Vision Statement

Train law abiding citizens in the safe, efficient and effective use of firearms for recreational, competitive and proficiency purposes.
Welcome to the Sporting and Defensive Firearms Academy, LLC (SDFA). SDFA is located in the Rochester, New York area and is dedicated to providing law abiding citizens with outstanding effective firearm safety, sporting and recreational/competitive training in Rochester New York and across the USA.

In addition to regular Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Range Safety course offerings, SDFA could provide custom classes or personal one on one instruction to anyone interested in advancing their recreational, competitive and/or proficiency skills in the use of firearms. SDFA also offers National Rifle Association (NRA) instructor level courses for those wishing to advance their career in the Pistol, Personal Protection, Rifle and/or Range Safety disciplines. We strive to offer the best up to date instruction available and support that with an unconditional money back guarantee.

Here you will find information on our Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Range Safety courses, as well as schedules, resources, policies, testimonials, and the latest announcements. You can request to register for any one of our courses through our online form. We invite and welcome you to contact us at any time should you have any questions about any of our offerings.

SDFA instructors are all NRA certified in addition to having received instruction from other world class institutions such as Sig Sauer Academy, I.C.E. Training Company and the National Rifle Association. We look forward to providing you with the best firearm training for your Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and/or Range Safety.


ORGC 2014 Sponsor Appreciation Award
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


SDF Academy Schedule