Owner/Lead Instructor

Josh has over eleven years of firearms experience. With training from law enforcement and military, as well as formal sources. Josh continually is learning and improving his skills so that he can bring the best knowledge and fundamentals to his clients. Josh is an, NRA certified Chief Range Safety Officer and instructor. Josh is also a USCCA certified instructor.  

Our Mission

North Star Defense is an idea that was born from our own concealed carry class experience. Our goal is for individuals to be knowledgeable and comfortable with firearm safety and self defense. It is not enough just to have the right to bear arms; one also must have the knowledge and training to use that right. We are all responsible for every round that we shoot.


As instructors, we love teaching and helping people learn how to better themselves. Most instructors focus on the military/tactical aspect of firearms and training. We specialize in helping every day people feel comfortable using their firearm. We will help you learn not only how to use it but also how to clean and maintain your firearm. You will find that we will take time to figure out what is best for you. We will be the place you come for ALL of your self defense training needs.


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