“The information included in the class was of extreme benefit. I work downtown, have a bit of a walk from my office to the parking garage, and my hours vary. Always good to know how to defend yourself should the need arise!… Philip delivered the classroom and range portions in a thorough, professional, and relatable manner… I felt well informed and passed the CHL test. I would strongly recommend Craven Arms for self-defense, firearms training, and/or CHL requirements.”

- Kimberly B.  Austin, Texas


“Phil is a very knowledgeable instructor. I wouldn’t trust anyone more than Phil to teach me proper gun etiquette, shooting, handling, cleaning, etc. I obtained my CHL to get structured training on handling, shooting, cleaning etc. and I left Phil’s program with a much improved sense of skill, as well as an affirmed sense of comfort should an emergency situation arise. He’s a really nice guy on top of everything, which makes him an easy to work with and fun instructor.”

- Lyndsi M.  Austin, Texas


“Both my wife and I have been taught martial arts by Phil. I feel that I can speak for us both when I say we had a great experience. His patient teaching style along with his affable personality were just what we were looking for. On top of that he will come to you and work with your schedule, which was a big plus.”

-Tony K.  Austin, Texas


“As a young man… I achieved my (NRA)Expert designation and with that a very healthy respect for firearms and the proper procedures necessary to ensure their safe operation.  As such my expectations concerning his CHL course were understandably high. I was not disappointed. His dedication to safety first and his considerable knowledge of firearms both general and specific ensure a thorough yet enjoyable CHL course experience. If you’re interested in qualifying for a CHL license I wholeheartedly recommend you attend Phil’s course. I can assure you it will be well worth the time and effort.”
-Don P.  Austin, Texas