In the last year the number of firearms instructors and firearms training companies have grown exponentially and rightfully considering the circumstances. However, this presents a new challenge for a person looking for training, whereas before, the challenge was to find an instructor and now they are a dime a dozen. I'm a very realistic person and just the like the next person, I don't want to be jacked around by a self-proclaimed "expert". I don't want any B.S., just realistic training from a professional, educated and experienced trainer. A person can find the most expensive trainer in the world and if training is terrible, then what? On the other hand, a person can find "free training" or "cheap training," but what if the training isn't any good? In the end, what is "free training," "cheap training" or "expensive training" going to cost you? The answer is EVERYTHING... When we talk about concealed carry, we are taking what used to be a "grown up toy" and turning it into a tool. The firearm isn't just any tool, but it's the tool that you are betting your life on! You are relying on the training and the firearm for you and your family's protection. Now, put a price on you and your family. I can't, I don't walk out of my house without a gun nearby (unless under special circumstances) because I know I could not live with myself if I had the opportunity to protect my family and didn't. Anyone that has played sports before knows that you rely on your practice (training) to carry you through the situation, so lets move that thought to the situation of life and death. I hope the training you attended was thorough, based upon experience and proven tactics, and not a fly by the seat of your pants instructor who claims to be the best and doesn't know what they are talking about. They say, "you get what you pay for," and for the most part that is true. Basically, do your homework, ask questions of the instructor. If the instructor is quick to tear down other instructors instead of providing a laundry list of their credentials and experience, then you know you found the wrong person. I personally believe in what I teach and day in and day out, I practice what I teach. I have an extensive background pertaining to concealed carry and focus ITFT's training on being professional, reliable and experienced based. My Master Firearms Instructor Certification consisted of over 144 hours of instructor training, not counting 40 hours of CQB and nearly 10 years of concealed carry experience. Two and half of those years consisted of undercover work in which I carried a concealed weapon all day, everyday. I am certified to carry a firearm on an airplane. I assure you, ITFT's training is not the cheapest nor the most expensive. Consider what is at stake and do your homework. I believe you will see ITFT offers exceptional training, above and beyond what is required by ISP standards, that you and your family can depend on.