One step closer...

Civil unrest dominates the news.

Deadly shootings near a frequently visited shopping center.

Neighbor attacked leaving work.

Whatever the reason, your search has brought you to our door.

Our group of certified firearms instructors will instill confidence in you and give the tools to be prepared.

Let's face it, times are changing and it's time to take responsibility to protect you and your loved ones.  Be the prepper on your block and the leader others look up to.

Meet the team...


Michael  Stewart

Owner, Instructor

Chief Range Safety Officer

As owner and operator of Rampant Defense Group and 20 years of firearm experience, Michael sets the standards for RDG instructors.


He has trained with former military and Law Enforcement, is a NC Justice Academy Conceal Carry Handgun Instructor, a NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.


Look no further for a well-rounded instructor

to get you started.


Daniel  Stewart

Owner, Veteran, Instructor

Range Safety Officer

Don't let this young face fool you, Daniel is already local Sheriff Deputy and U.S. Navy Gunner Veteran who has conducted operations in 23 countries and coached hundreds of members in multiple

weapon systems.

In addition to his Navy creds, he's a

NRA Certified Pistol & Rifle Instructor and

NRA Range Safety Officer.

Does he know Multiple Weapon Systems (firearms)?

You bet!

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Tim  Stewart

Owner, Instructor, Range Safety Officer

Armorer, Man Tracker

With over 20 years of Law Enforcement and Instructor experience, Tim brings a vast knowledge base to Rampant Defense Group.

Not only is he a NC Justice Academy CCH Instructor, he's a LEO Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun), Rapid Deployment Instructor,

graduated from FBI Sniper School, SWAT School,

Man Tracking School and is a

Certified Glock Armorer.

Tim can definitely make you a better firearm shooter.


Ian Tweed

Firearms Enthusiast, Support Instructor

Range Safety Officer (in training)

We love our Celtic brothers, and this Irishman selflessly volunteers at all of our events because he loves firearms and training!

Ian has been shooting for over 14 years,

is a NC CCH permit holder and NRA

Certified Pistol Instructor and plans to acquire

his NC Justice Academy Instructor certification

later this year.

But let's be honest, it's the beard that got him here!

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Carter Williams

Fireman, EMT, Paramedic

CPR Instructor

Who do you want by your side in an emergency?

Carter was named  Walkertown Fire Department's 2020 Rescue Member of the Year.

He is a volunteer Fireman, Emergency Medical Technician, Local EMS Paramedic, Field Training Officer, Stop the Bleed Instructor and CPR Instructor.

Who you want by your side -

You want this guy!

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First Shots for Beginners

First Saturday


9am - 12pm


These beginner classes are safety focused.  Learn to shoot a handgun, rifle or shotgun; the perfect starting point for first time shooters.

Our NRA Certified Instructors will make sure you're comfortable before live-fire by teaching and demonstrating firearm function & terminology, covering the four basic safety rules (below) along with typical range layout and etiquette. 

We use SIRT training equipment and real firearms with inert (non-functioning) ammo for student hands-on activities to ensure proficiency.

We provide all equipment needed to complete this class, including eye & ear protection, small caliber, low-recoil handguns, ammo and targets.  You are not required to bring anything but if you have a new firearm you want to learn with, you're welcomed bring it.

This class is capped at six students to ensure a safe environment and attention is given equally.

Check dates and book your seat today!

The Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules

  1. Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction

  2. Keep your finger off the trigger

  3. Assume the firearm is loaded

  4. Know your target and what is beyond it

Qualifies for $25 off our NC Conceal Carry Class

NC Conceal Carry Handgun

Third Saturday Monthly

8am - 5pm


North Carolina has allowed law-abiding citizens to obtain a permit to carry a handgun concealed anywhere within the state (with exceptions) since 1995, yet less than 8% of the population have a Conceal Carry Permit as of 2017.

Our NC Conceal Carry Class is an all inclusive, information packed, hands-on class; we provide all classroom material and range equipment needed to complete.  You may use your own equipment, but we recommend not using a new gun for range qualification.

All you need to do is show up! 

You will learn:

  • How to make handgun safety a habit

  • Function of handgun components

  • Four "rules" of Justified Self Defense

  • Where you can & cannot carry a concealed handgun

  • How to safely carry & how to present

  • and more!

Each student will handle a handgun under supervision for practice, memory retention and demonstrate understanding.  Range qualification consists of shooting a total of 30 rounds, untimed, from three different distances.  Use your own handgun or one of ours (at no additional cost).

If you want to do more than sit and stare at a PowerPoint for 8-hours, you have found the right spot.  Sign-up today and join the other North Carolinian’s who have decided to take responsibility for the safety of their family and friends.

Minimum Requirements to apply for NC Conceal Carry Permit

  • Must be at least 21 years old.

  • You have completed an approved firearms training class, (minimum 8 hours).

  • Be a resident of North Carolina for 30 days preceding the filing of the application.

  • Be a resident of the County application is filed in.

  • Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.

  • Does not suffer from a physical or mental infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun.

  • Has not been convicted of an impaired driving offense within three years prior to the date on which the application is submitted.

  • Has not had judgment continued for or free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal, or sentencing for a disqualifying criminal offense.

  • Is not currently or has not been adjudicated or administratively determined to be lacking mental capacity or mentally ill.

  • Federal Law Requirements

Class outlined approved by the NC Justice Academy as of March 2021

Advanced Handgun

Fourth Saturday Monthly

9am - 3pm


This Advanced Pistol course is for the responsible firearm owner who already has a base level of training and competency. This course will cover concepts such as mindset, movement, speed, and various shooting tactics to further your knowledge and ability to deal with real world situations.

This split, full day course begins with 4 hour classroom followed by 4 hour range drills with 1-hour lunch break separating.

The range portion will consist of multiple drills and instruction designed to push you as a shooter and thinker with moderate physical activity to cause the student to work under manageable physical and mental stressors.


Students should be prepared to bring:

  • A positive learning attitude

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Water

  • Eye and ear protection

  • A handgun in good working order

  • Spare magazines able to carry at least 45 rounds on their person

  • Minimum of 400 rounds of ammunition

If you're ready to push yourself give us a call today and let Daniel expand your skills well past your current level.


Fourth Saturday Monthly

10am - 4pm


If you carry a firearm for personal protection on a routine basis, this one-of-a-kind course was designed for you.  Developed from the ground up to understand the landscape following the Aftermath of a Deadly Force Encounter and the basic emergency techniques that may be needed.  Course materials are based on months of research with local and regional Law Enforcement and First Responders to provide straight-forward Action & Communication Plan while learning gunshot wound packing, pressure dressing and tourniquet applications.

Presentation topics include:

  • Identify Emergency Contacts

  • Develop an effective Communications Plan

  • Design a family Action Plan

  • Decide on Post Defense Actions

  • Understanding Law Enforcement perceptions

  • Defensive Carry Service options

After application examples & discussion, each student will apply hands-on skills including:

  • Tourniquet Familiarization and drills

  • Wound Packing and Junction Injury drills

  • Pressure Dressing drills

  • Discuss Chest Seals & Chest Wounds

  • Discuss Interactions with EMS

You'll leave this class with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the most stressful event of your life.

Participation in this class does not constitute legal advice nor guarantee success in civil/criminal legal proceedings.

ArmaLite 101

On Demand

Saturday or Sunday

2 - 3 hrs


Different from our First Shots for Beginners class, this focuses exclusively on the AR-15 - the semi-automatic, civilian version of the military M16/M4 (full auto) rifle.  It has become one of the most popular rifles in America today due to it's modularity and reduced recoil.  This course is designed for anyone wishing to learn more about this shooting platform.

This course is conducted 100% on the range.  Each student will handle the rifle in order to better understand:

  • Rifle vs. handgun safety

  • Nomenclature

  • Cycle of Operation

  • Aiming and Stance (shooting fundamentals)

  • Bench Safety

  • Cleaning and preventative maintenance

  • When, why and how to swap or upgrade parts

Required Materials:

  • ArmaLite Rifle

  • One - Two boxes of target ammunition known to shoot in your rifle

This is an on-demand class.  Hit the Request Info button to schedule a date with us.

1 on 1 Training

On Demand

Saturday or Sunday



Our 1 on 1 training has a singular focus - YOU.

This class is outside any canned, predefined course outline.  We start this with a brief phone call to learn your goals, pair you with the most effective instructor for those goals and set a class date.  We can push you super aggressive, run & gun w/pistol & rifle or ease into handgun target shooting fundamentals.

You may prefer to learn some shotgun home defense drills - we can do that too.

It's all about you.  Your wants, needs & desires.

Here are a couple examples:

     A previous CCH student requested a 1:1 class to become more "prepared" so we setup a custom, two-hour agenda.  After discussing safety and identifying a skills baseline, they completed multiple reloading, moving to/from cover/concealment and shoot/no-shoot drills.

     A new student reached out and simply requested "I just want to be a better shooter".  We quickly realized that they were already educated & skills with their handgun.  On the fly, we changed the agenda to include immobilization drills, shooting on the move and off-hand shooting.

These tailored classes are the perfect follow-up to a Conceal Carry Class.

Send us an email today to schedule your 1:1.

Who is...

Rampant Defense Group is a High Point, NC based organization of Civilian, former Military, local Law Enforcement & Paramedics dedicated to providing you a safety focused, best-in-class firearms training.

Whether your a beginner or experienced shooter, we have Military Veteran, NRA, LEO & NC Justice Academy certified instructors to meet your needs.

Book your class now and Unlock the Freedom!


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