Academy of Personal Defense and Security

 402 Old Wilson Road, Wendell, NC 27591










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The single most important thing for you to bring is ……a good attitude!

Knowledge, skill, and attitude are the keys to safe and responsible firearms handling and ownership.

While we are very proficient in teaching knowledge and skills, attitude, which is the most important element, is something only you can posses or develop. By attending one of our courses you do show an interest in developing or honing this attitude! That is to be commended!

……paper and pencil, highlighters are encouraged as well! Training materials are supplied.

You may bring your unloaded firearm(s) into the classroom. Ammunition is NOT allowed in the classroom.

… the range……

Eye and Ear Protection!

For the NRA Basics of  Pistol Shooting course, we provide both .22 caliber pistols and ammunition!

For the defensive courses, NRA Personal Protection In The Home and NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home, you will need to bring your firearm and the required ammunition. For PPOTH, a holster is required (strong hand hip or purse). More details will be provided in a confirmation email upon receipt of registration.

For the NC Concealed Carry Handgun course, bring your firearm, holster, and 50 rounds of the appropriate ammunition. Please notify us if you do not own a firearm. We have firearms to loan to you at the range. Bring the appropriate ammunition, .380ACP, or 38 Special, or 9mm, or 40S&W. This may be helpful to you when making a decision about what firearm to purchase! *PLEASE NOTE: Remember that the NC CCH course is not a beginner level "teach me to shoot" course. We strongly recommend that you considering attending the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course prior to attending any concealed carry course. It is important to start your formal firearms training with a solid foundation and then build from there. Concealed Carry concentrates primarily on NC law and is for the proficient handgun owner. We offer a combination of both classes at our deepest discount...New to Shooting Package.


Remember your safe and responsible Attitude!