Noell and Kelly were great! I had taken a similar course at one of their competitors, Bishop 30 was hands down the best course. It cost a little more money but was well worth it. The class was very hands on and it was great to have the opportunity to shoot a wide range of guns. I will definitely take more classes with them.
My husband and I consider ourselves to be very proactive when it comes to self- and home defense. We own quite an array of firearms, and my husband worked in law enforcement for a brief period of time. We have frequently discussed a few “what if” scenarios, such as “What if someone breaks into the house while we’re asleep?” or “What do we do if we come home and find an unwelcome guest already in the house?” But we never really had a definitive plan for these scenarios.
Noell Bishop’s Home Defense course was a very informative lesson for us both. The course covers a number of crucial situations and how to implement specific tactics in order to stay alive in the event of a home intruder. This is not just someone telling you, “Always keep your doors locked,” or “Keep the safety on until you’re ready to shoot.” It’s not about that. It is literally about implementing the necessary tactics to survive the worst day of your life. You’ll go over a spectrum of topics, including basic firearm safety practices (which we skipped over because we are both very well versed in that subject), choosing the appropriate holster for your specific purposes (concealment, quick access, etc.), and exactly what to do in the event of a home intruder. We learned how to properly negotiate certain “obstacles” in our home, such as corners, doorways, staircases, etc. This portion was especially informative for me, and it was eye-opening to see how poorly some of these tactics are demonstrated in movies and TV. It was also eye-opening when we realized just how many blind spots our home has, but you learn in this course how to make that work to your advantage in the event of a home intruder. We also learned how to disarm an armed intruder, as well as establishing proper distance for drawing a weapon on said intruder.
We went over specific procedures for a few different scenarios. What if there’s a home intruder while we’re asleep? What if there’s a home intruder when we have children asleep in their beds? What if the children don’t wake up when they’re supposed to? What should your child do in the event of an attempted kidnapping? How do you handle the intruder when you see him? What if you have the intruder at gun point but don’t have a phone within reach to call for help? How do you handle yourself when law enforcement arrives? What if it’s just your drunken neighbor that accidentally stumbled into the wrong house? We now have plans in place to handle all of these scenarios.
What to expect: This course takes place in your home, as the Bishops will give you guidance in developing a plan of action. It will be a few hours in length, but it’s only a few hours of your life, and it could mean the difference between being a victim and being in control over the situation. This is all very practical information that you will absolutely need to know in the event of a home intruder. This is not just “Call 9-1-1.” The tactics you will learn in this course are practical application that will prepare you to keep yourself and your family alive in this situation, while remaining within the confines of the law.