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…


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,…


In the Real World, Training Never Stops!

Summertime…..weather is warmer, kids are out of school, the days seem endless….and we are ALL often “too busy” to practice the safety and due diligence we have been concerned with over the darker months. Vacations, picnics, and lazy days by the pool can be a welcome distraction to everyday stress, but you best believe that…


Why We Can’t All Just Get Along

I think as fans of all things firearms, and especially for us firearms instructors, we tend to be creatures of habit……some worse then others, but a habit none the less. On topics we are passionate about, we find a perch, especially in social media, and whatever we like or don’t like gets hashed out, sometimes in poor…


Upcoming Classes!

Course offerings for the new year…..If you have been thinking of getting your CCW permit or learning to improve your ability to fight with your Carbine take a look at what we have to offer! How about wanting to get the pinnacle of skills your need to thrive in a Imminent Threat with your handgun?…