Lee Gerrish Nice certificate Paul. I have several years worth. I think the educational benefits far out weigh any other. I recommend anyone that really wants to be safe with their firearm call you. I have been shooting many different weapons for over 70 years and in that time I have seen many so called hunter make mistakes. Most of them never hunted or target practiced with me again. If you don’t want to do it right Don’t do it. Safety comes first.
Paul Mattson will be hosting an NRA Personal Protection Course @ Cabela’s in Scarborough, Maine ! Paul is the best instructor and his class is fun & informative … this material could save your life ! Sign up !!!Had a great time visiting champions of the 2nd Amendment at the Augusta Gun Show! Maine has a long history of responsible firearm ownership and I will always support our Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights.
Great course, legal portion was above and beyond any previous course I have taken. Much appreciated. Beyond Professional! Brian B.
Great Job. I appreciated the openness to questions and answers. This course was fantastic! Nick W.
Armed and Fabulous Ladies Clinic at Cabela’s-loved it! informative, comfortable, and every question answered. great experience! Samantha I.
Great class, great training. Submitted my CHP application to the OOB town hall, got my permit in 5 weeks!Thanks Paul! Bobby B.
Paul, Many thanks for a great session today! Lots of good learning & confidence building – simply awesome!Paul C.
Hi Paul, Great class today I learned so much! All those “grey” areas are not grey any longer.M. Baker
Hi Paul, just wanted to let you know about this. We had an application and we sent the request to Riverview, as we always do. We hadn’t heard anything from them and ended up sending three requests. Finally, last week we received the response. We sent the first request in December. I think this is just not acceptable, but I don’t know how to address it. Keep up the good work! Chief Rob Federico
Once again Hope you are able to catch up on your paperwork today! I appreciate your expertise and instruction and I am very glad I attended the course yesterday. I appreciate the efforts of you, Atty. Chapman and the NRA. If you ever need a novice volunteer for any 2nd Amendment protection efforts please do not hesitate to contact me!Diane E.
Thank You! You are a fantastic teacher! I will not ever forget this day. I highly recommend this class. It was excellent.Celia T.
Thank you Paul Mattson!! I was put at ease by your knowledge and feel I gained much knowledge because of your teaching style. Thank you so much! Cynthia M.
Hi Paul, Thank you very much for your time & help yesterday at the Shooting Range. Looking forward to your class on February 16th. Donna A.
Hi Paul, Denise and I want to thank you for the excellent basic pistol course you gave us last Friday at the range in Poland. We learned a great deal and feel more confident about approaching the purchase of our first handgun.Steve M.
We would like to thank instructor Paul Mattson for his Excellent & Informative instruction at the range today. A holiday no less! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & learned alot. Many Thanks! Brian & Lori Thank you for offering this necessary and life saving clinic. Barbara B.
Thank YOU for presenting this course. It was interesting and informative – a good beginning for those of us starting on the path to shooting. And thank you for inviting Lisa. Sandra S.
Had a very good NRA – Personal Protection in the Home course today. A lot of eye opening stuff. To my friends who teach or train in self defense – armed or unarmed, I highly suggest you get some instruction from a lawyer familiar with your jurisdiction on use of force. I have personally waded through the muck that constitutes the statutes here, but having a lawyer who understands it give you a walk through can give you a lot to consider. John Moore
I took this Course in December. I have to agree, well worth your time and money. I suggest that people take this training. Arthur Ingalls
Took the class yesterday at Cabelas. Great class, learned a lot from Paul. Thank you Paul for teaching the class and all the information provided! Jeremy Doyle
Hi Paul! Thanks for keeping me updated on activity related to CWP issues. I can say that the police can get a background response within an hour or less in most cases. The real hold up seems to come when we have to send a request to “at least two” mental health institutions to find out if the applicant has been involuntarily committed to their facility. This sometimes takes up to six weeks. Once we get a response from them, the permit is issued immediately. Dorothea Dix seems to take the longest to get a response. Personally, I think this requirement is ridiculous and does nothing to ensure the applicant is mentally stable. If you think about all the ways this doesn’t work you would agree. First of all, the person could be committed in any other institution other than the two that are contacted and still be an “qualified” applicant. This includes a person who may have recently moved to Maine from another state. And, I think it’s foolish that a person could “voluntarily” commit themselves an unlimited number of times for a wide range of mental health issues and still be considered a “qualified” applicant. If some of these issues were resolved I think some who question the process, myself included, would feel a lot more comfortable signing their name to the CWP. By the way, the applicants that come here with your CWP card give me a lot more confidence that they are qualified to carry than those that don’t. Keep up the good work! Chief Robert Federico
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