Thanks for the kind message. I can’t express enough thanks for teaching me to be safe and much more comfortable with pistol shooting. In the past I wanted to go to the range to get better, but also to relieve my tension, and sometimes neither thing happened for me. Now I am excited by the results of your focused lesson, and feel very confident about my abilities to improve from a good base.
Thanks also for the confidence in me. If the neighborhood ever went to hell in a disaster or some other craziness happened, I would most certainly be looking for you as a partner to join up with!
I hope to see you again soon. I’ve already recruited a couple friends who are interested in the advanced combat class; and a couple who will come to you soon for the CCW training.
Kind Regards,



Hey buddy, I just want to thank you for the excellent job you did at the qualifying on Saturday!  It is gratifying to know there is someone of your abilities serving the church and the Sheepdogs.  Your knowledge and training aptitude is invaluable, and I hope the others are aware of what a blessing it is to have someone like you that willingly donates time and effort to better the group.

I really appreciate all you had to say, and although it has been many years since I was in law enforcement, some of the dust fell off and a few things started coming back.  I look forward to brushing back up on the things I have probably forgotten, and the learning of new techniques I’m sure you are on the leading edge with.  Having years in various assignments and rank, I did serve some time on a SWAT team, so have some experience there.  As a chief, there were admin things that will probably be similar, so if there is anything I can assist with, count me in.

If you wouldn’t mind me tagging along sometime, would love to go the range you mentioned and try to pick up more from you by observation.   Again, can’t thank you enough for your dedication and commitment to what you are doing.

Roddy Q.


Hi Peter,

I just wanted to tell you thank you so very much for the time you put in yesterday for the training / qualifications course.  We are very blessed to have you on our team as a Sheepdog, but we are doubly blessed by all the training that you do and give to each of us.  I don’t know where we would get the kind of training you have so generously been giving to all of us.  I have a feeling that a lot of the sheepdogs don’t realize how much you have done and continue to do.  I’m sure they would thank you also.  I not only learned a lot yesterday, but the discussions gave me a lot to think and pray about.  A lot of what you said was probably things that very few of us, if any, would have thought about on our own.  (I guess that’s why it’s called training. LOL)

Also, I can’t tell you thank you enough for going so far out of your way to get me a holster that would work in my purse.

Thanks again.



Hi Peter!

I thought the class was great!  I’ve never taken any sort of self defense anything before and am impressed that I learned so much in just one class!  I feel much more prepared, just in case I ever am in a situation where I need to use it.  The thing I really liked (other than the whole philosophy of it all, and that you and John are extremely knowledgable and have such a passion and gift to help people) is that it was so repetative, because I feel like the more I practice it, it will be a conditioned response!

I know there is so much more to learn and I’m excited to come again next Monday night.  I posted it on facebook and will try to bring another friend or two 🙂

Thanks to you both!!!

Stoney E.