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The Premier Location for Firearms Training in North Carolina

DownEast Personal Defense and Safety is committed to enrich, develop and empower people of all ages with skills to protect themselves and their loved ones. Through education and training, participants will expand their knowledge of situational awareness and gain strategies in personal protection.


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I took the Handgun 101 Class and it was great. Very useful information presented in a friendly atmosphere. Getting to shoot so many different handguns was educational and fun! Kris and George are amazing. Can't wait to go back.

Brenda Drake

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