Senior Firearms Instructor

Zee martin

Zee teaches group and private classes in concealed carry, self-defense, home defense, women's self-defense, concealed carry, defensive shooting fundamentals, gun safety, and first aid in both Michigan and Missouri.  

With over 15 years experience as a handgun instructor, and a lifetime of firearms experience in both hand guns and long guns, Zee will help you learn what you need to know to be safe, effective, and confident that you can protect yourself and the ones you love.


USCCA Instructor Certifications


  • Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
  • Women's Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals
  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1
  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 2
  • Countering the Mass Shooter Threat
  • Emergency First Aid Fundamentals

NRA Instructor Certifications


  • Certified Pistol
  • Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • Previously certified for Rifle and Shotgun

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)


Certified Range Safety Officer 

  • Indoor or Outdoor Range
  • Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun
  • Range Safety
  • Range Inspection
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions

Why Brass Dragon?

When my husband and I met, he says he knew I was the one for him within 5 minutes.  On our second date, he gave me a brass dragon pendant that he always wore.  On our third date he asked me to marry him... and he asked me again every week for the next 6 months, never asking me the same way twice, until I finally said yes. He says he never worried about the "no" as long as I didn't give him that brass dragon back.  

That brass dragon has become a symbol of our relationship. 

When I was looking for the right image for my self-defense oriented training business, I wanted something fiercely protective, tough and capable, but peaceful when undisturbed.  Something that represented all the characteristics that my husband, a veteran and grandfather, embodies.

The brass dragon seemed just right.

People Say...


 Zee is an awesomely knowledgeable instructor - she's really helped me become more comfortable and confident handling a firearm.  I've come a long way since the first day I started shooting because of her instruction.  I definitely recommend her!

~ Ash B.


 Zee's teaching style is concise and effective.  She'll help you improve your marksmanship and fine-tune your skills at any level.

~ Jeff S.


 Not only is Zee a proficient instructor, but she's motivated me to improve in all aspects of shooting and responsible firearms ownership. Zee continues to challenge me to expand my training, including CPR and life-saving first aid.

~ Brian F.


 I've had the great privileged to have Zee take me from unfamiliar with guns to a sense of comfort and competence in handling them. Zee is patient, clear with her instructions, and enthusiastic about introducing someone new to the world of firearms.  I highly recommend taking her gun courses!

~ Megan W.R.

USCCA Firearms Instructor Certifications

USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
USCCA Women's Home and Self-Defense Fundamentals
USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1
USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 2
USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat
USCCA Emergency First Aid Fundamentals

NRA Firearms Instructor Certifications

NRA Certified Instructor
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course / On Range
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Online/On Range