Bringing to you is over 27 years of experience in self-defense and firearm training.


Specializing in handguns and fundamentals is the core of any training regiment being the focus.   Whether you are seeking marksmanship, defense-ability, or just starting out with handguns, you have found the right place. 

Gunpowder & Lead, LLC also brings on other instructors to the area who are more specialized in other fields, so do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have pertaining to other courses of fire we do not currently offer. 

We do special considerations with students who are already into the sport of pistol shooting and want to reduce draw time, increase target acquisition, increase speed in their draw, learning new ways to carry and draw from concealment. 


Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals  USCCA

Women's Handgun & Self Defense Fundamentals   USCCA

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat  USCCA

Range Safety Officer NRA 

P.O. Box 223 Breinigsville, Pa 18031       call or text: 610-739-0497

​​ Safety through Education

It is our mission to empower students of all ages in their journey to self-reliance in regards to self-defense, by prioritizing safety through education, negligence prevention, and improved situational awareness, while implementing the fundamentals of marksmanship and giving the understanding of self-defense effectiveness, under the close guidance of positive role models and highly qualified professionals. 

If an instructor is unable to connect with their students, the quality of training is irrelevant.  It is the instructor’s responsibility to earn the respect of each student by demonstrating a positive commitment to your training, a passion to help you achieve the goals at hand.  A quality instructor also must possess the competency to modify training programs to meet the needs of each person seeking training. 

Always remember the best fight won is the one that never started!

It is in these guidelines that we welcome you to the training philosophy and mindset of each instructor at Gunpowder & Lead, LLC.

Memberships for private lessons are the student's responsibility for first-year memberships $40, renewals are $25. 

This gives each student the opportunity to achieve their training goals until their next course.  Train safe, train often.

Joseph E-
Safety through Education

Our Mission

Our Experience