The Business

Ford Defense, LLC teaches you how to protect yourself, your family and others in a life threatening situation whether inside or outside your home. We teach time-tested, proven methods that work for people at all levels of experience using licensed instructors.

Our course offerings are designed to teach you how to:

  • Choose your first gun, use it, and clean it properly

  • Acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to be a successful gun owner

  • Safely possess a gun inside your home with children

  • Create strategies for home safety and emergency family planning

  • Successfully master the fundamentals of target shooting

  • Complete your Indiana Concealed Firearm Permit online with the Indiana State Police

  • Comfortably carry your firearm on your person throughout the year using holsters and clothing

  • Mentally prepare for a life-threatening encounter

  • Properly carry a gun across state lines or on an airplane

We teach individuals, families, military personnel, churches, and businesses. Contact us about private group discounts.


The Instructor

Derrick A. Ford has been a member of the Indiana Army National Guard since 2008.  He works full time for the National Guard in Indianapolis and his present rank is Sergeant First Class (SFC). He has most recently returned from an overseas deployment for logistics and sustainment operations in October 2018.

Some of SFC Ford’s awards and decorations include 3 Army Commendation Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Indiana Commendation Medal, 3 Indiana Emergency Service Awards and the Indiana Military Achievement Award.

Derrick is a Certified National Rifle Association Instructor for multiple disciplines and an instructor for military defensive pistol courses at Camp Atterbury, IN. 

If you would like to know more, please contact us.