Welcome to 1st Defense Training, LLC

About Us

Dedicated Instructors

1st Defense Training is dedicated to providing outstanding training in firearms, safety, storage, basic firearms handling, permit to carry and advanced defensive carry instruction.
Our courses are customized to reflect and support the unique laws of the states in which we operate.  Along with safety and legal training, 1st Defense Training teaches practical application of course materials.

Friends of NRA of York County


For more than two decades, The NRA Foundation has served the needs of freedom-loving Americans across this great nation. We continue to teach freedom through programs that instill knowledge about our nation’s great history. We build partnerships with leaders in our communities and provide grants that are instrumental in funding programs that support our shared vision.

Since our establishment in 1990, we’ve awarded nearly $369 million in grant funding in support of the shooting sports. These grants provide essential funding that benefits programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more.

Contact Us


1st Defense Training, LLC

(803) 524-7915


By appointment only