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Prime Defense

Prime Defense

51261 Milano Dr, Macomb, MI 48042

Located in Macomb Township, Mi, Prime Defense proudly services the Northeast of the Detroit-Metro area and has been fully vetted to offer the highest quality CPL training in order to become an Affiliate of Michigan CPL Training Academy.

Shawn and Jerry Crowl are a father/son instructor team who both share the same passion for firearms instruction as myself and more importantly a passion for giving the finest training to keep their students safe before, during and after a defensive encounter in order to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome legally after the fact.  You can read more about these two great instructors below.

one day Cpl training topics

  • Basic Firearms Safety
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Home Defense
  • Threat Recognition Through Situational Awareness
  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Defensive Shooting Techniques Vs Markmanship
  • Instructor Guided Live Range Drills
  • Simulated Range Instruction
  • Michigan Specific CPL Law Instruction
  • Dealing With Police Encounters While Carrying Concealed
  • What To Expect After A Defensive Encounter
  • How to Handle A Police Investigation

 Lunch is included provided

Ammo must be purchased from the range the day of class

Loaner firearms are provided if necessary

Questions? Call 313-473-0002

Class tuition is $110
  You pay a $20 deposit to secure your seat and the remainder of $90 will be paid the day of class using either cash or card.
(Choose your date and register with the form below.)


My name is Shawn Crowl, Owner of Prime Defense Firearms Training LLC. My passion for shooting and firearms began at a young age. I grew up in a family of hunters, gun enthusiasts and 2nd amendment supporters so I have been exposed to guns my whole life. I started shooting when I was old enough to understand firearm safety. Target shooting quickly became one of my favorite hobbies. I received my CPL when I was 21 years old and continued training.

I obtained my instructor rating from the USCCA because of my passion for training, education and the 2nd amendment. The more citizens that are trained and educated about firearms will make the world a safer place for future generations. Prime Defense Firearms Training LLC offers a hands on stress free learning environment for all experience levels.



  • USCCA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
  • USCCA Concealed Carry (CPL) Instructor
  • USCCA  Countering The Mass Shooter Threat Instructor
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified
  • Oxygen Administration certified


My name is Jerry Crowl.  I have been around firearms my whole life.  My Dad was an avid trap shooter and hunter.  He shot trap every Friday night at the local sportsman’s club and at least one Sunday a month on a league.  From the time I was old enough I would help him reload hundreds of shells every week and started shooting trap at around 12 years old.

At 19 I joined the Navy and worked as an Aviation Ordnanceman working with all sorts of aircraft armament including guns, bombs, rockets, missiles etc.

After my Naval service I joined a Volunteer Fire Dept and spent 13 years with them.  During those 13 years I also got my Paramedic Certification.

I also spent 12 years as a volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and for the last 11 years I have been a reserve deputy for a local Sheriff’s department working on the water in the Marine Division. 

As a veteran and someone who has served in all 3 of the public services, I love this country and fully support the Constitution.  I truly love to educate others and spread my knowledge.



USCCA Basic Pistol Instructor
USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
USCCA Concealed Carry (CPL) Instructor

USCCA  Countering The Mass Shooter Threat Instructor 
NRA Range Safety Officer
First Aid/CPR/AED certified
Oxygen Administration certified



Prime Defense, LLC
51261 Milano Dr,
Macomb, MI 48042

Office Hours:
9am – 6pm
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Calls Are Taken:
9am-8pm 7 days a week!

Refund Policy
All Sales are Final. There are NO refunds.
We allow for (1) emergency reschedule with a 48 hour notice of inability to attend class.

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