About Frontline Defense

Frontline Defense Owner Paul SmithOur goal at Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range is to provide you with a one-stop shop for your firearms education, training and equipment needs. A Veteran-owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and the best prices in the industry.

A lifelong firearms enthusiast and honorably-discharged military veteran, I have completed many recognized training programs including the FBI’s Advanced Marksmanship Observation Course, the US Army Sniper School (where I graduated as a Distinguished Honor Graduate) and the NRA.

My service in the military began with the 1st of the 75th Army Airborne Rangers. I was deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm with the US Army’s 24th Infantry Division, and upon returning, served with the US Army 509th Pathfinders, where I also commanded the US Army Special Reaction Team’s Sniper Unit at Fort Rucker, Alabama. I finished my military service as an undercover narcotics investigator in the US Army Criminal Investigation Division.

I wanted to find a way to share these positive experiences with my friends and family, and I became involved with the NRA and completed the NC Concealed Carry Course of Instruction. More recently I graduated from the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Course and the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board Certified Unarmed Guard Instructor and Armed Guard Firearms Instructor — helping me further serve the needs of the community.

With the increased demand for my firearms training, I found many of my students lacked the training and guidance to help them through their first firearms purchase, and having a place to train and shoot. This need became one of the guiding principles of Frontline Defense: a company that offers education, training and equipment with one-on-one customer service and a mission to “do it once and do it right”.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to serving you!

Paul Smith

Owner/Operator
Lifetime NRA Member
US Army Gulf War Veteran