I am Very Honored to be a Brand Ambassador for the great products by Breakthrough Clean.

I have been using Breakthrough for the last few years. It was a “by chance” meet on the very busy Main Hall at Shot Show 2014 as we literally bumped into the Owner/Developer/Staff for Breakthrough. From that first meeting, we knew these people were solid and an extraordinary friendship was created. For me, the people behind the product are what make the product great. After the show, I remember depleting my samples and the urgency for the need to have more so I immediately ordered 5 Bigger 6oz Bottles. I am honored to say, I started advocating this product from the beginning and it has been amazing to see this great company grow to what it is today. We continue to tell anyone who owns a firearm about Breakthrough Clean and how great these products work. 
Over the years, I have used several other cleaning products and yes, other products may work, however in my time using Breakthrough Clean, I can say that no other products compare! Not only does the Military Grade Solvent break down carbon and heavy metals while safely cleaning all my firearm components, it also has NO ODOR, so I clean my guns on our kitchen counter, in my hotel room or as we did in the barracks. When I apply the Battle Born High-Purity Oil or the Battle Born HP Pro Lubricant and Protectant, I am confident that my firearms will work reliably during training courses and more importantly in the time of need for my protection.  The Higher Burn-off temperature rating also extends the length of time that my firearms stay lubricated between applications so in essence I use less product compared to others that burn off faster.
Overall, I must say that Breakthrough Clean products are the ONLY Cleaning and Care Products that I will ever need. Thank You to everyone at Breakthrough Clean.

NRA Blog – Meet NRA Instructor Maggie “CCW Maggie” Mordaunt

I am honored to be in the NRA Training Blog. I have been blessed to have taken training through the NRA programs since 2009 when there weren’t as many NRA Instructors or Training Counselors. I advanced through their programs quickly and reached a level and the requirements needed to take the NRA Training Counselor Training and in 2014 I achieved that rating. I feel there is a great responsibility to teach NRA Instructors how to be Great NRA Instructors and set them up for success. The NRA Instructor rating of Personal Protection Outside the Home is one way to achieve the requirements needed to teach the NV Conceal Carry Weapons courses, so I have many Instructors who come through our programs with that goal in mind. I also always recommend lots of additional legal and defense information to add to the NRA knowledge.
To this day, I offer the NRA programs and feel they are a great starting point to learning the fundamentals and have important information for anyone interested in learning how to use a firearm. With the number of students who have taken training with my company over the years, I have seen the vast difference of “learning how to shoot a gun vs. how to use a gun for Self-Defense”. With the recognition of the majority of people wanting to use a gun for their own personal safety, I wanted to give my students the best information and skill development possible so I invested my own resources to learn far more than the NRA Curriculums.
To add to my knowledge tank of Defensive Shooting I have followed the defense training doctrine through the I.C.E. Training Programs. On an Instructor Level, the Combat Focus Shooting and the Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Deployment were so much more complex as they are based on a level of Understanding instead of memory or following a specific PowerPoint or book learning. These programs answered the “Why” questions based on science, physics, kinesiology and empirical evidence and I am proud to be the ONLY Instructors in our area who offer these great programs.
I still encourage the NRA programs to all my students who are wanting that “follow along the book type of learning” in a classroom and shooting range environment. I see the value in the NRA Programs as a great foundation to one’s skill development and I encourage ongoing learning of realistic force on force skills.
We are proud to offer a dynamic training program from the NRA Courses and way beyond. If you are looking for the NRA Classes, please look at the “Training Calendar” on this site to find more of the upcoming NRA Classes.
Thank You for taking the time to read the NRA Training Blog here.


I am honored to be a guest on the Gun Freedom Radio. This is a weekly live and online recorded Podcast where guest speak about specific gun related topics. It’s about Engaging, Educating and Informing the listeners and you know me, I’m all about Education.

You can listen to the recorded podcast at


If you look through the thorough list of guests, You’ll probably see some familiar faces. I am honored to be among the list of amazing pro-gun and pro-civil liberty advocates.


The Fallacy of AWARENESS

Yesterday I sent an article about Avoidance. Today, let’s talk about Awareness.

Awareness can certainly have value, so we say, YES, be aware of your surroundings. However the fallacy that you can be aware of everything 100% of the time is just that, a fallacy.
The more you are aware of one thing, the less you are of others.
We can use Awareness to help us process more information to respond more efficiently or to avoid a situation all together. We primarily use Awareness as a deterrent. The term “Situational Awareness” is so over used or mis-used or even worse thinking that a color code chart is somehow going to magically be all you need to keep you safe.

In addition to being aware, you should take realistic defense training for the time you were not aware, caught off guard and Ambushed?

Come and learn “Counter Ambush Methodology” in our Fundamentals of Conceal Carry and Fundamentals of Home Defense courses March 4th-5th.

-CCW Maggie

Contributor for Females with Firearms

I am honored to be a Contributor for the Females With Firearms social media page. When asked if I would take that role, I looked at the page and upon reading the “Story” I immediately knew it was for me. That and the opportunity to work with my dear friend Sheli Walters.
Females With Firearms is: Real females who love all things guns, ammo, hunting, carrying for protection and anything else 2nd amendment! Females With Firearms was born to encourage, help, and support women who love guns and to help educate them about using guns and other self-defense tools safely and effectively.
I am primarily a Defense Shooting Instructor in addition to being a Conceal Carry Weapons Instructor, NRA Training Counselor and NDOW Hunter Safety Instructor. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy the hunting for upland game birds and big game wildlife. I guess you can say, I am an all around 2nd amendment practitioner.
As the Owner and Lead Instructor for Homeland Personal Protection, I am commited to contributing relevent content to all who follow Females With Firearms. From Equipment to Firearms, Ammunition to Defense Training
I invite you to like the Females With Firearms page and Ah,,,,, Use it,, 🙂