I personally have taken other classes and there was no comparison to Mr. Frank Odermann’s class.

My son and I recently took the concealed carry class in Billings, MT.  The class was outstanding.  I personally have taken other classes and there was no comparison to Mr. Frank Odermann’s class. He answered every question asked and was an outstanding instructor.  I would give him my highest recommendation for the beginner or experienced shooters.

Dr. Randall Rasmussen
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun
These are phenomenal classes! The things I learned are worth more than I invested into the classes.
These are phenomenal classes!  I have shot handguns for many years, and thought I was OK at it, but I still always wanted to take more training.  Frank Odermann and Zero Victims Firearm Training came to Glasgow, and I knew I could not pass it up.  I’m glad I didn’t.  The things I learned, the confidence I gained, and the drive to get better to see what else I could make that pistol do, are worth more than I invested into the classes. I have my 11 year old daughter signed up for upcoming Basic Handgun and I cannot wait…...read more
Tyrel Brandt
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun / Defensive Handgun 1 & 2 - Glasgow, MT
I absolutely had a blast taking three classes with Frank.  He is an amazing teacher, perhaps the best! 
I absolutely had a blast taking three classes with Frank Odermann.  He is an amazing teacher, perhaps the best!  I have been around guns my whole life, but I still learned so much from Frank. I thought I knew about how to safely handle a gun.   However, after taking Concealed Carry/Basic Handgun and Defensive Handgun 1 & 2, I realized I didn’t know how the correct ways to always handle a gun.  I feel that I can now safely and confidently carry a gun for my protection. I would recommend taking any class with Frank.  He not only teaches you…...read more
Rhonda Bergtoll
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun / Defensive Handgun 1 & 2 - Glasgow, MT
Frank Odermann assures that you have the right knowledge, understanding, and frame of mind to safely and responsibly use firearms.

This was an excellent course.  Frank Odermann assures that you have the right knowledge, understanding, and frame of mind to safely and responsibly use firearms. I look forward to subsequent courses.

Kristin McColly
Concealed Carry and Basic Handgun - Glasgow, MT
Frank is a great teacher!  Not only does he give good, thorough instructions, Frank gives you the reasoning behind them so everything he teaches makes perfect sense.
My 15 year old daughter and I took the course in May of 2018 and I am so glad we did. I’m a huge proponent of firearm safety and education and this was a great opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Frank is a great teacher!  Not only does he give good, thorough instructions, Frank gives you the reasoning behind them so everything he teaches makes perfect sense. I would absolutely recommend and encourage EVERYONE who owns or is considering owning a handgun to take this class. I will be taking it again with my other daughter in a few…...read more
Christy Hillman
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Course
Thanks for making me brave, Frank!
After several scary experiences in my life, I decided I needed a handgun for protection.  However, I was extremely intimidated handling and firing my gun.  After taking Frank’s classes, I now handle my pistol with skill and confidence. That confidence has followed me off the gun range and into my personal life as well. Frank is by far the best instructor out there.  Frank not only comes with the knowledge, skill and experience of a Navy SEAL, he personally brings a kind and patient teaching style that assures even the most inexperienced student.  Even students who already have previous gun…...read more
Shannon Kahler
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun, Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3 Billings, MT
Frank is a great instructor. His patience and ability to convey what he knows to others have been a huge advantage to me as a student.

My experience with Zero Victims has been excellent. The classes have provided me the opportunity to learn so much more than I expected! Frank is a great instructor. His patience and ability to convey what he knows to others have been a huge advantage to me as a student. It’s been great to see people of all skill levels progress so quickly and be able to enjoy shooting together. The courses are great and I recommend them to anyone!

Justin Saxer
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun, Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3, & 4.
Never did I experience the sense of comfort and confidence that I do now until going through Frank’s classes.
First and foremost, Frank teaches safety as the foundation for any of his classes and educates others to do the same when it comes to handling firearms. Born and raised in rural Montana, I’ve always been around guns, but never did I experience the sense of comfort and confidence that I do now until going through Frank’s classes. It’s not just about sitting around for a few hours and getting a piece of paper. Frank’s passion for what he does is very evident in how he engages with his clients and personally invests his time in the curriculum to ensure that…...read more
Erin Saxer
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun, Defensive Handgun levels 1, 2, 3, & 4
I enjoyed your course immensely…

I wanted to thank you for being so patient with this ole timer yesterday.  I enjoyed your course immensely and your training program clearly proves you can teach an ole dog new tricks.

Allen Edmonds
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Billings, MT
I have never met an instructor who I thought was as gracious, thorough and knowledgeable as Frank Odermann.
I am an avid pistol shooter and recently had the privilege of training with Frank Odermann of Zero Victims.  After the 5 hour semi-private shooting lesson with Frank, I asked him if I could write a testimonial on his behalf.  I have been an educator and trainer for over 4 decades and have rubbed elbows with some truly outstanding instructors.  I have never met an instructor who I thought was as gracious, thorough and knowledgeable as Frank Odermann.  He made learning even the most basic and mundane of handgun skills interesting and practical.  My friend and I fired fewer rounds…...read more
Fred Nelson, Leadership Trainer with CLDI
Defensive Handgun
Frank artfully and tactfully created an atmosphere that appropriately emphasized correct attitude, form, and safety above all else.
The best compliment I can give Frank Odermann is that I felt entirely safe during the entire course.  My comfort level with handguns at the beginning of the day was practically zero.  To say the least, I was nervous about being put in a group of novice gunslingers.  I envisioned a day filled with bravado, testosterone and close-calls.  Nothing could have been further from the truth.  Frank artfully and tactfully created an atmosphere that appropriately emphasized correct attitude, form, and safety above all else.   His teaching style helped me see a gun as a tool that can be used appropriately…...read more
Eric Hodgson, MD
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Billings, MT
Frank possesses a great combination of being strong and firm when he needed to be (think safety) but mostly very calm, patient and professional in his teaching manner.
I had procrastinated long enough and finally signed up recently for the Concealed Carry gun class with Frank Odermann of Zero Victims. Frank was so awesome! Frank possesses a great combination of being strong and firm when he needed to be (think safety) but mostly very calm, patient and professional in his teaching manner that made the whole experience a great opportunity to achieve exactly what I wanted from the class. The classroom content combined with the hands-on time on the pistol range was just enough to get me to the comfort zone I was seeking and I now look…...read more
Deb Simpson
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Bilings, MT
Frank’s teaching style, and the personal connection he develops, makes for a very enjoyable, informative and productive experience.
My wife and I can not say enough about how much we appreciated and enjoyed Frank Odermann’s concealed carry class. I had minimal training and experience with handguns, and my wife had none. I wanted to get my concealed carry permit and my wife agreed to join me, with some trepidation. From the start, he made both us feel relaxed and at ease and worked through the most basic concepts step by step. Frank’s teaching style and the personal connection he develops with the class makes for a very enjoyable, informative and productive experience. I plan to attend Franks advanced…...read more
Pete & Amy Nezaticky
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun
Frank was incredibly patient with everyone in the class. He took the time to help all of us individually as we needed it.
I grew up around handguns and rifles. My father would hand me a gun at the range and tell me to point down range and shoot.  That was the extent of my training til I was introduced to Frank Odermann. I knew not to point a gun at something you didn’t want to kill and basic firearm knowledge. Frank’s class taught me more than I thought I would ever know. Frank was incredibly patient with everyone in the class, those of us that knew a little something and those of us that had never held a firearm in their life.…...read more
Samantha George
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Billings, MT
Frank’s class gave me the confidence and knowledge I was looking for… I will be back for more extensive training!

Frank was knowledgeable and friendly! He encouraged questions and made sure it applied to me, not just generalized information. Frank’s class gave me the confidence and knowledge I was looking for before purchasing my handgun. I will be back for more extensive training!

Anna Messmer
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Billings, MT
Frank Odermann’s Concealed Carry and Basic Handgun course has liberated me from my anxiety.

Approximately ten years ago, I had a bad experience with shooting a handgun that, since that time, had caused me great anxiety anytime I was around guns. Frank Odermann’s Concealed Carry and Basic Handgun course has liberated me from my anxiety. His calm and structured instruction style, extensive knowledge, the focus on safety integrated throughout the entire curriculum, and a step by step easing into handling a handgun has made it possible for me to confidently handle one for the first time in my life.  I would not take a firearm course from anyone else!

Jessica Ellingson
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun Billings, MT
This is the ultimate experience in firearm training!
Growing up, we’ve always had guns in and around our home.  It wasn’t until I took Basic Handgun and Defensive Handgun 1 & 2 with Frank that I really felt that I knew when, knew how, and had no doubt in my abilities to protect and defend not only myself but my loved ones in and around my home as well as when I carry concealed.  Franks classes offered me intensive training and instruction not only with the physical use of the firearm but also the rules and regulations that go with owning and using a firearm in and around the…...read more
Brittany Blood
Concealed Carry | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
I have taken other classes in the past, but none have compared to the classes at Zero-Victims.

Whether you are a beginner or a long time shooter, Frank Odermann and Zero-Victims is the place to learn to be a better, more responsible shooter. Frank’s experience comes through in his teaching practices.  He instills confidence that you are learning the right way to handle and shoot your firearm. I have taken other classes in the past, but none have compared to the classes at Zero-Victims.  I will continue to get training from Frank.

If you are going to own a handgun, get trained and do it the right way with Zero-Victims and Frank Odermann.

Wade Tingey
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
In a state where concealed carry classes/instructors are many, one stands out from the pack. Retired Navy SEAL, Frank Odermann…
In a state where concealed carry classes/instructors are many, one stands out from the pack. Retired Navy SEAL, Frank Odermann has done more for my shooting ability and comfort level around firearms than any other. In addition to training the fine mechanics of firearm deployment, Frank trains his students for the real world, teaching how to succeed in the line of attack. Classes are small and tailored to maximize the one-on-one experience, with ample range time. He creates scenarios for students to act and think through. Each classes builds upon the last, with advanced tactical shooting being the emphasis of…...read more
Jessica Sena
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3, 4.
Frank Odermann is professional and safety is his top priority!
I had never handled a gun smaller than a rifle, so I went in very unsure of how I felt about smaller guns. I was a little intimidated when I started but after going through the class portion I felt better. Once taught how to hold a semi-auto and shoot one properly I had a lot of fun! It was a great accomplishment for me to complete the class as well as become a better aim! I started with my first 20 rounds only hitting the paper 3 times. With some coaching from Frank about the few things that were…...read more
Amanda Baum
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun
I don’t know what impressed me more…

I don’t know what impressed me more: Frank’s intensely practical, safe and detailed instruction on handling a firearm…or Frank’s enthusiastic, high energy encouragement to raise my own bar of experience and ability.

Either way, Frank really left a permanent impression on me.

Zero-Victims training was one of the best investments I’ve ever made in becoming a safe, confident and skilled handgun owner!

Rob Griggs
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
I didn’t know anything about guns and I was a bit intimidated. I never thought I would be shooting with confidence. Frank is amazing!

I didn’t know anything about guns and I was a bit intimidated.  I never thought I would be shooting with confidence.  Frank is amazing!

Yuki Joy Brien
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
You would be hard pressed to find a more consummate professional.

I worked side by side with Frank years ago when we served together in SEAL Team.  If I were to take a refresher, I would seek him out today.

You would be hard pressed to find a more consummate professional.

Rory O'Connor
US Navy SEAL
Frank is among the very best instructors in the business…. everyone in the classes I have attended feels at ease with their class members as they gain in knowledge and skill.

Frank is among the very best instructors in the business. I have taken NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home and NRA Range Safety Officer training from him. If you are interested in becoming proficient using your firearm, you won’t find better quality training and importantly everyone in the classes I have attended feels at ease with their class members as they gain in knowledge and skill. This is the series of schooling to make you a great shooter.

Terry Whiteside
NRA Range Safety Officer | Defensive Handgun
Absolutely incredible experience. Frank is a stellar instructor both from a technical level (his credentials and background are second to no one) as well as his ability to passionately communicate and teach each and every student. Priceless!
My wife and I, along with our 13-year old daughter, completed the Basic Pistol course to become more familiar with handguns and honestly to have a family experience.  The course was fantastic; a solid foundation.  We continue to relish and discuss what we learned that day as a family.  Frank is a stellar instructor both from a technical level (his credentials and background are second to no one) as well as his ability to passionately communicate and teach each and every student.  He sincerely wants everyone to walk away with a comfortable level of handgun knowledge but also with a high level of respect for handgun…...read more
Wayne, Kim and Abby Nelson
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
It is a pleasure to be in a situation with someone who is so natural as a teacher. More importantly, his humility and patience in dealing with the students in our class.

I would like to express my appreciation to Frank for his depth of knowledge about the subjects he teaches so well.  It is a pleasure to be in a situation with someone who is so natural as a teacher.  More importantly, his humility, and patience in dealing with the students in our class.  I would recommend his training sessions to anyone, and I already have, without reservation.

Geordie Steilen
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished pistol expert, you will find that Frank is a down to earth, humble and knowledgeable firearms instructor.
Frank is a natural-born teacher!  Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished pistol expert, you will find that Frank is a down to earth, humble and knowledgeable firearms instructor.  The classroom atmosphere is open and relaxed with lively discussions and expert knowledge that is easy to understand.  On the range, Frank’s patience and skills shine through as he applies the classroom learning into real life practical exercises.  If you are looking to carry a concealed weapon or would like to sharpen your skills, you will be amazed at the amount of information and “real world” lessons that you will learn…I would highly recommend…...read more
Lou McPhail
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Frank was very thorough and taught in a way for every person to understand the intent of the message, free from doubt or misunderstanding.
It has been an absolute privilege of mine to participate in the Basic Handgun class followed by Defensive Handgun 1, 2 & 3 taught by Frank Odermann. I have always been very shy of being around hand guns and probably had hoplophobia, a fear of firearms.  Taking the first class was incredibly informative and so very thorough, focusing intensely on safety.  We learned about every part of the hand guns from tip to tip as well as their function. Frank was very thorough and taught in a way for every person to understand the intent of the message, free from…...read more
Benda Schreckengost
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3.
Safety is Franks #1 priority and he teaches in a way that surpasses all others…I shall Never Give Up because of you and your training. Thank you a million times over, Frank!
My father and I took Basic Pistol,  Defensive Handgun-1 In The Home, and Defensive Handgun-2 Outside the Home.  After each course, we walked away feeling much more aware, confident, and prepared than ever before.  I want to thank you, Frank, for giving us this opportunity to take this Series of Gun Courses. I was a little nervous at first, as I was very inexperienced. Safety is Franks #1 priority and he teaches in a way that surpasses all others, in a way that everyone understands and feels comfortable; by having a relaxed and friendly manner.  I am comfortable handling a firearm…...read more
Shannon Keller
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
62 years old, retired military and have been around firearms all my life, and still can hardly believe how much more I learned…

62 years old, retired military and have been around firearms all my life, and still can hardly believe how much more I learned from just a basic handgun course. Thank you Frank, it was well worth the money and time spent taking the course.

Denis Best
Basic Handgun
Frank is an incredible teacher and I cannot imagine going anywhere else for training!

Frank is an incredible teacher and I cannot imagine going anywhere else for training!  I am so grateful I took this training series!  I am now confident in handling my gun and know what I can do to improve.  No one should carry a concealed gun without taking these classes!  Thank you!

Daneesha Scott
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
Frank’s real-life experiences give him immediate credibility that is second to none. I Highly Endorse Frank Odermann and Zero Victims Training
I’ve been an avid hunter and recreational shooter all of my life and am very comfortable handling and being around guns. Recently I received a concealed carry weapon permit. When considering the responsibility of carrying in public I acknowledged to myself that I knew very little of the ‘when’ and ‘how’ to carry and, just as importantly, ‘when’ and ‘how’ not to.  With that in mind I enrolled with Zero-Victims, owned by Frank Odermann of Billings. Frank’s real-life experiences give him immediate credibility that is second to none. His teaching style and patience with his students make the course work…...read more
Steve Knudson
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Zero Victims exceeded my expectations in every way!
Zero Victims exceeded my expectations in every way! Frank’s knowledge base, experience, patience and natural ability to teach made this class a huge success! The amount of knowledge, skills and confidence that I gained exceeded my expectations. Watching the transformation in my classmates was amazing!  I learned more than I could have hoped for about defensive shooting, safety, legal issues, holster work, and most of all knowing my reactions to the realistic defense scenarios presented by Zero Victims.  All of the classes were very focused and fun, but never intimidating. This training is a must for anyone who may find…...read more
Dan Dustin
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Excellent training from an exceedingly knowledgeable, experienced, and professional instructor.

Excellent training from an exceedingly knowledgeable, experienced, and professional instructor.  Easily one of the best firearms training experiences I’ve had.

Ed Slowey
Basic Handgun | Defensive handgun-1 & 2
Frank is an Excellent instructor…Extremely qualified….Subject matter expert….and enables learning to take place at a high degree of success….

Frank is an Excellent instructor…Extremely qualified…Subject matter expert…and enables learning to take place at a high degree of success….

Roy Dittler
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
I have taken Basic Handgun Training and Defensive Handgun Training 1 & 2. If you think of it as an investment for the protection and you and you’re family, you won’t regret it.
I have taken Basic Handgun Training and Defensive Handgun Training 1 & 2 with Frank. Frank is an excellent patient teacher. You could just take his class to get your CCW. He offers that class along with live shooting instruction. I wanted to take more training to learn how do defend myself inside and outside of my home. Having a permit to carry a pistol to defend yourself is very different than knowing the techniques of defending yourself. Frank will help you with both. I couldn’t give a higher recommendation for these first three courses. If you think of it…...read more
John Dyas
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
Frank has a natural ability to make everyone comfortable and totally prepared to shoot no matter their level of training or experience.
Frank has a natural ability to make everyone comfortable and totally prepared to shoot no matter their level of training or experience. Even as a beginner, I was at put at ease through the classroom training and practical skill development/building on the range. One-on-one coaching and feedback is given throughout both the classroom and range portions of the training. This individualized attention cusomizes the learning experience so every participant builds their skillset even though there are varying levels of experience and expertise in the same course. Each course I have taken has made me more comfortable in my knowledge, skills…...read more
Kris Miller
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
I left the course with so much more than I ever imagined. A few simple changes in my technique and my groups have already tightened up ten-fold.
I have grown up with firearms. I have been around firearms my entire life. I am a recreational shooter, a passionate hunter, and a collector of firearms. I sell firearms…I know these tools like a carpenter knows his own. And when my wife asked me if I wanted to take Franks classes, I agreed without hesitation. Anything to bring this passion together with the one I love. I admit  that I felt I wouldn’t learn much from the Basic Handgun course. After all, it was just the “Basics” right? Wrong…I left the course with so much more than I ever imagined. One of…...read more
Shane Schulze
Basic Handgun
Frank is so knowledgeable and very patient with all his students.

When I signed up for Basic Handgun Training , I never knew how much there was to know about the Safe and responsible way to Handle a Firearm.  Frank is excellent at teaching you how to safely, and accurately handle a firearm. I have now taken Defensive Handgun 1 and 2 and in the near future plan on taking more classes. Frank is so knowledgeable and very patient with all his students.  I am glad Frank is on my side.

Daniel Hettinger
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
Confident. Empowered. Capable. These words best describe the results of handgun training with Frank.
Confident. Empowered. Capable.  These words best describe the results of handgun training with Frank.  His method of presenting information helps students to securely grasp the important concepts of when to act and how to act in the face of an imminent threat. Each class builds upon the knowledge of previous classes, enabling students to feel confident while utilizing and honing their skills in more challenging scenarios. In each class I have taken, Frank has provided information in a format that was easy to retain. He is easily approachable with questions and creates a positive learning environment. Frank’s instruction during the…...read more
Tammy Bolinger
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Whether you are a man or woman, young or aged, a beginner or have had advanced training, you will benefit from these training programs.
Best, most comprehensive defensive handgun training I have ever received. As a retired Navy Chief and proficient military trained firearms expert, I can truly state that Zero Victims Training is by far one of the best programs for all levels of training. Whether you are a man or woman, young or aged, a beginner or have had advanced training, you will benefit from these training programs. Frank Odermann, a retired Navy SEAL and Navy Instructor, provides the best most professional training based on his experience with the U.S. most elite military unit. I would highly recommend to you that if…...read more
Russ Norris
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
Frank was patient with those of us who weren’t as experienced as others in the class.

I attended the handgun class on Saturday and gained a ton of knowledge about proper technique. Frank was patient with those of us who weren’t as experienced as others in the class.

Justine Kapperud
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun
Since taking this class I am no longer fearful of firearms. I am confident I can defend myself in my home. This series of classes was the greatest. Frank is the best!

Since taking this class I am no longer fearful of firearms. I am confident I can defend myself in my home. This series of classes was the greatest. Frank is the best!

Jane Loucks
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
Very informative class, I am looking forward to the next level of training!

Very informative class, I am looking forward to the next level of training!

Moe Bradshaw
Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun
It was an amazing class! Looking forward to attending the next level. Thanks Frank.

Recently, I attended the Basic Hand Gun Self Defense course offered by Frank O.  It was an amazing class!  I have shot a little in the past but without knowledge or control. By the end of the day I learned types of hand guns to caliber to ammo, skills (control) and a desire to continue learning.  Frank stressed safety in every step we learned and very reassuring when out on the firing range.  I would highly recommend this class.  Looking forward to attending the next level. Thanks Frank.

Rebecca McEuen
Basic Handgun
Do it right the first time. When you graduate from Frank Odermann’s classes you feel confident in yourself and your ability to handle any situation.
Frank genuinely cares about each and every one of his students. He gets to know you on a personal level. Very professional at what he does. When you graduate from Frank Odermann’s classes you feel confident in yourself and your ability to handle any situation that may arise. If you are even thinking about taking a personal handgun safety class. Do it right the first time. You don’t get a second chance when you find yourself in a situation that you may put your life or your loved ones lives danger. Remember with Frank Odermann there are “NO VICTIMS ”…...read more
Frank DeVries
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3
My improved performance is due to Frank. I will not be training anywhere else. I fully recommend Frank Odermann…
Having taking two basic handgun courses now, I feel Frank is one of the best instructors I have ever been around. He not only taught the entire class, he took time for every individual. He understands the handgun MUST be fit to the person and wouldn’t let class members shoot a bad fitting pistol. Our class (college students through grandparents) all felt very comfortable and relaxed throughout the day. Good posture (stance), grip, focus and of course sighting were emphasized throughout the day. And above all, SAFE GUN HANDLING was taught and retaught. Frank’s expertise helped us all improve ourselves…...read more
Jerry Peter
Basic Handgun
I never felt familiar or comfortable with guns, and Frank’s training was great – very through, patient and instruction received every step of the way. I would highly recommend this course. Thanks Frank!

I just got done taking Frank’s concealed weapons permit class and really enjoyed it. I never felt familiar or comfortable with guns, and Frank’s training was great – very through, patient and instruction received every step of the way. I would highly recommend this course. Thanks Frank!

Christine Maday
Basic Handgun
Whether you’re seeking training for the first time or advancing skills you already possess, Frank is a true professional whose extensive experience in the Navy SEALs and hands on training style is sure to leave you happy you received the training.

If you have ever thought about obtaining weapons and/or self defense training I highly recommend retired Navy Senior Chief SEAL Frank Odermann with Zero Victims.  My wife and I have known Frank for over 20 years and whether you’re seeking training for the first time or advancing skills you already possess,  Frank is a true professional whose extensive experience in the Navy SEALs and hands on training style is sure to leave you happy you received the training.

Paul Ayers
US Navy, Retired
Frank’s classes built my self-esteem. It is amazing what you think you know before you learn more! Thank you, Frank!

Frank’s classes built my self-esteem.    I went through training with my husband and it put us on the same page with home defense.

I recommend these courses for every husband and wife.  It is amazing what you think you know before you learn more!

Thank you, Frank!

April Hostetter
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
I really enjoyed your class. You are a GREAT instructor!

I really enjoyed your class. You are a GREAT instructor!  I look forward to next month when I get to put my new training to use for Hunter Ed students.

Chris Roberts
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
Taking this course was an eye opener. The classes are very small, so it feels like it is always one on one with Frank. Well worth the money!

Taking this course was an eye opener. I am in the military, and I learned things from Frank’s class that I never learned in the military.   I am a better shot with a 9mm now, and I feel safer at home for home defense.    The classes are very small, so it feels like it is always one on one with Frank.   I am looking forward to taking Frank’s Defensive I and II classes.   Well worth the money!

Michael Bower
Basic Handgun
I learned so much that I had not previously considered. Frank’s training is invaluable and I wish I had started it sooner!
I met Frank several years before taking Basic Handgun and have had the opportunity to witness his calm, confident professionalism and how positively he has affected those who worked for him. Frank’s humility, patience and positive attitude along with his years of experience make him, hands down, the most engaging instructor I have had the privilege of working with. Combine this with his obvious desire to communicate his knowledge in a way that feels personalized to each of his students, and you have a handgun training experience that will exceed your expectations and leave you wanting to continue training with…...read more
Sean Edwards
Basic Handgun
I highly recommend Frank for personal defense and gun training.

I decided to take a course with Zero Tolerance based on the credentials of the instructor.   On the first day of Basic Handgun, Frank made the class enjoyable. The course wasn’t about picking up a gun and shooting.  It was about learning to respect the gun, why you shoot and when to shoot.  This class piqued my interest so much I decided to take subsequent courses to improve my knowledge and ability to use my gun.  I highly recommend Frank for personal defense and gun training.

Al Watkins
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3, 4
I am now knowledgeable and confident that I will Know When, Know How, NO Doubt!

I always wondered what I would do if my life were in danger.  I am now knowledgeable and confident that I will Know When, Know How, NO Doubt!

 

Wade Klingaman
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
This class was much more than I had anticipated!

This class was much more than I had anticipated!  From firearms safety, range inspection, public speaking and range safety briefings, to having an emergency on range and having the class acting out these scenarios, this class prepared me to be a Range Safety Officer…    I cannot think of a better qualified person to teach such a class than one of America’s best and elite!

I would love to have family and friends, and myself, enrolled and taught by you in the future!

Adam Wooten
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
Thank you so much for giving an outstanding training course!

Frank, Thank you so much for giving an outstanding training course!  Not only did I learn a great deal of new material,  I also discovered that I need to continue “filling my toolbox” and practice, practice, practice.  I look forward to seeing you on the range and hopefully in future classes.

Robbie White
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
We both learned so much from your class!

Frank,  Thank You for sharing all your knowledge with Lee and I!  We both learned so much from your class!  We are excited to implement everything that we learned!

Cheryl Wagner
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
This training is so necessary! Frank Odermann was absolutely excellent in every way.

This training is so necessary!  It was so good I’d like to repeat it just for the joy of hearing it again and relearning all of it.  May it expand and never end.  (Judy)

I enjoyed this course, especially the many shooting applications.  The instructor, Frank Odermann, was absolutely excellent in every way.  (Russ)

Judy & Russ Angwin
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2 Billings, MT
I had the privilege of serving with Senior Chief Frank Odermann.

I had the privilege of serving with Senior Chief Frank Odermann.  As the Officer in Charge of a fairly large unit, I was responsible to meet rigorous weapons training standards. Senior Chief Odermann’s training far exceeded the required standards for my unit.  His expertise and thoroughness ensured that our unit was qualified to use and implement any weapon at their disposal.

Frank’s students will appreciate the methodical thoroughness he presents his expertise with.

Jim Forseth
Lieutenant Commander, US Navy (Retired)
I am a 66-year-old female… Frank’s help & instruction put me on a path to the safe and proper use of a firearm.
Because of his kindness patience and thoroughness, I completed the course with a thorough understanding of the proper use of the firearm, up to and including his help with finding the proper firearm for my needs. I am a 66-year-old female who pretty much had no clue how to handle and shoot a handgun. Frank’s help and instruction put me on a path to the safe and proper use of a firearm. Frank’s instruction also included the offer of assisting me in the purchase of the right gun to fit my needs. I attended Basic Handgun, and Defensive Handgun 1 &…...read more
Tanya Vaught
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
I am excited to continue my training and I highly recommend Zero Victims!
As a handgun novice I went into the course a bit nervous and not knowing what to expect. I was immediately impressed with Frank’s ability to skillfully train participants.  Frank’s professionalism and step by step approach made getting comfortable and most importantly being safe with a handgun a great experience. As I have progressed through these courses I also appreciate that Frank places a high value on classroom instruction and the use of active scenario’s that put our training to use. If you are looking for high quality handgun training courses you can be sure that Zero Victims has you…...read more
Jamie Jarvis
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
I just finished up Defensive Handgun-2 with Frank. It was a great class and well worth the investment in time and money.

I just finished up Defensive Handgun-2 with Frank. It was a great class and well worth the investment in time and money. His classes are top notch and he does a great job. If you are going to take a handgun class, do it with Frank, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t try to get by with a short course, do it right and take a class from Zero Victims.

Wade Tingey
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
What an empowering day spent with Frank & our Basic Handgun Class!

What an empowering day spent with Frank & our Basic Handgun Class!  It’s been 40 years since I fired a gun.  I learned so much & feel confident with firearms again.  Frank took time beyond class to research guns for me and spent a day shopping, ensuring the proper fit and testing guns to ensure I have the right one for me. Frank brings a whole new definition to “customer service!”  I’ll be signing up for more Personal Protection classes as soon as possible.

Nancy McCullough
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Safety is paramount with his instruction.

I received M-9, M-16, and crew served weapons training from Senior Chief Odermann during my U.S. Naval career. Safety is paramount with his instruction. He explains all subjects so everyone can understand and feel comfortable handling a weapon.

I will have him instruct any of my family members that are wanting a firearms class.

CM1(SCW) Hank T. Krause
US Navy, Retired
All I can say now is, “Wow”! I greatly underestimated these courses!
I had previous experience shooting action pistol and shot competitively in the 90’s. I hadn’t shot much in the last few years and took the Zero Victims courses thinking they would be a good refresher. All I can say now is, “Wow”!  I greatly underestimated these courses! In addition to being preeminently qualified, Frank is patient and is an excellent teacher. He improved my gun handling skills. (I had to unlearn a bad habit or two I had picked up over the years). He also helped me find a pistol and caliber that was far better suited to me than…...read more
Steve Burt
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1, 2, 3
Zero Victims and Frank provide top notch training.
If you are even considering concealed carry, take the Basic Pistol class from Zero Victims.  And if you DO decide you are going to conceal carry, take the full Defensive Handgun series of classes! I met Frank while attending a NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course he presented at our local gun club.  I really liked his dynamic personality, his style of instruction, his attention to detail, and his focus on ensuring students came away with the right tools in their toolbox to be successful after the class.   I talked to Frank, and even though I knew how to shoot, he recommended I start…...read more
David Makuta
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2 | NRA Range Safety Officer
“You don’t know how much you don’t know, until you know” never meant so much until I took Frank’s Basic Handgun course…
The  adage, “you don’t know how much you don’t know, until you know” never meant so much until I took Frank’s Basic Handgun course with my wife.  I had received a “certificate” from another organization that helped me meet the MINIMUM standards to qualify for a concealed carry permit in the state of Montana.  It wasn’t until we began training with Frank that the gravity and responsibility associated with the carry and use of a handgun in personal defense/home defense situations really began to hit me.  The balance of class time and actual shooting skills instruction has not only increased my…...read more
Keith Scott
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
Frank was so patient and well prepared. It was an enjoyable learning experience!

I was so afraid to even be around “guns” until I took these classes.

I can now handle a firearm and defend myself with confidence!

Frank was so patient and well prepared.  It was an enjoyable learning experience!

Tina Klingaman
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
IT WAS FANTASTIC. We are going to go on with training with him. I HIGHLY recommend these training classes to anyone.
Bear with me on this. I am 67 and a half years old, have never really shot any kind of gun until about 4 months ago then just with my husband. We decided to take a class. Well I was kind of in “shell shock”, no pun intended, after that class because it was supposed to be a basic pistol class but we were doing things that I thought would have been a lot more advanced than what I should have been doing. We heard about Zero Victims and Frank Odermann from a friend on Facebook and I messaged him…...read more
Shirley Peter
Basic Handgun
Frank has been there and done that. And he knows how to teach it. With Frank you get it all….

Frank has been there and done that.   And he knows how to teach it.   With Frank you get it all; his knowledge base, attention to detail, and ability to teach basic through advanced techniques.   Zero Victims has raised the level of my abilities to keep myself and my family safe wherever we go.

Todd George
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Frank’s approach to self-defense, and thoroughness, are unmatched in my opinion.
If you have ever questioned your level of skill or preparedness in terms of family or self-protection or are even just looking to grow more comfortable with firearms, ZERO Victims and Frank Odermann are the first you should look to for instruction. Frank’s approach to self-defense, and the degree of thoroughness with which the classes are taught, are unmatched in my opinion. Even those that are completely unfamiliar with firearms and self-defense will be confident once he or she has completed the first four courses Frank offers. I undoubtedly and highly recommend ZERO Victims to anyone that is looking to…...read more
B. Drew Hall
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
I felt well supported in a safe environment. Frank is terrific – a mine of information!

This is the first time I have ever enjoyed shooting!  I felt well supported in a safe environment.  Frank is terrific – a mine of information!  Transformed me and my attitude in favor of knowledgeable gun safety and my own abilities in shooting.  I am eager for more training!

Stephanie F.
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
It meant more than I can say to have my kids with me… and Frank was great with all ages!

It meant more than I can say to have my kids with me for this class, and Frank was great with all ages!    I want to know that my daughter knows how to be safe when she travels alone.  If I am going to obtain a permit I want to make sure that I am fully capable and I understand all that goes with it.

We cannot wait to continue with more classes!   I recommend this class to everyone that has an interest in firearms!

Krista Henke
Basic Handgun
The knowledge I have gained through these classes carries with me in life.

After taking these classes, I realized how quick things happen, how carrying a concealed handgun is more than just the act…  It involves an ethical mindset, an attitude of never giving up, and the diligence to regularly practice the skills.  I am VERY glad I took this series!  It is eye opening.

The knowledge I have gained through these classes carries with me in life, beyond just learning how to use a handgun for protection.

Stephanie Gibby
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun-1 & 2
I highly recommend Frank’s classes to anyone wanting quality professional training in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

I’m very impressed with the training my fiancé and I received from Frank. We finished the 4-course Defensive Handgun series over a month ago and I am still excited about everything we learned.  Because of Frank’s teaching methods, we will retain the knowledge we need to effectively  use handguns for personal protection.  I highly recommend Frank’s classes to anyone wanting quality professional training in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Tim McCormack
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
I can’t thank you enough! This was one of the best and most positive experiences of my life to go through your training courses.

Frank, I can’t thank you enough!  This was one of the best and most positive experiences of my life to go through your training courses.  I plan on continuing training with you anytime I can.   Thanks again.

Joe Sanders
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
My sweetie and I have a new hobby we can enjoy together thanks to Frank Odermann and Zero Victims!

My sweetie and I have a new hobby we can enjoy together thanks to Frank Odermann and Zero Victims!  Cole and I just finished the second of three self defense classes and we can’t wait to start the third!  Frank is a retired Navy SEAL, awesome instructor, and a great guy to know.  You will gain more knowledge and confidence than you ever could have imagined! If you carry or plan to carry a concealed weapon, I highly recommend Frank’s classes!

Kayla Dorwart
Basic Handgun | Defensive Handgun 1 & 2
I was privileged to serve under Frank in the Navy. Anything he teaches is Gospel!

I was privileged to serve under Frank in the Navy. Anything he teaches is Gospel! You are receiving an excellent education along with a great person to become friends with.

Travis Ross
US Navy, Retired
I walked away feeling I had learned so much from a true master of shooting skills and I am much more comfortable and competent with my firearm.

Frank’s command on the range is excellent, his instruction methods are extremely safe and informative.  When I needed correction on my shooting skills, I felt I was getting the best advice and knowledge available. I walked away feeling I had learned so much from a true master of shooting skills and I am much more comfortable and competent with my firearm. would recommend for anyone from a first time basic shooter to a seasoned veteran.  I have already signed up for two additional handgun training sessions.

I recommend training from ZERO Victims to everyone.

Joe Sanders
Basic Handgun
Frank is an awesome hands on instructor both in the classroom and in the field.
I highly recommend Senior Chief (SEAL) Frank Odermann as weapons and tactics instructor.  My experience with Senior Chief Odermann as an instructor goes back several years when he instructed my military detachment.  Among the classes he instructed were patrolling, tactical fire and maneuver techniques, night patrols, and close quarter weapon training. Frank is an awesome hands on instructor both in the classroom and in the field. As a result, my unit received high marks in our weapons qualifications, patrolling, and tactical fire and maneuver skills.  Senior Chief Frank Odermann is a very motivated and high energy instructor.  I guarantee you won’t fall…...read more
Senior Chief (SCW) Michael C. Jennings, US Navy, Retired