Wayne Lanier
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ACT Personal Defense LLC

Wayne Lanier

43 Years Instructing

Phone: 770-853-8340

Email: actpersonaldefense@yahoo.com

Background: Former Law Enforcement, Instructor

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About ACT Personal Defense LLC

ACT Personal Defense was born out of a desire to save innocent lives. It all started in early 2015 when a former police officer and tactical team (SWAT) leader woke up one morning to the news of another senseless murder of our young military men, not in some foreign land but close by in Chattanooga TN. On July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military Recruiting Centers in Chattanooga, TN. When the dust settled, four Marines had died, a Navy sailor died a few days later from his wounds, and a Marine recruiter and a police officer responding to the scene were wounded. Finally the terrorist was killed by police in a gunbattle.

Out of this chaos came the idea to train as many law abiding citizens as possible in proper firearm safety and the fundamental skills needed to protect themselves, their families…  Thus, ACT Personal Defense was born.

We pledge to provide a comfortable, low pressure, learning environment where everyday people can receive the proper training from an NRA Certified Instructor.   A place where you learn to effectively and efficiently defend yourself, your family and home from needless attacks. Our programs use “Total Participation Involvement” (TPI) and "Discovery Learning" (hands-on learning) to minimize the use of lectures. We strive to provide a training process that will hold your interest and make learning fun. Our quality instruction provides a thorough understanding of safety, firearm handling, and will develop your marksmanship skills. After completing our course of study, you will have the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and safely use a firearm. Then you can truly say, as we do; “I carry to protect myself, my family and the innocent who can’t protect themselves."Will you join us in this endeavor to save lives?

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Women's Only Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Other

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  • State Certified Police Officer St. Louis, Missouri (retired)
  • St. Louis Tactical Team Leader (SWAT)
  • St. Louis Police Department "Distinguished Expert" Marksmanship award
  • ADSI Defensive Shooting Instructor
  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

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Cancellation Policy

We understand life - things unexpectantly change. You can cancel your class registration at any time without penality. We simply ask that you notify us as soon as possible so that we can allow waiting students access to your spot in the class.

Reschedule Policy

 You can reschedule your class either by email or phone at any time. Notify us as soon as possible. 

Refund Policy

We will gladly return 100% of any deposits or class registrations fees for any reason. 






NRA Courses

USCCA Courses

In Home Defense Training

Virtual Simulation