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What To Do When We Need to “Do Something”

  Valentine’s Day, 2018, will either go down in the annals of the history of our county’s long-standing tradition of firearms ownership as either a watershed moment: one where the fear and emotion surrounding an object a maniac COULD use in the most horrific way possible results the erosion of our 2nd section of the…

TQ Fail: What happens when the bleeding doesn’t stop?

So….your neighbor calls you screaming…..tells you her 8-year-old son was playing with a friend and after some roughhousing, went through the glass in her greenhouse. Now, there’s blood spurting from his arm. After rushing over next door you find him laying on the grass, towel wrapped around his arm, mom on the phone to 911….

What’s In Your Pocket?

By now, those of you that follow us know of our insistence on the carrying, and subsequent proficiency with, a medical kit designed to address life-threatening hemorrhage, and various other traumas along with competent training. So why aren’t you? We still see lots of folks discussing firearm types….which is the new whiz-bang for concealed carry…

Death Dealer Tactical Double Rifle Bag

Be sure to head over to the youtube channel and check out our most recent video about the Death Dealer Tactical Double Rifle bag!


First, let’s start off with an introduction. For those that don’t know me, my name is Tom Dillon, lead tactical instructor and lead gear queer for Crucible Defensive Training. I claim the title Tackleberry and gear bomb. If it’s made of Cordura I want it……same goes for Kydex. Those bungee doo-hickees for a helmet? Yup…

Unlike some we actually get out there and practice our skills

Footage from the most recent 3 Gun hosted by Performance Shooting Sports.   Remember that shooting skills are perishable. You need to get out there and practice. You need to get out there and take a training class. Push yourself and see what greatness you can obtain!

Ohio Concealed Carry Gift Certificates

Crucible Defensive Training is happy to announce that we now offer gift certificates for our Ohio Concealed Carry course. Has your loved one been hinting that they want to get their Ohio Concealed Handgun License? Do you want to provide a loved one with the training they deserve and the ability to defend them self…

Polymer bullets?

Yep…polymer coated 9mm from @centermass223. Ran flawlessly through the Glock….the Bonus? Oh, just Reduced barrel maintenance…. Go give em a follow and a Like, tell them CDT sent ya. Great products fro a great local company. ‪#‎supportlocalbusiness‬ ‪#‎polymertip‬ ‪#‎superiorammoatagreatprice‬

Concealed Carry Permits on the rise in Ohio yet again!

Way to go Lake County. We are proud to to offer training to those who are processing their license in Lake County. At a quick glance the top 3 counties processing new concealed handgun permits were, 1. Montgomery – 2,373 2. Franklin – 2,168 3. Lake – 1,637 Great job Lake County Sheriff’s Office as…

The Perfect Storm: Emergency Medical Care in High Risk Situations

The movie The Perfect Storm, starring Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney, pits a motley crew of a fishing vessel against the impossible decision of losing their livelihoods vs their lives by trying to outrace a monster storm in the fishing grounds off the coast of Massachusetts. No doubt the real crew of the Andrea Gail…