​The following is a letter to Mandy Connell, radio talk show host from 1 - 4 pm on Denver's 850 KOA News Radio: "Hey Mandy! I took Karen's NRA Basic Pistol course last Friday.  Everything you said about her is right on.  She is knowledgeable, a git'er done, bottom liner with great knowledge and a teaching style to match.  Wow. I already had my CCW, and I had a good course to obtain that years ago, but her course is better.  I am up for the next level course. Thanks for having her on your show.  She is my kind of woman - Tough, smart but not ever condescending." 

"I have shot my hand gun a handful of times with friends and family, but never felt completely comfortable handling my hand gun. I decided I needed a course to learn all aspects of gun safety and shooting to be more confident handling a fire arm on my own. I took Karen's course and loved it. I learned so much from her class portion and at the outdoor range. I highly recommend Karen Murray. I now have the confidence and proficiency to carry/operate a hand gun safely and responsibly on my own through the completion of her course. I will be taking more courses from her in the near future, she is excellent."

Tammie Parcells

"When we were initially looking for an NRA instructor, I took to Facebook asking who my friends would recommend. The overwhelming response was Karen Murray and, just having completed her class, now I know why.

Karen doesn't simply have a high level of knowledge about gun safety and use, she has a skill for instructing that keeps learners engaged and interested. I think this is because of her passion for teaching others about using firearms safely and correctly. The class time moved quickly and the live-fire time on the range made my wife and I very comfortable using our new pistol. Her class was invaluable for us. She even followed up with a personal email for us specifically to ensure we knew we could call her at any time if we ever had questions. Who does that?

I just can't recommend Karen highly enough. I'd give her more stars if I could."

Bob Kennedy
Parker, CO
"Karen Murray is a true professional. This is something I've wanted to do for a while. She was patient and informative. I recommend to everyone to take a pistol training course with Karen, it was amazing!"

Janice Skirmants
Parker, CO
"Karen is a great instructor, she is very passionate about her beliefs in guns and gun safety, which makes for an enjoyable class. She teaches you everything you need to know about safety and reviews any problem areas before shooting so you feel more comfortable at the range. From the second you start to the minute you end she is always there to answer any questions, help guide you to become a safe gun owner, and gives you great advice for accurate shooting."

David Tanner
Aurora, CO
"I truly enjoyed this class. I consider myself an experienced shooter that has been shooting for over 40 years and still learned so much from this class. The class was interesting and very well taught by Karen. I am looking forward to taking more advanced classes in the future. Thanks for your patience and you really can teach an old dog new tricks."​

Lenord Sheesley

Northglenn, CO

"It was a beautiful day and an awesome class!!! If you are reading this and have never taken one of Karen's classes, what are you waiting for?!?!? It is a great experience and you learn SO much!!! "​

Kristine Bowyer

Strasburg, CO

"I considered myself somewhat knowledgeable about guns and shooting but I learned a lot. Had an awesome day."​

Melody Sheesley

Northglenn, CO

"Karen put my mind at ease about firearms, and how to safely handle them. Her knowledge, and confidence made my learning experience beneficial and enjoyable."​

Caryl Cox

Denver, CO

"I took conceal carry class with Karen and I have to say she made it incredibly easy and comfortable for me. I had very little experience with guns prior to taking her class (almost no experience). She is not only extremely passionate about it but also very serious and always puts safely first. Not only I learn a lot of information about guns but I was very comfortable shooting different guns at the range. Karen's passion, great attitude and enthusiasm make the class FUN !!!! I highly recommend taking the class with Karen for anyone regardless of the level of experience."

Dorota Swartzendruber

Parker, CO

"Karen was fantastic as an instructor. I had moderate pistol shooting experience before the class and she was able to help me both with my specific firearm as well as with grip and technique with any handgun. She went over the basics and answered any of the more specific questions I had.Karen takes the time to make sure you understand the basics, and so that you're comfortable at the range."

Ryah Swartzendruber

​Parker, CO

"This is the first time I had been and had very little experience with handguns. You are given a LOT of information in a short period of time, safety is paramount! By the end of the class I was able to shoot and handle my gun correctly. I loved it! Karen is a top notch, enthusiastic and skilled instructor, her class is worth every penny! I can't begin to rave enough about the training and experience offered here. I highly recommend taking a class from Karen!"

Deanne Bader

Denver, CO

"Excellent class. It's nice to deal with a professional that knows what they are doing and obviously loves their job. Money well spent." 

​Parker, CO
"I felt very comfortable in this class with Karen as my instructor! The class was so useful that my husband and 10 year old daughter then took the class with Karen instructing! It was all I needed to get my CCW- and I am so glad I did! I feel much more comfortable handling a firearm now."  

Aurora, CO
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"Karen was very professional and made the whole process fun, and educational.  I have more confidence in owning and safely using a handgun after taking her class!  I would recommend her highly to anyone wanting to get more comfortable with using and owning firearms.  Thank You Karen!!"

Tracy Wait
Parker, CO