OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
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.
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.
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.
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.
TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY
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.
SIGN UP FOR A CLASS
See our upcoming classes and events to find a date that works for you.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
We are passionate about helping you meet your training goals and teaching you to be safe in any situation.
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!
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.
TALK TO US
First Line Defenders
P. O. Box 231
Simonton, Texas 77476
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 9-5pm, occasional night classes
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