FAQ

  • What is Modern Defense? Modern Defense is Colorado Spring's primary resource for individuals who wish to expand their knowledge, experience and certification of firearms. ​It is a recent start-up that is constantly growing into the business model originally planned with more classes and new products being added each year, in addition to blogs, videos, events and who knows, maybe a storefront one day! 
  • What type of classes do you offer? Basic handgun training, concealed carry permit course, intermediate range shooting, advanced handgun course, a youth firearm safety and training firearm course (covering handguns, shotguns and rifles), woman only courses, and shotgun and rifle courses (coming soon - for now by request only). Email to sign up for private lessons. 
  • How long do classes last? All classes last approximately 3-5 hours dependent upon whether student takes classroom only portion or classroom and range time portions. Both take place conveniently at the same facilityContrary to companies who offer a classroom only approach, we feel hands-on practice in invaluable to the learning experience. Therefore, range time immediately accompanies classroom taught material at the same facility. *Range time is not mandatory to obtain your ccw certificate.* 
  • How much do classes cost? All courses have the option of classroom only or classroom and range time combined. Basic classroom courses cost $65 and the range portion costs an additional $20. Advanced courses cost between $85 - $105 depending on if student rents firearms. 
  • Can I rent a firearm? Shotgun, rifles and handgun rentals are available for rent at an additional cost of $20
  • Do you offer discounts? Specials are offered periodically every month! 
  • How do I sign up? Under the "courses" tab, simply select the course, day and class option you prefer, then proceed to checkout. 
  • Who teaches the courses? All courses are taught by Melissa, a qualified NRA certified instructor with 15+ years of extensive knowledge in the firearms industry
  • Who can take the course? Children 8+ years and older for youth courses and 18+ for concealed carry courses, basic handgun and advanced handgun. If you are an experienced gun owner or have no experience with firearms, we guarantee everyone will leave more knowledgeable and confident with a firearm than before. There is no limit to learning, and we assure you, you will walk away having learned something you did not know before. Our ultimate goal is to enhance our students firearm knowledge base, attitude, and comfort level necessary to becoming a life-long, responsible gun owner.
  • Where are courses taught? All courses take place at a facility located 8 miles East of Colorado Springs at Dragonman's Shooting Range. Go east on Platte, turn right onto Hwy. 94, after 8 miles turn left on Curtis Rd, and take your first left onto 1200 Dragonman Drive. Once parked, enter main building, and I will greet you inside to further direct to you the classroom located south of the main building in a small independent classroom. The range portion is taught at the same location on a privater instructor range. 
  • What if I don't see a class that fits my schedule? No problem! Give Melissa a call to set up a private class. 
  • What should I bring to class? Classroom: Pen, paper, water, personal handgun (optional). Range: Ear protection, eye protection, 100 rounds of your firearm caliber or .22lr (for youth firearm rental) or 9mm (for handgun courses rental). **Ammo, ear and eye protection available for purchase at Dragonman's** 
  • Can I be refunded if I don't show up for class? 80% refunds are given after sign-up with 24 hours or more notice. No refunds are issued with less than 24 hours before class or after 60 days of no show/no follow-up.
  • Can I pay in person? Yes. You have the option of paying with cash, card or check in person. However, online sign-up is recommended. 
  • Is a waiver required? Yes. Everyone will need to complete a liability waiver. Parents must be present with child on the day of course to complete the waiver, or contact us to have it emailed and completed before class. 
  • How can I contact Modern Defense? We can be reached by email at moderndefense1@gmail.com or by phone at (719) 396-4381. 
  • What are your hours of operation? The best time to contact Modern Defense is Monday - Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If we do not answer, leave us a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible!