Firearms and Physical Self Defense Training

TACTICAL DEFENSE INSTITUTE has been training civilians, law enforcement personnel, military / federal agencies and corporate security teams in tactical firearms and physical self-defense for over 15 years.

President and chief instructor of Tactical Defense Institute, John Benner is a 37-year veteran police Lieutenant and Vietnam Veteran. John recently retired as Coordinator of the Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force. John spent 25 years with the Hamilton County Police Association Regional SWAT Team. During 20 years as Commander, John received several prestigious awards including Contribution to Law Enforcement, Police Leadership and Officer of the Year. John is certified to instruct and a guest instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council (OPOTA). John is a member of and presenter for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). John is the co-author of the nationally used CQPC Program.

TDI™ is located in West Union, Ohio. All firearms classes are conducted at our Adams County, Ohio facility in the beautiful foothills of Southern Ohio. This rural 186 acre facility provides seven ranges; including a 400 yard rifle range; three live-fire houses, a main range with a covered firing line and a jungle lane. We also have a two story force on force house and a large classroom next to the main range. Motels are within 15-20 minutes driving distance. Motel information is sent upon course registration. Ammunition is available upon request.

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