Your life is worth protecting. We will show you how.

Defensive firearms training for the concealed carrier

At Mountain Rose Defensive Training, we offer comprehensive defensive and firearms instruction in a safe, comfortable setting. All ages and skill levels are welcomed. We provide group and private instruction, including women-only courses taught by female instructors. As a service to the community, free one-on-one instruction is available to anyone with a temporary protective order. Gun safety and situational awareness classes that do not include live fire are also available.

Mountain Rose Defensive instructors train people from all walks of life in safe gun handling and defensive shooting. As patriotic, law-abiding citizens, we are passionate supporters of the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, our legal system is not always sympathetic to those who have to use their firearms in self-defense. As proud members of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), we urge you to learn more about the insurance options available through USCCA to concealed carriers. Please click the button below for more information about their coverage plans and premiums.

About Mountain Rose Defensive

Because your life is worth protecting.

Mountain Rose Defensive Training was founded by Abigail Summar, a passionate firearms enthusiast and avid supporter of the Second Amendment. Seeing a strong need for friendly firearms training in her local area, she founded Mountain Rose Defensive in 2017 as a means to educate a wider range of people about safe gun handling and defensive shooting.

Mountain Rose Defensive Training staff are all certified instructors and have also qualified as NRA-certified range safety officers or chief range safety officers. We provide a safe and supportive environment for anyone who wants to improve their shooting and gun-handling skills as well as their overall situational awareness for avoiding violent crime.

At Mountain Rose Defensive Training, female-taught women's only classes are available to those who are looking for a softer approach to firearms instruction. Gun ranges don't have to be intimidating and we want you to enjoy the sport! Just as importantly, we want you to empower yourself to be your own first responder in case of an emergency. A gun in the hands of a trained citizen can help level the playing field between criminals and their intended victims.


Your life is worth protecting. We will show you how.

Who We Teach

Mountain Rose Defensive is proud to offer private, couples, and group instruction to everyone aged 7 and older. Whether you're an experienced shooter looking to improve your skills, or an absolute novice who has never handled a firearm, we're here to help.


All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while engaging in any activity or class affiliated with Mountain Rose Defensive Training.

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