David Brown

  Owner, Triad Defense



Concealed Carry

Upcoming Classes:

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Upcoming Schedule: Any type of training offered by Triad Defense may be scheduled independently of the pre-scheduled monthly classes that are listed on the calendar of events. Urban Awareness Self-Defense Training is tailored to the individual requirements and may be scheduled on a private/semi-private basis. Exigent corporate, or private client requirements, for CCW requalification, or advanced security guard training, may be accommodated based on the individual’s schedule. Triad Defense has access to firearm ranges and classroom facilities, seven days a week. Corporate discounts are available.

To register for training please click on this link to view calendar, select the first date of the course you want and follow the instructions to register. Please call (505) 814-4128 with any questions.

CCW and Level 2 and 3 Security Guard Certification training may be scheduled based on agency and private requirements. Please call to schedule a class.

Additional Career Skills Training

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.


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