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Test Drive

One of the worst things we see is someone in class that hates their gun. They did not get to test it before purchasing. Did you know you cannot return a firearm? Why not come try out different guns before you purchase?

Private Lessons

Let's build a custom plan and lessons based off of the skills you want to improve. You get to set up a one on one, two hour session with our instructors to work on what you need to improve.


NSD offers the best and most practical equipment. Cobratec Knives offer unsurpassed quality, while not slicing a giant hole in your wallet.  



No one brings you the latest tech like NSD. We utilize the Mantis X and Laser Academy training systems in all of our classes. We advance our own training with Mantis X. We are a proud mantis dealer.


You need to be able to carry, all guns and spare mags. Will your current belt support the weight? Not likely! NSD has partnered with Kore Essentials to bring you the best in EDC carry belts.

See why we are, Central Illinois's #1 rated firearms training academy
and concealed carry instructors!


"Awesome class to attend. Josh and Jenni both were very knowledgeable and made sure the class wasn't dry. It says alot when some people are willing to drive over an hour just to attend their CCL course. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting their CCL, and will be getting my wife to attend also."

Kyle Whitton, Via Google




"Josh and Jenni made the 16 hour CC class very enjoyable. The time flew bye. I have always shot well with long guns but compact pistols not at all. Their instruction greatly improved my accuracy with a small pistol. I would recommend them."

Dan Kuntz, Via Facebook 



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"My fiance and I came from Springfield IL to just be here at this CCW class. We would totally recommend them. Josh and Jenni are so helpful and knowledgeable!! We will be takingmore classes from them soon."

Jacque NIchols, Via Facebook