About the Instructor
My name is Andy Erickson. I am a NRA Certified Instructor and am certified at the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center to teach the South Dakota Enhanced Concealed Pistol Use of Force course.
I have a passion for shooting sports and hunting. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with people and teaching and coaching them how to shoot, and the way to safely use and enjoy firearms and the exercise of our Second Amendment rights.
I enjoy deer and pheasant hunting but my real passion is competitive shooting. I compete in USPSA pistol and 3-gun matches. I believe there is no better way to sharpen a shooters skills than through competetive shooting sports, even if it's not serious and just for fun.
"This was the best day ever! I learned so much from Andy and I went from not knowing or touching a gun to handling a gun with no fear! I came home with a great feeling of excitement that I want to learn more! Andy I can't thank you enough for the wisdom, encouragement, listening, and humor that was given to me and all the ladies. It was a great time ladies and thank you as well!"
-Stacey M - Women's Intro to Handgun Class
"I had a great experience. Thanks Andy for being patient with all of us and still have a sense of humor!!! Very informative and I also felt more comfortable being able to handle a gun and feeling safe. I do learn better with hands on, so being able to handle a gun in classroom prior to going to the range made a big difference. Thanks again. Had a great group of ladies in the class as well!!!"
-Julie K - Women's Intro to Handgun Class
"Andy - thank you for a very interesting, informative and fun class on Saturday. I am excited to get out and shoot again thanks to taking your class. I would definitely recommend this class to any of my family members and friends - you did a great job of not making us feel stupid for all the questions that were asked. :)"
-Becki F - Women's Intro to Handgun Class
My son and I enjoyed your enhanced concealed carry course. We found it informative, well structured, and planned. I would strongly recommend your course for those interested in pistols and the considerations involved in concealed carry.
-Galen - SD Enhanced Carry Permit Class