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…
Philip A. – Elk Grove, CA
"Another excellent, safe, and enjoyable firearms training experience this weekend. Joe, Sean, and staff are very knowledgeable and competent. They are focused on safety and it shows with their techniques. You can tell this is quality instruction given by professionals. I have taken several classes with One-on-One and highly recommend them for all of you firearm trading needs."
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."
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."
“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!”
Virginia G. – West Sacramento, CA
"I had the pleasure of taking a 16hr training course with Joe. He is an amazing instructor! If you are new and want to learn how to properly handle a firearm or if you want to brush up on your skills, I highly recommend signing up for a course with him. Learning about firearms can be very intimidating but he made it not so scary and at every point made sure everyone in the class was and felt safe. Thanks Joe for a great experience and I will definitely be seeing you soon for more training."
"From the first encounter with Joe, he makes you feel very much at ease. He explains each of the steps that we need to accomplish in order to complete the training for the CCW Renewal. At the range he begins by putting everyone at ease again, and explains the course of fire and what is needed to qualify. He worked with me one on one to be able to correct any flaws I had in my shooting technique. I appreciated this approach as I am not able to shoot very often, and it’s easy to fall into bad habits, which he corrected immediately. By having Joe work with us individually, I found it much easier to qualify with the guns I brought. Upon completion of the range training we went indoors for the second part of the CCW Refresher Course. As we went through the areas of training, Joe made sure that we all understood the content of each section before moving on to the next. The class was 4 hours in length, and after class Joe remained in the classroom to answer any questions students were not clear on. He went over each question until the student understood the concept. I would highly recommend Joe Truesdale as an Instructor for any part of the CCW Refresher Training."
Jim P. – Roseville, CA
"Just plain awesome training. I have had a pleasurable time training with one on one on many occasions. The bottom line is, safety fun in excellent instruction. Anybody thinking that they have the ability to pick up a weapon without proper training is sadly mistaken. Shooting is a perishable skill and is important to keep on the cutting edge if one is interested in protecting their family and their own lives in a society that his full into chaos. I highly recommend one on one if you have any inclination for protecting your self and your family."
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."
Ashley R. – Citrus Heights, CA
"The entire team at One on One Firearms are awesome! I highly recommend them to anyone needing CCW or other firearm training. I was very nervous and intimidated when it came to my initial qualification for my CCW, but was able to pass and had a fun time doing it. When it came time to renew I knew that I was going back to One on One and walked away feeling more confident than I ever have with my pistols. I will definitely be coming back in the future to take additional training courses. Thank you!!!"
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!"
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."
Bryan M. — Sacramento, CA
"I took private instruction with Joe in his CA CCW class and it was worth every penny. I've owned and handled firearms for most of my life, but can definitely say I came away a better shooter and a better gun owner. The classroom training is highly informative, but also a fun time...there was never a dull moment in all of the 16 hours. On the range, Joe was extremely focused on improving my techniques (and eliminating some bad habits). I will absolutely be back for more instruction beyond the 16 hours required by Sac County Sheriff for CCW. Thank you, Joe!"
"Last month I attended the California CCW Class, to obtain my permit for Sacramento county. I was thoroughly impressed with Mr. Truesdale's class. He kept the classroom portion very engaging, you weren't bored and had no risk of falling asleep. But I was most impressed with the time we had on the range, at no time did I feel rushed, or intimidated. He was respectful and attentive to all the students and did a wonderful job with both the student instruction and range safety. In short I loved the class, I plan on using ONE on One Firearm Instruction again and I recommend it to anyone who asks."
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."
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!"
Laura T. — Sacramento, CA
"As a wife, mother, grandmother and professional businesswoman, I had some hesitancy about attempting to obtain my CCW permit. Although I attended the requisite 16 hour CCW curriculum course from another instructor, I knew my range skills needed help. I sought Joe's services and he came to the rescue, providing me with the one-on-one professional training that improved my skills dramatically (which in this case was to everyone's benefit). Now my children, grandchildren and pets no longer run screaming from the room when they see me with my Glocks, and my husband is forever indebted to Joe since he can now sleep with both eyes closed at night. In all sincerity, I cannot adequately express how much help and guidance Joe provided to enable me to qualify for my CCW permit. Joe is patient, knowledgeable, extremely understanding and realized how difficult and intimidating this process can be. He easily conveyed his immeasurable knowledge and experience making me feel at ease during the entire process. My husband and I are looking forward to continuing to use Joe's expertise and guidance. I would definitely recommend Joe to anyone who desires to learn new gun skills or to improve their level of handgun competence."
"Just wanted to thank you for allowing me the privilege of being one of your students. Yes, I mean it – PRIVILEGE! As I mentioned to you earlier, this is not the first time I attended a CCW course, however it is the first where I actually learned a great deal and was able to benefit from it. Your knowledge and dedication both in the class and on the range far exceed and excel anything I’ve witnessed or have been told about. Needless to say but I’ve recommended you to numerous people including a girl friend who is also a business owner. Last to mention is the fact that I received both my California CCW as well as my Utah CCW. I am now looking forward to working on my Arizona CCW. Should any of your potential students request a personal recommendation please do not hesitate to give them my name."
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."
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..."
Andrew T. – Elk Grove, CA
"First of all, Joe, Ryan and Fred were all very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. Going into this class I had no experience with guns but wanted to learn, and the class served this purpose very well. The priority in was always safety and there it has a good balance of being informative and enjoyable. The 8 hours is all quality instruction during which you learn to handle a gun safely, shoot effectively and even clean and maintain a gun. The pace was brisk for someone with no experience, but manageable, and the instructors tailor the level of attention you receive based on your learning needs. For someone interested in shooting or owning a gun who doesn't have training, this class is invaluable."
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."
Michael G. — Rancho Murieta, CA
"Professional !!! You'll learn something from a shooters stand point and have fun too... Getting the proper training for CCW permit is no joke, which Joe and Sean take very seriously and teach in this training class... My wife and I plan to take additional training from One on One to make us better shooters... Thanks Joe and Sean! You're the Best!"
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."
"I would like to thank you for your patience and consideration in my training for California and Utah CCW. As you know I am new to gun handling and I was very nervous, especially shooting a larger caliber pistol. After a few hours and the generous loan from you to try different pistols I felt much more confident and also was able to make up my mind as to what gun I thought would work for me. I also am glad I took the Personal Protection in the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home. I now own a Glock 30 (.45 ACP) and really like it and enjoy shooting it. Thanks for your classes, keep 'em coming!"
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."
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."
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."
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!"
“Thank you Joe, Sean, & Fred for providing me the opportunity to learn how to properly handle my firearm and receive your expert CCW training. I had many choices in getting this training, and while I can't speak to the other choices, I can say unequivocally I cannot imagine better training from anyone, anywhere else. I felt safe at all times and learned a ton! THANK YOU!
I HIGHLY recommend One on One Firearms to anyone contemplating firearm or CCW training!!!”
Paul H. – Granite Bay, CA
"I've owned guns and been shooting for 20 years. But never had formal training, just tips from friends. I've now had 18 hours of instruction from ONE on ONE Firearms and can't say enough how helpful it's been. When I look for any kind of training I always try and find the expert within the industry. And I definitely found that with Joe and Sean. All the range training with Joe has been exceptional. Not only was it very safe, it was fun. I am now a far more confident shooter and gun owner. I am looking forward to more training to gain even more confidence and efficiency. Do yourself a favor and train with ONE on ONE Firearms!"
“Joe Truesdale made my CCW training easy and interesting. He was the consummate professional and I felt that he was imparting far more real-life information than I could have received in any other class. I’m familiar with other handgun instructors in the area and it seems that they spend most of their time bragging about themselves and sharing “war” stories. Joe, in contrast, spent all of his time focused on preparing me to carry a firearm. There was no wasted time in Joe’s class nor at the range. He’s a great instructor. "
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.
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