It's your right...

Did you know there are less than 700,000 active duty Law Enforcement Officers in the entire USA? That's roughly 1 officer per 500 citizens spanning coast to coast, north to south and they still manage to be on scene in under 5 minutes in many instances!

But let's face it, these are uncertain times.  Five minutes is impressive, but it's not guaranteed and the fight for your life is typically over before they arrive - in time to take a report and notify next of kin!


This means the burden of protecting you and your family ultimately falls to you; and you should provide this safety by any and all means available.  Let's make sure you are victorious if that fight comes knocking by education and training from Rampant Defense Group.

We are here to help any law-abiding, freedom-loving individual learn responsible firearm ownership with safe and effective training for beginner shooters, NC Concealed Carry and more.


Are you ready to Unlock the Freedom you were born with?

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 firearms "multiple weapon systems"?

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 plans to get his NRA & NC Justice Academy Instructor certification in 2021.

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!

Available Training

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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 this class, though we encourage students to bring your own equipment.

You will learn:

  • How to make handgun safety a habit

  • Function of handgun components

  • Requirements of Justified Self Defense

  • Where you can/cannot carry a concealed handgun

  • How to carry & how to present (draw)

  • 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 in 12 NC Administrative Code 09F and approved by the NC Justice Academy

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 session and 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


The unprovoked attack on your life is over, shots were fired and the threat is down.

You are alive!  Adrenaline is surging and you're in Threat level Red!

Are there more threats?

Is your first call to 911 or a lawyer?

What do you say?  What do you not say?

A new fight is beginning...

From this beginning, know that neither the 911 Operator nor the responding officer are there to help you - that's not their job at this point.  What you need is a team to coordinate and surround you with sound advice and reasonable actions.  This class prepares you for such an event.

The first two hours will guide students through creating:

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Communications Plan

  • Action Plan

  • Post Defense Actions

Students will also understand Law Enforcement perceptions and different Defensive Carry Services options.

After lunch, our resident EMT will introduce students to Casualty Preparedness concepts for the last four hours.  He will also cover:

  • Tourniquet Familiarization and drills

  • Wound Packing and Junction Injury drills

  • Pressure Dressing drills

  • Discuss Chest Seals & Chest Wounds

  • Discuss Interactions with EMS

Walk away with a plan of action and basic tools to mitigate injuries.  This could mean the difference between life and death, conviction or acquittal.

Participation in this class does not guarantee a specific legal outcome

ArmaLite 101

On Demand

Saturday or Sunday

10am - 12pm


The AR-15, semi-automatic rifle is the civilian version (semi-automatic) 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.  You're now the proud owner of one and would like someone to take you through a few basics.

Different from our First Shots for Beginners class, this focuses exclusively on the AR-15.  Classroom discussion will focus on:

  • Bench Safety

  • Cleaning and maintenance

  • When, why and how to swap or upgrade parts

These items are discussed after a short range visit (100 rounds) where each students will:

  • Understand rifle vs. handgun safety

  • Aiming and stance

  • Reload drills

  • Ready-Up drills

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!


Contact Us


Servicing Guilford County, Forsyth County, Alamance County, Davidson County, Randolph County, Rockingham County, Surry County, Stokes County, Davie County, Yadkin County, Montgomery County, Caswell County, High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, near me


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