Some comments from students:

  • "I felt nervous about coming to a class, but this was a very comfortable experience."

  • "I have taken several classes and even have my concealed carry permit, but they didn't teach me any of this stuff!"

As a complete beginner with virtually zero experience with a firearm, I appreciated the basic, patient, step-by-step approach utilized by [Lander Defense]. Learning gun handling and safety while a moving instructor chucked foam throwing stars at you is both a thrilling and highly effective teaching technique. As a gun rookie, I enjoyed attending a class that was not only accepting, but encouraging of my numerous and simplistically basic questions and queries.

-Mike H.

I am traveling across the US, and was zip lining just last week. This is by far the most fun and intense thing I have done on my trip. I will certainly be back for more.

To anyone interested in attending Lander Defense: My son and I have attended the training sessions off and on for a few months. We have been highly impressed with the knowledge and talent that Hannes has in this field.

The expertise that he has put forth is highly professional. [It] has a comfortable atmosphere with others that are there to lend a hand, pitch in and help with all the different layers and levels of defense training applicable to the subject being taught and trained. My son and I have a much more far reaching knowledge base because of the skills taught in the school. If you are a brand new person to this arena or you are a little rusty/cobwebby or if you are in need to upgrade your already existing skills, these sessions I would recommend for you as an individual. Bring a family member and or friends to check the school out. You have a lot to gain and nothing to lose from trying a session or several. Hannes is very helpful insofar as answering questions and helping one get to the level they so wish to achieve.

-Shawna & Levi

I highly recommend Lander Defense's Gun School. Hannes is a patient, knowledgeable teacher who trains you in wisdom and safety for real world encounters. His drills using increasing levels of stress are an excellent way to train for success.

-David L.

I was quite impressed with the CCW+P class that I took with these guys. A great pool of knowledge from a diverse pair of guys from battle tested principles to great training tactics. The class was quite a lot of knowledge for one day but it really showed me where I am lacking in current skills that need to get better at as well as introduced many new things to my tool box. For the person entering into the world of using firearms as a defense weapon I would suggest taking Lander Defense's CCW+P class!


Very impressed with the knowledge level of instruction. Home work to help learn techniques.


That was the most fun I have had all year!