Chicago gun rights activist Sean H. (The Militant Marksman), Kenn Blanchard, and me
CCW Class Student Testimonials
The Following Are On File In Our Office:
"I found the class to be very informative. Rick delivered information in a way to be understood, interactive, and
enjoyable - not boring. I would take other classes that Rick teaches. Thank you for a good experience."
- Ms. K. Dolgos, Redford, Wayne County, Michigan 48239
"Rick, Sorry that it has taken me so long to thank you. Although the class alone can't protect me or
my family from danger, it has improved our ability to defend ourselves. The techniques and information that
we covered in the class have taught me to be more aware and prepared period. I am more confident and
comfortable when I leave home, knowing that I'm better prepared to address potentially dangerous
confrontational situations. Once again thank you and I look forward to Session II (Personal Protection
Outside The Home Course)." - Mr. A. L. Odell III, Auto Industry Employee, Southfield, Oakland County,
"Rick, your CCW class was great. I have the knowledge of how to use a firearm safely without harming myself or others. Since I attended your class
(July 12, 08) I have told a lot of my female friends and co-workers about the importance of obtaining a CCW for personal protection due to the rough times
we are living in. Since July, I have had four female friends, who have been robbed at gun point. Luckily, none of them were injured during the attacks. I
will tell any female to get a CCW - it's bad, times are hard, and if you're out late live or live alone, you need that extra protection for peace of mind." -
- Ms. J. Burse, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48213
It was a great class a bit long but it had great information. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
- Ms. S. Jones, Redford, Wayne County, Michigan 48239
"Hello Rick. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Just to let you know, I've got my CCW license and
I bought a 9mm S+W (M&P) semi-automatic. I had intentions of getting a revolver, but after seeing and
shooting your semi-automatic, I changed my mind. As for your class, I found that you were not only
knowledgeable but you were also enthusiastic. What really impressed me was the fact that when we went to the
gun range, I was a little short on money, you were kind enough to let me use your gun. This is what convinced
me to buy a 9mm. I appreciate your help and I would (and do) recommend your class to anyone wanting to get
their permit. Thank you." - Mr. C. W. Miller, Retiree, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48219
"Rick Ector's firearm safety class provides a comprehensive introduction to the possession and use of
firearms for personal defense. The knowledge gained in this class is invaluable to both novices and
experienced firearm owners. Mr. Ector's sincere presentation of the materials is insightful and serves as a
reminder of the care and safety which must be exercised when using firearms. The course is taught in a
comfortable environment which is not intimidating to the first-time gun user. Any gun owner can benefit
from taking this course." - Mr. J. Boyer, Attorney At Law, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48207
"Rick, Thanks for providing me this opportunity, it was very informative and I would definitely recommend your class to others. Take
care!" - Ms. M. Woods, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan 48034
"I found the class to be very informative. Rick delivered information in a way to be understood, interactive, and enjoyable - not boring.
I would take other classes that Rick teaches. Thank you for a good experience." - Ms. K. Dolgos, Redford, Wayne County, Michigan 48239
2007 Gun Rights Conference (Ft Mitchell, KY) - Attendee
Urban Shooter Podcast - Detroit Correspondent
Gun Rights Activist
Red Cross Certified - First Aid Responder
Red Cross Certified - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Red Cross Certified - Automated External Defibrillator
In 1994 Ector earned a B.S. Industrial Engineering degree from Wayne State University. Also,
in 2001 he graduated from Continental Auctioneers College in Mankato, MN and is currently a certified auctioneer and
personal property appraiser.
Ector, an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force, is a current Detroit resident and is the proud father four great children whom
he is adamant about protecting in this increasingly violent world.
Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit is this region's best firearms trainer and provider
of personal protection systems. They are a Detroit, Michigan based training service that specializes in providing
ordinary law-abiding citizens with NRA approved one-day gun safety training classes that qualifies them for the
opportunity to apply for a state of Michigan CCW/CPL Permit.
Their clientele is a diverse body of people from all types of backgrounds: corporate executives,
ex-military personell, current government employees, attorneys, business owners, registered nurses, hospitality employees,
beauticians, college students, retirees, and house-wives. Regardless of your current occupation or level of prior firearms
handling experience, they can transform you into a confident and safe handler of a handgun.
Their firearms training firm is the only one of its kind that provides an iron-clad and no questions asked 100% refund policy for all
graduates of their program. They stress safety, accountability, and responsibility throughout the class and conclude
the session with each student qualifying with a pistol at a neighboring target range.
They have yet to meet a person, with or without prior firearms shooting experience, who they were unable to teach how to
safely handle, load, use, carry, transport, unload, and store a firearm. Your total satisfaction is assured. They have a file
cabinet full of testimonials that attests to their ability to educate, teach, and inform new gun owners.
The selection of a firearm training service should not be taken lightly. You should select a
service based on their ability to deliver credible, timely, and useful information that preserves your rights and does not
sacrifice your liberties.
Our service only allows experienced state of Michigan bar approved attorneys to deliver the lecture on lethal force, self defense, and state of Michigan laws pertaining to firearm usage, firearm storage,
firearm purchasing, and firearm transportation. Other services, in an effort to save a few dollars, use current or
retired law enforcement officers to inform new students about the law. This option is not acceptable, as "cop-talk"
has gotten a lot of non-law enforcement people in trouble.
Despite the fact that when a police officer is involved in a shooting encounter and doesn't make any statements until his Union Representative and immediate supervisor both
arrive to the scene, a police officer teaching self defense will tell a new student to make the following admissions: the
number of shots fired, the direction of those fired shots, and a description of any other suspects involved in the incident.
However, a defense lawyer will instruct you differently than a police officer would. Many justified shootings have led to many
law-abiding citizens having to undergo the ordeal of a trial to prove that they were lawful in spite of the overzealous
ambitions of political district attorneys and a city desperate to prove that it can handle an out of control crime
problem. Don't make the same mistake! Get legal advice from an attorney!
Furthermore, I've heard some of the absolutely awful advice that some law enforcement officers have been passing along to
civilians. Some of it is absurd while the rest can best be described as criminal.
I've had students tell me that they have been advised by some members of Detroit's finest to shoot first and then
drag the assailant's body to a better spot despite the existence of a field of science known as forensics.
Michigan Public Act 328 of 1931 - Section 483a - Part 5a
states that "a person shall not knowingly and intentionally remove, alter, conceal, destroy, or otherwise tamper with evidence to
be offered in a present or future official proceeding."
I have also been advised that some police officers are telling otherwise law-abiding citizens that it is okay to have a
loaded pistol in their cars without a Michigan CCW/CPL because the police patrols don't have the authorization to stop
and search motorists. With respect to penalties associated with Carrying A Concealed Weapon (CCW),
Michigan Public Act 328 of 1931 - Section 227(3) states, "A person who violates this
section is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than
Other Firearms Training Services Don't Measure Up!
Rick's Firearm Academy
Other Training Companies
MI Bar Approved Attorney Lecture
Police Officer's "Cop-Talk" (Dangerous)
Hotel Conference Training Room
Mall Food Courts, Garages, Coffee Shops, Sheds, Break-Rooms, or Basements
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All information on this site is strictly for informational purposes only. You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also
consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information on this web site. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the
Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and
election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed
upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.