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“Our mission at FDT is to equip citizens , first responders , security and military personnel with the skills needed to get home safe every day.  With the instructors backgrounds varying in special operations, law enforcement, security,  and close protection we bring a wide range of knowledge and real experience to our clients. If you don’t see a particular class that meets your needs we can customize and create training to fit your needs for private instruction or your group .

Physical Address : 15160 CR 1227 Flint, Tx
Mailing Address: 16482 CR 431 Lindale, TX 75771
Phone: 903-539-2610
Email: info@freedomdefensetraining.com

TYLER LOCATION FLINT LOCATION
Tyler TX 15160 CR 1227
Flint TX
75762

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have.

Staff:

Ray Barron/ Owner & Manager – AF ST Veteran , High Threat Protection , Executive, VIP and Dignitary Protection, Co Owner Paladin Solutions ,LLC Protection Agency , Industry Consultant

Nick Gaines / Co Mgr – Army Veteran,  Special Forces 18 Delta, Private Contractor , State Department Contractor , SAR Technician , Paramedic , Industry Consultant

Kelly Smith /Instructor – Marine Veteran , 20 plus years Law Enforcement , Special Teams , DEA Task Force , Executive & Dignitary Protection, Co Owner Paladin Solutions, LLC Security

Seth Capps/Instructor – Marine Veteran Sniper.  Precision & Long Range Shooter, Law Enforcement Officer ,Industry Consultant

Nathan Lundstrom/Instructor  – East TX Krav Maga Instructor, Industry Consultant

Charles Mosimain – Range Safety Officer , Personal Protection Officer

Brooke Wedgeworth – Police Officer , Female Handgun and Personal Safety Instructor


INSTRUCTOR RATED CERTIFICATIONS
Military Small Arms Weapons Instuctor Krav Maga Instructors (East Texas Krav Maga)
Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Combatives Instructors
Certified Police Instructors Victim Prevention Instuctors
Private Security Instructors & Consultants Personal Protection Instructors
Force On Force/CQC Instuctors Texas Hunters Safety Instructors
Texas License To Carry Instructors Sexual Assault Prevention Instructors
NRA Shotgun/Pistol/Rifle Instuctors Emergency First Aid/CPR/AED Instructors
Defensive Handgun/Shotgun/Carbine Instructors Rescue Tech Instructor
Chief Range Safety Officers School Safety Instructor
Active Shooter Response Instructor

School Safety Instructors

Tactical Medicine Instructors
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS
Weapons & Tactics/Personal Defense Long Gun Defensive Tactics
Concealed Carry Tactics Home Defense & Contingency Planning
Interviewing/Interrogation Tactics Less Lethal Munitions
Edged Weapons Advanced SWAT
Close Quarters Battle Advanced Hostage Rescue
Rappel Master Defensive Tactics
Crisis Intervention & Management Explosive Entry
Advanced Taser Site Security Assessment
Basic Survival/Evasion Certified Asset Protection
Certified Women’s Self Defense Certified Interrogation/Interview Tactics
Perimeter Security Certified Hand To Hand Combat

TEXAS CARRY LICENSE / BEGINNER HANDGUN

HOUSE OF WORSHIP EMERGENCY RESPONSE

SCHOOL/CAMPUS SAFETY

CERTIFIED NRA CLASSES OFFERED

DEFENSIVE FIREARMS COURSES

FORCE ON FORCE/REAL WORLD TRAINING

YOUTH TRAINING COURSES

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES

SEMINARS

PERSONAL DEFENSE


FIREARMS FOR RENT:

  • Firearms are available for rent for all classes offered at a rate of $25 per firearm.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Very professional and informative, excellent instruction…” Charles Smith

“I enjoyed all the training I received. I feel I have the training I need to protect myself if I have to.” Barbara Lyles

“As a Marine that has fought in several combat zones, this is some of the most intense training I have ever received.” Bruce Tejas

“I have been in law enforcement for over 12 years, and Ray and his team have provided some of the most extensive training and tactics I have experienced in my career.” John Gilfan

“Very personal, learned a lot and feel very confident in handling my gun.” Natalie Hounce

“Training was excellent,left knowing how to safely defend ourselves if needed.” Rick Stanford

“I would recommend Freedom Defense to anyone. They really care about you as the student and what they do.” Jason Locken

“After all the training, I feel confident in handling my gun and defending myself if needed. I was not ready before, and Ray and his team took us step by step.” Matthew Stolcon

“As a security contractor, the level of professionalism by this team ranks with the top on my list!” Stan G.

“Ray took his time with our team, watched each individual member and evaluated, crituqued, corrected and equipped our team to deploy to the border and be better prepared for what we faced.” Paul Jenson