Who is...

Rampant Defense Group is an organization of Civilian, former Military, local Law Enforcement & Emergency Medical Technicians dedicated to providing you the 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.

Scroll to meet our instructors and the training we've prepared just for you.

Book your class now and Unlock the Freedom!


Instructor Team

Michael Stewart

Civilian Instructor

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 (CCH) Instructor, a NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor as well as NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.

Look no further for a well-rounded instructor to get you started.

Daniel Stewart

Civilian Instructor

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 over 500 service members in multiple

weapon systems.

In addition to his Navy creds, he's a NRA Certified Pistol & Rifle Instructor and

Range Safety Officer.

Does he know firearms "multiple weapon systems"?

You bet!

Tim Stewart

LEO Instructor

With over 20 years of Law Enforcement officer and instructor experience, Tim brings a unique perspective to Rampant Defense Group.  Not only is he a NC Justice Academy CCH Instructor, he's a Rapid Deployment Instructor, LEO Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun 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


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!

Carter Williams

Paramedic, EMT

Who do you want by your side in an emergency?

Carter was named  Walkertown Fire Deparment'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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HANDGUN classes

first shots

Never shot a handgun before?

Start here!

This foundational info on safe gun-handling, operation and selection is designed to retain info and build your confidence.

Class qualifies for $25 off

our Conceal Carry class.

1.5 Hours Classroom, 2 Hours Range



Our interactive Conceal Carry Class covers firearm fundamentals, safety, function and the legalities of carrying a concealed firearm. 

Designed for new & experienced shooters, learn how to carry your firearm and deploy as a last resort.

8 Hours Classroom, 1 Hour Range



The events of a self-defense incident can be the most traumatic event of your life.  This class outlines critical next steps with planning tools and covers basic life-saving techniques using pressure dressings, tourniquets and wound packing

by our resident EMT*.

6 Hours Classroom


*Graphic Content Warning

advanced handgun

This course is for the responsible firearm owner who already has a base level of training and competency.


We will discuss mindset, movement, speed, and various shooting tactics, to further your knowledge and ability to deal with real world situations.

3 Hours Classroom, 3 Hours Range


Conceal Carry II

Now that you have your CCH, it's time to learn how to conceal, how to draw and how to fight!  

Instructor Daniel has been talking about creating this class before getting out of the Navy, and boy is he anxious to get started!

rifle classes

First shots

Our beginner rifle class is perfect first class to cement the basic fundamentals.

Not only will you learn differences between actions, you'll put them to work on the range with ease.

This is the perfect beginner class for the youth in your family.

Sign-up the family today!

1.5 Hours Classroom, 2 Hours Range


defensive carbine I

Details for this class are still in development.

Check back soon for the skinny on the fun this class will offer. 

It promises to scratch the AR-itch!

shotgun classes

first shots

This beginner shotgun class increases your familiarity and removes the confusion about shotguns, gauge, shells & chokes.

No more head-scratching for bird-shot, buck-shot or slugs.  Leave with the info to make informed decisions on your next LGS (local gun shop) visit.

1.5 Hours Classroom, 2 Hours Range


home defense

This is on-demand course, lead by Instructor Tim is still under development.  But can tell you it covers various tactics for both pump-action and semi-auto.

We get excited just thinking about it!

1:1 firearms training

We get it - Firearms Training can be intimidating and you may learn better outside a "canned" or group class.  That's why our 1 on 1 firearms training is all about YOU.

It is customized to meet your needs, can be as aggressive or laid-back as you want, gives you all the attention and moves at your pace.

Click here to get in touch with us today with your contact info, best time to call and which training your interested in and we'll take it from there.

Private & group firearms training

All classes can be Private or Group

Get in touch with us today via the contact form below to get started.

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