Instructor credentials:

NRA certified pistol instructor 
NRA certified personal protection in the home instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
AZ POST Police General Instructor
AZ POST Police Firearms Instructor
Defensive Firearms Instructor
Field Training Officer (FTO)
LEOSA Instructor
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor
Taser (AXON) Instructor (X26, X26P, X2 , Taser 7)
USCCA Range Safety Officer
AR15 / M16 Certified Armorer

​Red Dot Sights (RDS) Firearms Instructor

Lead Firearms Instructor:

John Hansen

Our Mission

01. Your safety is our No. 1 concern

All our courses meet the highest standards for safety. We use armor-plate equipment, have our range equipment and gear checked before & after each class conducted, and require our staff to get re-certified every 12 months. We take your safety seriously. 


02. We provide quality instruction that you can use to enhance your experience & decision making in the future.

When you go for the firearms training adventure at Hollow Point Defense, you become part of our family. We want you to be happy with every part of the experience, from when you sign up to when you meet us at the range. It's our goal to make sure you leave satisfied. 


03. You'll test your limits

Firearms training is a stressful adventure, one that many people add to their "bucket lists." When you take a course with us, we're helping you accomplish a goal -- whether it's overcoming a fear or polishing your skills. We'll help coach you to achieve your goal, but we'll never pressure you to do something beyond your comfort zone. It's safe to test your limits with us. We'll keep you safe as possible.

About Us

(602) 490-9523

Hollow Point Defense
23714 West Bowker St
Buckeye AZ 85326
It all started in 2002.


About the Firearms Instructor: John Hansen
I have been involved in law enforcement investigations (2000 to today) and I have had the opportunity to talk to various types of criminals (Gang Members, Murderers, Rapist, Car Thieves, and Armed Robbers, etc...). I have talked to the prosecutors that bring charges against us; I have been used as an expert witness in criminal court trials. I have also been used in Grand Juries too. I have taught a variety of classes (firearms, legal, gang classes, etc.) over 21 years to criminal attorneys, defense attorneys, police/corrections officers and the general public. In short, when I answer a question of yours I believe I can give you the best possible answer! I work on the law side and I get to talk to the criminals that commit these crimes against us, my answers are NOT based on a book or class that I have taken somewhere.
We have a different training format that allows me to be unique from a standard “firearms class!” I DO NOT talk at you or above you; I will talk to you in the class. I am no better than anyone in the class.