Training for the Citizen-Warrior


We train Citizen-Warriors to fight with rifles and pistols. Protect what’s yours. Do what’s right.

Upcoming Training


Take a look at our upcoming classes!


Concealed Carry



Want to protect what’s yours? Our Pistol I class will get you up to speed on fighting with your handgun, and it meets the requirement needed to obtain a Kentucky CCDW Permit.


Firearms Training Classes by Appalachian Tactical Academy

Are you interested in self-defense firearms training? Do you need to take a concealed carry permit class? Are you looking for tactical pistol or tactical rifle training courses? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then Appalachian Tactical Academy has your back. We provide real firearms training classes tailored directly for you, the armed civilian. You won’t find any puffed-up egos or off-the-wall craziness here – just safe, effective, and fun firearms training classes taught by a combat veteran and certified firearms instructor. Whether you’re just looking to start out with basic safety and marksmanship classes, get concealed carry permit training, learn to defend yourself with an advanced concealed carry course, or take your tactical rifle skills to the next level, Appalachian Tactical Academy has a firearms training class to meet your needs!

P80 Build – Worth it?

Disclaimer: I am not a gunsmith. The following is based on my personal, anecdotal, and single experience with building out a P80 frame. The following is by no means gospel, just an honest assessment of an individual experience. This is not a step by step guide on how...

Mass Violence, Harsh Truths, and What You Can Do

Mass Violence, Harsh Truths, and What You Can Do

I would like to preface this by saying that while this is intended to be devoid of partisan politics, I will admit some premises are based on a small government interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. As we are all aware, there has been a recent wave of garbage...

12 Gauge Slug Range Report

12 Gauge Slug Range Report

This week we're back to conclude our defensive shotgun ammo testing. As always, our friends at Widener's Reloading & Shooting Supply provided us with some high quality shotgun slugs to test for your benefit.   Shotgun Slug Basics In the 12 Gauge Buckshot Range...


Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon Permit Training Classes

Firearms Training Classes for Armed Citizens

If you want high quality, no-nonsense firearms training classes, then you’re in the right place. We provide safe, effective tactical self-defense courses for armed civilians. 

  • Get Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons (CCDW) permit training.
  • Take a tactical rifle course to learn how to use your AR or AK.
  • Get training on how to use firearms for self-defense.
  • Go beyond the basics with advanced concealed carry training.
  • Have fun while learning gun safety and marksmanship.
  • Available for private classes and mobile training courses.



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