civilians, law enforcement agencies,

military/federal agencies and

corporate security teams in firearms

and physical self-defense since 1995.

Anyone can show you how to shoot a gun. At TDI we train you to win.

When you register for a class, you will receive a downloadable file with valuable information. Make sure you read this document prior to your class.

Why choose TDI?

Read what our students say.

Enroll In Handgun Level I-III

Handgun Level I-III

ATTENTION NEW SHOOTERS.  Our Handgun Level I-III is so much more than a simple CCW class.  It addresses mindset, tactics, and real-world scenarios as well as proven gun handling skills to give even a novice shooter the ability and confidence to safely and effectively utilize a handgun for self-defense.


Attending Levels I & II will exceed the Ohio CCW training requirements.

Mastering Pistol Fundamentals

This 2 day class is strictly working pistol fundamentals and manipulation of the pistol. This “shooting only” class involves no tactics. We will concentrate on trigger management, sight alignment, controlling recoil, magazine changes, malfunctions and drawing from the holster. We will work on your precision shooting, rapid target acquisition and running the gun quickly and efficiently.


Prerequisite TDI Level I-III Handgun

Partner Tactics

This popular course is designed for individuals to train together in two person shooting exercises as well as learning to shoot, move and communicate in many varied situations. We will work in homes/buildings, in and around vehicles and other street scenarios. Two persons are safer than one providing they know how to work together.


Prerequisite TDI Level I-III Handgun
Featured Instructors

TDI has a growing team of experienced staff to help provide up-to-date training covering mindset, tactics, and tools.

John Motil

General Manager, Instructor, Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, RSO

Tactical Defense Institute’s Instructor Cadre of MSP Endorsed Instructors. Click here to learn more.