Monday, July 6, 2015

Would You Be Interested In A Class With Grant And Paul? In The Piedmont?

Doc Wesson of The Gun Nation podcast and I are trying to arrange a two-day training class in the Greensboro area with Grant Cunningham and Paul Carlson.

Grant is the author of The Gun Digest Book of the Revolver, The Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Handguns, Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, and Defensive Pistol Fundamentals. He is a well-known revolversmith, a trainer, and heads the Personal Security Institute. He would be teaching his Threat Centered Revolver course. Grant is also a regular on The Gun Nation Podcast.

Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy is a well-known trainer located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He would be teaching his Critical Defense Handgun course. Like Grant, Paul is a regular on The Gun Nation Podcast.

Both Grant and Paul are excellent teachers. I've been wanting to get them to North Carolina for some time now as the Cleveland area is a long drive and Oregon is an even longer drive. We will need a minimum of 12 students not counting Doc and myself to make this a go.

I've created the map below showing a 300 mile driving radius around Greensboro. Within this radius, you have all the Carolinas, Virginia, most of Maryland and West Virginia, and parts of East Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Interstates 40 and 85 intersect in Greensboro making it a hub. If you prefer to fly, Piedmont Triad International is served by many airlines.

I don't know the costs for the class yet but will post that as soon as I know.

If you are interested, please contact me at or Doc at The sooner we can gauge interest in the class, the sooner we can nail down the dates.

And let's face it - we could all benefit from some more really good training.


  1. Great idea, John! Hope it works out. Will send you an email shortly.

  2. Maine Update 7/7/15 7:45 AM.. just listened to a live interview with Governor LePage on the local morning talk radio show on WVOM (voice of Maine)... The Gov said there will be a signing ceremony for LD 652, the constitutional carry bill here in Maine, in the next day or two.. so He will signing it!.. Happy day here in Maine (unless, of course, you are one of the Demanding Mommies who had mysterious funding to blast their message against it on the local TV stations.. they are quite upset!). We win!

  3. All signed and passed as of 2pm.. check out NRA ILA maine news... Big doins in the pine tree state.. the law goes into effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns.. they say that would make it law about mid october... WE WIN!.. taste it demanding mommies!

    1. Dam Doc - Congratulations! I just did a quick post on it.