Our Instructor

Montana Hairston known to many as “Leo” has a passion for fashion and firearms. This adoration has led to the creation of his brand Leo Damone. Montana uses this platform to educate a community that is often overlooked or forgotten about. This community consists of new and prospective gun owners seeking to own and carry responsibly with confidence.

Montana doesn’t have prior military experience or a law enforcement background but he does have a proven track record of being able to reach people where they are to identify their learning styles and patiently educate accordingly. The combination of USCCA & NRA training material and Mr. Hairston’s ability to teach in a practical manner offers you an opportunity to understand the fundamentals of responsible firearm ownership and how to grow with enthusiasm!

The Creation Of Leo Damone

The Beginning:

The Journey of Leo Damone began with a young man from Virginia’s dream of designing fashion as a way of self expression. Understanding at an early age that there was also a calling to inspire, that young man set out on a quest to bring forth his vision. With limited resources and very few role models in the fashion field, he knew it wouldn’t be easy.

The Journey:

There are times in life where we stray away from our purpose because alternate paths seem easier, more convenient, more comfortable or more fitting. However, once a lion strays into the wilderness he is amongst the beast and is forced to survive in that environment. It was during this “wilderness experience” when a passion for firearms was developed. A passion for fashion & firearms in conjunction with a purpose to inspire presented the perfect ingredients for the Leo Damone platform.

The Manifestation:

After 20 years of growth, development, trial and error, life’s struggles and relentless hours of perfecting his craft, the dream of creating a brand that would serve as a resource for the community and form of expression was born.

Leo (Lion) Damone (Tamer; or To Tame)

“If one seeks to tame a lion they must first understand the mentality of the lion and in essence become the lion” ~ Leo Damone

Fashion & Firearms

Our fashion & firearms merge is sparked by our featured patent pending product called the “T-Vest”. The T-Vest is an over the shoulder holstering system designed to carry firearms, medical supplies, extra magazines and other personal items. The T-Vest is the perfect compliment to our family firearm safety training. The opportunity to teach firearm safety to new and prospective firearm owners and offer an additional carry option is our contribution to the firearms community!

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