson and in a CCW training class these guys are nothing but constant professionals.
Their main goal is a safe environment for everyone to learn in, their approach to teaching and their methods are top notch if you need firearms training one on one is the place you need to be."
Shelby L. — Roseville, CA
"I took a private handgun lesson with Sean and I have to say it was the best decision I have made regarding gun training. Being brand new to handguns Sean was able to not only help me feel comfortable and safe around them, but he also helped me to improve my aim, stance, etc. all within the course of one lesson.... I highly recommend anyone take a course with him, especially a woman looking to be safer around firearms. I am hooked now, thanks again Sean!!!! Maybe you'll see me competing in the near future."
Nick K. – Sacramento, CA
"Joe and Sean are great instructors with a fantastic focus on safety. Also they have the ability to deliver the information in a way that is easy to digest. They both have plenty of obvious experience to help solve technique issues in short order with great results. I learned a lot and was very impressed on all levels and activities. They even opened the information door to get better on my own. I will be back for more education in the future."
Rick S. – Citrus Heights, CA
"I was referred to One on One Firearms by a friend. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool! I enrolled in a 16 hour course, The class was great! Being a veteran security forces person, I know my way around firearms. Joe and his crew were still able to teach me more than I could ever have imagined. Safety is of utmost importance with these guys. Shooting fundamentals, malfunction correction, and getting you to think in a defensive mindset are just a few of the myriad subjects that were covered. I would recommend One on One to friends and family. I will continue with further training at One on One with Joe, Shawn, Fred and Ryan in the future."