About Us

Our Philosophy

At Shield Defense Firearm Training, we support and encourage the right to keep and bear arms, and believe that safe and responsible firearm ownership includes continuous training.  It is our goal to provide a professional, comfortable, non-intimidating learning atmosphere; whether as a group or an individual.  Our Concealed Carry License Class will give you the needed instruction to obtain your Concealed Carry Permit.  If you already have your permit, but would like to feel more comfortable carrying concealed or going to the shooting range, we provide one-on-one or small group training opportunities to help you to feel secure and confident in carrying a firearm concealed, refine your shooting skills, and to help you not be a victim.


Your Instructors

Tom David

Tom’s appreciation for firearms and firearm safety and training began while serving as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the U.S. Air Force.  Once Wisconsin legalized CCW permits, he wanted to make a difference in helping people to safely handle and carry firearms, take away the fear or apprehension that some people may have, and dispel the myths and misconceptions about handling and carrying firearms.  He has spent many years studying firearm training and tactics, state and federal laws, and current events related to firearms.

Tom has a background in teaching, training, and public speaking developed from his professional career and volunteer work as a training instructor and public speaker.

Training and Certifications:

NRA Certified Instructor

  • Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • Personal Protection in the Home Course
  • Refuse To Be A Victim

United States Air Force Law Enforcement Academy, Staff Sergeant – Patrol Supervisor

  • Expert Marksman Award – Handgun and Rifle
  • USAF – Air Base Ground Defense Combat School

Memberships:

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
  • Second Amendment Foundation
  • USA Carry Registered Instructor

 

Paul Hicks

As an instructor with Shield Defense Firearm Training, Paul is dedicated to providing the best in-class and hands-on experience to help individuals become educated and comfortable with handling, carrying, and using firearms.  From beginner to novice, he is committed to guide and instruct in proper and safe handling of firearms at a pace suited for each individual.

Paul has five years experience studying and teaching martial arts.  He formed and currently leads his church’s safety team, and provides on-going training, support and resources to equip his team members.

Training and Certifications:

NRA Certified Instructor

  • Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • Personal Protection in the Home Course

Memberships:

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)