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We have over 130 5-star reviews!

I was amazed at the professional presentation, the amount of information presented and how much I learned. I highly recommend this course to any woman beginning pistol training. Thank you Crystal and your team!

Cindy G.

Crystal, you are a huge wealth of knowledge and blessings to me and everyone that attended this awesome course. It feels empowering and exciting for my future.

S. C.

Thank you for giving me something to be happy and excited about again!

Beth B.

It was a great year this year. I am always appreciative of all that you have taught me as a student and an instructor.

Charmane E.

Crystal is a wonderful instructor! She’s very passionate about education and safety. You will not be disappointed if you take a class. A+++ rating!!!!!!

Susan C.

You are the best! Made our learning experience wonderful!

Edward L.

NAILED it, thank you Crystal Duke for allowing me to switch from my .38 Special to your Glock .44 half way through. It saved me! Your instruction is the magic in the mix, I could not have asked for a better experience and classmates cheering me on through the shooting portion!

Sonya A.

I highly recommend Crystal Duke Ouzillou! I have experienced her level of patience with beginners, and in my opinion, she is awesome!

Anne S.

I finally stopped being so lazy and took the LTC course from Crystal. I’m so glad I did! She is a fantastic instructor/teacher. I’ll definitely be taking more of her classes. She’s very organized and professional. It’s easy to ask her questions and she has so much knowledge. Take her classes you won’t regret it.

Gina R.

Thank you Crystal.  You are such a great coach!  I like your teaching style because it made my nerve completely go away and I could focus on the “job”.

Robert R.

Crystal is awesome!! Can’t thank her enough for showing me how to sight in my rifle. She took her time and made sure I knew what I was doing and why I was doing it! Thank you Crystal!!

Kara K.

Crystal takes the time to make sure you understand the basics before moving on to the next level. She is very knowledgeable and experienced, and you are going to have a lot of fun learning with her! Any time spent with Crystal is time well spent!

Julee K.

Although I grew up around firearms and hunting and had owned several rifles, shotguns and handguns in the past; it had been 25 years since I had last even held a gun.  So, needless to say, I was a little rusty.  Crystal re-introduced me to firearms safety when handling a handgun as well as the proper stance and posture for accurate target shooting.  In just one hour of instruction, I saw a dramatic improvement in target accuracy. Crystal is extremely knowledge in all aspects of firearms and safety.  She is VERY professional and patient as an instructor and makes using a firearm both safe and fun.

Michael C.

My experience with Crystal from Southern Charm Firearms Academy has been exceptional! She is very knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, and considerate. Guns can be intimidating, but Crystal will put you at ease. I really enjoy her teaching style. She goes above, and beyond to help the new gun owner. You don’t have a gun? No worries, I didn’t when I began my journey. Crystal has taken the time out for me to try different guns before I made my purchase. She also helped me with the different types of holsters, and carrying options. Crystal is not pushy. She shows you different options that are out there, guides you, and leaves the decision making up to you, because ultimately you decide what fits your needs. Crystal is passionate about her work, and making sure you are comfortable, and safe around firearms. Her instructions are clear with a flare of southern charm!

MB Defense

I credit Crystal with my ‘sling light’ going on.  She’s a very gifted instructor.  Lots of folks are good at doing stuff, but not everyone can teach someone else to do the same thing.  Takes a lot of patience, and the ability to say the same thing in different ways.

Brenda R.

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