Joe Shahoud
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Safe Family Defense, LLC

Joe Shahoud

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

3 Years Instructing

PH: 803 814 3315

Available Courses

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Firearms Safety & Shooting Fundamentals
Lay a solid foundation to build on and b…
Basic, Intermediate Basic
Next class: Nov 14
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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
Excellent for those not familiar with ha…
Basic, NRA Courses Basic
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SC CWP & The Concealed Lifestyle - Saturday
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About Safe Family Defense, LLC

Joe Shahoud has been a handgun enthusiast and an advocate of personal defense his entire adult life. He believes no one should ever be a victim and strives to make a difference one student at a time. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor with certifications in NRA Basic Pistol Shooting and NRA Home Firearms Safety, he’s an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, holds the required certification by SLED to teach and administer South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) classes, and is the exclusive Network instructor for the Midlands. Joe is a proud member of the NRA, The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, The Second Amendment Foundation, The Freedom Faith Coalition, and is featured on the list of Best Teachers of 2020 in Columbia, SC.

      For decades we have witnessed and heard testimony from CWP/CCW holders about how lacking their concealed weapon permit classes were that gave them the "credentials" to carry a concealed firearm. Our experience and the testimony we have heard is actually quite disturbing.

      The mission of Safe Family Defense is to change that. We provide a safe, friendly learning environment for women and men ready to take the next step with their personal defense. It is our mission to ensure that each and every student that walks through our doors be equipped with the ability to:

- Truly know the law.

- Understand firearms safety.

- Know how to properly operate a pistol.

- Make proper decisions in a self defense situation.

- Fully understand the concealed carry lifestyle and what it truly entails.

There are very few CWP courses in the area that offer this comprehensive of a class.

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, NRA Courses, Women's Only Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Other certification icon


NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
NRA Home Firearms Safety
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
SLED Certified Concealed Weapons Permit Instuctor
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Cancellation Policy

Tuition is transferable but not refundable.
Rescheduling of classes is permited provided notice is given at least 24 hours of the class date. 
Classes typically have a three person minimum to hold the class.

Reschedule Policy

Rescheduling of classes is permited provided it does not bring the student count below three students and 24 hours notice is given.

Refund Policy

Classes are nonrefundable. waiver icon video icon