Welcome to the Leo Damone Training Academy, we empower you to feel more comfort, build confidence and ensure your preparedness. Our unique and impactful approach blends practical safety skills with spiritual grounded principles, allowing you to draw on timeless wisdom for years to come in your journey.

Take A Critical Step Towards Your Safety

Join us for our introductory class and download our ebook, “3 Things Everyone Should Know About Personal Safety,” offered by the Leo Damone Training Academy. At the end of this class, you will gain crucial insights into Conflict Avoidance, Personal Protection Options, and the Legal Responsibilities of protecting your safety.

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Personal Safety Program

The Leo Damone Training Academy offers a comprehensive personal protection program structured into two main courses: Risk Mitigation and Responsibility Development, spanning six key classes.

Risk Mitigation Course

Discover the Power of Peace and Awareness with our comprehensive Risk Mitigation Course, aimed to significantly decrease your chances of being in a conflict. Whether you’re a student dealing with bullying, a parent looking to protect your family, a professional in a high-stress environment, or simply someone who values personal safety, this course is tailored to help you develop a calm demeanor, a clear head, and the controlled behavior needed to face any situation with compassion and competence.

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Responsibility Development Course

Elevate your ability to respond to danger with our Responsibility Development Course. Whether you’re a homeowner seeking to secure your sanctuary, someone exploring self-defense options, or a new firearm owner prioritizing safety, this course provides the essential tools and knowledge you need to feel more comfortable, confident and prepared.

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Permitting & Certifications

Concealed Carry Certification

Join our Concealed Carry Class at the Leo Damone Training Academy, where we provide the state-required information for concealed carry permits in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and Utah. Our focus is on delivering the legalities efficiently and cost-effectively, with an added benefit of a “Bring A Guest For Free” initiative to help your friends and family also get permitted. You can choose to take this class in-home or in-class, ensuring convenience and flexibility for your needs. Sign up today to get permitted and empowered!

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Post-Permit Education

Responsibility

Workshop

We invite you to join us at our private outdoor training facility for the Responsibility Development Workshop, designed for those of you who have already obtained their concealed carry permit. This post-permit workshop focuses on helping you become more comfortable, confident, and responsible with owning and carrying a firearm. Enhance your skills and knowledge in a supportive and safe environment. Sign up today to take the next step in your ownership journey.

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No Such Thing As “A Dumb Question”

We firmly believe there is no such thing as a dumb question. Every question is an opportunity to learn, grow, and ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. We encourage curiosity and value every inquiry, knowing that the answers can provide critical knowledge and confidence. By fostering an open and supportive environment, we aim to empower you to ask anything and everything, knowing that each question brings you one step closer to a safer, more informed future.

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See What Our Clients Are Saying About Our Training

E. Scott

Verified Customer Review

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.

Danny S.

Google Review

I had a great experience in the Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals course. Montana is a great instructor. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I intend on taking more courses in the future. I highly recommend.

Emmanuel A.

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My first time out at an outdoor range and there was never a disappointing moment! Montana was patient and thorough with his instructions and answered every question that was asked. He made everyone (regardless of skill level) ease into the training. I personally left feeling a lot more confident safely handling firearms and how to approach real-life situations. If you are looking for a professional who has honed their skills over the years and has a full understanding of their craft, I highly recommend reaching out to Montana!!

Tracey W.

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Went to the range today for the first time. With his astounding expertise and a calm demeanor, Montana was able to put me at ease so I was able to relax enough to focus on the instructions and the task of firing a gun. Because of his knowledge and professionalism, I was able to feel comfortable enough to focus and actually hit the target. It was a very successful training session and to my surprise, I actually enjoyed it. I definitely will be back. Looking forward to my next session.

Danielle L.

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Went to the range today for the first time. With his astounding expertise and a calm demeanor, Montana was able to put me at ease so I was able to relax enough to focus on the instructions and the task of firing a gun. Because of his knowledge and professionalism, I was able to feel comfortable enough to focus and actually hit the target. It was a very successful training session and to my surprise, I actually enjoyed it. I definitely will be back. Looking forward to my next session.

Raheem C.

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Great Class and Instructor! Montana taught me everything I need to know about firearms and safety. He did a great job at relating each course to real life situations! Awesome work and great clothing!

Vanessa H.

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I had an awesome experience with the Concealed Carry course, as well as my first Defensive live fire instruction at the range. Montana is an excellent instructor and helped me feel more at ease. I highly recommend!

Bebe J.

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I have taken a Concealed Carry class and experienced the shooting range with Montana and others at Leo Damone! Excellent training! Recommend highly!❤️

Tyshawn O.

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Had a great time! Montana and his team was very patient and they love what they do. This experience was very fun and I obtained a lot of knowledge. I will definitely be returning in the near future. Thank you Montana, Marcus, Jay and Adam.

Natina D.

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I was a little apprehensive at first but Montana and the other trainers made us feel at ease. It was a very informative and fun-filled experience. Looking forward to the next event!

Connie W.

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This is something I recommend everyone to do. If you are like me and never shot a gun before, they talk to you so you want be so nervous and I love that because my heart was beating so fast that day. But after that the Excitement of running the obstacle court is everything. Please go and check them out you want regret it.

David A.

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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!