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9/1/2023 Exciting news coming soon! We thank you for your support over the last decade and are grateful to have trained with so many amazing people! 2013 to 2023, The Will to Train, The Courage to Protect!

3/1/2023 We are still armed and ready to handle any challenge, overcome any obstacle and 100% committed to providing the most relevant and complete firearms, security, and tac-med training in the New England area!  It has been an honor to work for and work with the NESS team the past year!

 12/31/2022 Another year comes to a close. Thanks for all your support and we wish you a happy and healthy new year. The Armed and Ready team!

10/1/2022 Our pistol instructor class in June was a complete success and sold out! The next one will be Fall of 2023 so plan ahead! More details to follow. It was a great summer for classes as well and we are looking forward to finishing the year strong! Thank you for your trust and support! Classes are scheduled until the end of the year and we hope to see you soon!

2/22/2022 Classes are scheduled at The Preserve Academy through the month of May and already filling up fast! There are many instructors classes that we don't normally hold so don't miss your chance to build your resume!

2/5/2022 We are looking forward to meeting and training with the members of the Sayles Hill Rod and Gun club next week! We are flattered to be invited to your club and look forward to a productive class and future opportunities!

1/28/2022 We are thrilled to have been asked again to conduct an NRA Pistol Instructor Course for members of law enforcement! We are honored to have this privilege and appreciate the opportunity to development instructors who will be tasked with an enormous responsibility. This course will fill up quickly so use the PayPal payment button on our home page or email us today to reserve your spot with a PO number.

1/3/2022 Our first update of the new year... and it's been 4 months since our last one here! That's how busy we have been! In 2021, there were many great classes at the Preserve Academy, a dozen new NRA Shotgun Instructors (which we haven't certified in many years), an amazing group of  law enforcement officers who were certified to teach at their departments, new USCCA certifications for many of our instructors, and we are looking to expand to new locations in 2022! New classes are scheduled at the Preserve Academy now! Come train with us!

9/1/2021 Another summer is almost over and we are thankful for the hundreds of students who have passed through our doors at The Preserve Academy in just 3 months! We are also honored to be asked to teach another pistol instructor class for members of law enforcement officers across the state of Rhode Island! Thank you for your trust and support and thank you to all the officers who risk their lives daily to protect and serve!

7/28/2021 We will be holding a number of NRA instructor classes starting in September 2021. This is your chance to build your resume, make extra money, and teach others shooting skills and firearm safety! Go to ThePreserveAcademy to sign up before they sell out (like they always do!)

6/17/2021 Four years strong at ThePreserveAcademy! We are thankful for the support and loyalty of the Preserve ownership and management! Time is the true test of all things and we look forward to a prosperous and productive future!

5/21/2021 Breaking News! September 7, 2021, through September 10, 2021, we will be holding an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor class for members of law enforcement. The previous course in 2021, sold out quickly so don't delay!

5/14/2021 A quick update! What a year it's been! With the pandemic came thousands of people through our doors at  The Preserve Academy looking to learn firearm safety, obtain their permits to carry, and exercise their constitutional right! We appreciate the trust so many students have put in us and we strongly encourage you to keep training for whatever life may bring!

11/20/2020So many sold out classes at The Preserve Academy! Plan ahead, register today, and be prepared for tomorrow during these uncertain times! Our December 2020, and January 2021, class schedule is out now at PreserveAcademy.com!

11/12/2020 What a fantastic NRA Instructor Pistol course for these hard working and very skilled law enforcement officers! We are grateful for the opportunity to work with these departments and we thank you for your service during such a difficult time in law enforcement! Stay safe and keep training!

10/14/2020 The NRA Certified Pistol Instructor course hosted by the Cranston Police Department is official! November 11, 12, and 13, 2020, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for active members of Law Enforcement. We started with 15 seats and have only 5 left... don't delay if you are interested!

10/2/2020 It's been a great year at the Preserve Academy and we are excited about our upcoming NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course for members of Law Enforcement in November. Feel free to contact us with any questions and thanks for your support!

03/25/2020, It seems we update this website less and less but we still like having it around. Please follow us on Facebook.com/armedandreadyus or Instagram and Twitter @ArmedandReadyUS. You can see our current class schedule and sign up for our classes at PreserveAcademy.com. Thanks for your support and keep training to be prepared for times like these!

8/11/2019, It's been a great summer so far at The Preserve Academy and we have classes scheduled into October! Let us help you achieve your firearm goals!

6/26/2019, So many exciting things happening, it's hard to keep up! We are celebrating two (2) years at The Preserve and we just got done doing some fun video shoots to advertise the classes. The new website is up, PreserveAcademy.com, and our July and August classes are scheduled! Thank you for your continued support!

4/1/2019, Congrats to Robert on his Sig Sauer Low Light Pistol Instructor Certification!

3/30/2019, Classes are scheduled until July 2019, and are added under Courses! Join us at The Preserve Academy and experience the luxury of the Preserve and top notch firearms training from experienced firearms instructors all in one!

2/14/2018, We are only a month and a half into the new year and we have already trained over 100 people! Thank you so much for your support! From basic shooting classes to our instructor classes, we have the courses to help you meet your goals and improve your skills! Classes are scheduled into April 2019! Please sign up early as we have sold out a number of classes in January and February. You can sign up today at The Preserve Academy!

12/15/2018, How time is flying!  SO many packed classes over the past few months, a lot of great memories and skills learned, and 2019 is looking better than ever! We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Happy New Year! Thank you to so many people for all your support, all of the hard working people at The Preserve at Boulder Hills, and we and look forward to seeing more of you in 2019!

12/1/2018, January and February 2019 classes at The Range at The Preserve are scheduled! Go to therange.club to sign up today!!

11/9/2018, A Utah Non-resident Concealed Carry Class will also be held at the Highland Rod and Gun Club on December 4, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, for their members and friends for only $75.00 a person for the class. We thank the board for the opportunity and the members for requesting a class. Seats are limited to twelve (12) people and you can pay using this link, https://paypal.me/UTAHCCWatHRGC or send us an email about paying by check or money order. Please email us with any questions as well!

11/1/2018, There is a rare change to our December Utah Non-resident Concealed Carry Course that is scheduled at The Preserve at B0ulder Hills. It will be held on December 13, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm rather than December 12, 2018.

10/30/2018, As the year comes to a close, we are thankful for the continued progress and attendance for our firearms classes at The Preserve at Boulder Hill. The Ladies Pistol classes and NRA classes have been a great success and we are thankful for all of Rebecca and Derek's hard work promoting them. The schedule for the rest of the year is added and we hope to you soon!

09/20/2018, It was no nice to meet a lot of great people at The Smithfield Sportsman's Field Day! We have been spending more time updating our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the NRAinstructors website where you can find all our NRA classes listed. Head over to our sites and check out all the cool action from our classes and lots of pictures too!

7/11/2018, August Classes are scheduled at The Preserve at Boulder Hills!  Go totherange.clubtoday to see our awesome variety of classes for shooters of all skill levels!

7/5/2018, Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

6/24/2018, NEW CLASS ADDED! Basic Wound Management, July 30, 2018, 5pm to 9pm The Preserve at Boulder Hills!Your lead instructor is veteran teacher and paramedic, Bob Shields! Go to therange.clubto sign up today!

6/12/2018,  We are happy to welcome Derek to our teaching staff. He is one of the most patient, humble, and knowledgeable instructors we know. He has spent countless hours teaching Boy Scouts, coaching  youth athletes, and volunteering his time in the community as well. We are thrilled to have him aboard!

6/01/2018, We are excited to welcome Bob Shields to our teaching staff. Bob has over 30 years' experience as a teacher, paramedic, and firefighter. Go to our  Instructors page  to learn more about Bob today!

5/25/2018, We are excited to offer a new Women only classes and Kids classes section! Check it out and we hope to see you soon!

5/24/2018, After a year of searching, interviewing, and meetings, it is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the first wave of five (5) new instructors who will be working with the Armed and Ready team.  Our focus was to add instructors who are passionate about teaching, have excellent communication skills, are dedicated to their craft, and are a pleasure to be around!
Just for fun, we will be spotlighting a different instructor monthly and giving you some information about their background, experience, skills, and hobbies.  All of our instructors have passed a rigorous assessment and application process and we are excited to present the newest trainers at
The Preserve at Boulder Hills!
We encourage to you to be part of our journey and adventure! Come train with experienced, passionate instructors whose primary goal is to see you succeed and have fun in the process! Go to our
Instructors page to each week to meet your new instructors!

5/23/2018, So many good things have been happening, it is hard to keep up with all the great news! Five (5) new instructors, an expanded class schedule at The Preserve at Boulder Hills, and great feedback from so many students. The June and July schedule is out and you can sign up for our classes at therange.club.  Also, check out our Instructors page to see the exciting new additions to the Armed and Ready team!

3/11/2018, What a great beginning to the year its been! We have finally given in and focused on updating our Facebook page! Even so, we will continue to add  our class dates under  Courses  so you have a chance to see the variety of classes we have to offer and when they are being held! We can't say enough about the fantastic support and partnership between Armed and Ready and The Preserve at Boulder Hills! As the range nears completion, we are ramping up our class dates and variety! You can see each months class calendar at The Preserve's range website, therange.club. Our Spring 2018 schedule will be out this week as well!

12/17/2017, One last class is scheduled this year on December 20, 2017, and then onto the New Year! There are 3 seats left for theUtah Non-resident Concealed Carry Class this Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at The Preserve at Boulder Hill.   You can go to   therange.club   to sign up for that course and see all the classes already scheduled for January 2018. Thanks for a great 2017 and we look forward to great things in 2018! Finally, check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/armedandreadyus/

11/14/2017  There are still a few seats available for November 18, 2017's MA License to Carry and RI Pistol Permit Qualification Class. Also, we apologize for the inconvenience but we will only be teaching the Utah  Non-resident Concealed Carry ClassNovember 29, 2017, at The Preserve. There are limited seats available so go to The Range at The Preserve to reserve your seat today!

11/05/2017  Armed and Ready will now exclusively be teaching at The Range at The Preserve! We would like to thank Spartan for many good memories the last 3 and a 1/2 years and wish them the best in the future.

10/07/2017 Fantastic day at the range with Introduction to Pistol Shooting at The Range at the Preserve! New classes have been added for November at both The Range at the Preserve and The Tiverton Rod and Gun Club to our Calendar!

9/30/2017   Another great class at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club. Pistol 2 was a success and that was truly a great group of shooters. Despite the different skill levels, everyone improved their gun manipulations and shooting skills immensely! We look forward to seeing you at  Pistol 3  on October 14, 2017,  and Concealed Carry  on October 28, 2017!

9/28/2017  What an absolutely fantastic night at The Preserve at Boulder Hills! The staff, atmosphere, food, and drink were all top notch! Excellent turnout for the class and we look forward to seeing many of you at future classes. We appreciate The Preserve at Boulder Hills trusting us to provide top-notch training to their students and we are glad to be partners with such knowledgeable and generous people!

09/03/2017  We have some exciting news! Armed and Ready Staff will be teaching classes at The Preserve at Boulder Hills.  Click on the link to see all of the amazing opportunities and activities this premier venue has to offer. We are honored to part of this incredible establishment and excited to be working with some of the most experienced instructors in the industry. The indoor range is nearing completion and we will be offering classes beginning  September 20, 2017. Once the range is complete, expect to see a full schedule of exciting classes that range from basic firearm instruction to advanced courses for the seasoned shooter.  Head to our Calendar page to see the classes being offered at The Preserve. You can pay at our Calendar page to reserve your seat in the upcoming September classes as well. Feel free to email us with any questions by using our Contact Page

6/3/2017 and 6/4/2017 NRA Pistol Instructor class  coming up at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club!

5/9/2017 6pm to 10 pm HR-218 class  at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club coming up! Go to Spartan International Consulting Group to sign up for this and/or our  NRA Pistol Instructor class listed above!!!

4/22/2017  DEFENSIVE PISTOL 2 CLASS  at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club from 8am to 4pm. Go to  Spartan International Consulting Group  to sign up  if you have completed  Defensive Pistol 1.

4/4/2017  We are holding a UTAH NON-RESIDENT CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES at the  Tiverton Rod and Gun Club  on 3/28/2017.  You can go to Spartan International Consulting Group  to see our other classes as well!

3/13/2017 Rhode Island Pistol Permit Qualification and /or NRA Basic Pistol Class Phase Two. Go to our Calendar for details.

01/04/2017 TheUTAH NON-RESIDENT CARRY CLASS  is  FULL!We may run another in May or June so check back often or ask us to be added to our email list. Thanks.

12/28/2016  Another year is coming to a close and we are  scheduling classes for 2017. Due to a number of requests, we will be holding a UTAH NON-RESIDENT CONCEALED CARRY CLASS on  2/7/2016  from 5PM to 9PM at the HIGHLAND ROD AND GUN CLUB, 66A Plainfield Pike, Foster, RI 02825. Seats are LIMITED, a DEPOSIT is needed to ensure your seat and class starts at 5PM SHARP! You can use the Paypal link under the CALENDER link or mail a check or money order to reserve your seat. Please email us if you plan on attending if you are mailing a check of money order as well. Thanks and Happy New Year!

9/2/2016 The Fall Schedule for classes is available at our Spartan Calendar page. Please click the link to see what class are being offered for the remainder of the year. Thanks!

8/15/2016 It has been a good year so far with a number of Utah Non-resident Concealed Carry classes, NRA Pistol Instructor classes and some private lessons for a select few! We look forward to starting back up at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club after this summer and look forward to new possibilities at other clubs. Feel free to contact us with your needs and we will find a class and program that works for you and your club!

NRA Pistol Instructor Class COMING UP at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club on 12/12/2015 and 12/13/2015! Check out our calendar, Spartan International Consulting Group or  NRAinstructors.org to register or get more information! SEATS ARE LIMITED!

5/23/2015 & 5/24/2015 NRA Pistol Instructor Course coming up in Johnston for Freedom Tech employees! There may be a few open seats so email us if you are interested at armedandreadyus@gmail.com

4/25/2015 & 4/25/2015 Fantastic two days at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club for our NRA Shotgun Instructor course!  Gratz to 14 new NRA Shotgun Instructors! You definitely earned it!

2/28/2015 - Handgun 1 class coming up on 3/7/2015 at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club! There are only a few seats left and Handgun 2 is coming up on 3/28/2015 at Tiverton Rod and Gun Club! We look forward to seeing you at both classes! Thanks so much to John, Steve and all the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club members for making us feel so welcome!

2/27/2015 - Check out Spartan International's new Training Division Website! Dave did a fantastic job on this site and you will find it easy to navigate and sign up for all our upcoming courses!2/17/2015 - Fantastic Utah Concealed Carry course at Tiverton Rod and Gun Club! Thanks to Marty for helping me as well!

2/4/2015 - Please head over to Spartan International's Website to see all our civilian and law enforcement courses! Call or email with any questions and thanks!

1/24/2015 - Excellent turnout for Handgun 1 class at the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club! Spartan International is happy to be there! 1/20/2015 - What a massive turnout for the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry class! Thanks Tiverton Rod and Gun Club Members from Spartan International!

11/10/2014 - Congratulations to Robert who has achieved the ranking of NRA Training Counselor!

11/7/14 - Great turnout at our Utah non-resident course! Thanks everyone!

9/15/2014 & 9/17/2014 - Two fantastic F.I.R.S.T Response training classes this week!

6/17/2014 - Excellent turnout for our F.I.R.S.T Response training course and a Utah non-resident pistol permit class has been added to the calendar for July!

6/2/2014 - Armed and Ready is honored to be working with the Spartan International Consulting Group! We will continue to provide the same NRA courses and concealed carry classes for their company along with a ton of other firearms courses that they already have. Head over to their website and talk a look! Spartan International

6/1/2014 - A great turnout for our NRA Pistol class at Freedom Tech. Great job passing the course and earning your certificates.

5/16/2014 - Congrats to Percy who earned his NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home Instructor certification!

5/2/2014 NRA Basic Pistol date added on 6/1/2014. Check our Calendar to sign up and reserve a seat soon, spots are limited at this special price.

4/26/2014 - Due to popular demand, we will be holding an NRA Basic Pistol Class in June.  Check our Calendar weekly to sign up!

 4/25/2014 - Congratulations to Robert who is now a Glock Certified Pistol Instructor!

4/18/2014 - Congratulations to Percy who is now an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Home Firearm Safety Instructor and a Personal Protection in the Home Instructor!

4/12/2014 - There was an excellent turnout for our April 6th Home Firearms Safety Course and Utah Non-resident Concealed Carry Class! We had several requests to host a NRA Basic Pistol Class as well. We will schedule that in June so check our calendar often for new classes!

3/8/2014 - ARCG are in the process of putting together a curriculum for unarmed self defense, knife defense and baton training courses.

3/5/2014 - Several classes added to Calender for May and June. Check back regularly as more classes will be added soon.