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 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 when they arrive.  Just in time to take a report.


What this means for you is 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, 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

We've partnered with ShootingClasses.com.  You will be redirected to their site when booking with us.


First Shots for Beginners

First Saturday


9am - 12pm


These beginner classes are student safety and understanding focused.  Available for handgun, rifle or shotgun, this is 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 range etiquette and commands.  And you'll retain the info with classroom exercises using SIRT training equipment and/or inert (non-functioning) ammo.

No need to worry about the range live-fire.  We provide all the equipment needed for you to succeed - eye & ear protection, small caliber, low-recoil handguns, ammo and targets.

We cap this class 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) starting in 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 designed to teach you firearm basics and make safety a habit.

You will learn the function of handgun components, the requirements of Justified Self Defense, where you can/cannot carry a concealed handgun, how to carry, how to present (draw), and when you are legally allowed to do so.  At the end of each section, you will handle all equipment for practice, memory retention and demonstrate understanding.

At the range, you'll shoot a minimum 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

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


Fourth Saturday Monthly

10am - 4pm


The unprovoked attack on your life is over, shots were fired and the threat is down.  You're alive, but a new fight has just begun.

What now?  Do you call 911 or a lawyer first?  

Neither the 911 Operator nor the responding officer are there to help you.  Your Miranda Rights aren't "...anything you say can and will be used TO HELP YOU you in a court of law", so 

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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