California Multi-state, CCW permit recognized in 24 additional states, along with Utah and Arizona. Tulare, Kings and Fresno Counties. New to handguns? We will guide you through the complete process of selecting, buying a firearm and learning to safely use it.
Protect yourself and your loved ones. CCW classes with personal support thru the entire process. Firearms and Safety Training such as Concealed Carry, Refuse to be a Victim, Pistol Training, Home Firearm Safety & Personal Protection in the Home. Countering a Mass Shooter Seminars for Church Security and Businesses. Private, small or large group training, classroom and live fire.
Learn ways to help keep yourself safe with preventative strategies, such as avoiding conflict, situational awareness, understanding lethal and deadly force and other methods of self protection. Understanding when you can use a firearm for defense and what do to if you need to defend yourself is important to know. Learn strategies to help protect yourself in a violent encounter and the aftermath that follows.
Some people that are new to firearms may feel scared or intimidated by them. But with a little instruction you will find out that guns are like Pez candy dispensers and actually amazingly easy to understand!
April Skye Parsons is a Firearms Instructor and Enthusiast who operates “April Skye Defense Tactics in Visalia, Ca”. Her career has spanned a wide variety of jobs; Musician, Special Ed Teacher for Severely Handicapped Children, Budweiser Girl, On Air Personality for a Classic Rock Radio Station, Promotions & Advocacy for Local Community Organizations, and most recently the Wife of an Auctioneer.
At the age of 15, when she witnessed the aftermath of a tragic shooting accident which took the life of an 11 year boy she had no knowledge of guns and formed the conclusion that they were very dangerous and something to be avoided. But over time that attitude changed, and she learned that it is the person and situation, not the gun that can be the problem.
For the last 8 years April has become increasingly involved with the sport of shooting and in 2014 became an Instructor for the NRA. She holds certifications in Home Firearm Safety, Pistol Handling, Refuse to Be a Victim and Personal Protection in the Home. She is an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and an Instructor certified by The Well Armed Woman Organization and the United States Concealed Carry Association. April is also an Instructor at the Ladies Shooting Night with the Visalia Sportsman Association.
Due to depression one of April’s family members took their life by suicide using a gun, leaving behind two small children. She has made it part of her mission to speak about suicide prevention and firearms.
April always says, “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” and firmly advocates that it is important to learn ways to help keep yourself safe with preventative strategies, such as avoiding conflict, situational awareness, understanding lethal and deadly force and other methods of self-protection. Understanding when you can use a firearm for defense and what do to if you need to defend yourself is necessary. Knowing these may help to protect yourself in a violent encounter and the aftermath that follows. Carrying a gun in the beginning may not be comfortable, but it is a comfort knowing that you have now become your own first responder in a crisis.
Awareness, or “situational awareness” as it’s often called, is an important skill for all self-defenders to practice and use! That said, people often misunderstand the difference between awareness and paranoia.
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1712 East Janelli Court, Visalia, California 93292, United States
Please feel free to contact us regarding any firearm or safety training need; to set up or attend a class. We will get back to you promptly.
General Info: April Skye
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