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Managers: Ray & Cherrie Barron
Physical Address: 15656 FM 849 Lindale, TX 75771
Mailing Address: 16482 CR 431 Lindale, TX 75771
Phone: 903-539-2610
Email: freedomdefense1@yahoo.com


“Our mission at FDT is to train citizens to safely and effectively protect themselves and those they care about. To equip Law Enforcement and Private Security Professionals with the skills and tactics they need to survive in hostile situations and go home safe. With the instructors backgrounds in military, law enforcement, security,  and personal defense, we bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to the classroom and range. 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, church teams or groups,business/corporate settings, mission/relief teams, or special events.”

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have.


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 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
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

  • Beginner Handgun Course
  • Texas Concealed Handgun Course

CERTIFIED NRA CLASSES OFFERED

  • NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation
  • NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation
  • NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
  • NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course
  • NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course
  • NRA Range Safety Officer Certification

ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES

  • Covert Carry Course
  • Home Defense & Contingency Planning
  • Defensive Handgun Course 1
  • Defensive Handgun Course 2
  • Level 3/Stress Pistol
  • Low Light/Night Shooting
  • Defensive Carbine Level 1/2/3
  • Defensive Shotgun
  • Weapons Disarmament & Retention Training
  • Vehicle Defense

FORCE ON FORCE/REAL WORLD TRAINING

  • Simunitions Real World Training
  • Non-Lethal Personal Defense

YOUTH TRAINING COURSES

  • Outdoor Skills Training
  • Personal Defense Training (Age 5 – 17)

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES

  •  Texas Hunter Education

SEMINARS

  • NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Course
  • Victim Prevention Training (Non-Shooting Course)

PERSONAL DEFENSE

  • Men/Women Basic & Intermediate
  • Women/Children Basic & Intermediate
  • Private Class

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