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From the first contact you are treated like someone special.  We are privileged to have you at our Academy and we want you to experience a satisfying, safe, learning experience.  We strive every class to treat each attendee like an individual and endeavor to address them like it's the first person we've ever trained in class.
You can expect a Professional, Safe, Confidence Building environment, with Gun rentals and Gun Sales available. Shown below are some of our Attendees

2024-Liked:  Shooting  Dislikes: No

2024-Liked:  Timothy had a great way of teaching the class that really helped me retain the information.  Dislikes:  None

2024-Liked:  Thorough and explained well

2024-Liked:  Everything   Dislikes:  Not a one

2024-Liked:  Tim was very informative and personable. Dislikes:  None, it was wonderful  

2024-Liked:  Tim was very informative, education was A+.  Lori (assistant) was so king to help as well with lunch, host, direction, they were a wonderful team together.  Dislikes:  -Not one-

2024-Likeed: Being able to learn better shooting and gun skills!

2024-Like:  The indoor range and good people teaching the class. Dislike:  Nothing

2024-Liked:The shooting range exercise. No Like: No

2024-What did you like? Excellent information, fun class and drills.  The instructor was helpful and knowledgeable. Do you have any concerns? NO-very well done

2024-What did you like? Everything! Class time + range time was awesome!

2023-Personal class, great instructor

2023-Everything was awesome, shooting was very fun.

2023-Great class atmosphere, with fantastic Instructor

2023-Able to shoot multiple guns to try them out

2023-(liked) How in depth the information was and how relatable the scenarios were that were given by the instructor

2023-(liked) Shooting in the indoor range.  Lunch was great also!

2023-I enjoyed the comfortable environment and the kindness of the instructor and his wife.  I will recommend Sports Layne to anyone looking for firearms instruction.

2023-Very personal, well paced, thorough, (concerns) none

2023-(like) the rapid fire / shooting. (concerns) nothing

2023-Great learning environment, super great instructor, very helpful, No concerns

2023-other than all the information, I learned. I enjoyed how the class was taught, as well as the instructor(and helper)

2023-*easy to listen to,*patient, (concerns) No

2023-Instructor was very knowledgeable and very informative. (concerns) I Don't, was a awesome experience

2023-(liked) The shooting exercises

2023-(liked)All the help they both (Instructor and helper) gave me. Lots of little pointers to me improve my aim. (concerns) Nope, great class!

2023-Professional Instructor, well detailed and great lunch.

2023-Very comfortable environment. Great food, very informative, learned alot.

2023-Very friendly, smart and helpful. No concerns

2023-I liked that the class was smaller.  If it were much bigger I feel I may have been intimidated.  I have no concerns instructor did a great job! :))

2023-(liked) the range instruction, No Concerns, class is fantastic!

2023-He (instructor) is very professional and did an amazing job!

2023-(liked) informative

2023-accurate info / food was awesome

2023-professional and informative

2023-Very informative and thorough.  It was thought out and it made me far more confident about my rights. (concerns) No not one.

2023-hands on and very informed.  Answered all my questions. (concerns) Nope

2023-Small class kept it personal and a good experience. Informative and questions were answered. (concerns) None

2023-(like) the time he (instructor) took explaining and showing us. (concerns) None

2023-Very Informative

2023-(liked) all of the instruction, food

2023-The instructor was very thorough and made sure everything was explained.

2022-(liked)hands on demonstrations

2022-Great life examples/stories, hands on experience with firearms.  I felt safe in the range.  LUNCH :))

2022-Very thorough 

2022-Lot of info

2022- Enjoyed all of it, very informative

2022-(liked) everything, Great Class

2022-(liked) the shooting, (concerns) Nope, otherwise I don't deserve my CPL

2022-(liked) the shooting

2022-(liked) the range and how involved the class was. (concerns) no, very good class

2022-Tim (instructor) was very thorough and personal.  It was very good. (concerns) more people should take it (CPL training)

2022- The instructor was Awesome, and I got 100% on my written test. (concerns) no I do not.

2022-(liked) Everything!!  It's been a long time since I have been in a class

2022-Instructor was very informational

2022-Explained everything in detail

2022-Instructor was very informational & understandable when telling info.

2022-Instructor was informational and explained things well.

2022-The instructor explained information easily & answered questions respectfully

2022-Knowledge and useful scenarios

2022-Taught where I could understand, kept us interested. Loved how he worked with us.

2022-What I like the most about the class is how everything was explained completely

2022-*(liked) The knowledge overview

2022-The way the instructor explained the law and all the risks for having, carrying a gun/firearm.  No concerns, All Good.

2022-The practical portion was so much fun and the laws were interesting.  Everything was so informative.  On top of that, Tim was a very supportive and enjoyable instructor.  My only concern is now it's over. I had so much fun.  Great Class and instructor Also appreciate the hospitality

2022-Clear, concise, fun, thorough, I will recommend to others

2021-Small class size (Liked Most)

2021-Everything was great!

2021-Shootin training (Liked Most)

2021-Learning about the proper and legal way to use & possess a handgun (Liked Most)

2021-All Informative (Liked most)

2021-Everything was awesome, Thank You!! :)

2021-Hand on, Safety, education, (Liked most)

2021-Very informative, took extra time to make sure every student was proficient and comfortable, would recommend to anyone

2021-Fun, helpful, good food

2021-Very helpful and instructive

2021-Everything is fun, informative, and on point, Safety is key

2021-Clarify and pace of class and info, Tim was excellent (Like most about class)

2021-Learning I was left eye dominant

2021-Learned a lot about legal issues, learned about gun safety, Great Instructor, Kept interesting & educational

2021-Lots of information, very informative, very patient instructor, Very nice lunch

2021-The attention to detail, courtesy

2021-Everything (Liked Most)

2021-Patience during shooting, very personable, Reasonable Price, Small Group

2021-Very informational & professional

2021-very educational

2021-(liked) shooting range

2021-(liked) the friendly atmosphere

2021-(liked the) range

2021-I liked how much material we went over

2021-Tim was a great instructor, He helped and I learned a lot.

2021-Very fun and knowledgeable class. Instructor was fun and very into the training. 

2021-Very informative + (liked) shooting

2021-I learned so much more from this class than I ever thought I would!

2021-Tim was very personable and (I) loved the smaller class setting. Thank You! I hope to be back for more training:)

2021-Very articulate, informative, very much inclusive, beginner to expert

2021-Professional & knowledgeable instructor.  Useful & practical information

2021-(Liked) Building (my) confidence, very informative, professional

2021-Very educational & moved right along

2021- (Liked) Everything! Very Kind

2021-Very nice range setup, Everything explained in depth and any and all questions answered.

2021-How friendly and at home it felt.

2021-The smaller class size was great for learning environment. Very helpful and knowledgeable

2021- Instructor making it fun

2021- Laid back and informative

2021- It was a fun class to take.  The instructor was great!

2021-Instructor make it fun and enjoyable

2021-Heated indoor range!!

2021-Thorough, excellent, clear info

2021-(enjoyed) firing the guns

2021-It was very informative

2021-Learning more about everything and shooting was fun

2021-Solid Instructions and patience

2021-I enjoyed the environment of learning.  The class was taught very well by a kind Christian family. My favorite part of taking this class is being able to get my CPL now!

2021-Tim did a great job, enjoyed the class and his wife made a great lunch. God Bless you both.

2021-Tim was very personable-informed & educated appropriately & ethically.  Thorough and made it fun, but w/level of seriousness with necessary.

2021-Uplifting environment & great instructor

2021-Very well informed, shooting with instruction was great, size of class was nice and small

2021-Liked the knowledge of the instructor

2021-Great Instructor, very patient with me

2021-I would recommend to anyone

2021-Great instructor and Great food.

2021-(enjoyed) the range section of class

2021-Very informative, it went at a good pace.

2021-Moving around, interactive, fun

2021-Very knowledgeable and professional

2021-I enjoyed the shooting range time and rehearsing the shooting skills

2021-I liked how much the instructor truly wanted everyone to both pass & learn to be safe with guns.

2021-The way Tim instructed, excellent! Liked the range activities.

2021-Instructor was a good speaker

2021-The Instruction

2021-Very knowledgeable and nice couple.  Only good.

2021- Tim is very patient and makes sure we understood everything.


2021- I learned more in this class than I did 9 years ago.

2021-It was super easy to follow and extremely helpful for myself being very new to shooting.  Love the Christian influence as well. God Bless you!

2021-Wonderful people with a gift for teaching.  Will have 2 more family members attend, Highly Recommended

2021-Hands on instruction

2021-Kind, friendly, love that husband & wife work together. Wonderful lunch. Very knowledgeable.

2021-The instructor was very professional and made sure everyone had a firm understanding.

2021-Instructor explained material in a clear manner.  Instructor also made class interesting and fun.

2021-Great involvement, getting everyone to used to guns.

2021-rapid fire

2021-upbeat and factual, great class.

2021-rapid fire at the range

2021-Meeting new people and learing to use and handle a gun

2021-How Tim keeps going over things so we got it.  Very encouraging.  Lunch was Great!

2021-Shooting, instructor was very informative

2021-Very Well Done

2021-Very laid back, fun

2021-Tim & his wife(Lori) were amazing. Very informative, love the hands on. (change nothing) Absolutely amazing class

2021-Helpful in real-life tips and tricks, clearly explained all instructions and safety tips

2021-(Liked) Instructor, environment

2021-Fun, informative, professional, Delicious lunch!!  Thank You

2020-Very informative

2020-the infor was great, great instructor

2020-Information and the shooting

2020-Very informative

2020- Tim (instructor) was very knowledgeable.  The range was awesome and the lunch was very good! Thanks for your hospitality.

2020-Great instructor, friendly, fun, very smart and wise.

2020-Very good class well taught

2020-I enjoyed the knowledgeability of the instructor and his interaction with the class.

2020-The instructor Tim was great, relatable & knowledgeable, very friendly

2020-Tim (instructor) was the most information you can get

2020-It was interactive and descriptive

2020-Very helpful & thorough

2020-Very helpful. I really enjoyed the class. Very happy.

2020-Instructor (Tim) was very formative.  Great Class

2020-Very informative, small classw/comfortable setting, very patient during range time.

2020-Very relaxed atmosphere and great information.  P.S. Good Food!  Time flew by.

2020-The Shooting activities.  Tim was very patient & helpful teaching me to shoot as it's been a while

2020-Range Time

2020-Quite informative.  Tim is extremely knowlegeable and presented the data in an easy to understand format

2020-the hands on, and the time put into it

2020- Very thorough, down to earth

2020-learning about Michigan Law (most beneficial)

2020-Good instruction (most beneficial)

2020-Firing and the review of materials (most beneficial)

2020-the exercises and shooting practice (most beneficial)

2020-The shooting (most beneficial)

2020-Very informative & entertaining. Thank You! Great Food!!

2020-It was very educational and worth taking (Most beneficial)

2020-learning about the different laws and procedures (Most beneficial)

2020-law info and target practice (most beneficial)

2020-All the professional help I had during the class, very very helpful!

2020-Good content + well done

2020- a lot of good information

2020-class was interesting and not boring at all


2020-Food was great! Shooting is always a good time, Instructor was informing and entertaining.

2020-Instructor kept it interesting

2020-Instructor was excellent

2020-Excellent Instructor Great Food

2020-Everything, Tim was Great! It was fun and lunch was delicious! Would Recommend this class *******

2020-Very good class-informative-instructor was excellent

2020-Actual examples & stories of real events

2020-Very informative, very patient instruction

2020-He (Tim) was clear & patient, Very informative.  Encouraging

2020-Encouragement on shooting

2020-Great information.  Tim was professional, patient, helpful and informative, excellent.

2020-Very informative. Helped everyone and very patient

2020-very patient

2020-very instructive

2020-the shooting range

2020-knowledge of the instructor

2020-the rapid fire made me feel more comfortable

2020-instructor was veryy patient with us and gave us the right information needed for this class

2020-Instructor took time to explain all rules and was patient in applications

2020-Lunch and great indoor range for small groups

2020-Shooting and Lunch :))

2020-Very professional & thorough
            Great Lunch
            Great teacher

2020-Instructor was very good

2020-Good and informative

2020-Very informative

2020-Accessibility, price, very clear and to the point

2020-Shooting behind cover and the rapid fire in an emergency situation

2020-he was a great instructor

2020-interesting  & informative

2020-Tim was very knowledgeable & thorough answering questions readily

2020- the professionalism of the the class and lunch

2020-being able to ask questions and be judged.  I felt very comfortable.  Thank You!

2020-Very informative, well presented

2020-Very well presented, thought everything was well explained & helped with a hand out.  No concerns with any part of it.  Very well done.

2020-Presentation Style (was good) and knowledge of instructor.  Casual setting not a classroom feel.

2020-(most beneficial) Information & Shooting

2020-The easy pace & the friendly face:))

2020-Shooting & Education (most beneficial)

2020-(most beneficial) High Speed Shooting

2020-Information explained well.  Instructor is very knowledgeable. Well run facility.

2020-Laid back, non pushy, Very understanding, Very informative

2020-Very well presented

2020-(Most Beneficial) Practicing shooting

2020-Very good class, would recommend

2020-Instructor was very professional and conveyed the information well

2020-(Most Beneificial) Tim and his wife's amazing food

2020-First Class!

2020-Tim (Instructor) was very patient

2020-It was a fun learning experience. I feel much more confident using my firearm.

2020-Excellent Instruction, less nerves when shooting, thanks to clear and thoughtful instructions.

2020-(Like Most) Relaxed environment, made easy to learn, fun time. learned alot Thank You :)

2020-(Like Most) Knowledge, confidence builder, patient

2020-The information and How it was presented, was very good & easy to retain.

2020-Hands on learning to apply principles being taught; active engagement from everyone.

2020-(Like Most) Engaging-Allowed entire class to participate. (Concern) The video from lawyers went a bit fast and we didn't stop to expand on certain topics.

2020-(Like Most) Great for new shooters, very informative, wonderful hospitality.

2020-Very Thorough, very nice.

2020- Very Thorough

2020-(Like Most) Personal attention as needed

2020-Small class size, did not feel rushed on range

2020- like the shooting range

2020-legal aspects and range time

2020-(Tim) explained the basics, was patient with the learning process

2020-Very well taught

2020-Everything was great

2020-(Like Most) Very professional

2020-(Like Most)Tim was extremely knowledgeable and made the class fun. Also liked how there was inventory available for purchase. Food was great-loved the food.

2020-(Like most) Easy comprehension & knowledgable instructor!

2020-(Like most) the instructor

2020-(Like most) Informative, professional & comprehensive.  Great food & encouragement too!

2020-(Like Most) made it easy and was very professional, kind, and calming those with their nerves (me) Would recommend this to others.

2020-(Like Most) The instruction + amount of shooting practice has given me enough confidence to not be afraid of guns. (Concerns (None)

2020-(Like most) Instructor (Tim) was great & very helpful. (Concerns) None.

2020-(Like most) I liked that it was smaller, I felt less pressure around people.  It was layed back, so I felt comfortable. (Concerns) None at all.

2020- (Like most) Very easy to follow and Tim was very good instructor for all skill & knowledge levels. (Concerns) No.

2020-(Liked Most) Tim's (instructor) knowledge of firearms and safety.  He is very confident when speaking about firearm topics. Also one day of class and the price. (Concerns) No.

2020- (Like most) Pace & clear explanations of each section. Having a handout was very helpful for taking notes. Video of lawyer was informative. Lunch very nice+drinks+snacks appreciated. (Concerns) No, I feel confident I am prepared to handle a gun following all safety & legal requirements.

2020-(Like most) sharing stories, ability to ask questions., strict adherence to safety protocols

2020- Valuable information about how to carry yourself when carrying concealed, also guided shooting, excellent teachers.


2020- Having experience loading and shooting a gun

2020-Safe atmosphere
Calm and clear instructions

3/2020-Very informative open conversation as needed, adequate time spent for every topic and question.

2020- Very informative, Handled professionally and accommodating to novice users.

2020-Informative and Safety Oriented

2020-Fun & Informative, Safety Oriented

2020-Very Professional, Safety Oriented

2020-Very Informative, Instructor very personable, Really enjoyed venue,  very comfortable setting.

2020-Concentration on personal protection (important)

2020-Tim was personable and knowledgeable

2020-I liked the small class size, (and) the instructor could give good personalized feedback.  I think the legal material covered was very important too, and informative.