Alan and Deanna Burroughs started Areté Defense Firearms Training as a way to help others learn to confidently and successfully defend themselves and their families, including methods for carrying concealed.

    Our goal is to provide a fun, low pressure environment in which students can gain confidence in their knowledge of the concepts of situational awareness, safe gun handling, marksmanship fundamentals, defensive pistol and concealed carry techniques.  Consequently, our students are much better prepared to recognize and avoid potentially violent people and situations or deal with them when they must.

    We are very blessed to be involved in a field in which we can use our God-given talents to help others in such tangible way.

    Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you!

Private, Group, Youth, and Women’s Only Classes

Relaxed, Comfortable, Non-Intimidating Learning Environment


Php:4:8– Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence (areté) and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.