Strong Defense Through Firearms Fundamentals

At Center Mass Defense, (although we adhere to strict safety rules), we strive for a relaxed and positive atmosphere. We understand that nervousness leads us to make more mistakes and being uncomfortable can lower drive and desire to learn. A.J. is former military, but realizes the key to instructing is not to tear students down like in the service, but to build them up and transform them into confident and competent shooters.

A man holding a gun at a shooting range while taking concealed carry lessons in Scottsdale, AZ

Concealed Carry Lessons Available for the Scottsdale, AZ, Area

Center Mass Defense uses a safety first approach and ensures the shooters have technical knowledge of the firearms they are using before hitting the range.  

Center Mass Defense offers private and small group lessons at times that are convenient for you.  Please contact us for availability. 


No cut and dry way to shoot, safety first, smaller classes, custom defense techniques, home defense strategies.

Concealed Carry

CCW Course (concealed weapons permit)

This class will go over basic firearms operation, marksmanship fundamentals, reciprocity, and submitting your application after the course. It will also cover Arizona law in regards to where you can carry, what you can carry, and when you can use or threaten to use deadly force. Students will come out of this class with a better understanding of their rights and what decisions to make if they are ever faced with a situation where they need to use a firearm to defend their life or another’s. This class is 4 hours long and the instructor can come to your home or location of your choosing. Fingerprinting included. 


Class cost: 2+ people is $80/person, 1 person is $100, large groups may contact us for a discounted rate.
*This is not an NRA class*

Our Guarantee, Always

No matter how much we grow or all the new things we learn, we’ll never forget the core values that led to our success. It’s something you can’t really put into numbers. It’s what people are saying. It’s what they’re seeing. At Center Mass Defense, we want to maintain a reputation for delivering real-world results that make meaningful differences in the lives of real people, just like you.