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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…


Cherrybalmz Gun Grease

They say the only enemy your firearms know is rust and a politician.  That is a very accurate statement but one item that should be included in that iconic statement is friction. If you own a firearm you have likely experienced the gun that is not properly lubricated.  To me I equate it to nails…


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…


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…


We’re Back! Finally…..

  Well folks, after a lengthy hiatus to recharge the batteries, and look for ways to improve what we bring to the public, we have finally gotten back on the horse, refreshed and ready to charge into the future of training the average citizen in the efficient use of their defensive firearms. Time to strap back…


Range Day Recap Part 2: TRex Arms Sidecar Holster

After some time away from the computer and electronic media in general, it’s nice to get back to bringing up good content to share. Stay up with our site as we will be posting again this week on another topic of good note: State to State travel with your CCW. We know some folks headed…


Range Day Recap Part 1: Axelson Tactical and a bunch of Firemen….

This past Sunday was the favorite day in the calendar of CDT….range day! The day we get to get outside, engage with our students, have some fun, learn a great deal about defending ourselves with our concealed carry firearms! We had to dodge some rain, but by the time we got going it was clear…


CDT and Squared Away Surplus!

Please help us support a Veteran owned and operated company (and an Ohio company to boot!)  by heading over to our Partners page and checking them out! Owner, Veteran, and Law Enforcement Officer Chris Jackson, and his team at Squared Away Surplus can get you kitted up with the best ammunition, weapons parts and accessories, optics,…