"I wanted to thank you again for the Basic Pistol class today. This class, by far, exceeded my expectations. It seemed much more advanced than the beginning classes I have read about. After the class I felt much more comfortable carrying a weapon. I have been shooting pistols for many years, mostly just target shooting. This class exposed me to so much more. I learned more than I ever expected. The one item that I cannot thank you enough for is instilling in me the confidence that I can protect my family and myself " Thanks Paul.
Greg M.- Zebullon Ga.
I took the Basic Pistol class after having owned and fired Pistols for 25 years. This Class is a must for anyone with a carry permit that plans to carry. Just shooting paper targets at the range, is fine to work on accuracy, but that all flies out the window in a real world situation. This class teaches you what you need to know, carrying your gun in the real world. I highly recommend this class!
Michael R - McDonough Ga.
" For someone who hasn't been around guns like me this is just what I have been looking for. Paul the instructor is very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable. I really learned a lot and I am looking forward to the next lesson."
Steve R.- McDonough, Ga
"Very happy with the layout. You get to shoot prone out to 450. Not many ranges allow that. Out of all the rifle ranges we have been to in GA my wife & I enjoyed it the most. We will be going back as long as he has it."
Andy & Tracy, Hampton, Ga
" The Basic Pistol couse was alot more than I was expecting weapon retention techniques, shooting from some different positions. I would happily pay more then twice for a course like this. It is definetley more of a value then any other course I looked into ".
Ben W. - Phoenix City, Alabama
" This was my first form of training of any sort. Ive been to the range but never received any training. I never realized how much there was too learn and for that price, you can't beat it. I feel more comfortable and confident. The instruction was easy to understand and the info was very interesting and helpful. I will definetely be back for the other courses.
Andy G. - Locust Grove, Ga
"I just completed Paul Forgey's Basic Pitol class and "WOW". The class was terriffic! I am familiar with weapons from my time in the military but haven't fired a pistol in over 20 years. This was just the class I needed to feel comfortable with my weapon. Paul covered GA regulations, firing stance, firing from different positions and in different tactical situations and weapon retention. This was much more than just another basic pistol class and I enjoyed it very much. Paul is very knowledgeable and is an engaging instructor. I highly recommend this class."
Scott S. - Peachtree City, Ga
" I have been shooting on my own for about 3 years and my wife has shot twice at the range. When we went to the basic pistol classÂ I thought, I would go with my wife for support. With in the first 10min I started to get into it and my wife was having a ball she lost her fear of using a gun and we learned a lot of new skills and how to hone our skills at home and at the range. The basic class will take an avid or a beginner shooter and put them on their toes by the end of the class. I have been a CWC for about 6 months and I feel much more confident. Now before my wife and I went my wife would not even touch a gun unless on the range now we are on the way to get her a CWC licence. I cant thank Paul enough for the great eye opening experience. Tactical pistol training here we come."
Tim and Makeala H.- Monroe, Ga
Paul, I wanted to say thank you for the class today. The information and instruction was more than I expected. The way you explain shooting in a tactical manner, makes more sence than just shooting paper targets. Thanks again and I can't wait for the Tactical 1 class.
Jeff M.- Griffin, Ga
"I recently attended the Paul Forgey Basic Pistol class and I must say I was impressed. Paul provided excellent suggestions for handing the weapon and provided the opportunity for various close range situations that will be beneficial if ever needed in a real world situation. I enjoyed the class and look forward to taking the next one."
Jeff H.- Eatonton, Ga
Paul, Thank you so much, I both enjoyed your class and learned more than I ever expected in an entry level course. Not only did I learn tactical hand to hand moves but you also opened my eyes to a weakness I probably would have never identified in my shooting. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends. I think it would be a great team building event for clubs, offices or church groups. Thanks again for pointing out my shaking after target acquisition, I have always assumed I was trying to maintain a good sight picture too long. After coming home and doing more research I feel I am putting a death grip on the weapon causing tense muscles. So I am going to work on dry fire exercises and will definitely be signing up for tactical pistol 1. Once again, thank you and your family for what you do.
The Basic Pistol Class was more than we were expecting! Anyone can benefit from taking this class. I was a first time shooter and learned so much. My husband has been shooting guns all his life and he sharpened his skills by taking this class! Paul actually teaches you more than just the basics of shooting a pistol! He is an awesome teacher and the class is a lot of fun. We definitely plan on taking the Tactical 1 Pistol Class! We enjoyed the experience and the Forgey family is very nice!
Leigh & Freddie - Ola, Ga
Thanks very much for your outstanding class. I had never had any instruction on how to fire a handgun, so I had no good habits and lots of bad ones. The techniques you teach have enabled me to work on my own to continue improving my skills. I plan on taking your more advanced classes in the future. Thanks again!
Jim B.- McDonough, Ga
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful basic pistol class. My review of this class begins by saying this did not seem like a basic class. I came in with a basic understanding of my weapon and shooting. I left feeling much more comfortable with my weapon and having to use it. As the class began we had a nice session to make sure we knew about any pistol and how they operate. We also went over taking aim and the steps to take before taking the shot. Then we went to the range. You allowed us to shoot so you could see our main weakness. You gave us tips and put us through many different scenarios. This was my favorite part of the class. I was able to see how my shooting changed when stress was applied as we as having to shoot at more than one target. One of the scenarios required us to shoot from our knees. This was a strange feeling but it showed us how difficult it was. We also shot one handed with each hand. Finally we went over basic self-defense skills to protect our weapons from being taken from us and defending our self from attack. This â€œbasicâ€? class was all but basic. I left feeling much more confident about my weapon and having to use it. I also realize that train hard and often is a true statement. There is much more to training that just range-time. I strongly recommend this class to anyone even if you think you are an experienced shooter. I am looking forward to the level one tactical pistol class.
Thank you, JR Davis- Fayetteville, Ga
The Basic Pistol course was informative and awesome! The outdoor range provided the opportunity to get a more realistic and well-rounded experience, compared to the indoor range class that I'd taken in the past. Mr. Forgey and his staff were remarkably knowledgeable about the weapons and tactics, and I will definitely be back for more classes.
-Jennifer F.- McDonough, Ga
I thoroughly enjoyed the Basic Pistol class. It was a chance to safely and confidently try shooting in ways that are impossible or not allowed in other ranges. The refresher on gun laws was helpful as well. Thanks Mr. Forgey.
-David G.- McDonough, Ga
Paul, Just wanted to again thank you again for the basic pistol class on Saturday! I learned quite a bit, and the curriculum is definitely worth a lot more than what a person would normally pay. You took the time to explain and answer my questions on why you were teaching the techniques, their application, and not just saying here it is, do it this way and no other way matters. You were also a HUGE help in discovering weaknesses in not only my shooting and reloading, but in how I carry and draw from my concealment rig as well. This alone was well worth my investment and I am already integrating and adapting to the new techniques learned. Thank you again, and I am looking forward to participating in the Tactical pistol 1 class next month.
- Dave Smith.- Griffin,Ga
Just wanted to thank you for the course is was a great course and it pushed beyond the comfort zone specially when you added a little presure bihind us.
Looking forward to enroll in the Tactical Pistol and get more proficient with the pistol
Thanks Again and hope to see you soon !!
Jesus P- East Point, Ga
Today's class was awesome. I had a great time and definitely brought home a plethora of new skills. Count me in on the next Tactical Pistol 2 and Low Light classes. I look forward to working with you again very soon and welcome any training opportunities you have for me.
Austin D.- Fayetteville, Ga
Paul, I absolutely love the class I can't even begin to tell you how much I actually learned and I can't believe that I actually carried a handgun before taking your class. Now that I'm back in Indiana I tell everybody about your class and if they go to Georgia they need to go and take your class . Your class is definitely a must take for any concealed carry gun owner.
Paul,I wanted to say thanks for the great instruction in the Basic Pistol class today.The information was great and much more than i expected in a basic class.I enjoyed the real life situations.I would highly recommend this class and i'm looking forward to Tactical 1.Â
John L ,Griffin Ga
Below is our testimonial for the Basic class. It was truly a pleasure and we are looking forward to more classes.
My wife and I recently took the Basic Pistol Class, "basic" is truly an understatement. In the class we learned first and foremost safety, Georgia carry and firearms laws, range etiquette, basic pistol marksmanship, target acquisition, defensive measures, basic weapon retention, and he threw in some basic self defense. Paul was always attentive to each students individual needs and only proceeded when the student was comfortable with the exercise.
We came to the class expecting a familiarization course, but left with much more than we expected. Paul has a passion for teaching and sharing his wealth of knowledge and it is clearly evident. We will absolutely be back for more advanced training.
Mr. & Mrs Shawn T.- Jackson Ga
A simple Thank You? hardly seems adequate to express my appreciation and gratitude for the Basic Pistol class you have put together. I can tell that you are dedicated to providing the best reality based firearms training possible. Your class by far exceeded my expectations, the training and personal attention you gave my wife and myself was priceless. From the beginning to the very end you taught us all new shooting techniques and useful information on how to carry our firearms, from safety, shooting positions and weapon retention techniques. We learned more in your five hour class than all the time added up in the indoor shooting range.
Once again Thank You Paul for helping us to move forward in our confidence in protecting our family and ourselves, we look forward in the Tactical Pistol 1 class.
Keith and Cheryl- Locust Grove, Ga
Paul, Just wanted to thank you for the professional instruction you gave my wife and I this weekend. I am a long time shooter but my wife has just entered the world of handgun shooting and I was nervous that the course may be intimidating to her. You were very professional and patient with her especially when she had weapons problems. We both learned so much that could save our life some day. We are grateful for the instruction about how to safe guard your own weapon while dealing with an attacker and how to disarm someone that is threatening you. This was so much more than a "Basic" handgun course but you teach it so that any beginner will be successful in the safe and accurate shooting of their weapon. Thank you again and I look forward to doing the Tactical Pistol 1 course with you very soon!
Dave H.- Hampton, Ga
Huge thanks for that class today! I was able to work thru many of my personal fears and issues surrounding my new firearm. Simple suggestions such as the proper handhold/grasp, the BRASF, sight/target acquisition and so on allowed me to improve in real time. I screwed up several times and felt myself recover. It was refreshing to finally be back with an instructor who knows that during a course is the time to work thru the issues. Also thanks to your Son. He did a fine job of helping me and Jose work on our weapon-security drills.
Tom W.- Sparta Ga.
After attending Mr Forgey's basic pistol class I felt like I received not only the basic information that IÂ needed to be competent with my firearm but also guideline's to live by while carryingconcealed. Mr Forgey is very good at what he does. If this is your first time being introduced to firearms you will feel very comfortable and not afraid to ask questions. The experience at 4G tactical is very nice. I would definantly recommend this class to anyone.
Erian R.- Atlanta Ga.
Prior to taking the 4g Tactical course I did not know what to expect. I have been shooting for about 4 years at a indoor range, and thought of myself as a pretty good shooter. Not only did Paul teach me how to shoot better, he also showed me how to shoot faster, and with more acccuracy. We were also taught how to use your weapon, as well as your own body to defend yourself from a real attacker. The information was amazing, the experience was great!! I can't wait to take more people and continue my training with Paul. If you are new to shooting, or have been doing for years, you will be a better shooter and learn more about how to handle a real life incident. This is valuable, and a must take course for women and men.
Kris K. Atlanta Ga.
â€‹Thank you for doing what you do I enjoyed the class very much. You gave me the confidence I needed to be comfortable with my gun it meant a lot to me because the gun I used was a gun that belonged to my late father and it meant a lot to me now knowing I can have something that belonged to him with me all the time and be comfortable using it if I ever have to and I am sure I will be in another one of your classes and will look forward to it you do a great job at what you do and I will recommend your class to anyone who needs the training. Keep up the good work
I recently took your basic pistol class! I wasn't sure I was wanting a class like this until a friend convinced me to take it with her. We took the women's class. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it! We both had such a great time we were sorry when it ended! I feel so much more comfortable around my gun now. And yes, we are both signed up for tactical one. Can't wait!!
I recently completed a private tactical 1 pistol class under your direction. Your instruction was practical and professional.
The class was based on real life scenarios which improved my confidence and pushed me to become a much better shooter.
I look forward to taking many more of your classes and recommend them to anyone interested in learning better pistol handling techniques and improving their shooting skills.
Thank you for your professional instruction in your Tactical Pistol 1 class this past Saturday.
I am a veteran of US Army Special Forces and a former Law Enforcement SWAT operator.
I was looking for some refresher training but found the shooting scenarios were creative
And informative and that advanced thought was applied to your curriculum. The course is
well thought out, balancing a shooters real life duress w/thoughtful consideration to the varied
levels of shooting experience that class participants had been exposed to prior to attending
your program. Your dedication to assisting & instructing responsible handgun owners is evident
in your pricing and smaller class sizes to insure a quality experience. I highly recommend this
training to both inexperienced handgun owners and skilled operators looking to enhance their
shooting skills on levels that cannot be achieved on the static paper target range.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed yesterdays class. It introduced me to some new concepts that I hadn't considered before. I've never been in a shoot house, cleared a room or shot over my head while laying on my back. It was all good stuff. I was doing some dry firing in the garage while the info is still fresh and thought I'd drop you a line to say thanks for informative and fun class........Tom G. Douglasville
I hope you had a great Father's Day! I wanted to thank you again for the training on Saturday. I really had a great time and learned so much! You did a fantastic job helping all of us learn the basics with your amazing patience and expertise.
Thank you again and I look forward to attending your other classes very soon.
God bless you!
Paul, I wanted to thank you so much for teaching a wonderful basic pistol class. I had a fantastic time!! Your class exceeded my expectations and I now feel much more comfortable handling and firing my 9mm. I was very impressed with the organization and the efficiency with which you conducted the class. My husband and I will be taking the Tactical Pistol and the Tactical AR courses with you as well.Thank you again for taking the time to teach civilians how to protect themselves. I pray that God blesses you and your family!Â
April H. Griffin Ga,
Thank you Paul. I truly learned a lot during the pistol class. You taught me many things Saturday that have real meaning and purpose for anyone who has made the serious choice to carry their firearm on a daily basis. I highly recommend this class to any shooter that has not had formal training. I will be in contact with you for further training. Thank you again for your time.
Mitch M.- Katherine Ga,
My husband and I have taken two classes with Paul (the Basic Pistol and the Tactical Pistol 1) and are extremely pleased with both of our experiences. Paul is a wonderful instructor with a huge emphasis on safety and understanding your weapon, as well as, how it works. He takes the time with beginners to make sure that they are handling the weapon correctly and that they understand the mechanics of it. Both classes are challenging but very fun. Paul makes the class interesting while at the same time is very informative. He leads by example and is very attentive if you have a problem understanding a certain concept. He makes very constructive corrections and never makes you feel ignorant. Tactical Pistol 1 is an extension of the Basic Pistol class. Everything that is learned in the basic class is used and expected in the Tactical Pistol 1 and the other classes that follow. He also keeps the class sizes small and manageable to insure that the experience is as safe as possible. We will be taking many more classes with Paul and would recommend him to anyone looking to gain a more thorough understanding of their weapon or to improve their technique.
Terry and April- Griffin, Ga
Hey Mr. Paul,
Just wanted to drop a quick note to you telling you how much I enjoyed training again with you yesterday. Even though it was hot as Hades, I not only enjoyed shooting with other like minded Americans but enjoyed learning a whole new set of skills in the process. The drown proofing portion where we were shooting from the ground and learning how to maneuver on our backs with a charged weapon was absolutely invaluable! Learning how to move and shoot, as well as properly shooting from cover and the shoot house was an eye opener for me as well.
Thank you again and i look forward to training with you again in TP-2, shotgun and AR. But, definitely when it cools off!! ;)
You are a great American Sir, and a terrific instructor.
Thanks again, David S.
We had a great time Saturday. Anne Marie has gained a lot of confidence now. Your class was highly informative but you kept the class entertaining and flowing.
Regards, Chuck C- Locust Grove, Ga
Just a note of THANKS for the instruction yesterday. I thought you did a masterful
job of teaching and coaching, in spite of the cold/windy conditions, by keeping the class
moving forward and on track. I had to really stay focused on your voice so I wouldn't miss
the wit you mixed with the instruction. That style was just right.
My son Robbie took your class several weeks ago and told me what to expect.
So, I was already humbled before I got there. But I left even
more humbled because I realized that we only scratched the tip of the iceberg as for as
knowledge & training go. You also ingrained in me the deep reality of moral responsibility
I must have and practice as a gun owner, especially when carrying. So, significant! I hope
everyone "gets" it. I now understand I have a mountain of knowledge I must climb to keep
learning and to address that accountability. So again, thanks for all the insight.
Chris L. - North Georgia
I have taken 5 of Pauls classes and have learned a lot from each session. Paul is the nicest tough guy you'll ever meet. He doesn't make you infallible when you push the bang switch.....but less fallible, and that is the name of the game. You find out what you should practice when you get home. Additionally, you always learn from other student input, as well as get to see how their equipment performs. Also, his wonderful family make the most realistic zombies I've seen! I have only met wonderful people at the classes and you'll feel comfortable about making guns go bang when you are finished. I suggest taking your classes in the winter: Paul wears shorts in the summer and it's hard to tell if those are really his legs or if he is riding a chicken! lol ! I drive two hours to take his classes because they are worth it. I plan to take more. Thanks 4gTactical
Randall K.- Ellijay, Ga.
Hands down the best deal around! Rarely do i ever do reviews online, but I feel compelled to do so after my experience with Paul and 4G Tactical. From my first phone call several weeks before my group of 4 took the basic pistol class until the moment we left Paul and his crew were nothing less than extraordinary to work with. They truly go the extra mile to provide you with the best customer service and training content possible. Great instructors, environment, and training. My whole group was greatly satisfied and we are all looking forward to continued training at 4G!
Matthew M.- Warner Robbins, Ga.
Hey Paul, thanks, we really enjoyed the class; it gave us a great foundation to build on, and helped tremendously with our comfort level. You guys are professional, amiable, and really help people; the class would be an excellent value at 3x the price. We appreciate learning from you guys, and are looking forward to next week.
Jared D.- Canton, Ga.
So sorry this has taken so long to write. I thoroughly enjoyed the Basic Pistol class earlier this month. I not only learned how to feel more comfortable holding a gun, but I also tapped my inner bada$$ while in class. The easy-to-understand curriculum in your booklet combined with the patience demonstrated by all of the instructors made the experience enlightening and extremely fun. I would highly recommend this class to anyone at any level. In fact, I’m going to share your name with one of the officers in the Sandy Springs Police Dept who I was speaking with about how to select a pistol.
Kim B. Sandy Spring Ga.
Good afternoon Paul.
I would like to thank you for the awesome Pistol Class yesterday. It was anything but Basic. I have been to 2 other pistol classes-NRA and Monroe County civilian class and your class is definitely the best. I thought there would be no way to shoot 200 rds in a day. Well we shot 198 not bad. I can tell you have a passion in your profession to make us better gun owners and shooters. This course definitely honed my skills and hopefully I can attend at least Tactical 1 class in the future. Thanks again for sharing your expertise and to Judy for setting us up for the course. Semper Fi from an Air Force guy!
Jerry F. Forsyth Ga.
I just wanted to thank you for an awesome experience this past weekend. It was well orchestrated and I gained some lifetime knowledge thanks to you and the others involved.
Looking forward to the pistol class this weekend.
Joseph E. Canton Ga.
Paul this was fantastic!
I have a list of people back here that now want to take one of your classes. I told my wife that she is going to take it in the spring sometime. My brother took an advanced weapons class in South Carolina and we did some of the same maneuvers in your basic pistol class. I appreciated your objectives on the range. I appreciated the fact that you knew exactly what you wanted us to do next ("load 2 mags of 10; 2 mags of 5; 2 mags of 6; 1 mag of 5 and the other of 7"). I was worried that there would be a lot of down time, but there wasn't. As a teacher, I really enjoyed that.
Lord willing I will see you again,
-Jeremy J. Forsyth Ga.