Michael Stewart
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Rampant Defense Group

Michael Stewart

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Former Military, Law Enforcement, Instructor, First Responder (Fire / EMS)

10 Years Instructing

PH: 336 287 8723

FAX: 978 313 8198

Available Courses

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1:1 Custom Firearms Class
A class designed around YOU
Basic, Intermediate, Rifle, Shotgun, In Home Defense Training, Other Basic
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Advanced Handgun
Advanced Advanced
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Aftermath & Stop the Bleed
Intermediate, Other, Seminars / Lectures Intermediate
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First Shots
Learn basic skills and increase confiden…
Basic Basic
Next class: Aug 21
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NC Conceal Carry Handgun
NC Justice Academy approved class coveri…
Basic, CCW Basic
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About Rampant Defense Group

Rampant Defense Group is a organization of Civilian, Military, Law Enforcement & EMS dedicated to providing you the best-in-class firearms training.  Whether your a beginner or experienced shooter, we have Military trained, NRA & NC State certified instructors to meet your need.

Our goal is to bring everyone to an equal level of core firearms safety & knowledge and give takeaways to increase their skill at their own pace.  We love to show others how they can make responsible firearm ownership a part of their everyday life to unlock the freedom they were born with.

Core Safety is the over-arching theme and are covered in all classes, and it's not just words on a page for us.  Safety needs to be a habit.


As owner and operator of Rampant Defense Group and 20 years of firearm experience, Michael sets the standards for RDG instructors.

He has trained with former military and Law Enforcement, is a NC Justice Academy Conceal Carry Handgun (CCH) Instructor, a NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor as well as NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.

Look no further for a well-rounded instructor to get you started.

Book your class now and Unlock the Freedom!

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, In Home Defense Training, Women's Only Courses

Class Instructors

Carter Williams

Carter Williams

Who do you want by your side in an emergency? Carter was named  Walkertown Fire Deparment's 2020 Rescue Member of the Year, he is a volunteer Fireman, Emergency Medical Technician, Local EMS Paramedic, Field Training Officer, Stop the Bleed Instructor and CPR Instructor. So who you want by your side - You want this guy!

Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart

Don't let this young face fool you, Daniel is already local Sheriff Deputy and U.S. Navy Gunner Veteran who has conducted operations in 23 countries and coached over 500 service members in multiple weapon systems. In addition to his Navy creds, he's a NRA Certified Pistol & Rifle Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Does he know firearms "multiple weapon systems"? You bet!

Ian Tweed

Ian Tweed

We love our Celtic brothers, and this Irishman selflessly volunteers at all of our events because he loves firearms and training! Ian has been shooting for over 14 years, is a NC CCH permit holder, a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and plans to get his NC Justice Academy CCH Instructor certification within the next year. But let's be honest, it's the beard that got him here!

Tim Stewart

Tim Stewart

With over 20 years of Law Enforcement officer and instructor experience, Tim brings a unique perspective to Rampant Defense Group.  Not only is he a NC Justice Academy CCH Instructor, he's a Rapid Deployment Instructor, LEO Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Instructor, graduated from FBI Sniper School, SWAT School, Man Tracking School and is a Certified Glock Armorer. Tim can definitely make you a better firearm shooter.

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Our Instructors hold some or all of the following certifications:

  • Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
  • NC Justice Academy Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor
  • Rapid Deployment Instructor

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to class will forfeit 100% of class fees unless cancelled by instructor.  Any class cancelled by the instructor grant student the option of 100% refund or reschedule to any future class of same name.

Cancellations made greater than 7 days prior to class will allow a reschedule or 100% refund at students discretion.

Reschedule Policy

Students may reschedule any registered/paid class once, and notice of reschedule must be made to info@rampantdefense.com no later than 48 hours prior to class start date/time.  Any student notice of reschedule less than 48 hours prior to class start date/time or any student who does not attend class will forfeit 100% of class fees/dues.

Any class rescheduled by the instructor grant student the option of 100% refund or reschedule to any future class of same name.

Refund Policy

Refunds for any reason will be made within 7 days via check from our banking institute.

Other Policy

If at any point the instructor or Range Personnel believes you are a risk to yourself, others or are hindering the learning environment, you may be asked to leave.  If this happens, class fees will not be refunded in any amount and local law enforcement will be called if needed.

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WHEREAS, in consideration of being permitted to attend a course for instruction in handguns, for the instruction in handguns, for use of premises, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, ______________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Undersigned”), agree to the following:

Undersigned agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Rampant Defense Group LLC and its Instructors (hereinafter referred to as “Instructor”) and affiliates, from any and all fault, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, demands, or lawsuits arising out of, related to or connected with Undersigned; Undersigned's presence on or use of the range, building, land, and premises ("Premises"); and, any and all acts or omission of Undersigned.

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Undersigned furthermore waives for himself/herself and for his/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs and any next of kin; any and all rights and claims for damages, losses, demands and any other actions or claims whatsoever, which he/she may have or which may arise against Instructor (including but not limited to the death of Undersigned and/or any and all injuries, damages or illnesses suffered by Undersigned or Undersigned's property), which may, in any way whatsoever, arise out of, be related to or be connected with: the course of instruction; the Premises, including any latent defects in the Premises; Undersigned's presence on or use of said Premises; Undersign’s property (whether or not entrusted to Instructor); and the discharge of handguns. Instructor shall not be liable for, and Undersigned, on behalf of himself/herself and on behalf of his/her executors, personal representative administrators, assignees, heirs, and next of kin, hereby expressly releases the Instructor for any all such claims and liabilities.

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Undersigned hereby expressly assumes the risk of taking part in the course for instruction on handguns and taking part in the activities on the Premises, which include, but are not limited to, instruction in the use of handguns, the discharge of handguns and the firing of live ammunition.

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Undersigned hereby acknowledges and agrees that Undersigned has read this instrument and understands its terms and is executing this instrument voluntarily.  Undersigned furthermore hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she has read, understands and will at all times abide by all range rules and procedures and any other rules and procedures stated by the Instructor.

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Undersigned expressly agrees that this instrument is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that if any provision of this instrument is held invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be impaired thereby. Each and every remedy created by this instrument for Instructor shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statue or otherwise in favor of Instructor. The election of any one or more remedy hereunder by the Instructor shall not constitute any waiver of Instructor's right to pursue other available remedies. This instrument binds Undersigned and his/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs and next of kin.

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Print Name ________________________________________________  Date ________________

Sign Name ___________________________________

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    With the number of new gun owners recently, we wanted to put out a video covering the universal firearm safety rules. Hope this is a helpful resource to those who need it! Stay safe and train hard! #safetyfirst #trainhard