First Line Defenders

Practical Training for Practical People


Learn to survive and thrive in any situation through superior mindset and training. Sign up for a class today.



In every situation you encounter, you will always  be your first line of defense.

Let us teach you to protect yourself and your loved ones in everyday life.


Practical Training for Practical People

We are not training Navy SEALs, but everyday people. Through knowledge and practice, learn to use gear you're likely to have on you to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Superior Mindset

The best weapon at your disposal is your mind. Learn to use awareness, intuition, and boundaries to prevent conflicts.

Confident and Safe Use of Firearms

No matter your age or experience level, we can help you improve your skills. Learn to move, draw, and shoot in scenarios straight out of today's headlines.

Prepare to Prevail

Learn skills to assist you before, during, and in potential legal battles after a conflict.



Get the training you need to stay safe.



Be prepared to act as your own first line of defense. Learn a common sense, simple approach! These classes do not include guns, but teach several non-lethal ways to protect yourself.

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We can take you from the basics like aim, grip, stance, and accuracy, all the way to advanced tactics like shooting while moving, shooting in low light, or working in teams to counter a threat.

Join us in Simonton, Texas, and get tactical handgun training that goes far beyond trying to hit a bullseye.

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Designed for groups of 4 or more, we will come to you. Explore whether you want your License to Carry, or let us walk you through purchasing your first handgun.

We are also certified to teach "Refuse to Be a Victim" - a nationally recognized crime prevention seminar that focuses on safety without weapons.

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Complete the state requirements to open or concealed carry your handgun from a licensed instructor.

In addition, let us help you weigh the pros and cons of this license, and prepare you for the shooting portion of the exam.

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See our upcoming classes and events to find a date that works for you.




We are passionate about helping you meet your training goals and teaching you to be safe in any situation.


Bill Hogan

Instructor & Co-Owner

I am a husband of 31 years, father of 3 daughters, and grandfather. A 21-year veteran of the US Air Force, my desire to help others learn to defend themselves and their families is only surpassed by my passion for teaching and training. I have trained USAF pilots in supersonic aircraft from basic to advanced training, and USAF cadets as an associate professor at the US Air Force Academy. I'm NRA certified in Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, and Refuse to Be a Victim.  I am also certified by the State of Texas to instruct the Texas License to Carry Course.

By far, my greatest joy in life is helping others develop to their fullest potential. I look forward to helping you meet your training goals!

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Jeff Meador

Instructor & Co-Owner

Jeff is a husband of 16 years and a father of three. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and former Sheriff's Deputy where he served as a Patrol Deputy, and K-9 handler. Jeff has a passion to help others prepare for a side of life, most hope they will never have to experience. Having responded to many life threatening situations Jeff has a unique ability to help others walk through a potentially life threatening situation while providing options and skills that could prevent, deter, de-escalate, or stop an unwanted situation.

I believe family and friends are not just your support system but they are also part of your first line of defense in all situations. Let's train together to ensure we have done our part to defend and teach the next generation how to responsibly defend each other.

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First Line Defenders

Phone: 281-830-8450

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 231

Simonton, Texas 77476

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9-5pm, occasional night classes

Sat: 9-4pm

Sun: Closed