Our Experience

Bringing to you is over 52 years of combined experience in concealed carry and firearm training.


Specializing in handguns and fundamentals as 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 

​​ 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.

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

With the aforementioned, we also give something back to our students for their ongoing training when taking any certificate course offered. 

We are proud to give each student their first year membership at North End Gun Club, 7211 Herber Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066, with their course they sign up for.   

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

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

Joining us here at Gunpowder & Lead is Trish Arnone.

Trish is an Army Veteran and started shooting rifles when she was 4 years old and specializes in rifles in the AR-15 platform and is proficient in pistol instruction as well.   

She was approved to conduct the mandatory training for concealed carry permits for the District Attorney for the State of Delaware in 2018. 

She believes in the best training is when a client ins instructed through active and physical training to be best prepared for a worst-case scenario event.


NRA  Pistol