JoAnne Max
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Max Defense, LLC

JoAnne Max

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

1 Year Instructing

PH: 218 231 1223

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About Max Defense, LLC

As a USCCA Firearms instructor I bring to my students professional and quality firearms training. We will explore best practices, training, and tools to ensure their understanding and safety when using firearms for self defense. 

My curriculum is based on the fundamentals from the USCCA, D.R.A.W. Academy, NRA Range Safety Officer, The Well Armed Woman, and Stop the Bleed training I have attended.

I also work as a registered nurse; that is why I understand the ongoing need for training and continued education required to provide students with top of the line training they expect and deserve!

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Rifle, Shotgun, USCCA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Other

Class Instructors

Nathan Mahoney

Nathan Mahoney

Nathan is a seasoned competitive shooter. His experience ranges from IDPA, USPSA, and Multi-Gun competitions. His hobbies also include bird hunting and teaching youth precision shooting for 4-H and at the Itasca Gun Club, where he is an active member and sits on the board and the Director of Youth Programs. certification icon


NRA Range Safety Officer
USCCA Instructor
Stop the Bleed Instructor
TWAW Chapter Leader
Basic Life Support
Registered Nurse
Women's Handgun and Self-Defense
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Cancellation Policy

Students are required to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of a class date in order to receive a full refund, less 9% fee for credit card payments. Classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the class will not be refunded.

Reschedule Policy

You may reschedule for a new class for no additional fee in lieu of cancellations.

Refund Policy

Classes cancelled 48 hours before class will be fully refunded less 9% for credit card payments. Classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the class will not be refunded. waiver icon



The undersigned acknowledges that the reaction to, possession of, and/or use of firearms is potentially
dangerous, and involves risk of serious personal injury, death, psychological trauma, and/or other personal
and financial liability. The undersigned agrees to assume all risk and waives any and all claims of
liability for personal injury, death, psychological trauma, and/or other personal or financial loss. video icon