The Personal Defense Institute offers a full range of firearms instruction from the CCW Safety Class (NO SHOOTING REQUIRED), the NRA Basic Pistol Class including Women's Only NRA Basic Pistol (which meets the Colorado Handgun Permit requirements), Refuse to be a Victim® to Defensive Shooting and Security Guard Training.
The Personal Defense Institute's number one objective is to teach firearm safety, awareness and responsibility.
Read any newspaper and see the number of violent attacks, murders, home invasions, stalkers and car jacking’s to understand why Americans are applying for concealed carry permits across this country in unprecedented numbers. As of May 2012, more than 130,000 people in Colorado have obtained their concealed carry permits in order to protect themselves and their families. The police cannot and are not obligated to protect you, and there just aren’t enough of them. The legal system seems remiss in taking criminals off the street and keeping them off. The politicians are more worried about their own jobs and getting re-elected than the people they are supposed to represent.
The world is full of wolves and the average citizens are sheep. Do you want to be a sheep or will you become a sheepdog? Get your Concealed Weapon Permit Colorado... DON'T wait another day Sign Up Now!
All our Instructors are NRA Certified - Click here for all the details.
We also offer courses in Personal Protection in the Home and advice on crime prevention. This class is tailored to your personal needs. Class costs are dependent upon numbers of students, location and length of class. Please call us to discuss.
Our security experts can also conduct a security study of your home and make recommendations for improving security that will fit any budget. Shooters of all levels can benefit from our classroom offerings, as well as practical shooting courses.
See a list of classes currently being offered on our Classes Page
We also offer private and semi-private instruction for individuals, couples, families and small groups at your location. Call for details and pricing.
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I just wanted to express my gratitude and compliment you on the outstanding course that you provided on Dec 15, 2012 in Loveland. I found your class extremely informative, and enjoyed your instruction. It's seldom that an instructor can hold the attention of a class, but I felt like the 3 hours went by in a matter of minutes. I evaluate instructors as part of my job with the USDOL, and you are one of the best instructors that I have encountered.
Very serious, very thorough, great examples all taught on a practical level.
The class was not only informative but “real life” useful. I would highly recommend this class for any gun owner. the instructor was able to break down the material in a way that was easy to understand; not to mention he made it very interesting!
Excellent presentation presented in an easy to understand manner with great use of stories and examples. Highly recommended! This ex-cop learned a lot!
I just wanted to say it was a privilege to be able to sit in your class and even as a law enforcer I learned a lot about the laws in Colorado and great tips on concealed carrying. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your class and I look foward to attending your defensive shooting classes.
I know for me personally, just the change in grip alone was such a huge difference in accuracy.
Very well done. I learned a great deal of information in not too much time. All easily understood, great class.
Direct, to the point, excellent! Very thorough presentation and I liked the explanations with actual situations and stories
Great instructor made the information fun and interesting to learn. Very impressed with the instructors’ knowledge of all aspects of the material taught.
Great passion, I can tell that the instructor lives what he teaches. Good demonstrations and the real life examples were great.
I took Utah and MA concealed carry classes and I learned more in this 3 hour class with you than in both of those together!
Instructor Dan kept everyone engaged and explained things thoroughly and gave great examples.
Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! I would recommend your course to anyone interested in not being a statistic
Thank you so much. Scott and I can’t stop talking about all the invaluable information we learned today. Your defensive shooting class was amazing!!
My accuracy left a lot to be desired but after the class I was hitting the central target every time! The instructor teaches an amazing technique – loved it!
Really enjoyed the class. The real world examples drove home the facts and realities of the responsibilities of gun carrying.
Class was very informative explaining laws and situations that allow the use of deadly force and how to avoid those siutations.
My family and I feel a lot more aware of how to protect our home. Safer too after the instructors’ great evaluation and instruction. We would recommend this class to everyone.
I have a dangerous job. This class was ideal for me to take me one step further in understanding the laws of concealed carry. My ability to deploy my handgun quickly and efficiently is much improved.
With a personal security guard team, Dan was able to help me evaluate the right men for the job, training them in good techniques to be efficient and capable. Their defensive shooting techniques were much improved after the class.
I had never held a gun before! The instructor was wonderful – allayed my fears, made me feel a lot more competent, safe and aware…and I learned to shoot pretty well!
A great class – very lengthy, detailed and so worthwhile. Now I can reload at a fraction of the cost – thanks to the PDI.
Highly informative and knowledgeable instructor. It was more than education and was very enjoyable. I will be glad to refer this class to anyone!
Well Done! Thank you for your passion to the cause.
By the way, I thought your class was very informative and worth every penny. The material you covered was an excellent blend of specific NRA required material and good solid information/advice from youColorado Springs Sept 2009