Offering OPOTA classes! *Now Offering CCW Classes in Painesville and Parma Hts.
"Thanks for the amazing experience Action Defense! This is a great course for anyone interested in getting their CCW or even for those just interested in learning more about proper handling and care of firearms. You couldn't ask for a better instructor than Doug. His classroom materials were very informative while also being interactive and fun. The range experience was tremendous as well. The class was not too big so he can spend quality time with each participant. I would highly recommend this course to anyone." - Joe Q.
"Great people. Doug was a great instructor and was genuinely invested in wanting to make you comfortable with guns and how to use them. He gave us all his personal cell phone number to call him for advice in the future when buying guns or for questions about anything else. Really down to earth guy, I enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend taking the course here." -Tim B.
"I took the one day CCW class with Doug and Justin as the instructors. They are both knowledgeable and great teachers. They stress safety throughout the lesson and range time. I went with a group of friends and family. We had a mixture of people whom had handled guns their entire lives to those who had never shoot one before. They spent the time to get the new comers comfortable at the range and gave pointers to everyone on improving stance and hand placement so you would leave with better fundamentals than you arrived with. The class time was interesting, even entertaining as they covered the topics without being dry verbatim repetition of the book. I could not have asked for a better instructor than I got with Action Defense. I recommend this class to anyone looking for a CCW Class certificate, it is money well spent." -Eric R.
"Doug is an awesome instructor, genuine and knowledgable. Wife and I took his CCW course and we are very happy with the course content, training and quality time at the range we have received. I would recommend any one thinking about CCW to take Doug's CCW prep course, you will not disappointed. Class is kept at a reasonable size so each student may have time to actually learn hands on handle and firing of handguns. We also love Doug's down to earth, real world example style of teaching along with his fun personality, not to mention affordable cost and tasty hot dogs and chips. 🤓." - Jerry L.
"Me an my wife went to their class, we had no experience in firearms except for what we learned on our own. This class was the BEST an I mean BEST class anyone could ever take. They showed us so much more. Instructor Doug was the best, he took his time to explain everything from every little mechanism on the firearm, to even how to hold it. I think if you go to another class you will not learn as nearly as much as you would with Action Defense. So save the money and get more knowledge by going to these guys. We will be returning for more classes. I wanna say thank you to Doug an his wife they truly are amazing and helped me an my wife tremendously on how to protect our family. Keep making a difference in our community.." -Jeff M.
"You can stop looking for a CCW class because your search is over! Whether you have never touched a gun before in your life or handle weapons on a daily basis this class is for you! Doug and his instructors were not only extremely knowledgeable but they were friendly, kind, and hilarious. Doug, owner and instructor, cares so much about you that he offers to give you his personal number in case you have ANY questions and he has ever offered to meet up with his former students to assist them in purchasing their weapon and answering any questions you have. The class doesn't end when you leave because you know your instructor is a phone call away to answer any questions you have! Today's class was more than informative it was 8 hours I will never forget.. I don't live close to Action Defense but their reputation was good enough for me to drive 30 minutes away from home and I'm glad that I did! I know what you're thinking 8 hours is a long time and it's going to be so boring and dragged out.. but it isn't with the way that they teach you the time goes by in a flash.. These instructors actually care and you aren't treated like a paycheck to them they want to make sure you are comfortable and educated and will make sure you leave the class armed with all the knowledge you will need to safely carry your weapon. The range time was extraordinary and the few folks that have never touched a weapon were all nervous at first until they got up there with Doug and he made sure they were given the individual attention they needed and deserved.. everyone of their faces was at ease on their walk back to the rest of the class and they were definitely more comfortable. I highly recommend you go see them and it's not just because of the witty humor and amazing pizza that they gave us.. it's because you walk away with confidence and knowledge. Now/ stop reading this wonderful review and book your class with them today I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!" -Amber P.