Until further notice, we have suspended classes for NEW CPL candidates. However, we still offer basic handgun safety and CPL renewal classes.
Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs
Most people in our society are kind, gentle and decent – incapable of hurting each other, except by accident or under extreme provocation. They are the sheep.
Then there are the wolves which feed upon the sheep without mercy. Like the wolves, there are evil men in this world, capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget this fact or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial.
Then there are sheepdogs – those who live to protect the flock and confront the wolf.Condensed and paraphrased from an essay by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman
At Family 1st Defense, we don’t encourage people to be paranoid. However, we do not shy away from the truth either – the wolves are among us. It’s our mission to educate you about the importance of situational awareness and the dangers of becoming a sheep. We provide the information necessary to make your own informed decisions about handguns.
Why Choose Family 1st Defense?
- We specialize in training for new handgun owners. Many of our customers are women who recognize the importance of protecting themselves but feel intimidated by firearms.
- We are certified by both the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). and authorized to offer classes to customers in Kalamazoo and surrounding communities, including Portage, Mattawan, Vicksburg and Schoolcraft.
- We deliver plain-spoken training, without intimidating acronyms and jargon. Our classes present straightforward instruction to demystify firearms and encourage questions. We want you to leave our classes feeling confident, empowered, and ready to take your training to the next level.
- We are a Michigan-owned small business, local to southwest Michigan. We live and work here, and support other local businesses.