About Us

We believe strongly that everyone has the right to protect themselves and their loved ones from violent criminals and crime.

At High Impact Defense we offer world class firearms training and all of our instructors are NRA Certified Instructors.  Many of our instructors are also martial art experts and have spent years training people just like you how to protect yourself and your loved ones, safely.  High Impact Defense is also an affiliate instructor company for the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).  We offer many training classes developed by the USCCA.

While we offer many personal security training programs we specialize in NRA Certified Training Courses.  Our instructors will train you to proficiently use a multitude of firearms, including pistols, rifles, carbine rifles, and other  tactical firearms.  

Interested in obtaining a concealed carry permit?  No problem.  We will make sure that you receive the best possible training to not only qualify for receiving your CCP, but more importantly, we will make sure you have the necessary training to be confident in protecting yourself.  Our instructors have possessed concealed carry permits for many, many years and will be able to provide you with real world experience and application techniques for the awesome responsibility of owning and carrying a concealed firearm.

High Impact Defense is owned and operated by Ken Runkles, an NRA Certified Instructor. Mr. Runkles posses a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and spent over 15 years competing and training in various martial art forms. He is also trained in Close Quarter Combat techniques including firearms and hand to hand combat. He possess a multitude of training and real life experience in personal protection and self defense, including Force on Force training (live Shoot House).  He has recently been awarded the NRA's National Patriot Medal and inducted into the NRA's Golden Eagles.  These honors are only bestowed upon less than 1% of all NRA members and are for outstanding leadership in protecting the Second Amendment.

"I started High Impact Defense because I firmly believe everyone should possess the necessary skills to protect themselves and their family. It is very comforting to me to be able to pass on my knowledge of self defense and firearms training and to do so safely and effectively." -Ken Runkles, Director of Training, President

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