February 11th, 2013 7:51 am
My husband and I had a private training session with Brian. We are new gun owners and already have our concealed permits. Brian went through not only how to handle the guns but the care of them (field stripping, reassembly, etc.) as well. We had a great range session too. Brian is an excellent instructor who provides constructive input to improve you technique. He always stresses safety as the most important thing to keep in mind. We plan to sign up for the Basic Pistol Class.

Sue Menig-Muntz

 February 11th, 2013 10:10 am
​I highly recommend Brian as an instructor! Safety was the reason why my wife and I chose him. We wanted to be sure that we were handling our weapons in a safe way. Brian pointed out so many important things about the care of our guns and most of all safely using them.. Thanks Brian! Count on us for any of your refresher courses. Even when you are experienced, there is always something to learn.

Bruce Muntz

 February 24th, 2013 8:36 pm
​Hey Brian, Just wanted to say great class very informative. the class itself made the range shooting much easier. thanks again. If i know anyone ready to take the class i will give them your number. 

Bart DiRenzo

March 7th, 2013 3:15 pm
This week, along with several other people, I took the Concealed Weapons Class and Brian Doyle was our instructor. I found Brian to be very knowledgeable and he presented the material in a way that was easy for all of us to understand. Also, on the range, he offered each of us pointers on how to improve our accuracy. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone who is considering taking the Concealed Weapons class. 

Steve Rothstein

March 22nd, 2013 2:25 pm
Very informative and helpful. Laid back and fun. Brian is a VERY SKILLED instructor. 

David Felger

May 20th, 2013 10:50 pm
Today I took Brian's First Step class. As a "first-timer" who had never even fired a gun and knew nothing about one, I found his class to be most informative and very helpful. First and foremost his extreme attention to safety first! I was a little nervous but Brian guided me through the steps and before I knew it, I was on the range and shooting! He was very patient and helpful with suggestions for improving accuracy. I highly recommend this class for anyone....experienced or not. You can never learn enough when it comes to firearms, their use, and safety in owning one!

Denice Willis

August 19th, 2013 12:52 pm
​Great Class, Brian! Larry and I both learned a great deal of important information--plus you made it fun! Looking forward to going gun shopping with you! Thanks--great way to spend a Saturday!

Sue Fejes

​September 7, 2014

It was a great training course. He broke everything  down 
so that you can understand why you are taking the course and the law.

​Virgil B. 

September 7, 2014

Well detailed, well explained. Learned a lot of regulations and what the law requires in our state. I would recommend this class for anyone. Great instructor. He answered all questions and concerns to detail.

​Jerry B.

September 8, 2014

I attended Brian's Basic Pistol Class and liked it so much, I got my friend and grandson to take it. Brian stresses safety, so when we go to the range we feel comfortable because of that we learned in Brian's class. My friend and I also took the concealed weapons class and now have our licenses. We plan on taking some individual classes in the future to improve our marksmanship.

​Thomas H. 

September 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I took the pistol class. You can't beat the one on one (small class type) instruction. Brian was great.

Not only do you learn the correct way to do things first (instead of developing bad habits), but it also builds confidence that you now know how to handle the weapon correctly, shoot correctly, etc. Great class.

Doug ​U

Thanks for choosing Direct Hit Firearms Training for your training needs. We welcome your comments and invite you to leave your feedback on our webpage, and of course, if there was anything that we could have done to make your training experience with us better, please free to let us know. Remember, "ALWAYS SHOOT SAFELY"


Brian Doyle- Chief Firearms Instructor
NRA Certified Instructor 

November 18th, 2013  6:24 pm

Having held a permit in Connecticut with extensive firearms experience including military, Brian touched on new to me subjects I found to valuable in both handling and owning firearms.

I particularly appreciated this constant emphasis on safety with a firearm. His instruction makes anyone apprehensive to range shooting for their first time an enjoyable and informative experience. In my opinion Brian's class is second to none and therefore I would highly recommend him to anyone inquiring as to a superior instructor for concealed weapons as well as his array other instruction in the handling of a firearm. 


January 5, 2014  8:47 am
I have taken both the NRA Gun Safety Course and the Concealed Weapon Course. Brian is an excellent instructor! He gives you the knowledge to safe and understand your weapon. I highly recommend him and his courses for everyone no matter the level of experience with handguns!

Sarah Ellersick


January 9, 2014  10:28 am
Just would like to recognize Brian, he did such a great job teaching me a lot of things about the firearm that I didn't pay attention to when using the gun, great director and had fun in his class and I recommend him to my friends or anyone would like to know more serious experience about the firearm ..I appreciate the time and help he provide me You're awesome Brian ;) Sincerely



My fiancé and I went with our friends to learn how to properly handle and shoot a gun. Wow, we learned WAY more than I anticipated! Brian is extremely knowledgeable about everything from Florida Gun laws to handling the gun, and the class was so engaging. If/when we own a firearm we will definitely be back to take more classes with Brian for additional information and training. I highly recommend Direct Hit Firearms Training!

Rachel Rigotti


Brian is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He came highly recommended and I see why. Will be contacting him for one on one training soon.

Michelle Gardner


​My family members and I took the Concealed Weapons class with Brian Doyle today. Brian was so understanding and cooperative in fitting us in when one member of our party had a difficult time getting away from his job. Brian worked with us to accommodate our relative’s schedule. Brian taught an excellent and extremely comprehensive class. We learned a wealth of information, and Brian’s presentation couldn’t have been better. He was many times funny, and many times very serious about gun safety. He truly feels safety is paramount, and sincerely makes sure his clients are well aware of Florida laws, and taught us various scenarios and made sure we understood the many variables we might be faced with one day. I was lacking confidence that I could learn enough to pass the test. Brian was super in encouraging me, and to my surprise and delight, I passed with 9/10 shots within the circle! I would give Direct Hit Firearms 10 stars if that was an option, and I highly recommend them. As soon as I can I want to take the Personal Protection Inside the Home class. Thank you again, Direct Hit Firearms, for a most wonderful experience!

Arlene Thomas


​I can't say enough about the great experience I had today with Brian Doyle at Direct Hit Firearms Training. This man is competent, knowledgeable, and puts on a great class. He not only educates you in current law and real world scenarios, he makes you think, feel welcome, and has a passion to truly make sure you understand and learn. His class sizes are small to take advantage of more attention to each individual. You are not just a number. Make no mistake, this man is very busy and in demand, but he takes the time needed. I can't wait to schedule some one on one time with him to continue to learn and grow from the vast knowledge he possesses. Kudos Mr. Doyle!

Kevin Severin


​March 18th, 2014 1:06pm


Thank you for classes and training. You are the best Instructor I have ever met. I'm very glad I met you. Your time and compassion is unstoppable. I wish there were more people out there like you. I look forward to training with you in the future.

Richard Fernandes

March 18th, 2014  1:15pm


Very instructive and easy to comprehend the concealed weapons class I took, I must have learned, look at the bulls eye I luckily got on the range. Thank you.

​Henry Herner

March 25, 2014  9:55am

Brian, thank you for the concealed weapons class and the follow up on my license and choice of handgun. I have taken a class at another local gun shop and was not satisfied with the training.

​Brian is very thorough and safety is #1. I would highly recommend Brian for all my firearms training.

​Ron Doty

August 31, 2014

Patient, encouraging and uses positive reinforcement. Answers ALL questions. Stresses safety first! Looking forward to my next class!

​Kathy K.

September 6, 2014

I went to Brian Doyle @ Direct Hit Firearms Training, not really knowing what to expect, but with a lot of questions in mind. (cause handling firearms is not joke). I was in his class for hours and I will say this....When I left there, I might of had 1, maybe 2 questions for him. He explained everything you could possible need to know from buying a pistol to handling, holding and safety. You truly leave there knowing what you need to do, I now have a new respect for all firearms and what a owners true responsibilities are,

Brian, again I thank you for the knowledge and understanding of firearms that you have taught me.

Marc G. 

September 7, 2014

Very knowledgeable about all firearms and proper safety when using them.

Anthony F.

September 7, 2014

I took the Concealed Weapons Class in June with Brian Doyle. He was extremely knowledgeable about the course material, and therefore, very informative. I especially liked the real-life scenarios he provided to further explain the law. He helped me improve my grip, which will ultimately make me a better shooter.

Mr. Doyle is an experienced, excellent instructor, and I would definitely recommend taking this class.

​Amy H.