Fully integrate firearm safety, shooter fundamentals, and tactical defense applications to stop the threat!


The world is a dangerous place. Your's and your family's lives are important.  Is it time to actively protect your safety?

  • FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation
  • Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) Course
  • Basic / Advanced CCW Defense Course
  • ​Defensive Pistol Course
  • ​Personal Protection In The Home Course
  • ​Personal Protection Outside The Home Course
  • Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars
  • Basic Rifle Shooting Course
  • ​Basic Shotgun Shooting Course
  • ​Surviving an Active Shooter Consultation / Exercise

About Us

We've been where you are. We know you need a personal defense specialist you can trust.

American Defender Tactical Training is a veteran owned business that appreciates the need for effective self-protection.  There's no feeling you learn to appreciate more than safety and security. Our founder, Tom Purtle, knows it all too well.  After living and deploying in various high-threat environments, he knows the importance of taking control of your own personal safety.  When you need to defend yourself you need it immediately.  There's no time to waste waiting for someone else to protect you or your family.  He wants you to have the same level of ability and confidence when it comes to your safety and security. 



Protecting yourself is a basic human instinct - you have the right to live without fear of others trying to harm you or your loved ones.  Why would you leave your safety up to chance?  Be on target when it really counts! Your license will allow you to carry a concealed handgun in 33 states.

At American Defender Tactical Training, we're dedicated to helping you acquire the skills needed to effectively stop the threat if the need ever arises.  When you're confident in your abilities and know you're safe and secure, you will have peace of mind and rest easy. 


With 25 years of firearms and law enforcement experience, you can trust us to develop the skills needed for you to protect your home, family, and business.  We set ourselves apart with unwavering integrity and an intense passion for personal safety.   

why choose us for your FIREARMS TRAINING AND Ohio Concealed Carry License?

​​​​​ American Defender TACTICAL TRAINING

Tactical FIREARMS Training       ohio ccw qualification       PERSONAL PROTECTION

Serving the greater Dayton and cincinnati metro areas      


If you sign up for any July Course use the return customer tab below and get $50 off your course fee!  Sign up now before classes are full to take advantage of these savings!​


Learn the skills and get the certifications needed to be an active defender!  Take control of your personal safety!

What we do?

Limited or no firearms experience?  NO PROBLEM!  We believe we can teach anyone the firearms skills needed to defend themselves and their families.  We train to all skill levels and provide a relaxed, casual, class environment.  We realize there are a lot of CCW training sources out there.  Don't settle for mediocre or "bargain" training - when your skills count, you'll be glad you chose us as your training source!


Need your Ohio CCW?  Our Mobile Training Teams can conduct training at any location!  See the OPEN COURSES PAGE for details!