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


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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!

12 Gauge Buckshot Range Report

We're back with another installment of our defensive ammo range report series. Once again, Widener's Reloading & Shooting Supply has provided us with some ammo for testing, so I took to the range to pattern some buckshot and accuracy test some slugs.   Basics...

Defensive Rifle Ammo Range Report

Last week we took a look at the range performance of some defensive pistol ammo. This week, we're going to examine a couple of different rifle loads that we received from Widener's Reloading & Shooting Supply: Federal Fusion MSR .223 and Hornady Superformance 75gr...

9mm Carry Ammo Range Report

The ammunition you carry in your self-defense weapon matters. I think that this is a topic that a lot of people are pretty uneducated on, and it really is an important thing to possess at least a working knowledge of. ATA recently had the good fortune of receiving a...


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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