The three men featured on this page have served and currently serve their country in the Army and Air Force. God bless them and our military
Our Second Amendment rights and freedoms are due to them.
The History of Academy Firearms Instruction!
Marc and Helen Sabin, both NRA certified instructors, started Academy Firearms Instruction in the fall of 2007. They wanted to share their love of the Constitution and the rights inherent in it. Strong Second Amendment supporters, they teach others to use firearms safely, confidently, and competently. NOTE: Take a class as soon as possible - You never know when it will come in handy!
Two of our female students have used what they learned in class for their personal protection.
One was hiking above Green Mountain falls when she stumbled into a camp of homeless men. Surrounded, she didn't hesitate. Hearing comments of "rape" and "throwing her body down the canyon," she immediately went on the attack. She knocked over one man and ran as fast as she could back down the trail as she could until she could get to a spot where she could draw her gun for self defense. When two of the men following saw her gun they turned and ran like the cowards they were.
Another who had just taken our concealed carry class was shopping at Walgreens at Centennial and Vindicator. She was standing next to a man who was behaving oddly. She saw him staring at bandaids as if they were gold and she thought him to be acting strangely. (Situational awareness!) She knew from the training received that something was wrong so she went to tell the check out clerk at the makeup counter about him and to ask for a police man to come check him out. As she walked up to the clerk at the check out counter, she heard, "Open the cash drawer now!" shouted across the room. Instantly she knew who was demanding the cash and that a robbery was underway. She grabbed the checkout clerk and they both ran to the rear of the store to lock themselves in a room for protection and to call 911. The student said that due to the training she knew how to react. She stated however that even if she had had a gun with her and had the right to defend third persons, she would not have gotten involved as she remembered our training about being the expert witness! She knew that she could be shot or she could cause the robber to shoot others if she couldn't make a head shot to stop his pulling the trigger or convince the robber to drop his gun. She became the "expert witness." She gave a complete and thorough description of the robber to the police and is willing to testify at his trial if he is caught! You never know when training will save your life! Take a class today!
Marc and Helen Sabin have taught at the NRA Air Gun Range at the NRA Annual Conventions! Come learn from them!
Consider joining the NRA! Helen Sabin is an authorized NRA recruiter! Call today to join - only $25.00 a year! Save $10.00 if you sign up through AFI. Get $2500. FREE gun insurance for your weapon collection, $5000. for accidental death when participating in a shooting event, and a subscription to your choice of one of three NRA Magazines! Plus you support one of the strongest freedom groups in America today. Email:email@example.com
CONCEALED CARRY TIPS and HINTS When purchasing a gun for concealed carry (the purpose for the gun) you should consider the weight of the gun itself and the weight of the ammunition when the gun is fully loaded. Check to see if the outline of the gun or its imprint will show in your clothing. Determine how and where you will carry, and then practice drawing from that location using snap caps.
Ask yourself, can you hit what you aim at with accuracy when under stress? Take a class from AFI to learn the ins and outs of concealed carry!
Learn to shoot a Rifle - lying prone, kneeling, or standing!
Defend your home, your loved ones and go shoot just for fun!
Our early pioneers shot rifles just like these - learn how!
In memory of Former Special Agent Jack Gregory who passed away in January. He was the Special Agent in charge of the law enforcement end of the Southern district of the United States Forest Service. Jack (in Green) is pictured with his brother, Willy Toth. Jack was a very unique person! We will miss him! RIP Wild Man Jack.
Welcome to Academy Firearms Instruction.net
Academy Firearms Instruction is based in Beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
Offering training since 2007, AFI specializes in
The El Paso County Concealed Carry Permit, (Ages 18 and up) The NRA Basic Handgun Safety Course The AFI Learn to shoot an AR-15, Shotgun, Rifle and Home and Personal Defense! Coming this summer: Tactical and Combat Handgun Training!
Why are we the best training in the Springs? 10 reasons:
1. Because we are affordable and specialize in individualized instruction! We have ONLY small classes - not large ones like most training sites.
2. We teach gun safety and shooting skills that make you confident, competent, and capable with a firearm. 3. We don't rush you. If you don't "get it" in the allotted time for class, we work with you at no extra cost until you are ready to go out on your own. 4. When weather and our schedule permits, we also invite you weekly to go shoot at a local range for practice with one of our instructors. 5. If you have a gun you want to use and don't know how...we teach you. We also check to make sure the gun is right for the purpose. If it isn't we help you place it for sale at a local gun shop. Then we find the "right gun" for you. We go gun shop with you if you want. 6. We teach with Hands-on; the absolute best way to learn. We don't bore you with lots of power points or "lecturing." You handle all kinds of guns from the beginning. You develop muscle memory.
7. We also have "fun day" shoots during the summer and you become part of our shooting family! We have fun together and improve our shooting skills together. We are worth waiting for!
8. All instructors are NRA certified, patient and caring. We show and explain the science behind what you learn. We work with you until YOU "get it" and we make learning fun but educational.
9. AFI classes are affordable, available, and fun! So join us! YES! We can do weekNIGHT classes - just ask! 10. AFI students rate the instructors as A+ due to the quality of instruction, the small classes offered, and the personalized attention they receive.
Can't make a class right now? Get a gift certificate for the future. The gift of self defense is priceless.
See the class schedule on the tab above - just click on it - and sign up for a class today! Or.. call or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 719-375-8791
If you are looking for a great home, self defense, or concealed carry gun that anyone can shoot - call Earl Hickman at Hickman Rifles 719-633-4680, ask about his Smith and Wesson, .22 caliber, compact, with lifetime guarantee. Easy to take apart and clean - even for women! Only $389. out the door.
Women LOVE this gun for its small size, lightweight and ease of racking. Ladies - don't let macho instructors tell you a .22 isn't good for home defense. Come take a class and we will show you WHY it is! Remember, a 22 is the assassin's weapon of choice and it was the round that almost killed President Reagan. It was used to kill Robert Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan. It will take out an attacker.
Marc and Helen Sabin are the owners of AFI and the principal instructors.
Anyone can learn to shoot! Call us and let us teach you gun safety and competency with a firearm!
This young female shooter qualified for all certifications! So can you!
Why Take Classes with AFI?
All the instructors at AFI are NRA certified. They each specialize in their particular area of expertise and love working with those who want to learn to use guns for personal safety, sport, or self-defense.
AFI offers individualized instruction with small classes. Sometimes we teach as few as one person. A patient, caring, female instructor teaches women and children ages 10 years and up if desired.
AFI specializes in personalized instruction and training with one to one instruction when students are doing live fire on the range!
AFI teachers are competent, caring, and careful with students. They will teach you all you need to know about YOUR gun including how to take it apart and clean it as well as shoot it!
Become an expert with your firearm of choice - handgun, rifle, shotgun!We work with you until you are confident, competent, and capable with your firearm!
Can you shoot this well?
Bulls eyes on first try! This young lady was a beginner until she took classes with AFI. Now she shoots bulls eyes regularly! Don't mess with her!