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CCW/CPL Class Photos - Metro Detroit
[Our Chief Firearms Instructor coaching a new shooter at the target range]
Me coaching a student in the shooting booth.
[A husband and wife team compare shooting results at the target range]
A husband and wife team compare targets.
2007 Gun Rights Policy Convention
[Kenn Blanchard and Rick Ector at the 2007 Gun Rights Policy Convention in Fort Mitchell, KY]
Kenn Blanchard (Black Man With A Gun) and me
[Rick Ector and Frank Reed at the 2007 Gun Rights Policy Convention in Fort Mitchell, KY]
Me and Cleveland gun rights activist Frank Reed from Reed's Way Consulting
[The states of Illinois, Maryland, and Michigan were well represented at the 2007 Gun Rights Policy Convention in Fort Mitchell, KY]
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, Michigan 48075
"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
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Official Background Info on our Michigan CCW/CPL Firearm Training

Our Chief Firearms Instructor: Teaching Credentials



[Rick Ector - Chief Firearms Instructor]
Rick Ector
NRA ID# 150406926
  • Chief Instructor - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
  • NRA Appointed Training Counselor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Personal Protection I (CCW/CPL)
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Basic Pistol
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Basic Rifle
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Metallic Cartridge Reloading
  • NRA Certified Instructor - Shotgun Shell Reloading
  • NRA Membership Recruiter
  • NRA - EP Life Member
  • Rick's Firearm Academy Alumni - Founder
  • Midwest Instructors - Paid Member
  • Black Gun Owners - Member
  • Association of Urban Shooters - Charter Member
  • Michigan Gun Owners - Paid Member
  • 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.

To learn more information about our Chief Instructor, Rick Ector, read his autobiographical essay entitled: The Making Of A Firearms Instructor.


To Be The Best, You Must Train With The Best!



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.

Evidence That Proves We Are The Best!


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Best Legal Advisor: Attorney or Retired Cop?


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 $2,500.00."

Other Firearms Training Services Don't Measure Up!



Category Rick's Firearm Academy Other Training Companies
Legal Training MI Bar Approved Attorney Lecture Police Officer's "Cop-Talk" (Dangerous)
Accomodations Hotel Conference Training Room Mall Food Courts, Garages, Coffee Shops, Sheds, Break-Rooms, or Basements
Accreditation NRA (National) - Est. 1871 MCOLES (MI Only) - Est. 1965
Integrity NRA Ethics Guide
Privacy Policy
No Defined Policy
Web Site Seals View IBCIM Seal
View GoDaddy Seal
View PayPal™ Seal
No Site Seals
Class Length One-Day (8 Hours) 2-3 Days (Unnecessary)
Program Official NRA Program Self Designed (Unproven)
Class Taught Personal Protection I Basic Pistol
(Doesn't Meet State Guidelines For CPL)
Range Location Three Miles Away From Classroom 30 Miles Away From Classroom (Too Far)
Firing Line 1-on-1 Shooting Supervision 5-on-1 Shooting Supervision (Unsafe)
Firearm Usage Glock™ 9mm .22 Calibers or Pellet & Airsoft™ Guns (Unrealistic)
Testimonials Numerous & On-File Non-Existent
Class Size Capped at 15 Sky is the limit! (Unproductive)
Clientele Caters to Detroiters Don't Advertise in Detroit
Intangibles ·1 Year Phone Aid
·100% Guarantee
·Online Alumni Site
·Alumni e-Magazine
·Range Meet-ups
·Referral Rewards
·Family Discounts
·Car Safe Offer
·NRA Discounts
·Free Range Lessons
·Free Class Retakes
·Free Coffee
None Compare

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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.