Frank Odermann is an extremely knowledgeable man with a wealth of experience to learn from.
Frank Odermann is an extremely knowledgeable man with a wealth of experience to learn from. This course is meant for beginners (people that have never shot a gun) but even those that have some experience (including myself) would benefit from taking this course from Frank. Thank you! See you in your next courses.
Mr. Frank Odermann, a fantastic and extremely knowledgeable, direct, open, calm, safety oriented firearms instructor.Mr. Frank Odermann, a fantastic and extremely knowledgeable, direct, open, calm, safety oriented firearms instructor. He is ever vigilant of making sure each student regardless of prior experience and skill level is on the same page and constantly learning. Having an instructor that engages with each student, informs as a group, challenges with task and skill building exercises, and who takes what he sees in class to modify towards that set of students is what really solidified the course of training I took (AR Rifle Basic). I will be taking many more courses from him to expand my recreational and…...read more
Frank Odermann is an outstanding and knowledgeable instructor.This is the 2nd time I have taken this course, the first being 10 years ago when Frank first started. Frank Odermann is an outstanding and knowledgeable instructor. He takes the class at a slow pace so as to allow everyone to get comfortable with each step of preparing to shoot. We had one person who had never fired a gun up to an experienced shooter and each one got personal attention and direction. Guns make me very nervous, but I’m comfortable now in my basic skills and will build my confidence as I practice and take Defense 1&2. HIGHLY…...read more
Frank Odermann was amazing…..soft spoken, encouraging, acknowledging, and comforting all at the same time.I can’t even explain how nervous I was with shooting a gun for the very first time in my life at my age. Frank Odermann was amazing…..soft spoken, encouraging, acknowledging, and comforting all at the same time. I feel so incredibly confident about my skills after taking his course. It was intense but would encourage each and every one of you to get to one of his classes and be able to handle a gun safely as well as know exactly what to expect when you pick one up and shoot it. I am already in a routine of practicing…...read more
Frank quickly put me at ease. He is so patient, thorough, and an absolute well of knowledge.I had been considering taking a defensive handgun class for some time when I finally scheduled the Basic Handgun course with Frank Odermann at Zero Victims Firearms Training. I simply cannot express how happy I am that I made that decision. Without having much handgun experience I was a bit nervous and intimidated by the thought of handling guns in front of others. Frank quickly put me at ease. He is so patient, thorough, and an absolute well of knowledge. No such thing as a stupid question in Frank’s class! Every single skill you carry out on the range with…...read more
Frank Odermann is SUCH a great teacher, kind, humble and incredibly knowledgeable.
Frank Odermann is SUCH a great teacher, kind, humble and incredibly knowledgeable. I’m so glad that I was able to do this class. I’m excited to continue progressing through all of the courses. I have some gun handling experience, but very little with handguns. I left feeling confident, encouraged and ready to sign up for the next class. Thanks Frank for making these classes available to people of all walks of life. You’re doing great things!
I took the Concealed Carry and Basic handgun class from Frank Odermann. It was a fantastic class!
I took the Concealed Carry and Basic handgun class from Frank Odermann. It was a fantastic class! I went in, knowing very little if anything about handguns. Frank was patient and respectful to all of us in the class. He taught slow and methodical so we were all able to grasp and understand all he was trying to teach us. I left feeling more confident about handguns and a much better understanding of them. I would highly recommend his class.
The way he runs the class with one on one attention, answers all questions, does not rush through and is a complete professional, is second to none.I took the Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun course. Although I’ve been shooting most of my life, I was very surprised at how much I learned which included some of my bad habits. There were people in the class who had never even held a firearm in their entire life and by the time we were done, Frank had them shooting bull’s-eyes with perfect safety & control!! The way he runs the class with one on one attention, answers all questions, does not rush through and is a complete professional, is second to none. I would recommend this class for…...read more
He makes a fun, safe, and comfortable learning environment for us.I took the ground zero training and Defensive Handgun 1&2. These classes were awesome and I definitely recommend anyone, including those with good experience, who are interested in becoming confident with a handgun for defensive purposes take these classes. Frank is well versed in MT gun laws and gun handling. Frank knows exactly what he is doing, and creates a fun, safe, and comfortable learning environment for us learning from him. He provides great recommendations for gear and explanations why. I’m about to move out of state, and I know there is no one I trust more than Frank to…...read more
Frank Odermann was extremely professional and knowledgeable, which made me feel very comfortable and safe.
I had always wanted to enroll in a gun course so that I could become comfortable using one if needed. I also had never shot a gun before in my life, so I was pretty nervous! Frank Odermann was extremely professional and knowledgeable, which made me feel very comfortable and safe handling a firearm. I highly recommend taking any of his courses, you will not regret it!
I can’t wait to start Defensive Handgun 1 & 2 and I feel this was some of the best money well spent.
This class was a great experience and the results you can’t argue with. I went into this class with very little shooting experience and not a lot of confidence when it came to handling guns. After my time with Frank, I can now hit a tiny target and can’t wait to get home and practice with my gun. I can’t wait to start Defensive Handgun 1 & 2 and I feel this was some of the best money well spent. Thank you Frank, looking forward to my next class.
Frank Odermann is very patient, gives you grace, and takes the time to answer all your questions.My husband and I took the Concealed Carry & Basic Handgun and the Defensive Handgun 1 & 2. My husband has been a life-long hunter and I have limited experience with guns. We both walked away learning more than we could have imagined. I highly recommend these classes for anyone wanting more training and I especially recommend these classes for women. Frank Odermann is very patient (I know from experience), gives you grace, and takes the time to answer all your questions. He deviated from our schedule and showed us how to clean our guns – invaluable training for sure.…...read more
How lucky we are to have a resource like this in our community.My wife and I took the basic firearm and Defensive 1&2 courses from Zero Victims and it was awesome. I’m really looking forward to the Defensive 3 class. Frank Odermann is extremely patient and incredibly knowledgeable. He takes the time to explain the “why”, which is a rarity. I have been around guns most of my life, and didn’t realize how many bad habits I developed over the years and how much I learned over one eight hour basic handgun course. His Defensive 1&2 classes were mentally exhausting with the sheer volume of information he provides to absorb so prepare…...read more
Frank Odermann is an excellent teacher and his knowledge is unmatched!
This class was great, I’m so glad we took it. I have been shooting for years and thought this was for beginners, but I learned so much and highly recommend it for everyone. Frank Odermann is an excellent teacher and his knowledge is unmatched! He connected individually with each student and made sure we all left feeling confident and able to safely handle a hand gun. I can’t wait to take Defensive Handgun 1 & 2 in April! Thanks, Frank!!
I have taken several classes from Frank Odermann. These classes go above and beyond any training I have ever done.I have taken several classes from Frank Odermann. My first class I was a bit apprehensive, however, he soon put me at ease. Frank has a way of explaining things to you in a way that makes sense, and safety is always his number one priority! I have taken another basic safety class years ago, but these classes go above and beyond any training I have ever done. If you are thinking you need some training, sign up now!! You will NOT regret it. I eagerly anticipate each new class and can’t wait for more. Thank you, Frank, for sharing…...read more
Frank is such a thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and gentle instructor
I finally did it! I took my firearm training with Zero Victims. It was a fantastic experience! Frank is such a thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and gentle instructor he makes a person feel at ease immediately. The learning environment is so unlike any that I have experienced! If anyone is on the fence about taking this course, don’t be, it will be the best experience you could have to learn the proper way of handing a firearm!!! Thank you, Frank!!
Definitely an extremely valuable class!
Frank was really positive and thorough. There was a lot of hands on instruction in addition to on screen visuals and the instructor encouraged questions and active engagement. Definitely an extremely valuable class! I would recommend Zero Victims Firearm Training to all people who have handguns or are thinking about owning. He also does gun fitting instruction to insure the best experience.
Frank Odermann is a great example of what a true teacher looks like!Frank Odermann is a great example of what a true teacher looks like! He is thorough, concise, and down home. I can’t imagine for the life of me taking any course on handguns, let alone firearm safety, from anybody else…hands down top notch! Between the tools that are given, along with real-time hands-on training, you couldn’t ask for a more detailed and structured way to learn about handgun basics! I recommend every person even thinking about acquiring a handgun, TAKE THIS CLASS FIRST!!! You will most definitely not be disappointed! Franks honest and caring character will have you leaving with…...read more
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!
Frank’s real-life experiences give him immediate credibility that is second to none. I Highly Endorse Frank Odermann and Zero Victims TrainingI’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
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
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.
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….
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
“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
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!
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.