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Doug Little - AZ CCW - Instructor

Doug Little is the Owner and Director of Training for Armed Personal Defense.  He has over 40 years of firearms experience and founded Armed Personal Defense in 2003 out of a commitment to provide the highest quality firearms education in the Phoenix metro area.  Doug founded Armed Personal Defense in 2002 to address the need for quality, foundation level training for new firearms owners.

The company’s focus is to provide a safe, encouraging environment that will allow students to learn effective marksmanship and gun handling skills whether they are a beginner or a skilled shooter.  Our professional and unique training techniques provide our students with the skills that will allow them to build their firearms skills, understand the legal ramifications associated with the use of deadly force and provide them with information that could potentially save their life or the life of a loved one.

Doug’s philosophy on firearms training is simple:

“I want to provide a safe, encouraging environment that will allow students to learn effective marksmanship and gun handling skills whether they are a beginner or a skilled shooter.  Our training philosophy is based on the understanding that every student will have different needs and learn at a different pace.  As an instructor, I insist that every student be treated with patience and respect.  My job is to mentor every student to be the best they can be…”

As an NRA Training Counselor, Doug not only trains students but also trains other instructors.  In the past two years alone, he has certified over 150 NRA Instructors all over the United States.

Doug’s credentials include:

NRA Training Counselor and NRA Instructor

Personal Protection Inside the Home
Personal Protection Outside the Home
Home Firearms Safety
Chief Range Safety Officer
Refuse to be a Victim
NRA Reloading Instructor
State Certifications

Arizona DPS Approved CCW Instructor
Arizona DPS Approved Armed and Unarmed Security Guard Instructor
California DOJ Approved Handgun Safety Instructor
Staff Instructor – Suarez International – Prescott, AZ

Defensive Pistol Skills
Close Range Gunfighting
Fighting Rifle Skills
Rifle Gunfighting
Kalashnikov Rifle Gunfighting
Defensive Knife
Additional Instructor Certifications

Low Light Gunfighting
Armed Vehicle Operations
ASP Baton Instructor – Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
ASP Handcuff Instructor – Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
Certified Glock Armorer
Professional Certifications

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer – American Red Cross
Wilderness First Aid Certification – SOLO Schools
Crime Prevention Specialist – International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
Professional Associations

International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
Arizona Crime Prevention Association
Board Member – United States Marshals Posse, District of Arizona
Past President – United States Marshals Posse, District of Arizona
Journalistic Credentials

Gun Rights Examiner – Examiner.com
Conservative Examiner – Examiner.com
Author – Arizona CCW Guide

National Rifle Association – Life Member
Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
Police Marksman Association
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Heritage Foundation
Cactus Match League
International Defensive Pistol Association
Goldwater Institute
Glock Shooting Sports Foundation

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