About

Nick Grossman is the owner and primary instructor. He also works as an armed executive protection agent, and uses the skills taught through Bolt Defense to help keep himself and others safe under the same legal rules of engagement as a private citizen.

He has studied with instructors such as Massad Ayoob, Omari Broussard, Paul Carlson, John Farnam, Ernie Hernandez, Kathy Jackson, David Maglio, Rory Miller, Jamie Onion, Alessandro Padovani, Gail Pepin, Rob Pincus, and Brannon Schell and is himself a perpetual student who trains regularly.

California Department of Justice certified firearm safety instructor
I.C.E. Training Defensive Firearms Coach & School Attacker Response Course instructor
Certified Combat Focus Shooting instructor
Massad Ayoob Group Staff Instructor
Certified California Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Instructor
CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) TASER certified
Certified Hand-to-Handgun handgun retention instructor
Certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
Certified NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor
Certified NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
Certified NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor
Certified NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor
Certified NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor
Certified NRA Shotgun Instructor
Certified NRA Rifle Instructor
CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) pepper spray & tear gas certified
Ultimate Training Munitions instructor
Former Glock armorer
Trained in emergency wound care, current in CPR, AED, first aid, & bloodborne pathogens
And some other stuff

While some classes require discussion of the law, WE ARE NOT LAWYERS. NOTHING WE COMMUNICATE CONSTITUTES LEGAL ADVICE.

Nick also founded the Instructor Development Journal, a resource for the continuous education of self defense instructors, and hosts the New Shooter Podcast.