About Detroit CCW

Rick’s Firearm Academy of Detroit is this region’s best firearms trainer and provider of personal protection systems servicing the Detroit and surrounding areas with the best carry and conceal training that money can buy.  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.

Rick Ector CEO, Lead Instructor

Our Mission is; “To empower citizens with the education, training, and mindset to defend themselves in an increasingly violent time”

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.

  •  Appointed NRA Training Counselor
  •  Appointed NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  •  NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  •  NRA Certified Range Safety
  •  NRA Membership Recruiter

My Achievements 

As featured on: Politiken, AP, UPI, Huffington Post, Politics Daily, TownHall Magazine, Loop21, Fox News, US News, NRAnews, Gun Owners of America, Associated Baptist Press, Fox News Detroit, MLive, WDIV News, WXYZ News, CBS News Detroit, WWJ News, WJR News, WILS News, Hometown Life, “Let It Rip,” “Charlie Langton Show,” “Doc Thompson Show,” “Warren Pierce Show,” “Your Voice with Angelo Henderson,” “Mason in the Morning,” “The Malik Shabazz Show, “Focus Forum with Tracey McCaskill,” ” Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Examiner, LA Examiner, Deadline Detroit, Real Detroit Weekly, Oakland Press, Macomb Daily, South End, WJLB, AmmoLand, Shooting Illustrated, The GunMag, Guns Digest, Gun Magazine, Tactical Life, Outdoor Life, Urban Shooter Podcast, Truth About Guns, and numerous others…

Mr. Ector has been featured in the following published books: Detroit City Is The Place To Be (Benelli, Mark. Metropolitan Books. 2012) and Gun Guys: A Road Trip (Baum, Dan. Knopf. 2013).

Awards & Accolades 

Awards and Recognition
– Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) “Defender of Freedom Award” (09/25/2016)

– Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) “2014 Gun Advocate of the Year” (12/05/14).

– 2014 Michigan Second Amendment March Keynote Speaker 

Published Appearances

Mr. Ector has been featured or pictured in the following published books: 

1. Civilian Combat (Coryell, White Feather 2016)

2. Detroit City Is The Place To Be (Benelli, Mark. Metropolitan Books. 2012),

3. Gun Guys: A Road Trip (Baum, Dan. Knopf. 2013)

4. The Santa Shooter: Guilty Until Proven Innocent (Self Published, 2017) 

5. Logic of American Politics (Kernell, Jacobson, and Kousser. CQ Press. 2015) 

6. Knowing Guns (Chisolm, Stu. 2013)

Feedback & Reviews

“I want to thank you for your professionalism in the way you conduct yourself in making sure that your students have full knowledge of gun ownership and their responsibilities. Also, you are the only class that I have heard of that brings in an actual lawyer to discuss important and legal aspects of gun ownership.I have and will recommend your class to anyone who is interested in CCW ownership. P.S I love walking around armed. Your friend,” 

Mr. H. Lee

Dearborn, MI

Rick and his team run a top-notch class focusing on safe, effective, and responsible pistol ownership and operation. It was entertaining, educational, and very complete. My wife and I walked away extremely satisfied and confident in our new skills and knowledge. No matter what your background or level of experience is, this class is perfect for anyone who is interested in protecting themselves and gaining the piece of mind that all law abiding citizens deserve.”

Mr. J.D.

Macomb County, MI

“Rick, I think that the Personal Protection Class was great. I also believe having the attorney present for questions was also great. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in a personal protection firearm class.”

Mr. E. Jackson

Detroit, MI

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“I am the best instructor in firearms instructions my history speaks for itself”

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

Let me help you hit your target.