Joe Cellucci
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Personal Defense Training Institute

Joe Cellucci

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Military, Former Military, Law Enforcement, Former Law Enforcement, Instructor, First Responder (Fire / EMS), Gov’t Employee / Contractor

25 Years Instructing

PH: 910 515 3218

Available Courses

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About Personal Defense Training Institute

Personal Defense Training Institute's goal is to empower you by developing the mindset and skills you need to protect yourself and others. We will help you improve your situational awareness, assertiveness, and tactical skills while providing a safe environment to practice defensive techniques. PDTI's training courses develop the way you think about violence prevention, help you perform under stress, and enable you to feel more confident in your life.  we also instruct CPR AED FIRST AID and Stop the Bleed courses, for both health care providers and the general public, 

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, Long Range Precision, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Instructor Training Courses, Instructor Coach Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal, Stop the Bleed, F.A.S.T. (First Aid for Severe Trauma), CPR / AED (First Aid for Lay Rescuers), American Heart Association (First Aid / CPR / AED), American Red Cross (First Aid / CPR / AED), Basic Life Support, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC), Medical Other, Specialty Other

Class Instructors

Bob Morschauser

Bob Morschauser

Jesse Hutchings

Jesse Hutchings

Prior law enforcement with 7+ years of experience. Within that time, I have achieved my Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, Law Enforcement Instructor Certification, Field Training Officer/Supervisor Certification from the North Carolina Department of Justice. In addition, I hold certifications in law enforcement patrol rifle, Israeli Single Fighter, Police Law Institute, Crisis Intervention, CPR/AED Stop the Bleed, and, more. I am certified to teach NC Conceal Carry, NRA Basic Pistol.

Joe Cellucci

Joe Cellucci

Owner Operator Instructor for all Firearms training as well as CPR FIRST AID AED classes

Melissa Cellucci

Melissa Cellucci

Instructor for all ladies classes and Conceal Carry Classes

Steve Jorjorian

Steve Jorjorian

Instructor for All firearms classes as well as Conceal Carry

Tim Gordon

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Our Instructors care about our students, we are a complete training site, with a passion for instrucing students, we have a vast amount instructors and new ones coming on, that bring all types of education and develpment to pass on to you, we are also a full line Gun store as well along with gunsmithing and advance cleaning, we carry a full line of amunation firearms and clothing, and tactical gear, we are the only training center that has a shoot no shoot simulator on site. 

NRA-Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA-Certified Instructor Trainer
NRA-Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA-Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA-Certified Shotgun Instructor
NC Concealed Carry Instructor
Weapons Retention Instructor
Weapons Instructor (LE and DOC)
NRA-Certified Trainer for Protection In the Home and Out of the Home
CPR AED First Aid Instructor
Stop the Bleed  Instructor

(Advanced Medical Life Support), 
(Prehospital Trauma Life Support), 
(Tactical Emergence Casualty Care), 
GEMS (Geriatric Emergency Care EMS Safety). 
Critical Care Paramedic
Certified Flight Paramedic 
Certified Law Enforcment officer.
Certified Department of correction CERT Officer 
Arson Investigator
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Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancealed within 5 days off class. If PDTI canceals due to lack of student sign up or weather, we will reschedule you at your convenience..

Reschedule Policy

can reschedule 1 time

Refund Policy

Full Reund if cancealled within 5 days of class day. waiver icon


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Frequently Asked Questions

To Register for class please vist for full of dates..

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Conceal Carry

5 stars

From: Brandon

" The BEST CLASS Around,  my wife and I took PCO CCH class and was impressed by the whole experance, would highly recommend this class over anything else in the area, these guys know what they are doing.. Thanks Joe and Steve well DONE video icon


  • Melissa Demonstrates the Shooting Simulator

    The Simulator is open on a hourly rate but all CCH student receive a free 30min voucher.