We strive to be a proactive part of our clients development while evolving a learning path regardless of barriers they may face. We will help them develop the skills and confidence necessary in a safe learning environment to go beyond personal safety into a more confident and fulfilled lifestyle
To continue to provide previously unattainable education and instruction to everyone who has a desire to learn. To break down barriers, prejudice and stereotypes associated with self defensive knowledge. Make a positive impact on our clients and society as a whole in an ever-widening circle of knowledge and wisdom.
Honor All Life – It is not enough to protect life, but to preserve it. It is not responsible to learn to take life, without also knowing how to save it.
Be an Ambassador – Lead by example. Learn, train and encourage others along the way.
We CAN and WILL make a difference
Equality – Welcome EVERYONE without fear of judgement or prejudice
Humility – No one way is right for everyone and anyone can learn regardless of situation. It is OUR job to connect with our students, not the other way around
Training Highlight - SIMUNITION®
From Our Founder
“80% of life-threatening violence happens inside of 15 feet. By the time you can react, you are at grappling distance. Have you been there before? It’s highly likely the bad guy has!
If you aren’t practicing the skills within this distance to confidently and responsibly defend yourself and keep your defensive tools out of the hands of your attacker, then you’re not truly preparing for self defense. I created the DAC to fill the gap that training at a range leaves behind.”
– Greg Fishback
Who we are
The DAC’s Location
Located on Portland Oregon’s west side, with quick access off of I-5 our firearm training academy occupies the upstairs “C-suite” area of our facility. Parking can be found in front, on the west side (parking lot behind the facility) and to the south and back door of the building.
The DAC has a “best-of-breed” pro-shop where we sell gear and training equipment we find essential to self-defense training. If we don’t have it, we want to know about it and can quite probably order it from a long list of distributors. We don’t do walk-in shopping. Our pro-shop is open in conjunction with our training schedule or you can make an appointment whenever it is convenient for you.
Although we don’t have a large machine shop for full service gunsmithing, we do offer sight replacement, alignment, drop-in trigger work and basic gunsmithing services. If we don’t do it, we know somone who can and can make it happen. Feel free to give us a call to discuss your needs.
Government & Large Business Services
The DAC offers special pricing to government entities and larger companies. Should you require training for EFT’s (Emergency Firearms Teams), Armed or Unarmed Security, CPR, BLS, TASER, OC and Bear Spray or any of a plethora of other instruction we offer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.