Concealed & tactical firearms training

A recent student testimonial:

I attended/graduated from the 10 December 2017 Concealed Carry Weapons class. I was very impressed with the high caliber, multi-media presentation and information provided throughout that afternoon.

I specifically selected this this class because of the fact that Garrett Peddicord and Reese Weston Stanley are active duty members; I felt it would be easier for me to relate to this important subject matter because of their unique perspective and special training they obtained from the military. I was dead on.

I was extremely impressed with the entire class and especially with the professionalism and knowledge of both Reese and Garrett. As a Retired USAF SMSgt, I was also very proud of these two warriors. They were professional, polite and they both mastered their subject matter. I also must compliment them on their decision to share their skill and talents with the community; through their efforts, individuals and families are becoming safer and better protected. I am so glad I attended their class.

Charlie Coppess,
USAF SMSgt Retired

Christian Rolland

Range Officer/Assistant

Active Duty Military Member

Certified U.S. Military Marksman

We provide both brand-new and more experienced shooters instruction that focuses on conflict avoidance, Nebraska law and self defense. We have made our name in the local area for having the best educational materials and a comfortable environment in which to learn.


Garrett Peddicord has had a passionate interest in firearms and self defense for over twenty years. He has lived in the greater Omaha area for fifteen years and currently serves as an active duty military member in an instructor role. He constantly strives to augment his existing topic knowledge and educational credentials.


Reese Weston Stanley is an active duty military member and a passionate firearms enthusiast. He proudly holds numerous firearms instructor credentials.


Garrett will be your point of contact throughout the process, from initial registration to the final notarization of your application. His goal is to ensure you are comfortable and confident in your choice of training with Nebraska Personal Defense.


Reese will make you feel at ease on the range, actively coaching you as your skill level permits. From beginner to expert, he will be there to make your experience a positive one. Reese is a certified Range Instructor and thrives on helping shooters improve, novice through marksman.

Our classes and range qualification are held in Bellevue. The exact address is provided upon registration.

Setting a New Standard

Garrett Peddicord

USCCA Instructor #3426-370367

​NE State Patrol Certified CHP Instructor

Certified 4-time U.S. Military Marksman

NRA Lifetime Member​​​

​Phone: (402) 953-8825

Reese Weston Stanley

USCCA Instructor #669375

Tactical Curriculum Developer

​Certified 2-time U.S. Military Marksman

Close Combat & 3-Gun Expert

​Phone: (252) 337-5151

  • Defend yourself and family.
  • Know your carry options.
  • Understand your weapon.
  • Understand the law.
  • Practice safety.


Thredz Chan

Range Officer/Assistant

Active Duty Military Member

Certified U.S. Military Marksman