Courses Offered

We recommend signing up as soon as you can, since our classes fill up quickly. Click HERE to see our current training schedule and sign up online.

REFUND POLICY: We do not offer refunds unless Mountain Rose Defensive Training cancels a course. If you are unable to attend a course after registering, you may apply the course fee to future courses and training. Our courses are rain or shine, so please take this into account when reserving your spot.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Mountain Rose Defensive Training strives to offer the highest class of firearms and defensive training, but we understand that our methods may not resonate with everyone. If you are unsatisfied with the course, you will receive a full refund without certification or a formal record of completion and will be unable to register for future instruction at our school.

PRE-QUALIFICATION PHONE CALL: As firearms instructors, we have a duty to the community to ensure that only responsible citizens are given the tools necessary to use firearms effectively against other human beings. It is for this reason that Mountain Rose Defensive Training requires all students unknown to us to speak personally to Abigail Summar or one of our other instructors before their place in a course is formally reserved. Shortly after you register for a course, a member of our team will call you to discuss your firearms background and goals for the class. If for some reason we decide you are not a good candidate for instruction at Mountain Rose Defensive Training, you will receive a full refund of any course fee(s) you paid when registering. Mountain Rose takes no responsibility for the actions of firing ranges and/or other facilities where our classes are held. We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone.

Whether you're a total novice or experienced shooter, these courses will help you improve your gun handling safety, shooting skills, and situational awareness for avoiding danger and competently carrying and using a pistol.


Rifle classes for those who wish to gain valuable safety skills and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely handle, store, load, unload, shoot, and clean a rifle. The gold standard of basic rifle training, NRA Basic Rifle is idea for groups like Boy Scouts, church activity groups, and gun and sporting clubs.


The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Shooting Targets

Our private and group safety instruction will ensure that you are a safe gun handler and competent shooter. Let us teach you how to select, load, unload, field strip, clean, reassemble, shoot, and safely store your firearms. These courses are suitable for all ages and skill levels and carry the Mountain Rose Defensive Training money back guarantee.

Unlocking the Door