Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am only scheduling new classes in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) area for the foreseeable future. Subscribe to the email list to be notified about all new classes. New classes are only advertised via subscription email.
Click here to see the National Black Self Defense Directory to find a firearm instructor in your area.
There are no refunds on Starting Point Defense classes however, you may transfer your registration fee to another student. If the class is canceled at my behest, students will receive a full refund. There are also no refunds in cases of accidental registration. If you register for the wrong class, your payment will be held and can be used towards a future class.
If you are unable to attend a class, you are allowed ONE reschedule. Failure to attend the second class date will result in the forfeiture of any registration fees paid. You have 12 months from your original class date to reschedule and attend your new class. If you do not reschedule your class within 12 months, all registration fees will be forfeited.
It is the responsibility of the student to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule.
Majority, if not all classes will be held indoors. In the event that a class is held outdoors and there is inclement weather, students may opt to reschedule; however this will count as their one class reschedule.
Yes, the class cost is the same if you bring your own ammo, firearm or protective gear. I am only providing 40 rounds of ammunition. Students are more than welcome to bring additional ammunition to use with their personal firearms.
No, there is no waitlist. The classes are first come, first serve and will remain open until they are sold out. Please subscribe to the email list to be notified about all future classes as soon as they are posted.
Unfortunately I am unable to teach firearms classes in New York and New Jersey due to the state gun laws. I recommend that you click here to see the National Black Self Defense Directory to find a firearm instructor in New York/New Jersey.
No, these classes are catered to women only. Please click here to find another instructor in your area.
Yes, girls ages 12-17 can register and attend the women’s classes with a registered parent present. Both boys and girls ages 12-17 can register and attend the coed classes with a registered parent present. The class price is the same for children and adults.
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Yes I do. The rate(s) are listed under Training.
The Virginia Concealed Carry class will help you in the application process.
The lead instructor, Justin "JB" Brown is based out of Fredericksburg, VA.
Start by contacting your local firearm instructor and inquire about specific state firearm instructor requirements.
No, you do not need a carry permit to attend my classes. You only need a valid, state-issued I.D. and/or Driver's license.
No, all class materials including *firearms, ammunition, targets and protective gear are provided for all students. We do recommend that you bring your personal firearm if you own one.
*Due to the nature of these classes, Basic Pistol II and Intro to Concealed Carry do not include a firearm rental. You must provide your own firearm to take these classes. All other class materials are provided.
I am teaching all group classes at indoor and outdoor ranges, providing hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes for all students. We are also sanitizing all surfaces and multiple use items. Masks are required for all students. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus, please do not attempt to participate in a class.
Due to the shortage of ammunition and inflation of ammunition prices, all class prices have increased. As of August 5th, 2020, all classes include ammunition, targets, protective gear, and *firearm rentals. In an effort to provide more time for students to learn, all classes have also been extended to a minimum of 4 hours. Click here to see all class prices and descriptions.
*Due to the nature of these classes, Basic Pistol II and Intro to Concealed Carry do not include a firearm rental. You must provide your own firearm to take these classes. All other class materials are provided
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Masks are required for all students. If you do not own one, one will be provided for you. Hats and gloves are recommended but not required.
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