“How can you know you will perform correctly?  You must train until these things become part of your personality, and you have no choice but to do them… like breathing in and breathing out.”  Jeff Cooper, 1920 – 2006


We believe that every person has both the right and, if able, the moral duty to resist unlawful physical aggression.  For 22 years our mission has been to equip the willing with the skills and, as much as possible for our part, the mindset necessary to prevail.


1. Train the mind.

  • The body will follow.

2. Stick to the basics.

  • Working the gun — getting hits and reducing stoppages.
  • Moving — plus use of cover.
  • Communicating — Sometimes before, sometimes after, rarely during.

3. Be patient.

  • People learn at different rates and in different ways.

4. Insist on perfection.

  • But praise ‘the best possible’.

5. Be a student.

  • Never stop learning.  Be willing to risk as much as our students.

6. Be humble.

  • “When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.”  Winston Churchill



Amazon has a program called ‘Amazon Smile’ that allows you to support the charity of your choice.  Every time you purchase something online using Amazon, they will direct .5% of the purchase price to that charity.
NOTHING is added to your purchase price!
The process is simple:
  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Select ‘Paladin Training’ as your charity
That’s it! Thereafter, when you want to shop Amazon, return to
SMILE.AMAZON rather than Amazon.com.


Paladin Training is a public charity under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code.  Donations are tax-deductible.