Very Professional, Informative and Friendly

I recently took the basic handgun course at SDTC with my teenage son and daughter! The staff was very professional and friendly. Safety, which is my biggest concern as a parent was highly stressed and carried out on the range by the instructors. I am a single mom and I am familiar with guns because I grew up on a farm, but I still learned a lot. I wanted my kids to understand and have respect for guns and not be afraid of them, I think that is where many problems come from. Once you shoot a gun and understand the power behind it I think you are less likely to fool around with them (just my opinion). I have taken the unarmed to armed self defense class and will be signing them up for that one next!! Anyone can do the simple but effective techniques!!! What I learned in an afternoon, I believe will help me out in the future more than the years of martial arts I took.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you Lee, it was a pleasure training you!

Lee M.

5 Stars

Armed and unarmed self defense

The overview of the law concerning self defense was thorough and in great detail. After the law review we began the hands on training. Using a full scale male dummy we were shown many defensive moves to counter an attacker. Lots of hands on practice for all. We trained in unarmed situations using only your body( hands, feet, knee). We also trained using a knife for self defense. Lots of hands on practice with this portion also. Overall the course was excellent. Me, My wife and my children all took the course together. We had A great instructor who made everyone at ease while learning self defense. I recommend this for all.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you David and look forward to getting in some range time with you as well.

David A.

5 Stars

SDTC training

This was my 2nd training at this facility and 4th or 5th with this training group. Always professional. Always carefully explains the legal aspects and and personal implications. The answers to questions are very well informed and very complete. The detailed training is tailored to the student's experience and abilities so you will always come away with tangible benifits and methods to self train for skill building. HIghly recommended for self defense and personal improvement.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you Marshall and it was a pleasure to serve you Sir.

M M.

5 Stars

Fantastic Learning Experience

I took the Realtor Defensive Flashlight Course and learned so much about self-defense law for the State of Alabama, the mindset of protecting myself while showing properties to clients. Instructor was very knowledgeable, proficient and took his time with me if I needed extra help in specific self-defensive moves. Strongly recommend this class for any and all agents in the area!

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you so much for your quick response and I look forward to serving you in the future!

Paige C.

5 Stars

Left with great confidence & knowledge

I took Buck's defensive training class for multiple reasons but the main being I had been a victim and was afraid. I was afraid of being a victim again and afraid of fire arms because of my unique circumstances previously. My personal training was very in depth. I left feeling more knowledgeable, confident and no longer afraid to use my fire arm. Buck took time and had patience with me while I worked out my worries and fear. Thank you! I will always recommend this class and I'll be back for more training.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you so much LeeAnn, it was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to it again.

LeeAnn S.

5 Stars

Got It Done!

While I was in Fairhope Alabama visiting my daughter, a horrific event took place in my home town. This was a replay of the incident like the one in Ferguson Missouri.News went out that there would be violent protests at police headquarters where I live just five blocks from. I had previously completed the class required to apply for my concealed carry license. The only experience I had was target shooting at an indoor range. I had no idea what to do in an active shooter situation or in the case where I would have to use force to protect myself or another person. My instructor covered this and more. We discussed every element in the case for self defense. On the extensive outdoor range, several scenarios were presented with him demonstrating as I followed suit. I had such a positive experience with Southeastern Defensive Training Center. They are so personable. Because I would be returning home to a certain chance of violent activity, the instructor met me the very next day and I had personal one on one training. I will be returning to Foley to continue my training in other aspects of self defense.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you so much Mary, I was glad I could help.

Mary R.

5 Stars

Wonderful Experience

I had a wonderful experience learning the proper way to shoot my firearm. The instructors were great and made everything easy for me to understand, and being a beginner it helped a lot.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
Thank you Brenda and we hope to see you and soon!

Brenda W.

5 Stars


Great Teacher
I had the pleasure of taking Buck’s class about 6 months ago. His knowledge of self-defense and the law is awesome. What stud out to me most was that Buck knew everything so well that he could explain everything (the law, and reasons for why and why not to do things) in 2-3 different ways. As a student having an explanation given in 2-3 ways really helps to retain and understand the subject matter. I plan on taking another class in a year as a refresher for myself. I would recommend his class to anybody.

Response from Southeastern Defensive Training Center
I thank you for your kind words Bryan and look forward to having you in future classes.

Bryan S.

5 Stars

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