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


Welcome to Modern Defense Training.

We’ve noticed our female students tend to shoot better than our male students. Why? Women don’t tend to copy what they’ve seen in movies and approach shooting with a finesse that men often do not. Women also have fewer, if any, bad habits to break. Some men come out and spend a good part of class time breaking bad habits.

There are other differences as well. Women and men see spatial relationships differently. This spatial difference occurs in the brain; men tend to use one side of their brain at a time and women use both sides of their brain concurrently.  This allows women to multi-task better, but it also creates different challenges when learning safe gun handling and marksmanship fundamentals. We know that men and women learn differently and that our physical nature dictates that what works for a man won’t necessarily always work for a woman (and vice versa).

Understanding these differences allows us to work around the issues women often have that typically keep them from enjoying shooting. We want your learning to shoot to be pleasant and fun.

Don’t hesitate to sign up for training courses.  The same instructors teach both the men and women and proper attention will be given to all students.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.


Chad Herr