Training That Makes Sense

Personal Defense Academy provides firearm training of all levels. We  specialize in NC Conceal Carry Handgun  led by NRA and North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards certified firearms instructors. 



Classes And Services Offered

Concealed Carry Handgun Class                           $75.00

Items Required: Handgun with at least TWO magazines (student's or academy rental), minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, ear protection, billed cap (baseball type). For the persons renting an academy handgun eye and ear protection will be provided. 

Registration required prior to class date. Students are allowed to reschedule with prior approval. ANY refunds will be with prior approval and require a 10% processing fee.  NO REFUNDS allowed 10 days prior to class date, option to reschedule only.

The classroom is  located at 810 Slocomb Rd Fayetteville NC 28311 and this portion begins at 8am.  Class usually ends between 5 and 6 depending on how long it takes at the range. If you have any more questions please feel free to call 910-818-0105. If you are renting a firearm you do not need to bring anything, if you are using your personal firearm you will need your firearm, 50 rounds (min), eye and ear protection. Remember masks or face coverings required for classroom activity, and will not be provided.


Academy Handgun Rental                                      $20.00

For the persons renting an academy handgun ammunition, eye and ear protection will be provided.


Special Concealed Carry Classes offered upon request.       Call to schedule. 

Special classes require a minimum of 8 students and require payment in full one week prior to class date.


One on One Personal Training                               $50.00 for the first 2 hours $25. 00 each hour after.


September 16, 2017 - (L. Dixon)
My wife and I enjoyed the class and learned so much and I would advise anyone who's buying a hand gun to take this class so you would know how to respect and use your firearm and know the laws as well. You will learn so much. And I'll say if you think you know it all trust me you don't these guys are experts at this.

Meet The Instructors

Matt Norris

Matt is a certified NRA Instructor, certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards as a law enforcement general instructor, specialized law enforcement firearm instructor and as a certified concealed carry firearms instructor. Matt has over 15 years of law enforcement experience with most of that time spent training other officers. Matt instructs Basic Law Enforcement Training, and law enforcement in-service classes for a local community colleges.

Ed Norris

Ed is also a certified NRA Instructor and is certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards as a concealed carry firearms instructor. Ed acquired his experience with firearms from his time in the military, and he is an avid sportsman. Ed earned his Master Degree from Fayetteville State University and has over 20 years of instructional experience.

Classroom Location

810 Slocomb Road Fayetteville NC 28311