Thank you for visiting my website! I’m Jodi Newton, an NRA certified Refuse to Be A Victim and firearms instructor and New Mexico Concealed Carry Instructor.
I used to feel that way. Once I did a little study, I discovered how unnecessary that anxiety was. My goal is to help you turn intimidation and fear into confidence and excitement. I find that it happens by the end of the very first class!
You may purchase a class online under the CLASS REGISTRATION tab or, if you prefer, email me at email@example.com or call me at 505-286-6454 to sign up for a class. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!
On the right are comments from some of our students. (Place the mouse over a testimonial to pause it; click on the navigation buttons at the bottom of the page to move to the next or previous one.)
"Again, thank you for a great class. Yours is unique in that I think it is the only one that actually includes practice. The 4 day, 4 week structure allowed time to process/learn the information and with your weekly review/test questions, we actually learned it. The other CCW’s I have taken crammed everything into 2 days. It’s okay for getting a certificate, but it left a lot to be desired, especially for a newbie."
"Growing up around guns—shooting with dad and grandpa as a kid—I’m not gun shy, but I was by no means gun smart. This series of classes has helped me to feel comfortable using a gun whether it be for recreation or for personal protection. I highly encourage anyone who wants to learn how to safely handle a gun to take these courses!"
“I’m impressed with both Jodi and Gary. They are extremely knowledgeable and more importantly are very patient and really care about the students. This is not just a money making proposition, it’s a 'Love from the Heart.' Jodi goes the extra mile, and is fun to be around also. Thanks for your sincere helpfulness.”
"This has been an amazing experience. Jodi is a very patient and skilled instructor. I would recommend her class to anyone in a heartbeat."
"I loved that it was held in your home. It was the perfect setting for me to feel comfortable and safe to ask questions. You’re an amazing instructor explaining things and breaking it down, easy to understand. The outdoor portion was great fun and I loved having the opportunity to shoot and coach.
The packet you provided of information is professional. I’ll put it in a binder for reference."
I loved the class.
“I found this class to be very informative. I was able to learn a number of new skills and concepts even having had a concealed carry permit previously.”
“This class was very interesting and very informative. Instructors (Jodi and Gary) were very nice and hospitable. Both instructors kept class going smoothly and kept good interaction with the students. I didn’t feel left out or confused on instructions. They kept terms easy-to-understand and made sure I understood topics we were covering. I liked the actual hands-on time we did as a class. But foremost, I learned to be a safe and responsible gun owner.”
Continental Divide, NM
"Loved the comfortable surroundings! Put me at ease! Jodi & Gary are excellent teachers, presenting material in an accessible and enjoyable manner. I was very intimidated by guns & these classes have gone a long way to increase my knowledge & confidence."
“I’m so glad I took this class because I learned how to handle a pistol in the correct manner. Whenever I went target shooting with my husband, he would explain things but end up doing everything for me. This class showed and taught me information that is very important to know. Thanks so much.”
"Phenomenal! Extremely thorough and well-thought out. This class covers fundamental aspects needed for safe carry & handling. Jodi is meticulous and tailors the training to the needs of the class – from novices to advanced shooters. I look forward to future classes!"
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