Training Academy

Ten years ago, with one of my best friends, David Swanson, we did what you are considering to do today, We became NRA Certified Firearm Instructors.


Our first classes were taught at my dining room table to friends and family, then neighbors, then business acquaintances. Using the money we earned from the class we got our training expenses paid back. We kept investing, in guns, materials, even a small piece of land to put up a berm and take students shooting. ALL with money earned from the NRA classes we were teaching.


Today, it is called Safe N Secure and a fulltime job! Make a living out of talking about guns all day is really great! We employ three people part time, and sometimes more. 


Our team does more than delivering the NRA required training. We take you beyond the training by sharing with you the tricks and tools that got us where we are today.


Out of the 500 Instructor Credentials we have delivered, some of whom have gone to be Training Counselors like us! So . . . depending on where you are located, yes, we may be a little farther away than the closest trainer to you, but read was our instructors are saying about us, and decide if this investment you are about to make is worth the extra mile to help you succeed. We have had people coming to us from as far as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Trinidad & Tobago.

What makes Safe N Secure distinctive?


- We are the only fulltime Training Counselors in the region (and one of few in the country) and employ 3 NRA Instructors. That means that we teach classes weekends, weekdays, or whenever our customers require.


- We own and operate The DrOpZOne, a 3-GUN tactical range with a 360-degree shoothouse, two tactical bays as well as a Jungle Training course.


- We specialize in combining courses to allow you to access as many credentials as possible in a single trip. We have had customers come from as far as Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Trinidad / Tobago.


- We delivered over 500 NRA Instructor Credentials; a history of success and satisfaction.


 - We invented and manufacture AmVIEWnition™, ammunition cut-away learning aids, in use by hundreds of NRA Instructor sand Law Enforcement Agencies.

The Special Tactics Instructor Credential is accessible to any NRA Certified Pistol Instructor who wish to teach defensive pistol to civilians for the purpose of self-protection. The credential can be earned one in two ways:

 - Combined with the NRA Certified Personal Protection Instructor course in a four-day class.

 - In a three-day Special Tactics Instructor course hosted at the DrOpZOne.

The Special Tactics course encompasses basic practical shooting techniques such as drawing for a holster, shooting on the move and various positions, light disciplines, carjacking defensive and vehicle-defensive shooting, including live fire exercises where each student is provided his/her own windshield to shoot through, from both inside-out, and outside in, to provide the most realistic experience possible.
Florida Martial Arts Hall-of-Famer and Founder of the Kodiak Life Protection System Keith Foskey offers an opportunity for instructor certification in Kodiak Life Protection Systems.

The Basic Combatives Instructor program is an intensive course created by the founder of Kodiak LPS which is designed to provide all the necessary training and material to teach two basic personal protection courses (a one-hour seminar, and a three-hour "hands-on" course).

This program is endorsed by the National College of Martial Arts, Shinja Martial Arts University and the Original European Jujitsu Union.

Ten years ago, with one of my best friends, David Swanson, we did what you are considering to do today, We became NRA Certified Firearm Instructors.


Our first classes were taught at my dining room table to friends and family, then neighbors, then business acquaintances. Using the money we earned from the class we got our training expenses paid back. We kept investing, in guns, materials, even a small piece of land to put up a berm and take students shooting. ALL with money earned from the NRA classes we were teaching.


Today, it is called Safe N Secure and a fulltime job! Make a living out of talking about guns all day is really great! We employ three people part time, and sometimes more. 

call us   866-766-3889

Start  your  own  business  -  become  an  INSTRUCTOR  ! 

Our team does more than delivering the NRA required training. We take you beyond the training by sharing with you the tricks and tools that got us where we are today.


In the spirit of turning the tide of how many people view guns, we need you not just be good instructors but also good businessmen and women. For that reason we created a “Business Builder Class” for which we will give you a 50% discount at successful completion of your instructor class. In the “Business Builder Class” we teach you all the lessons we learnt as we grew to be the company we are today. For advertising and promotion to business strategy, organization, corporation and basics of taxes, we will set you on the path to success.


Out of the 550 Instructor Credentials we have delivered, some of whom have gone to be Training Counselors like us! So . . . depending on where you are located, yes, we may be a little farther away than the closest trainer to you, but read was our instructors are saying about us, and decide if this investment you are about to make is worth the extra mile to help you succeed. We have had people coming to us from as far as Pennsylvania, Colorado and Trinidad & Tobago.