Owner/Lead Instructor

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

Our Mission

North Star Defense is an idea that was born from our own concealed carry class experiences. We felt this genre really needed change.   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 go with 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 firearms training. While we do deal with that, we also specialize in helping every day people feel comfortable using their gun. We will help you learn not only how to shoot, but also how to clean and maintain your firearms. We will teach you how to safely carry, draw, and store your gun. You will find that we will take time to figure out what is actually best for you, not what we think is best for you. We want to be the place you come for ALL of your self defense training needs.


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