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Welcome to Nature Coast Firearms Academy

Hi, and I hope you are having a fantastic day! 

This is David with Nature Coast Firearms Academy.  Our simple and easy-to-follow format makes your Florida Conceal Carry class a snap. 

We know you may not have 3 hours to sit through a class, so with our program, you can study comfortably at home.  Then, all you need to do to complete the program is join me in a live-fire session where we will celebrate your success.

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We offer Conceal Carry and Gun Classes for beginners and those who just need to get their state-approved certification completed quickly and easily.

Getting started, go to Carry Classes...  

How you can get your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit in three easy steps.


Complete the concealed carry class

Download and complete the course materials in the comfort of your home. Start today! 


Schedule a live-fire session

Pay only after scheduling your live-fire (30-45 minutes) session. Great for beginners and first time shooters.


Apply for your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit

Learn how easy it is to apply and my recommendation on how to get it done fast.

Ask Me About Private Group Training

Get a private session scheduled and save 15% off the cost of the class for each person.  Great for large groups (4 or more), families, friends, and co-workers.  

Upcoming Live-Fire Sessions

Complete your training at one of our upcoming live-fire sessions:

Ocala Gun Range RD Tactical 1031 NE 16th Street - Ocala, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to the live-fire session?

You don't need to bring anything but a smile.  You can bring your own firearm if you wish to use it for certification.  Otherwise, I'll bring the all gear you need.

Where and when is the live-fire held?

Our live-fire sessions are held at R D Tactical Solutions Ocala Gun Range. Click on the location page in the menu for directions. 

Live-fire sessions are held on Fridays and Sundays.  Check the Request Live Fire Session Page for details and upcoming sessions.

What type of guarantee do you offer?

You'll want to "high-five Doc Holiday" after completing your live fire.

Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. If your training does not meet your expectations for any reason, we will make it right. Just ask. 

Our goal is to give you the training you need and five-star service.

Five Star Reviews

Robert Keith


Dave is an extremely knowledgeable firearms instructor. I've had experience handling firearms in the military, but it had been a while since I'd fired one. Dave was able to help me shake the rust off. He is extremely patient, and is focused on giving you the best training possible. His tips and videos have really helped me become a more confident shooter. I would highly recommend his class! Thanks for all of the help Dave!

Debbie Bridges


David Maynard is a very good trainer on how to handle a hand gun. The directions he gave me were very helpful. David went over how to hold and how to pick up a hand gun which I have never been shown the proper way before. He let me shoot at a target for a few shots it felt so much better in how to hold the gun.

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David founded Nature Coast Firearms Academy so that you can have access to quality training that may help save your life or someone that you love.

He uses a proven system that allows you the convenience of online training with a mix of in-person live fire sessions at the range. David started as a beginner and is now a Certified NRA Instructor.  He has completed multiple conceal carry classes, gun classes, advance carry, and NRA Instructor courses.   Now he wants to take the best of everything he has learned and give it to you. 

David loves the outdoors, including fishing, boating, camping, and spending weekends at the range.

David A Maynard

NRA Instructor

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