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Weapons training is about more than precision and accuracy. We prioritize the safe and proficient use of firearms while teaching functional mechanics and decision making. Together, these foundational skills build critical knowledge and tactical judgement to enable the highest levels of safety.

We provide firearms training and consultation services to Military, Law Enforcement, government agencies and commercial organizations. Select courses are also offered to qualified civilians who wish to learn firearm safety, tactics, marksmanship and self-defense.

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☆☆☆☆☆ Reviews

Monica Sol
Monica Sol
00:50 19 Dec 22
Excellent course. I learned many new techniques and skills. Paul is a fun, patient and very knowledgeable instructor. I would definitely recommend and take the course agaib
KEES
KEES
21:22 16 Dec 22
Angelo Mata
Angelo Mata
21:21 16 Dec 22
Very straight forward about the process and the training is amazing 🤩
Warren Yee
Warren Yee
01:58 15 Dec 22
Very well put together course! Information was clear and concise. Helped improve my down range shot as well as gave useful take home exercises to form good habits on the draw.
Wes N
Wes N
01:11 15 Dec 22
AWESOME CLASS !! 100%
Gregg Gibson
Gregg Gibson
01:09 15 Dec 22
Quality presentation of vital information. Thanks so much
Ed
Ed
01:25 12 Dec 22
Paul’s a great guy, knowledgeable, and a great instructor. His course was very professional and his instructions were outstanding! Highly recommend!!
Jordan Pereira
Jordan Pereira
01:19 12 Dec 22
Paul's a great instructor who engages the students to ask questions, happy to answer them and ask you meaningful questions as well. He helps you on the range too, and you'll see your marksmanship increase by the time you're done live firing.Glad to help a fellow service member out too!- Your favorite crayon eater 🖍️
JUN AKIIKE
JUN AKIIKE
00:48 05 Dec 22
Great class with soooo much information. Totally recommend Paul. Great instructor.
Orlando Ochoa's
Orlando Ochoa's
01:13 28 Nov 22
Paul is a great instructor. I would recommend you taking a class from him. He is very informative and knowledgeable with fire arm tactics. Again I would highly recommend him for any training with firearms.
Allessandra Silis
Allessandra Silis
01:12 28 Nov 22
Great class! Very informative, and the instructor (Paul) is great. I felt that I improved and learned a lot in this course, highly recommend this for anyone looking to do their CCW training.
Niles Bunnag
Niles Bunnag
01:10 28 Nov 22
Very professional and informative. This is my second time here and I definitely learned and re-learned today! Sentri covers all counties as well!
Thi Nguyen
Thi Nguyen
00:39 21 Nov 22
Thanks for all the tip! Made a huge difference.
Jason Yu
Jason Yu
03:36 18 Nov 22
Took my CCW class with Paul and after shooting for 20+ years I learned something new. Paul is thorough and helped me fix a few small problems I had and helped reinforce some fundamentals that I was ignoring. All in all had a great time and learned something new.
David Erney
David Erney
00:36 18 Nov 22
Paul puts on an excellent course. Extremely engaging and incredibly insightful.
travis kahl
travis kahl
01:06 14 Nov 22
Awesome training. Highly recommend.
blake brockman
blake brockman
01:05 14 Nov 22
Attended Paul’s CCW course. He is knowledgeable shooting instructor and adjusted/polished up my shooting technique which improved my accuracy. I am much more comfortable shooter now. He is entertaining and keeps the class engaged, would recommend. Will be returning in 2 years for my renewal. Thank you Paul!
lemuel feceu
lemuel feceu
00:25 11 Nov 22
I've taken a few CCW courses prior to this one and I gotta say this was the best. The zoom portion of it was super convenient and informative. The classroom being 6 people max really allows you to get any questions answered. Definitely recommend it! 👌🏻
frankavina1
frankavina1
01:51 07 Nov 22
Amazing class, Paul is very patient and a great instructor. I've been shooting for over 12 years and I left with a lot more knowledge then I came in with. I'd say my accuracy improved by over 40%! He also makes sure you have deep understanding of self defense and CCW laws.
Tyler Lee
Tyler Lee
01:48 07 Nov 22
Amazing CCW class! Very informative and easy to understand the instruction. Paul takes you through step by step on many firearm fundamentals that someone like me who has many years of experience shooting, didn’t learn and it improved my shooting immensely! Highly recommend for anyone looking for your CCW Sentri Institute Inc. Is the one to choose.
Abdalah Awad
Abdalah Awad
01:47 07 Nov 22
Paul is one of the best instructors i have met. This guy took us step by step from start to finish, He answered all of our questions and did not care about how many we asked and he taught us to shoot on a professional level! He is your one stop for all your ccw needs and training!!!!!
ameed awad
ameed awad
01:46 07 Nov 22
Can’t recommend this class enough, I was shooting at an amateur level and by the end of this course I felt like I was shooting like a pro, Paul is an amazing teacher. Recommending this company to everyone I know!!!
Ryan Lichterman
Ryan Lichterman
22:01 03 Nov 22
Great class and the instructor was very informative.Increased my knowledge and accuracy.Highly recommend
Shane Fox
Shane Fox
23:27 30 Oct 22
Great CCW class! Super informative in legal knowledge, marketmenship, and mindset. I would definitely take any other one of Paul’s classes.
Juan Sicairos
Juan Sicairos
23:27 30 Oct 22
Paul is awesome! I totally recommend him for tactical and or for your CCW class! He can show you how to shoot, even thou you might think you know how too.100% one of the best classes I’ve taken.
Bryce Melendez
Bryce Melendez
05:56 26 Oct 22
Paul Peng is such a great guy. Super nice, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. Really makes you feel at home when working with him. Recommend Sentri Institute any day of the week.
Pete Armenta
Pete Armenta
00:12 17 Oct 22
Vary concise. Instructor was patient and easy to understand. Instructor also gave individual help when needed.
Andy Howarth
Andy Howarth
00:11 17 Oct 22
C Ramos
C Ramos
00:11 17 Oct 22
Excellent service. Professional, thorough, and knowledgeable staff. Not only went through the class but even walked away with additional skills.
ERIC KIM
ERIC KIM
00:44 10 Oct 22
Great experience to learn new skillsand also Paul guide me thru how to get CCW permit step by stepExcellent class
Gregory Young
Gregory Young
00:40 10 Oct 22
This course is fantastic,and very informative.It’s very instrumental which helps putting every day situation s
Raul Contreras
Raul Contreras
00:36 10 Oct 22
Really good training for ccw better than I expected I now have better improvement in my skills
petersonjon
petersonjon
01:06 26 Sep 22
Excellent teacher, excellent personality. Paul is able to read your flaws and quickly get you on the right track to better your shooting.
Armstrong Vo
Armstrong Vo
00:57 26 Sep 22
This is one of the best firearm instructor that I've ever had. Mr. Peng is very knowledgeable and friendly who will make 8 hours of learning go by super quickly. I would definitely recommend this course.
Brandon Lavello
Brandon Lavello
00:17 23 Sep 22
I took the CCW Class with Paul. Paul was a very professional and knowledgeable teacher who presented the information clearly and simply. During the practical portion of the test, he gave many shooting tips in order to help us learn from our mistakes and improve in shooting. I highly recommend Paul and his team.
Krystle Cummings
Krystle Cummings
00:14 23 Sep 22
Paul was great! He was very informative and knowledgeable! Had a great experience. I can’t thank him enough for fixing my aim and trigger control. Highly recommend!!
Justin Lo
Justin Lo
23:08 20 Sep 22
Just finished my training with Paul. Had a great experience and learned a lot about firearm safety. Would recommend him to anyone just starting out with firearms or would like to refine and develop their skill set. He was very patient and thorough in his instruction.
angie miranda
angie miranda
01:10 19 Sep 22
So glad I found Sentri and Paul! As a first-timer, I felt so comfortable and gained so much confidence. He is up to date on laws and had a wealth of knowledge. Plus it was SO MUCH FUN! I recommend to all! I'm going to take the monthly trainings too.
Johnny Alvarez
Johnny Alvarez
01:04 19 Sep 22
Great classes and instructors, highly recommend it!!!
Hayden Sherman
Hayden Sherman
20:51 13 Sep 22
Awesome Training! Very helpful for my first time on the range!
Jeff Chen
Jeff Chen
00:44 12 Sep 22
Sentri Institute training was an awesome experience. I improved my shooting accuracy and got my CCW training completed as well.
nathan sheely
nathan sheely
02:34 09 Sep 22
Paul was a great instructor and very informative during the course training. He is very helpful with showing you the correct way of doing something and will also help with any questions you have.
timothy thompson
timothy thompson
00:35 09 Sep 22
Great teacher and instructor. Had multiple days to choose from to take classes on weekends and weekdays.
Andrew Hernandez
Andrew Hernandez
00:29 09 Sep 22
Class was very informative Paul really knows what he is doing after his help I improved so much and learned allot
Efrain Hernandez
Efrain Hernandez
23:53 08 Sep 22
Great CCW instructor, very knowledgeable. Taught me a lot of things that helped me improve and become safer with a weapon. The training course was very good, I would recommend to anyone trying to apply their CCW permit in LA or any other county.
Jon Reolizo
Jon Reolizo
07:32 06 Sep 22
Paul and Bob are excellent instructors! I feel more prepared and confident when it comes to self defense and handling firearms. I highly recommend this class!
Arturo Munoz
Arturo Munoz
17:47 02 Sep 22
Sentri institute’s instructor Paul was exceedingly professional and respectful when training me. He helped me with my guard card training, CCW and fire arms training. His expertise increased my confidence and knowledge of; firearm safety, legal training and mental preparedness. This was my first time acquiring this training and I definitely recommend this business to anyone. Paul will make sure you do everything responsible and confidently. Great business and will definitely recommend it in the future!
Lee Stewart
Lee Stewart
17:37 02 Sep 22
Excellent instruction and support.
Julian Saavedra
Julian Saavedra
20:39 01 Sep 22
Amazing Experience!!! Top Notch Instruction and Leadership! Sentri Institute Inc provided great coaching that helped me tighten up my skills.
Chibi Soul
Chibi Soul
23:48 30 Aug 22
The teacher named Paul was very unpleasant to be around. He would say very unprofessional rude comments. Since he was in a position of power you felt like you couldn’t tell him anything. Since he was the one teaching the class. Also when we were done with the class he was pushing everyone to give him a good review. He was not taking a no for an answer. Very unusual and uncomfortable situation to be around.
shant kayoumjian
shant kayoumjian
00:50 29 Aug 22
Most educational course out there for shooting training and ccw courses. Paul was very informative and will teach you everything you need to know about shooting and how to carry properly very comfortable environment and my shooting improved immediately!
Zane Faught
Zane Faught
04:21 26 Aug 22
I have almost no history of Posting reviews. Many businesses deliver as promised, and that's expected. That's what you're paying for; Paul and Sentri Institute go beyond, he connects with his students, and adjusts his lessons to the student on the fly. I have now taken a few CCW classes in different states, and Paul has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of AZ, UT, and CA laws, and most importantly the interpretation of the laws. His training of firearms safety, techniques, and shooter movements is superb. He is organized, efficient, and genuinely interested in improvement. Coupled with the outstanding range at FT3 this is the company of choice for a CCW class.
Elijah Badua
Elijah Badua
02:19 24 Aug 22
Alan Layson
Alan Layson
00:12 22 Aug 22
I definitely, love the class. The instructor Paul is very professional, experienced and very very patient. I love the fact that he has real life experiences and he jokes and laugh a lot which makes this class less intense. I ask a lot of questions and he was very patient on answering them. He also taught me more than normal, he personally do a one on one and advice you. I would recommend this for any beginners or advance person. You will enjoy this class, I did
Bill Wilde
Bill Wilde
00:12 22 Aug 22
Good instruction, learned a lot of tips and techniques to help improve shooting accuracy. I would recommend Paul to anyone interested in obtaining their CCW or improving their shooting skills.
EBK BEAST
EBK BEAST
23:58 21 Aug 22
PAUL IS THE MAN 💯I CAME AND DID MY INITIAL CCW CERT AND GOT MY UTAH AND AZ CCW HE IS VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT EVERYTHING , FROM LAWS, STANCES, FIREARMS, JUST WELL ROUNDED IN ALL ASPECTS AND MAKE TGE CLASS FUN. WE TALKED ABOUT POLITICS , SCENARIOS, CURRENT EVENTS ETC.. I WENT FROM SHOOTING MY FIRST 10 ROUNDS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY TARGET TO HIM COMING AND MAKING 2 ADJUSTMENTS AND THEN I SHOT THE REST OF MY 60 ROUNDS DEAD CENTER .. HIGHLY RECOMMEND COMING HERE IF NEED BASIC FIREARM TRAINING , CCW INITIALS AND RENEWALS. EXPOSED FIREARM QUALIFICATIONS ETC.
Ken T.
Ken T.
13:50 17 Aug 22
Paul has good informational class . He keeps it fun and moves to keep everyone engaged . His passion to improve one’s skill show . I willLook at further courses to improve my skill set
David Label
David Label
00:45 12 Aug 22
Paul’s CCW course was phenomenal. The amount of knowledge and applicable skill he teaches will not only improve your skill set, it will also teach you the legal side of carrying/use of a weapon. Highly recommend this course
Jason Scott Jenkins
Jason Scott Jenkins
22:54 05 Aug 22
Great instructor, he fixed my technique and as a result my accuracy is much better at the shooting range. He will also be our gun expert on set of The Charisma Killers. A film I’m producing. He will also help me calibrate the action in our film as a assistant stunt coordinator. Thank you Paul Peng
Ayron Pepper
Ayron Pepper
07:28 01 Aug 22
Amazing course overall and very informative. Paul did a great job and showed a lot of patience and commitment to our growth and development. Definitely recommend this course!
SoCalDucky73 Mallard
SoCalDucky73 Mallard
00:28 01 Aug 22
Very professional great instructor, I would highly recommend taking this course!
POOP_on_YOU
POOP_on_YOU
00:28 01 Aug 22
Took a firearms class today and it was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about safety and how to increase my accuracy. Paul goes over all aspect of being a responsible gun owner.
Chris
Chris
00:28 01 Aug 22
Awesome experience!! Paul is fantastic!!! Looking forward to learning even more in the next class.
Thomas williamson
Thomas williamson
00:25 01 Aug 22
Paul was great, didn’t know what to expect at first. He walked us through everything and helped with fine tuning our shooting. I would recommend him for any firearms or Ccw training
ethan phan
ethan phan
00:25 01 Aug 22
Loving it , definitely recommend it
Jason Kenney
Jason Kenney
23:13 28 Jul 22
Great teacher, well qualified, and amiable
Matthew Hoang
Matthew Hoang
23:11 28 Jul 22
Paul was a fantastic instructor. I did a CCW many years back before taking his course, and he is miles ahead of the competition. Lots of technical and physical instruction with out it being too much for people to process. Everything is broken down into very clear, precise, and reasonable portions. Also, Paul explains things with logic in mind, nothing is said or done without a reason!
Elina Bonatsos
Elina Bonatsos
02:41 28 Jul 22
I’m a complete beginner, never held a gun, let alone shoot one and this class completely took away my anxiety! It’s a great course that teaches you really thorough basics without being overwhelming.We spent a good hour going over basics, safety measures and other useful information and then headed down to the range. Paul was so helpful with proper posture. I got better and better with each shot! Definitely recommend!!
Joe G
Joe G
02:41 28 Jul 22
Very much enjoyed the course with Paul. Beginner friendly, great environment, and it's nice to have an instructor that is passionate about what he's doing.
George Washington
George Washington
00:51 18 Jul 22
Certainly worth your time. Great instructor, gained knowledge, learned new skills and certainly improved my shot accuracy. Definitely recommend Sentri Institute.
Angio Gram
Angio Gram
00:50 18 Jul 22
Took the ccw class today with Paul. This class is great. He reviewed everything from safety to laws and shooting. He also has some great tips in getting a better shot. Thanks Paul!!! A+ class, highly recommended 🤙🏽
Mario Gonzalez
Mario Gonzalez
00:47 18 Jul 22
Great informative class. Paul really takes his time to ensure students are comfortable with handling their weapons. Highly recommend.
Devon Taitt
Devon Taitt
00:46 18 Jul 22
Paul is a fanatic and knowledgeable instructor. The class structure was engaging and the practical application was phenomenal. We watched a student improve from low shots off target , to hitting center mass all within his course of fire due to Paul’s instruction.This world is becoming increasing dangerous, I feel good knowing that Sentri Institute is playing it’s part in training qualified protectors both professional and civilian.
Brendan Mayland
Brendan Mayland
00:45 18 Jul 22
Paul was detailed, friendly, engaging and informative. He answered all questions and made himself available to contact after. He responded promptly to emails before the class and was flexible. I'd wholeheartedly recommend the class to anyone!
chris teneyck
chris teneyck
00:25 18 Jul 22
Great ccw class. Paul was extremely knowledgeable and helpful suggesting adjustments to shoot accurately that actually made an instant improvements.
nomad0118
nomad0118
15:37 17 Jul 22
I learned a lot, definitely recommend Paul and will recommend to others, Thanks.
Robert Simmons
Robert Simmons
20:35 15 Jul 22
Paul was an amazing instructor. Keeps things legit and real and works with you on every aspect
Rodrigo Gracida
Rodrigo Gracida
00:30 15 Jul 22
I'm grateful to support a local business from a Military veteran. Training is to the point, and what it's supposed to be.
Blake Trinh
Blake Trinh
00:30 15 Jul 22
Great information from the instructor. Paul was detailed and made the experience really enjoyable. I learned a lot.
Ryan
Ryan
00:28 15 Jul 22
Professional and knowledgeable. I’d recommend.
Michael Almedina
Michael Almedina
00:12 15 Jul 22
Just finished my CCW training with Paul Peng. His effective teaching included an engaging classroom presence & value in real-world learning. Paul answered everyone’s questions in the highest level of professionalism. By the time it came down to execute what we learned in the classroom onto the live fire range I felt beyond confident thanks to Paul’s instruction & ensuring everyone understood what would be expected of them. In addition, Paul is very organized & will help set you up for future success. Thank you Paul!
Albert Soof
Albert Soof
22:24 11 Jul 22
Hands down best instructor!!
Robert Emanuel
Robert Emanuel
04:30 11 Jul 22
Took my CCW course from Paul today and couldn't be more satisfied with the experience. The class room training was relevant using current examples and trends. The hands on portion was paced perfectly with enough practice and training to be able to score 100% on the hands on qualification. I was able to qualify with my three handguns no problem. Paul is a real professional willing to take the time and effort to make sure that you not only receive the proper information, but that you are able to understand it and put it into practice! Great Job Paul! Thank you much for the fantastic training!!
Fernando Gutierrez
Fernando Gutierrez
02:26 11 Jul 22
The trainer was very helpful and informative I liked the way he thought us and l learned so much.Thank you.
Jeanne Connell
Jeanne Connell
15:04 08 Jul 22
Paul was completely thorough and answered all my questions. His tips & pointers really helped me figure out what I needed. I recommend him for sure!
Diana
Diana
23:23 01 Jul 22
Super awesome class! Our instructor Paul was highly knowledgeable and very cool! Highly recommend to everyone! 5 stars!!!
Zach Steel
Zach Steel
23:34 30 Jun 22
Paul was so informative and helpful. I couldn’t recommend him more.
Plamen Ivanov
Plamen Ivanov
20:31 26 Jun 22
I took my CCW training course with Sentri Institute and I am so happy that my instructor was Paul. I learned a lot. He is well trained, skilled and patient with those who need more time. I would highly recommend Paul as an instructor for beginners as well as advanced shooters.
Sederick jones
Sederick jones
20:38 16 Jun 22
The best by far ! i have been doing security for about 5 years now of and i took the advance course and learned so much about this profession the laws surrounding and just how to protect my self , this was by far the best and most affordable. thanks for taking me under your wing and i am confidence i will save a protect me a others this training.
Yours Truly
Yours Truly
03:36 16 Jun 22
This guy came off really intimidating, turns out hes a big softy. But really, great job. Shares valueble knoledge. My comfort and shooting improved 95%. Two thumbs up.
RANDELL Miller
RANDELL Miller
03:07 16 Jun 22
Ariana Campos
Ariana Campos
03:00 16 Jun 22
Had a really great time! Training was fun but also really informative and I’m happy to say I’ve learned a lot from this course. Thanks Paul!
Tom Dang
Tom Dang
18:08 12 Jun 22
I was getting my firearm permit. Paul is a great instructor, he is a very cool chill guy. I will be referring my friends to him in the future.
Eric Kim
Eric Kim
02:01 11 Jun 22
Paul is an excellent instructor. I feel so much more confident and prepared after the training. Time well spent! I would highly recommend taking this training course!
Danielle Lindquist
Danielle Lindquist
01:06 06 Jun 22
Great CCW class! Paul has a lot of enthusiasm and keeps the class interested and engaged. He is clear with his directions and patient with those who need more attention. As an instructor, he is perfect for beginners and advanced shooters. Thank you!
Kevin Kamishin
Kevin Kamishin
00:38 06 Jun 22
Paul is a fantastic instructor, always puts his students 1st and never never compromises quality.
KeyMia KoLe
KeyMia KoLe
20:04 28 May 22
Paul is very knowledgeable and patient instructor. I learned alot in his class behind the desk and and gun. I had a good time I was super nervous but he helped put my nerves at ease. highly recommend!!
Danielle Dragg
Danielle Dragg
20:02 28 May 22
Paul was an excellent trainer.. very knowledgeable and informative info provided… My experience was awesome and would recommend this type of training on a monthly just to stay knowledgeable..
Brian Durbin
Brian Durbin
21:46 27 May 22
Great instruction!
JONAH WHITECLAN
JONAH WHITECLAN
22:20 22 May 22
It was a nice training class.
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