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Bring United Defense Tactical’s reality-based training program to your city.

Transform and protect your community with first-of-its-kind firearms and self-defense instruction.

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Why United Defense Tactical?

Change your life and the lives of your members.

Fifteen years ago, United Defense Tactical founder and chief instructor Wes Fox realized a need that wasn’t being fulfilled anywhere else. UDT is built on the belief that training in a static environment will not prepare you for danger in a dynamic one.

UDT’s proprietary curriculum prepares civilians to react confidently in real-world scenarios where lives are at stake. The program is designed for people of any skill level, fostering camaraderie and drive through self-defense and simulator-based firearms training courses.

If you’ve got the drive to be a franchisee, then we’ve got the tools to help you take charge. When you buy a franchise you are investing in an exciting and unique business opportunity, driven by quality and necessity.

Why United Defense Tactical?

Shooting isn’t just the mechanics.

People are not visually or mentally prepared to act when it matters most. We train you to become a dynamic, thinking shooter.

—Wes Fox, Founder & Chief instructor

Join the team and see the benefits

Capitalize on the immediate need for gun safety and training

Smart Investment

Simple and recurring revenue model. We attract an affluent membership base willing to pay for top-tier services, enabling you to earn more with fewer members.

First-Mover Advantage

With a proven concept in our flagship facility, UDT is forging a path in an underserved market. There is a need for more comprehensive firearms training and we provide it.

Expert Support

We’ll guide you through the entire startup process from training instructors and sales staff to building out the facility. We’ll provide one-on-one support as your business grows.

What to Expect From Our Franchise Team

Our group of like-minded professionals will support you and your business as we work together to transform firearms training in the U.S.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Our dedicated staff and real estate partners will help you in the site selection and lease negotiation to find the ideal site for your UDT location.



We’ll guide you through the entire build-out process from design and layout all the way through construction and installation.

Sales & Operations

Sales & Operations

You’ll receive comprehensive sales and operations training to kick off your endeavor. Our experienced team will offer step-by-step guidance from pre-sale to the grand opening of your location, and you’ll have access to ongoing training and support.



Our team will provide assistance and guidance on recruiting and hiring the most qualified managers, sales team & instructors.



We believe extensive training and support are critical for your success. Our training consists of a comprehensive 5-day training course along with ongoing and interactive sales, operations, marketing, and recruitment training.



Marketing your location begins before you sign your lease. We provide in-depth marketing training and support, with a full pre-sale and grand opening marketing strategy, through the ongoing operations of your UDT location.

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Start qualification and application processes

The minimum financial requirement to own a UDT is $100,000 in liquid capital and $500,000 net worth (or access to investors or partners). Let’s make sure you are set up for success.


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Find out about financing, available territories,
and more.


Visit the UDT flagship facility

Spend time with our team in California
and learn about the business.


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You did it! Welcome to the UDT family.

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your own United
Defense Tactical?

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By clicking “Request more info”, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy. You are agreeing to receive communication from United Defense Tactical via SMS and email. Message and data rates may apply.

This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

Currently not available in:  HI, IL, IN, MD, MN, MI, NC, ND, NY, RI, SD, VA, WA or WI.