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Family-owned. Veteran-owned.

Established 2023

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to teach, emphasize, and promote safe firearm responsibility and ownership. The goal is to empower as many women and men in becoming their families' first responders.


Firearm safety is human safety. Book a class today!

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Education is the strongest defense for what we hold dear.

Dedicated Defense LLC is a veteran-owned and family-owned business established in 2023 by husband and wife, Tammy and Cliff Patton. As trained and responsible firearm specialists, the Pattons felt compelled to offer their knowledge to other responsible firearm owners to keep our communities safe through proper education and humanistic values. Tammy and Cliff are certified instructors though both the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). When you sign up for a course through Dedicated Defense, you are guaranteed a detailed, easy-to-understand and personable experience that will leave you fully equipped to handle your firearm with the utmost care and precision.

About Tammy and Cliff Patton

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Tammy and Cliff Patton are a dynamic couple dedicated to their community and family. Tammy, a passionate advocate, counselor, and the first black-elected trustee in Clinton Township (elected in 2020), has made a lasting impact through her leadership. Tammy is U.S. Army Veteran, who served eight years in the military. She holds an Associate's Degree in Healthcare Administration from Eastern Gateway Community College, followed by a Bachelor's Degree in Community Service and a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Sienna Heights University. In 2022, Tammy was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education. She also graduated from Leadership Macomb, class XXIV.


Cliff Patton is a skilled union pipefitter with two decades of experience skilled Journeymen Pipefitter and Certified Welder with Local Union 636. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Walden University. Cliff and Tammy hold a FFL license for their firearms business, Patton Arms. Family drives the Pattons; they have raised six children and fostered twelve children. Together, they run a nonprofit they founded called Team Patton Outreach.

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Class Packages

Click on the button under the class description to to purchase securely through PayPal. All major credit cards are accepted and our schedule for classes can be found below -- once your transaction is processed Dedicated Defense will be in touch with you ASAP to get you started!

Cancellations/Reschedules: Classes must be canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours prior to the class date. Canceled classes will be refunded to the original form of payment as long as cancelations are made within the cancelation policy.

Michigan CPL Training



We will take you through the full process of acquiring a Concealed Pistol License through an education on the State Requirements for application, where a license is required for carrying and how to safely and legally carry your firearm out-of-state. You must be 21 years old to apply for a permit in the State of Michigan.

Basic Handgun Training



This is the class to take for new firearm owners. We will cover the fundamentals of caring for, storing and using a handgun. Also recommended as a refresher course.

Intro to Defensive Shooting



If your only reason for ownership of a firearm is to use in case of a dire emergency, this is the class for you. We will teach new owners proper defensive fundamentals for self-defense use of their firearm in a Dynamic Critical Incident.

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Private Lesson



Receive one-on-one training in a personalized course. Tailored to your specific safety-and-training goals and your particular firearm, this lesson can accommodate up to two students.

Women on Target



For women who have newly purchased a firearm, or need a refresher course, and want to embrace safety and empowerment through a shared communal experience offered exclusively to female firearm owners.

Firearm Cleaning Guided



Proper maintenance is key to keeping your firearm secure and operational. Learn the inner workings of your weapon and cleaning techniques to ensure the health of your firearm and those around it.

AR-1 Breakdown & Buildup



An AR-1 is a powerful firearm that requires specialized training for usage, storage and maintenance. Dedicated Defense will teach you how to breakdown and buildup this advanced weaponry.

Michigan CPL Renewal Course



If your Michigan Concealed Pistol License is expiring and you need a renewal course, this is the package for you. We will keep your license valid and in operation through re-training.

Stop the Bleed



A responsible firearm owner is prepared for every scenario. In the event that someone becomes wounded, you can receive full training on how to care for advanced bleeding and offer proper care while waiting for emergency medical services.

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Our Location

42855 Garfield Rd
Suite 111,
Clinton Township, MI 48038

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Contact Dedicated Defense

(586) 565-1071

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