She was 5’6” and only 115 pounds… and lived in one of the roughest neighborhoods I’d ever seen.
Personal protection wasn’t something that would be nice to know… it was vital if she was going to continue to survive the short walk from her car to her front door without an incident.
I realize this may seem a little dramatic, so let me give you the background details of this rather unusual story…
It starts a few years earlier when I was a CIA officer.
You see, when I was with the CIA I was fortunate enough to train with the best in the world when it comes to firearms and personal protection.
However, during my time with the Agency I lost my mother to cancer and lost another close family member - basically, I lost two very important women in my life.
A few years later, while I was at church one Sunday (pretending to sing), I met a beautiful brunette, and the moment she smiled at me I knew I was in trouble.
Well… like I mentioned a minute ago, this woman happened to live in a rough section of the inner city. And when I say this neighborhood was rough, I’m not joking – just a half block away from her house a person was murdered at the Chicken Shack and someone else was murdered at the elementary school across the street from her.
One night, we were sitting in the house when we heard several loud bangs. She said to me, “Honey, what’s that?” And I informed her they were guns shots.
As soon as I began to fall in love with her I realized I needed to teach her personal protection skills because there was no way I was going to let anything happen to her.
The thing is, she was extremely naïve (from growing up in suburban California) and I knew it wouldn’t take much for someone to overpower her 5’6”, 115 pound frame.
Long story, short: I carefully trained her to be comfortable with handling a firearm, along with other personal protection skills, and now the both of us have peace of mind when it comes to her safety.
After that, I ended up personally training several friends and family members (including a recent widow whose life was potentially saved from the training).
I realized there was a huge need to share with people my CIA “secrets” so they could protect themselves and their loved ones in these unstable times.
And that’s how the Concealed Carry Academy was born.
If you’re serious about personal protection (even if you’ve never touched a gun in your life) I can teach you the necessary skills to make you feel comfortable handling a firearm and protecting yourself.
Most importantly, I’ll do it in a relaxed and fun environment – none of that intimidating, military style, because I don’t know about you, but I hated it when people did that to me during my various trainings at the Agency.
The bottom line is this: If you’re like me, and believe there are few things in life as important as protecting yourself and the ones you love…
Then consider joining me for a course at the Concealed Carry Academy, where you’ll walk out with the confidence, skills and knowledge to better protect yourself and your family.
Jason R. Hanson
Founder and President, Concealed Carry Academy
Jason R. Hanson spent several years with the Central Intelligence Agency. He’s an Eagle Scout (Troop 826, Oakton, VA). Jason is the author of The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry: Confessions of a Former CIA Officer. He's also a writer for some of the top gun magazines including Combat Handguns, Concealed Carry, and Personal and Home Defense.
In his spare time, he loves the outdoors, especially hiking and camping out west in Zion National Park. Jason believes there are few things in life as important as being able to protect yourself and your loved ones. He is highly respected by those who know him, and as United States Senator Orrin G. Hatch says, "It is my pleasure that I write to recommend Jason Hanson. Jason is hard-working, energetic and dependable…"