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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…


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…