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Empowering people through defensive education and training

Firearms training in Cleveland and Columbus OHNorth Coast Defense Academy empowers individuals through defensive education and training.  We each have a responsibility to protect ourselves, and our courses provide the knowledge and tools people need to improve their safety and well-being.  Our safety and firearms training courses are taught by a diverse group of instructors who are current, former, and retired military; as well as professional security specialists and law enforcement officers.

Concealed carry handgun courses and firearms training are available in Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan.

We form an on-going relationship with our students.  We’re proud to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and we continue to serve as a resource even after students leave the classroom.  Our network of partner organizations and advisers offer comprehensive insight and unlimited resources to our clients. North Coast Defense Academy has developed courses with the average consumer in mind. From our basic firearm courses to Refuse to Be a Victim© safety course, we have a class for everyone.

On-site safety classes for organizations and businesses

Don’t see a course that meets your specific needs?  Or would you prefer to have North Coast Defense Academy come to your location?  Unlike many firearms and safety training companies, we are completely mobile.  Our instructors are available to travel to your location (throughout the country) and conduct a training course that meets your specific needs.  We have held many on-site training classes at churches, schools and industry association headquarters.  Contact us at for details on pricing or developing a custom course.