““I recently attended a CHP class with Mark, and it was outstanding. His class is educational, informative, and entertaining. Believe me, you will not be bored. For anyone interested in furthering their education on handguns, and acquiring a CHP for the State of Louisiana, this is where it all happens. I recommend this for all men and women seeking to help protect themselves. Thank you Mark!””
– Danny Folse – Harahan, LA
“I loved the class! When I first met you at the gun show and you told me the class was nine hours, I was kind of thinking oh boy this is going to drag on. It actually flew by. It was very informative which l loved. The information on each slide was easy to follow. Also I enjoyed all the books you showed us.” “Qualifying at the range was a breeze although I would have loved to shoot a lot more rounds off; 36 rounds was such a tease. Will look forward to the renewal class!”
– Chase Boudreaux – Kenner, LA
“It should be painfully obvious to anyone tuning into the daily news, the dangers we, as law-abiding American citizens face on any given day. And now, more than ever, these dangers extend from the streets into our very own locked homes and property.
As important as the information is as to proper handling of one’s weapon and ammunition, other material covered was equally as valuable, i.e. what specifically is within your rights when it comes to deadly force and standing your ground, where you may carry a gun, where you may not. These are things every American should know if they are going to be proactive in protecting themselves against criminals. Calling 911 WILL NEVER save your life in the situations covered in Mr. Shreve’s course – situations that are on the rise, as desperate criminals endeavor to take what you have, without regard for the lives of you and your helpless family.
As a former police officer and security expert, Mark’s knowledge is vast, and during the one-day course, he was able to properly address any and all subjects and questions that arose. Firstly, I highly recommend that everyone own a handgun for personal protection, then subsequently learn what Mr. Shreve offers in the course. Lastly, I would stress the advantage of being able to legally carry a concealed weapon, which Mr. Shreve has greatly simplified by doing all of the leg work.”
– K. Coste – Metairie, LA
“This was a great class! The instructor, Mark Shreve, is very knowledgeable and managed the curriculum to apply to both those already informed about gun safety and those, like myself, who had never held a gun before. Protecting myself and my family from the increasing crime in my community and surrounding communities in which I work and visit often was my reason for taking this class. Mr. Shreve was very thorough and definitely made me feel relaxed and comfortable, especially during the hands-on portion of his class at the shooting range. I left feeling confident and equipped with the knowledge and tools I needed to protect myself and my family. I can’t say enough great things about this class and Mark Shreve. I wish I would have done this sooner. I highly recommend!!!”
– Shana V. – Mandeville, LA
“Mark Shreve is experienced, qualified, professional and a consummate gentleman. Though we were complete ‘newbies’, Mark was extremely patient and encouraging. We unhesitatingly recommend Mark and his concealed carry course. Thanks Mark!”
– Ann Marie and Charlie DeLuca – Mandeville, LA
“Mark Shreve has produced a thorough conceal carry class which also covers pistol basics. Even as a moderate shooter I learned a few things I never knew before and found the class to be enjoyable. Mark took time to answer all and any questions and provides additional booklets to those who are looking for a more in-depth study after taking the class. My girlfriend; whom has never shot a handgun or any gun for that matter before, took the class with me and excelled in all aspects (the other first time shooters did as well) Thank you Mark, I’ll be back in five years!
– Seth Dugar – Mandeville, LA
“My wife and I want to thank you for your thorough and enjoyable concealed carry class last Sunday. The relaxed friendly atmosphere combined with your ability to convey the necessary instructional material to every level of student skill and knowledge was appreciated by all in attendance. I also want to thank you for the time taken to teach my wife the fundamentals of shooting a pistol while we were at the shooting range. I can confidently recommend you as a first class concealed carry instructor.
– Rudy and Anne-Marie L. – New Orleans, LA
“Mark Shreve at Gun Smart NOLA has been doing his part to promote gun safety and ownership awareness for years. I’m proud to have been a student of his and I am confident in my ability to protect myself, my family and any of you while living our lives in this crazy world. Please consider doing yourself justice by becoming a prepared citizen instead of a possible victim.”
– Shawn Gregg – Slidell, LA
“Thank you for sharing your knowledge on the safe and proper ways of handling and shooting a firearm. It’s always a learning experience and you have taught me more than I thought I already knew. I apologize for the malfunctions my pistol had. I appreciate you clearing it for me. Itwas the first time I shot it. I used that because my 40 caliber is too bulky and planned on carrying the 22. I have already given 2 friends your cards as they are interested. My wife also plans to attend. Thanks again Mr. Mark. Your class was great and your method of teaching is very professional. Take care and I hope to run into you in the future.”
– Ronald Raqueno – New Orleans
“I had a very enjoyable, easy-learning day with Mark as a guide. The late evening shooting range was a really good time as I had never been to a shooting range before. Mark is a really an upright guy and keeps everyone interested! To my surprise, he was the least expensive class around. It was super that Mark even had a fingerprinting specialist attend so that we could get all of that minor stuff handled at a great cost. The class was on a Saturday and I applied for my permit on the following Tuesday. The State website said it would be 3 to 4 months before I should expect my permit. I attended the class on January 6th and received my permit on February 9, 2018. Fast service because Mark lined up everything so that there were no omissions for my application! Great job Mark!”
– Terry Cook – Covington, LA