We help ordinary people

conceal carry

with confidence.

Everyone wants to feel protected.

But not everyone wants to feel like John Wick.

If you want the peace of mind that comes from concealed carry, but feel like you aren’t a “gun person”, you’re in the right place. We approach concealed carry from a practical approach.

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Hi! We’re Kevin & Alisha

We created Armed2Defend because we want everyone to receive meaningful concealed carry training.

See, we were just ordinary people that decided to get our concealed carry license. (Kevin was a scientist and Alisha was a teacher.) But our training experience wasn’t good. The instructor didn’t care if we learned anything or not. We were there to fulfill seat time and jump through hoops.

Kevin decided to get his NRA Instructor credentials so we could help our friends and family get better training than we got. And that is how Armed2Defend was born. We didn’t mean to start a business. But we found a passion. And that passion grew into a business.

We love sharing our passion with thousands of students each year. We would love to have you in one of our classes.

Armed2Defend is the training we wish we would have received.

We want you to feel comfortable, confident and competent.

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You deserve to feel protected.

We can’t wait to help you.

Armed2defend is a excellent concealed carry class I had a ton of questions about the laws of being able to conceal carry and no answer to any of them before I signed up for there class But after taking there course I'm extremely confident about the laws as well as handling and carrying my gun highly recommend them to anyone who needs more answers for the laws of concealed carry or those who need help with operation of there gun in my opinion there probably the best instructors in the state.
oday ghaly
oday ghaly
1700839265
They are the best and the most kind trustworthy small family business in Ohio,
Johnny Comacho
Johnny Comacho
1697935392
Had my 2hr range time today. What great instructors! They made everyone feel comfortable and took time to help everyone with questions we had.
Wow I just can say AMAZING experience, they’re amazing, excellent staff, I’m super grateful with all of you, thank you so much. Specially thanks to kevin’s dad.
Libdho jams
Libdho jams
1688785335
Good training
M France
M France
1682685905
Thorough, Passionate and Caring about what and how CCW is taught. Lynne and I were not sure what to expect, but definitely exceeded our expectations.....Tks, Matt"
Brian Moss
Brian Moss
1680303098
Kevin runs an outstanding organization....look forward to many more classes with Armed2defend....
James Porter
James Porter
1679948993
I took part in ccw class on the 25th of March, great class. Met some really great people in the class and instructors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful thanks for all you do in the class Jim porter
Russell Sowers
Russell Sowers
1655539575
I had taken outher on line ccw class with no luck but armed 2 Defend is the best one I took on line class was great
Kayla Barker
Kayla Barker
1649714544
Really happy with this CCW class. The online portion was concise and informative, and the in-person portion was really helpful. Both Kevin & Alisha gave me personal instruction on how to safely shoot more accurately and went out of their way to give me tips. I’d recommend this class to anyone!
Red Machine
Red Machine
1646097839
best class I've ever taken. Kevin and his team are very professional and helpful. you will leave classes feeling very confident and proud.
Kelly Foster
Kelly Foster
1632443161
Have nothing but great things to say. The instructor/sensei was very knowledgeable. I strongly recommend! Kelly Foster
I went through this course yesterday. I assumed it was going to be a boring 8 hours. I was wrong. It was fantastic. Everyone was great and I actually learned way more then I thought I would. I can’t recommend them enough. One of the best decisions I ever made. Thank you
Jamelah C
Jamelah C
1628982098
So first of all as an African American woman I did my research on different companies because if we're being real we have historically been kept out and many of us feel uncomfortable in these white dominated spaces; but, after a few google searches I came across armed to defend and immediately noticed the diversity. I was like "great. thats where I'm going", and I'm SO GLAD that I did. Kevin and Alisha are literally the bomb.com. Like, the type of people you would want over for dinner or game night. They managed to make information that could be deemed as boring very entertaining and engaging. They also have great energy. Even their instructors were warm and knowledgeable. This is a great family owned business and definitely a safe space.
J C
J C
1628462328
Awesome CCW/CHL training. Kevin and Alisha are top notch instructors who are passionate and knowlegeable about their field. Their style of teaching accommodates newer and seasoned firearm enthusiasts. They covered state requirements while also ensuring student questions were addressed on the spot. Finally, the range time was relaxed while prioritizing safety at all times.
christine bowen
christine bowen
1615155358
I had an incredible experience with the class yesterday. I had some knowledge as to what was to be expected. The class was informative and educational. For me the best part of the day was the drive home, my 22 year old son was with me and the knowledge he gained from the experience. I would highly recommend this company.
Joseph Gaynor
Joseph Gaynor
1615152196
As someone who has taken NRA Pistol classes before, I was happily surprised that the range training for the CHL featured 5+ NRA Instructors, as well as the leaders of the training, Alisha, and Kevin who are NRA Instructors themselves. Most other training providers I considedred don't provide instruction during the training process, and the investment in qualified NRA Instructors made me feel much better about this training over the others that I investigated before applying for my CHL. This is a great Company to use whether you're an experienced shooter, or have never shot a gun before. You will feel more comfortable with a firearm, and understand the responsibilities you have as a firearm owner by going through this company. Would highly recommend.
Dream Big
Dream Big
1607048904
This was a very informative class with great instructors, they did a awesome job with engaging and involving everyone in the class. Also huge shout out to Instructor George at the range, Doing an awesome job!!
L Atcherson
L Atcherson
1607004036
Great class! Very informative. I was nervous at first, but I learned so much. Kevin and Alicia were awesome. The sampler pack at the range was quite helpful in helping me to choose my own firearm.
nick mccormish
nick mccormish
1605409846
Great class!Kevin and Alisha are clearly passionate about what they do and are very engaging during the classroom portion. We had Tommy at the range and he was great too!Thanks to all for a safe and enjoyable experience for a couple of beginners!
Brian Pharis
Brian Pharis
1602875418
What a great class (CCW training course). Highly recommend.
Victor Sanchez
Victor Sanchez
1602406831
The class was easy to understand and participate in. With the classes being given over the net, it let people participate more openly and relaxed. With a class that talks about defending oneself and possibly taking another persons life, the trainers presented themselves as people of the community.If you are looking to get CCW license and are looking for that military/ police training experience in your class, then don't take the class from Armed2Defend. Armed2Defend will give you respect and train you as a person. They know that you will be taking a firearm into their community(s), so they will train you to take a firearm into a community, not onto a battlefield. Armed2Defend is the way to go for your CCW training!
Isiah Chillous
Isiah Chillous
1602124503
A2D has awesome instructors who take the time to walk you through gun safety/handling and self defense. You’ll enjoy your training! I had a great time.
Scott Fowler
Scott Fowler
1601680949
Top notch training by knowledgeable folks
Thomas Miller
Thomas Miller
1601672215
Class was awesome, they made sure the zoom style classes were effective, I liked how they kept folks accountable during class. Range day was great and the facility was set up nicely.
Bruce Bishop
Bruce Bishop
1601655166
Excellent experience. I enjoyed the online class modules and the range was absolutely great. As one who hadn't fired a gun for years this was a great experience. After the class I received my concealed carry license within 4 four days. Thanks all!
Joe Herb
Joe Herb
1601649318
great place for beginners or experienced shooters, this is the perfect family run business.
troy standiford
troy standiford
1601599183
I took this course about 8 years ago.I guess the best information I gained wasabout the law and how it relates to a ccwholder. I’m going to now send my 21 year old daughter through this same course. I would recommend them to anyone looking into ccw.
Eryn Harris
Eryn Harris
1601377194
I took this class virtually due to COVID-19, even with it being virtual it was very detailed and they allowed us to ask questions. It didn’t feel rushed at all. At the range, we were able to use actual weapons and practice for the entire scheduled range time instead of doing more “lectured learning”. Would recommend.
Great class. Made it interesting and fun.
Judy Barclay
Judy Barclay
1601061332
This is a great company and the owners are awesome as well as instructors! So glad I took my training here! I learned so much from the great hand on hand instructors who help me.I have told my friendsand family in fact my cousin and her husband just did their training here at Armed2Defend and they loved it as well!I recommend 100%
A Egeh
A Egeh
1600963812
Amazing experience.I enjoyed the training; staff were great, and I've learned a lot from them.
Adam Spafford
Adam Spafford
1600893802
So glad I found these guys! While most other concealed carry classes were booked for months out, I got in and out of their class VERY quickly. The convenience factor of doing 6 of the required 8 hours from home makes this worth far more than what they charge. Thank you, Armed2Defend!
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Armed2defend is a excellent concealed carry class I had a ton of questions about the laws of being able to conceal carry and no answer to any of them before I signed up for there class But after taking there course I'm extremely confident about the laws as well as handling and carrying my gun highly recommend them to anyone who needs more answers for the laws of concealed carry or those who need help with operation of there gun in my opinion there probably the best instructors in the state.
They are the best and the most kind trustworthy small family business in Ohio,
oday ghaly
oday ghaly
1700839265
Had my 2hr range time today. What great instructors! They made everyone feel comfortable and took time to help everyone with questions we had.
Johnny Comacho
Johnny Comacho
1697935392
Wow I just can say AMAZING experience, they’re amazing, excellent staff, I’m super grateful with all of you, thank you so much. Specially thanks to kevin’s dad.
Good training
Libdho jams
Libdho jams
1688785335
Thorough, Passionate and Caring about what and how CCW is taught. Lynne and I were not sure what to expect, but definitely exceeded our expectations.....Tks, Matt"
M France
M France
1682685905
Kevin runs an outstanding organization....look forward to many more classes with Armed2defend....
Brian Moss
Brian Moss
1680303098
I took part in ccw class on the 25th of March, great class. Met some really great people in the class and instructors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful thanks for all you do in the class Jim porter
James Porter
James Porter
1679948993
I had taken outher on line ccw class with no luck but armed 2 Defend is the best one I took on line class was great
Russell Sowers
Russell Sowers
1655539575
Really happy with this CCW class. The online portion was concise and informative, and the in-person portion was really helpful. Both Kevin & Alisha gave me personal instruction on how to safely shoot more accurately and went out of their way to give me tips. I’d recommend this class to anyone!
Kayla Barker
Kayla Barker
1649714544
best class I've ever taken. Kevin and his team are very professional and helpful. you will leave classes feeling very confident and proud.
Red Machine
Red Machine
1646097839
Have nothing but great things to say. The instructor/sensei was very knowledgeable. I strongly recommend! Kelly Foster
Kelly Foster
Kelly Foster
1632443161
I went through this course yesterday. I assumed it was going to be a boring 8 hours. I was wrong. It was fantastic. Everyone was great and I actually learned way more then I thought I would. I can’t recommend them enough. One of the best decisions I ever made. Thank you
So first of all as an African American woman I did my research on different companies because if we're being real we have historically been kept out and many of us feel uncomfortable in these white dominated spaces; but, after a few google searches I came across armed to defend and immediately noticed the diversity. I was like "great. thats where I'm going", and I'm SO GLAD that I did. Kevin and Alisha are literally the bomb.com. Like, the type of people you would want over for dinner or game night. They managed to make information that could be deemed as boring very entertaining and engaging. They also have great energy. Even their instructors were warm and knowledgeable. This is a great family owned business and definitely a safe space.
Jamelah C
Jamelah C
1628982098
Awesome CCW/CHL training. Kevin and Alisha are top notch instructors who are passionate and knowlegeable about their field. Their style of teaching accommodates newer and seasoned firearm enthusiasts. They covered state requirements while also ensuring student questions were addressed on the spot. Finally, the range time was relaxed while prioritizing safety at all times.
J C
J C
1628462328
This class was one of the best classes I've taken. It was fun and entertaining as well as informative. I felt the upselled everything, yet everything they sold was only high quality products that they believed in. Now I believe in them too. They're motto, "It's a lifestyle." is something I've already learned to adapt.
Aaron Bowen
Aaron Bowen
1615155650
I had an incredible experience with the class yesterday. I had some knowledge as to what was to be expected. The class was informative and educational. For me the best part of the day was the drive home, my 22 year old son was with me and the knowledge he gained from the experience. I would highly recommend this company.
christine bowen
christine bowen
1615155358
As someone who has taken NRA Pistol classes before, I was happily surprised that the range training for the CHL featured 5+ NRA Instructors, as well as the leaders of the training, Alisha, and Kevin who are NRA Instructors themselves. Most other training providers I considedred don't provide instruction during the training process, and the investment in qualified NRA Instructors made me feel much better about this training over the others that I investigated before applying for my CHL. This is a great Company to use whether you're an experienced shooter, or have never shot a gun before. You will feel more comfortable with a firearm, and understand the responsibilities you have as a firearm owner by going through this company. Would highly recommend.
Joseph Gaynor
Joseph Gaynor
1615152196
This was a very informative class with great instructors, they did a awesome job with engaging and involving everyone in the class. Also huge shout out to Instructor George at the range, Doing an awesome job!!
Dream Big
Dream Big
1607048904
Great class! Very informative. I was nervous at first, but I learned so much. Kevin and Alicia were awesome. The sampler pack at the range was quite helpful in helping me to choose my own firearm.
L Atcherson
L Atcherson
1607004036
Great class!Kevin and Alisha are clearly passionate about what they do and are very engaging during the classroom portion. We had Tommy at the range and he was great too!Thanks to all for a safe and enjoyable experience for a couple of beginners!
nick mccormish
nick mccormish
1605409846
What a great class (CCW training course). Highly recommend.
Brian Pharis
Brian Pharis
1602875418
The class was easy to understand and participate in. With the classes being given over the net, it let people participate more openly and relaxed. With a class that talks about defending oneself and possibly taking another persons life, the trainers presented themselves as people of the community.If you are looking to get CCW license and are looking for that military/ police training experience in your class, then don't take the class from Armed2Defend. Armed2Defend will give you respect and train you as a person. They know that you will be taking a firearm into their community(s), so they will train you to take a firearm into a community, not onto a battlefield. Armed2Defend is the way to go for your CCW training!
Victor Sanchez
Victor Sanchez
1602406831
A2D has awesome instructors who take the time to walk you through gun safety/handling and self defense. You’ll enjoy your training! I had a great time.
Isiah Chillous
Isiah Chillous
1602124503
Top notch training by knowledgeable folks
Scott Fowler
Scott Fowler
1601680949
Class was awesome, they made sure the zoom style classes were effective, I liked how they kept folks accountable during class. Range day was great and the facility was set up nicely.
Thomas Miller
Thomas Miller
1601672215
Excellent experience. I enjoyed the online class modules and the range was absolutely great. As one who hadn't fired a gun for years this was a great experience. After the class I received my concealed carry license within 4 four days. Thanks all!
Bruce Bishop
Bruce Bishop
1601655166
great place for beginners or experienced shooters, this is the perfect family run business.
Joe Herb
Joe Herb
1601649318
I took this course about 8 years ago.I guess the best information I gained wasabout the law and how it relates to a ccwholder. I’m going to now send my 21 year old daughter through this same course. I would recommend them to anyone looking into ccw.
troy standiford
troy standiford
1601599183
I took this class virtually due to COVID-19, even with it being virtual it was very detailed and they allowed us to ask questions. It didn’t feel rushed at all. At the range, we were able to use actual weapons and practice for the entire scheduled range time instead of doing more “lectured learning”. Would recommend.
Eryn Harris
Eryn Harris
1601377194
Great class. Made it interesting and fun.
This is a great company and the owners are awesome as well as instructors! So glad I took my training here! I learned so much from the great hand on hand instructors who help me.I have told my friendsand family in fact my cousin and her husband just did their training here at Armed2Defend and they loved it as well!I recommend 100%
Judy Barclay
Judy Barclay
1601061332
Amazing experience.I enjoyed the training; staff were great, and I've learned a lot from them.
A Egeh
A Egeh
1600963812
So glad I found these guys! While most other concealed carry classes were booked for months out, I got in and out of their class VERY quickly. The convenience factor of doing 6 of the required 8 hours from home makes this worth far more than what they charge. Thank you, Armed2Defend!
Adam Spafford
Adam Spafford
1600893802
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