Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide our community with practical knowledge to build a lifestyle comfort, awareness and personal protection.

We have a proven track record of being able to reach people where they are to identify their learning styles and patiently educate them accordingly. The combination of USCCA, NRA and Damsel In Defense training material makes for the perfect knowledge based curriculum administered in a manner that relates directly to the lifestyle you have and seek to acquire. 

Who Is Leo Damone

Montana “Leo Damone” Hairston


Montana, the Owner of Leo Damone LLC., Inventor of the T-Vest Holster, USCCA, NRA, and Damsel In Defense Educator is a dynamic & inspiring Personal Protection and Personal Development Educator with over 15 years of experience educating, equipping and empowering audiences to unlock their full potential and achieve their goals. Known for his captivating presence, engaging storytelling, and actionable insights, Montana has impacted thousands of lives across the United States.


With a passion for personal protection development and a commitment to helping others succeed, Montana embarked on his journey as an Entrepreneur 3 years ago. Drawing from his own experiences of overcoming challenges and adversity, Montana has developed a unique and relatable educating style that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds, races, religions and cultures. His studies of Theology at Liberty University helped cultivate his passion for public speaking and increased his relatability despite cultural, religion or bias. Montana went on to further develop his skills as he spent 13 years in Corporate America as an educator in many capacities.


As a seasoned Educator, Montana specializes in:

  • Psychological Development, Mental Health and Wellness, Human Behavior, Personal Protection Development, Resilience, and Leadership Development.
  • Everyday Civilian Educational Courses, Corporate Alliance Conferences, Religious and Non-Profit Organization Workshops


Throughout his career, Montana has had a profound impact on individuals and organizations, inspiring positive change and transformation. His engaging and thought-provoking presentations have motivated audiences to take action, break through barriers, and pursue their purpose with intent.


  • United States Concealed Carry Association, National Rifle Association, Damsel in Defense Educator Certifications
  • Several Notable Corporate Recognition Awards for Relationship Building, Account Management, Leadership Development and Team Building
  • Corporate speaking engagements and training conferences with Account Executives from Amazon, CarMax, FedEx, UPS and Tesla


At the core of Montana’s philosophy is the belief that every individual has the potential to create the life they desire & deserve and a right to protect it from evil. Through his motivational talks and educational workshops, Montana empowers audiences to embrace their strengths, overcome their limitations, and live life to its fullest extent.


I have been looking for continued training opportunities and could not be more pleased than the training Leo provides. After a one on one lesson I decided to bring my wife with me on my next training session since it has been several years since she handled a firearm. After talking with Leo and after taking some time to reacclimate to basic pistol safety and handling, she was putting rounds down range with accuracy and confidence. We highly recommend Leo and will definitely return soon for more training.

~ E. Scott – Verified Client

I and my son recently took a course through Leo Damone. Owner Montana Hairston went above and beyond to ensure the entire experience from course registration to obtaining the course certificate was comfortable, safe, and efficient for us.

The Leo Damone store itself was very neat and clean and located in an easily accessible area just off I-95 in Spotsylvania. The outstanding classroom instruction coupled with the expert, hands-on training at an offsite location made the course educational and enjoyable at the same time, even for someone like me who had no prior interest or training.

It was clear that Montana has a deep passion for his work, and that was evident throughout the training as demonstrated by his accommodating personality, remarkable patience, professional knowledge, and keen ability to communicate with clarity and a genuine sense of purpose. I highly recommend Leo Damone and Montana Hairston for any training offered. Thank you again, Montana, for a job well done!”

~ David A. – Google Review


With a 5 Star Google rating and a well proven track record of educating, inspiring and motivating audiences all over the country, Montana continues to be a sought-after speaker for events, conferences, and workshops. His passion for personal growth & protection, combined with his ability to connect with people on a deep and meaningful level, makes Montana a true catalyst for positive change.

Fashion Meets Firearms

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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