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Changes Coming….

We told you at the end of 2018 that vast changes would be coming to CDT for 2019. Change is necessary in the real world to address the changing environment of threats, and the preparation necessary to face them. Note: The photo that defines our site is a map of the Battle of Plataea, fought…


Retention Training is a Must!!

…I left sore and tired. I left with a thumb that ached from being bent precariously in the wrong direction, and two elbows that were treated to the same. I left with bruises to my ears, both of my forearms, and to my thighs. I was hit in the face and reminded of what taking…


CDT in 2019…

As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 awaits, we here at CDT reflect on a great 2018…full of growth and some painful lessons about being in the Personal Readiness industry. We certainly hope that your holidays were filled with love and light, whether it appeared under a Christmas tree, from the light of a…


Lessons From Pittsburgh..

  “…We train for the world as it is, not for the way we wish it to be” – Unknown Author   There was another active killer incident the other day, this time in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, as most know by now. 11 citizens from the Tree of Life Synagogue were killed by someone with a…


Dominate the Threat: Introducing Amonte Littlejohn

One of the most important areas of personal defense we bang into the heads of our students over and over is this….in a fight for your life; a no-holds barred, close contact, empty handed fight for your life…how long would YOU last? 10 seconds? 30 seconds? How long before you are taken to the ground…


A Foundation of White Stones: Memorial Day 2018

As I write this, It’s Memorial Day, 2018. The day promises to be sunny and hot here in our little corner of NE Ohio, and will no doubt be marked by parades, music, food on the grill, laughter, and ringing in the “official” start of summer. I know what you’re thinking…it’s another “Don’t say Happy…


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…


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…


SKD Tactical PIG ALPHA TOUCH

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…


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…