About Us

      Defensive Training Concepts, LLC. is a company dedicated to providing the highest quality firearms and less lethal training possible. We offer courses ranging from introductory through advanced levels for Handgun, Shotgun, Patrol Rifle (Carbine), Selective Fire, Precision (Scoped) Rifle, Expandable Baton (MEB and ASP), Kubotan, Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray, Taser (LE and Citizen), Unarmed Defensive Tactics, and the techniques of Center Axis Relock. We welcome Military, Law Enforcement, and qualified Civilians for group or one-on-one training.
      We are located in Staunton, Virginia and conduct the majority of our training courses in the central Virginia area. We are available for travel and are willing to conduct our training courses at your facility. Contact us for more information if you would like to host our training courses.
      For citizens wishing to obtain a concealed handgun permit or firearm owner identification card, our handgun courses are recognized by a majority of the states having a training requirement. See the State Map for information on your state.
      Randy Smith, our President and lead instructor, has over 35 years of firearms experience and has been conducting firearms and less lethal training since 1999. References are available.
      Certifications and Appointments include:
  • National Rifle Association / Law Enforcement Activities Division
    • Handgun / Shotgun Instructor
    • Tactical Shooting Instructor
    • Tactical Shotgun Instructor
    • Patrol Rifle Instructor
    • Precision Rifle Instructor
    • Select-Fire Instructor
  • National Rifle Association / Education and Training
    • Master Training Counselor
    • Chief Range Safety Officer
    • Pistol Instructor
    • Advanced Pistol Instructor
    • Rifle Instructor
    • Shotgun Instructor
    • Muzzle-loading Pistol Instructor
    • Muzzle-loading Rifle Instructor
    • Muzzle-loading Shotgun Instructor
    • Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
    • Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor
    • Range Safety Officer
    • Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
    • Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor
    • Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
  • GLOCK, Inc.
    • Certified Firearms Instructor
    • Advanced Armorer
    • G18 Operator / Armorer
  • North Carolina Concealed Handgun Instructor
  • Arizona Firearms Safety Training Instructor
  • Tennessee Certified Handgun Instructor
  • Sabre Tactical's Center Axis Relock (C.A.R.) Instructor
  • ALS Technologies Certified 12 Gauge Less Lethal Munitions Instructor
  • Taser International Certified Instructor for the M26, X26 (Law Enforcement), and M18, X26c (Citizen) Tasers
  • Fox Labs' Certified Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Defensive Spray Instructor
  • FN Herstal "Five seveN" Certified Armorer
  •       Professional memberships include:
  • National Rifle Association: Corporate and Individual
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)
  • The American Sniper Association (ASA)
          Above all, we recognize the importance of training. Even if you don't select us as your training provider, please seek out another qualified and reputable instructor and get the training. It is that important and always remember:
    You don't know what you don't know.