Whether you're new to firearms training or an experienced operator, you're welcome to train with us. Find descriptions of our courses on our training pages. Check posts and articles on our blog. Not all classes and courses are posted, if your interested in firearms training send an email or call. Respectfully, Chad Herr Founder/Lead Instructor

Training Courses

Firearms Training


Modern Defense Training was founded by Chad Herr, a former Marine and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.  MDT is dedicated to teaching responsible citizens, law enforcement and military personnel how to operate small arms efficiently, safely and accurately.

Modern Defense Training exists to prepare and train those who use a gun on the job or as a tool in their defense.  Our number one goal is to impart the proper attitude, knowledge and skill necessary for our students to operate their firearms safely, efficiently and accurately.  Our second goal, is they become Unconsciously Competent (UC) with the gun.  Becoming Unconsciously Competent with a firearm frees the shooter from the mechanics of gun handling and allows him to focus on the work around him.

We strive to provide the most modern means of self-defense available.  Along with the right mindset and proper training, a firearm is the most effective tool to protect one’s life or family in a grave situation.