"Informative, imperative, empowering...Matt's class is a necessity for any woman who refuses to be a victim."
- Kathy McDermott
"Matt Rhodes is "the man" for Concealed Carry Instruction! Thoroughly knowledgable on most handguns. Able to teach even "beginning shooters" the basics necessary to assure they can handle a handgun safely. Thoroughly conversant in the "rules" we need to know to take the test, pass the test, and earn the certificate of completion. Coordinates with the Sheriff's Department to assure his students have the forms, completed properly, to simplify the application process. Convenient classes and reasonably priced! I have recommended Matt to many friends."
- Ed Jones, LTC, USA-Ret
"I took the Concealed Carry Class with Matt in the spring of 2010. My mother, aunt and I were trying to gain more legal knowledge and safety skills regarding firearms and Matt was a great instructor. I came in with minimal skills and left with the assurance that I could safely carry a firearm as well as protect myself not only physically but by being aware of the laws. Matt made the class light and easy to understand by using real life situations you may be placed in. During the field shooting Matt was really helpful in making sure I was hitting the target comfortably and correctly. Matt is truly one of the greatest people I know and that is why I continue to keep in contact with him for any questions I may have."
- Casey Lynn Purcell
"Matt did a great job of making what would otherwise be fairly dry subject matter and made it quite interesting. His knowledge of the subject matter was evident in his ability to answer the many questions that we thew at him. I especially appreciated his willingness to help with questions and issues after the class as well. If you are thinking about taking the concealed carry class, you won't regret your decision to take it with Matt Rhodes."
- Rich Biagini
"This is a letter of recommendation for, and on behalf of, the concealed carry courses offered and taught by Mr. Matthew Rhodes. I had been a concealed permit holder prior to an ill timed illness which prevented me from being able to simply renew the permit upon its expiration; this put me in the position of having to retake the class, pass the exam and the live fire exercise, and resubmit the completion paperwork and be re-fingerprinted by the NHC Sheriff's department.
Memory of how completely boring the first class had been resulted in my not looking forward to repeating that experience.
As it turned out, I had no reason for concern. Mr. Rhodes class was more lively, more instructive, more interactive, more informative, and frankly more fun than I had imagined possible. I was so impressed that I have subsequently engaged Mr. Rhodes for private instruction, and am far more confident and a far better marksman because of it. Having spent time with Mr. Rhodes in class, in private instruction, and in conversations at the NHCLEOA, where we are both members, I will testify that he is an upstanding young man of great family dedication and outstanding patriotic and moral character."
- Michael J. Quill