Our Courses

Just Defense offers no-nonsense courses for beginner and advanced students on using a firearm effectively and legally in self-defense.


"Anthony quickly identifies areas for improvement and provides real time feedback. I saw immediate results based on his instruction. He challenged me as my skills improved by gradually increasing drill difficulty, and I was surprised how much better I was shooting at the end of the session compared to my accuracy just an hour before." Jen L.


Attorney Anthony Tambourino, owner and instructor at Just Defense, is not only an attorney who has represented clients in self defense cases, but he is also is a certified handgun instructor. To see Anthony's certifications click below.

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Just Defense is about ensuring you have a “just defense.”  The legal principles of using force are brought together with the practical realities of defending yourself with a firearm.

Classroom training focuses on what you need to know about self-defense, both practically and legally so that you can model your firearms and other self-defense training at the range (or dojo) to reflect those realities.

Range training develops firearms safety and skills as you would use the firearm on the street in a lethal force encounter where you must defend yourself.


What our students are saying?

Should be a requirement ...

"You and Ray did an excellent job. Thank you for making the time to create and present the information, furnishing the legal citations, taking questions throughout the class, providing your contact information for follow up and being 2 cool guys. I’m looking forward to your next training. Your course should be a requirement for anyone that is planning on purchasing or has purchased a firearm that could ever be used for self-defense."

- Peter F.

Well organized class ...

"I just wanted to say thank you for the great course you presented yesterday at WSSA on “Use of Force in Pennsylvania”. It was well organized and encouraged good interaction. Our many questions were handled very well with clear answers. I would like to recommend this course to some friends who carry concealed."

- Terry S.

Anthony is a seasoned professional ...

"Anthony is an excellent instructor who takes the time to develop a student's comfort with a firearm, while also teaching essential firearm safety and skills. He is a seasoned professional who provides great advice in the moment--this helped me increase my accuracy, comfort, and skills in even just one shooting session."

- Jen L.

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    Breaking911 posted this story about a woman, clearly high on one or more drugs, entering a home without permission. Rather than being there to commit a crime, she (kindly, I suppose) washed the homeowner’s dishes, sat on the couch, and petted the family dog. BTW, unless somebody washing your dishes or petting your pooch became crimes that I don’t know...

  • Consciousness of Guilt and Bad Acts Showing Motive

    There is a lot going on in the case below which we could talk about related to a claim of self-defense.  The two I think are legally interesting are evidence of consciousness of guilt and admissibility of a defendant’s prior and subsequent bad acts to demonstrate motive, plan, or intent (among other things). Both had a fairly substantial impact not only...

  • Stay Where You Are Safe

    A news story crossed my Twitter feed the other day about a homeowner confronting a "mail thief". The whole encounter as well as what lead up to it is caught on a security camera the homeowner had installed at her front door (it looks to be a Ring brand of "doorbell camera"). You can watch the video here. But briefly,...

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