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Welcome to Battle Born Personal Protection Training



As a student at Battle Born Personal Protection Training you’ll enjoy a a patient and engaging learning atmosphere. We specialize in beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills. 

Ask about gift certificates, group pricing, and multi-course discounts! 

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About Us

Why choose Battle Born Personal Protection Training? 

Caidyn has been educating young children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years.  He has maintained a commitment to facilitating personal success for all students and has dedicated his career in education to persons with disabilities. Through ongoing professional training, Caidyn has developed an impressive style of teaching that utilizes differentiated instruction, engagement strategies, and research-based methodology. He has been a recreational shooter for over 17 years and trained in firearms instruction by Level 1 Firearms, the most respected instructor training company in the nation. He is eager to assist you in developing the KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDE you require in order to develop a solid foundation for safe and effective firearms use and ownership. 

 Caidyn holds the following titles and credentials:

-United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Instructor

-NRA Certified Instructor

-NRA Certified CCW Instructor

-Chief Range Safety Officer

- Nevada Approved Concealed Carry Instructor

-AHA Advanced CPR and Basic Life Support

- Storey County Sheriff's Office Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) volunteer

-MS.Ed. Science Education - Lesley University

-B.S. Special Education – University of Nevada Las Vegas

With Battle Born Personal Protection Training, you will have a safe, fun, and rewarding experience while increasing your confidence and ability using a firearm for defensive purposes.



Available Courses

By offering several courses that start from the basics and build on prior knowledge, Battle Born Personal Protection Training gives you the tools to gain an advantage through scaffolded instruction.

Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions.


Designed for beginners and those who wish to refresh their skills.



Gain more knowledge and skills to incorporate a firearm into your self defense strategy.

Personal Defense


Get your NV or NEW NRA Concealed Carry Permit or Renewal! 

Concealed Carry

Custom Amounts Available

Gift Certificates

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Do I need my own gun to take a class?

No! If you already have a firearm suitable for the course then you are encouraged to bring it. However, loaners and rentals are available should you need them. In fact, one of the primary objectives of the NRA Basic Pistol Course is to understand the different aspects of choosing a firearm that is right for you. You may also rent safety equipment from the range if you do not have your own.

What is the minimum age for classes?

The minimum age for a Concealed Carry class is 21 years old. The Basic Pistol course is designed for approximately 12 years of age or older. A parent is required to register and attend with children under the age of 18.

What class should I take?

For those wishing to apply for a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit in the State of Nevada; please check out  any one of our CCW class offerings.

If you are a beginner, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you first attend a Basic Pistol course and/or book a couple of private training sessions. Concealed Carry classes are not designed for beginners but rather intermediate and advanced shooters. The Concealed Carry (CCW) class is intended for those seeking to apply for their CCW permit in order to conceal carry a firearm for personal protection outside of the home and the class is required by the State of Nevada in order to apply with their local sheriff's office.

The Basic Pistol class is also a great choice for those who have been shooting any number of years, but never received a formal training in the fundamentals as well as persons wishing to use the content learned as part of instructing their own family members. The most important aspect of the Basic Pistol course is SAFETY.

One of the number one reasons people are afraid to own and carry a firearm is lack of confidence and understanding. Basic Pistol will get you familiarized with your gun, ammunition, and technique.

Where are the classes? How long are they?

The majority of our classes are conducted at the Big Shot Indoor Range located at 9425 Double R Blvd in South Reno. Occasionally we will offer an outdoor venue or alternate classroom.

Plan to spend the whole day in class (approximately 10am - 7pm).

Why isn't your name isn't on the "approved instructor" list for my county?

Each county in the state of Nevada maintains their own list of "approved CCW instructors". There is currently no central database of instructors for the state. Each county will verify the credentials of the instructor during the background check process of your application. An "approved instructor" need only be approved by one county sheriff in order to conduct CCW classes. Caidyn Edlund is approved by the Storey County Sheriff's Office and therefore qualified for the entire state of Nevada. You are more than welcome to verify this information by contacting the Storey County Sheriff's Office  at 775-847-0959.

I'm from California, can I take your classes?

How do I sign up?

Signing up for classes is easy! Just go to this link  COURSES , find an open class that suits your schedule, register and pay! If you have any additional questions, feel free to call or email.

Yes! We are sorry that you are subject to such regulatory laws in your state. However, we gladly welcome California residents (or any other state) into our classes. For CCW classes, once you pass the written and live fire portions, you will actually be able to apply for a NON RESIDENT NEVADA CCW permit.

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PO Box 177 Virginia City, NV 89440


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