“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 23 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

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.

6. Be humble.

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


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