Our Beliefs

Who we are begins with our beliefs. We believe that the responsibly armed citizen deserves practical training that focuses on those most probable, highly unlikely, self-defense situations. We focus our training on those skills, tactics, and knowledge that you will need, should the unlikely attack occur. We skip the fear-mongering and “tacti-cool”.


Consistently good in quality or performance, able to be trusted.


Successful in producing a desired or intended result.


Practical. Likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances.

Our Story

Practical Defense Training, LLC was born out of necessity. Too often in the firearms training industry, and specifically, the Concealed Carry Training Industry, life-saving skills are “drip-fed” to students. Courses are designed to sell the follow-up or “200” level courses. The reality of it is, not all students have the disposable income, or time (for that matter) to take 2 or 3 courses. In our New Mexico Concealed Carry Courses our students will receive practical, hands-on training that includes presenting the handgun from concealment and defensive handgun accuracy.

  • Holster Work 60% 60%
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals 40% 40%
  • Defensive Handgun Shooting Fundamentals 60% 60%
  • Students Who Would Recommend Us To Their Loved Ones 98% 98%
Jeremy Gill

Jeremy Gill

Founder, Lead Instructor

I’m a Husband. I’m a Father. I’m a Man who would go to the end of the Earth for my Family. I know the safety and protection of you and your family is as important to you as my family’s safety and protection is to me. I am a NRA Certified Instructor, as well as a New Mexico Department of Public Safety Approved NM Concealed Carry Instructor.

Grayson and Jessica

Grayson and Jessica

My Son and Beautiful Wife

The reason I carry everyday and instruct the responsibly armed citizen.

Albuquerque, NM – United States of America