David Brown

  Owner, Triad Defense



Concealed Carry

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing Education hours, as well as re-qualifications for CCW and Level 3, NM Security Officers are conducted on a continual basis. Call for details.

Level 2 and Level 3 Security Guard initial certification courses are scheduled as requested by agencies or individuals. Call for details.

February 1: Level 1 Security Guard Certification Training

February 7: Level 1 Security Guard Certification Training--Closed Special Training Session

February 10 and 11: New Mexico Concealed Carry Certification

February 15: Level 1 Security Guard Certification Training

February 17: Tactical Knife Seminar

February 24: Expandable Baton for Self Defense

February 25: Triad Defense instructor continuing education (closed to public)

Concealed Carry Student Triad Defense

Concealed Carry Handgun Training (CCHT), as offered by Triad Defense, meets and exceeds State of New Mexico standards for concealed carry licensure. This two-day course addresses the training needs of clients with no handgun knowledge, as well as avid shooting enthusiasts. Novice handgun users are guided from the most basic skills to the ability to handle a firearm with confidence and safety, while experienced shooters are exposed to high-stress, scenario-based training that challenges and improves their skills.

For Triad Defense, this training is not just about the license or permit to carry a concealed handgun. It is about providing clients with the skills necessary to survive a deadly conflict. It is about giving them a firm understanding of the law, knowledge of their weapons, belief in their abilities, and the foundation to make solid decisions. Triad Defense founder, David P. Brown, takes the State of New Mexico requirements for concealed carry seriously. There are no short-cuts in this training--no quick way to a permit.

As a career law enforcement officer, David P. Brown believes in the effectiveness of face-to-face, one-on-one, realistic training. He teaches environmental awareness, verbal de-escalation skills, effective hand-to-hand principles and the fine art of firearm use as a last resort. When the moment to qualify arrives, the candidate will not only be equipped with solid marksmanship fundamentals, but also the confidence that comes with a proficiency in “shoot, don't-shoot” decision making that saves lives, and if necessary, provides legal protection in a court of law.  

The following topics are covered in Triad Defense's 16 hour, Concealed Handgun Carry Course:

  • New Mexico and Federal firearms law
  • New Mexico and Federal Use of Force law
  • New Mexico and Federal Concealed Handgun law
  • Reciprocity
  • Firearm safety
  • Semi-automatic and revolver standard nomenclature
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Storage of firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Recognition and handling of firearm malfunctions
  • Principles and techniques of concealed carry
  • Deployment of firearm from concealed carry
  • Understanding the criminal element
  • Principles of verbal de-escalation
  • Principles of hand-to-hand self-defense
  • Shoot, don't shoot, scenario training
  • Home invasion
  • Range safety
  • Qualification


Concealed Carry Class Triad Defense


All classroom instruction will be held at Four Winds Martial Arts Academy and all on-range training will take place at the City of Albuquerque's Founders Ranch.


Map to Shooting Founders Ranch Map to Four Winds Martial Arts Academy



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