About Us

Welcome to North Coast Defense Academy!

The NCDA team of instructors represent a diverse cross-section of professionals from business, real estate, banking, education, military, and law enforcement. We are certified as NRA instructors, as NRA Range Safety Officers, as OPATA trainers, and in First-Aid/CPR/AED.

The NCDA team is committed to developing in our students the “knowledge, skills and attitude” necessary for effective learning, whether the student’s interest is pistol, rifle, shotgun, personal protection inside, and/or outside the home, marksmanship, or competitive shooting, providing opportunities for education and experience and instilling self-confidence while having fun in a safe environment.

Low student to instructor ratios allow the NCDA team to consistently provide a personalized, professional training experience from basic to advanced levels, in a safe, student-centered, non-threatening environment, utilizing a building block learning approach.

Continuing education and proper training, long with present-minded awareness are key elements in the successful pursuit of excellence, which is a cornerstone of the NCDA philosophy.


OPATA Certified
MACE Certified
NRA Certified