Phoenix Rising Firearm Academy LLC

Phoenix Rising Firearm Academy LLC


Another Great CPL class today at T-Rex Arms, LLC with Phoenix Rising Firearm Academy LLC
Not bad, Oakland county took 17 days to approve and print CPL and then 5 days in the mail.
From date of fingerprints.
Little peek into class yesterday.
Found this around the web and thought everyone else might enjoy it. Keep on, keepin on.
Wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU to Phoenix Rising/ Christie Bass for the training opportunity you raffled off! I am so excited to continue my training with Jeff Wild at DMI Performance and PRFA! Being in the Phoenix Alumni is like being a part of a great group that helps eachother and I am so proud to be part of it! Can't wait for Sunday!
As soon as this crap is over, i can NOT wait to get into a class!! We need protection and all the teaching possible now more than ever!!
Thanks for accepting...
I took a class with Christy and it was awesome. She is so knowledgeable and really focused on legal which I loved. I will be referring my family. Thank you so much!
This is my second time training with Christie. Ladies if ya want the best training ya have to see Christie!! I can't wait for next Tuesday ladies night. And it;s half off for us. See ya soon Christie
First time shooting, my amazing instructor rocked!!! She was so helpful and educated and kept me comfortable as well as my girl Julia! Thank you ladies, what an incredible experience tonight

"Let us be protectors of the most valuable thing of all...Human Life."
~Christie Bass - Owner and Ch Are you ready to become independently safe and confident?

​Welcome to Phoenix Rising Firearm Academy!
​Our mission is to #RaiseTheBar ​for firearm instruction and performance. We are a women-led training school dedicated to providing your training experience in an environment that is both safe and comfortable. Every member of our staff has rock-solid dedication to expanding their own knowledge, bringing you the best and most up-to-date information possi

Operating as usual


Please bear with us. See you in the new year!


⚠ Labor Day weekend - Sunday September 4th, 2022. Livonia, MI⚠️

Our final CPL CCW Class for 2022 that still has openings.

If you've been waiting to get into a class with us, now is the time.

We will be shifting gears and taking a break from concealed carry certifications for the remainder of 2022.

You can easily register for this class by clicking the link below.


Yes. Yes we are.
Educate. Don't legislate.


Hey everyone. We hope you had a good holiday weekend!

A very big thank you from myself, Dina, KJ, and Jeff to our Concealed Carry Class participants over the holiday. You were a pure delight to work with.

Hang on to that energy and keep training. We enjoyed our time with you. We definitely heard you loud and clear and are creating an event to bring you all back together. 😎

Just a quick heads up on our next few classes.

1. We have a weekday CPL/CCW Class on July 13th with a few seats available.

2. We have a Basic Introduction to movement class coming up on July 14th.

3. We have a CPL CCW Class on Sunday, July 31st that has a few spots available as well.

Class availability is a bit low, and we apologize for that. Many classes have filled rather quickly, especially with Wayne County Clerk opening up a lot more appointments.

We will be adding another Draw from the Holster class, a Pistol Tune-up class, and a Basic Intro to Carbines class. You should see those open for registration sometime in the next few days.

CPL CCW Classes for August are full. We will not be adding more, as we are adding more progressive training classes. Beyond that, we have a few scheduled in September and October, so grab them while you can.

Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!!

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Fundamentals of Marksmanship Workshop - Wednesday June 29th, 2020 - 4pm to 7pm - Belleville, MI
Work on:
✔️Sight Alignment
✔️Sight Picture
✔️Breath Control
✔️Trigger Press
Short class with a low round count.
You got this! Let's get take that Marksmanship up a notch!
Link in the comments...


It's a BEAUTIFUL evening to go put in some work.


Really good information on wasp spray.

The wasp spray myth is making the rounds again, so it’s time for a rerun from a few years back, with some updates:

Using wasp spray for self-defense is a persistent idea and one that has been recommended by all sorts of people, even purported experts.

They’re wrong.

Wasp spray should not be used for any purpose other than killing annoying, flying, stinging insects like wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets.

I’m not saying that because of some idea that you’ll get prosecuted for breaking federal law by using wasp spray in a manner not permitted or intended by its labeling. Let’s be real: that’s not what you’re going to get in trouble for.

The real problem with wasp spray is that it doesn’t work against humans.

Without getting too deeply into the science of wasp spray (though we can, if you like), the active ingredients are generally not toxic to humans in the kinds of concentrations we see on the consumer market. The active chemicals in wasp spray, pyrethrins and pyrethroids, work against insects and other invertebrates because they disrupt their nervous systems. Humans simply aren’t affected in the same way because of the perhaps obvious fact that we are vertebrate mammals (which is to say, not bugs, no matter how vile some people might act), and we’re much, much larger. Toxic exposure is possible for humans, but rare. To the extent that it happens, it takes a certain amount of time and repeated exposure to do any real harm. More temporary effects, like allergic reactions or irritation, do not reliably occur across large segments of the population. In the heat of an attack, it generally won’t have a fast or strong enough effect to be useful in stopping or slowing down a bad guy. It’s certainly not reliable against human beings, and there are better tools available.

Wasp spray is also not an actual weapon, and that’s not a good thing.

Using something improvised might feel less violent, not as nasty, more acceptable because it’s not a tool intended to cause harm to another person. There’s this idea that it is morally superior, even if you are hoping for harmful side effects to aid your defense, because carrying a “real” weapon might seem reserved for bad guys only. However, in order to stop someone determined to hurt you violently, then you must be prepared to respond violently. If you’re choosing a non-weapon with the intent of using it as a weapon, you are better served with an actual weapon. It will be more effective, causing more predictable disability to your attacker and be more likely to actually help keep you safe. Instead of hoping that a target’s eyes may sting for a moment because you used wasp spray, you can just about guarantee that they will if you use pepper spray, which is purpose-made to cause that physiological effect to interfere with your attacker’s vision and make them less successful in trying to hurt you. While no self-defense tool or tactic is guaranteed to work, a makeshift option like wasp spray will not tilt the odds in your favor.

Nevertheless, you’ll hear that wasp spray is great because it’s permissible just about everywhere. School campuses and workplaces are popular settings for the wasp spray suggestion because of strict no-weapons policies that may even restrict pepper spray. I am absolutely empathetic to that struggle. However, I don’t think the answer is to have something on hand that can only give false confidence. You might feel better with a “something is better than nothing” mindset, but it won’t help you if it really does nothing when you really need it, not to mention the wasted time and effort if you find that out in the middle of an attack. A better option in those types of restrictive environments is what Chuck Haggard ofAgile/Training and Consulting has suggested: the simple ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher. Spraying one of those into the face of an attacker gives you a strong, blinding, cough-inducing blast, but one that is ultimately largely harmless in most instances (exceptions abound! Don’t mistake this as an indication that it’s safe to spray someone in the face with a fire extinguisher). You’ll get a very real distracting effect that is not as dependent on an individual’s sensitivity to specific chemicals, and then you’re left with a metal canister that itself can serve as an impact weapon. If you absolutely must rely on an improvised weapon, even a small fire extinguisher far more likely to be effective than wasp spray, even in unpracticed hands.

And finally, wasp spray is not a superior option either in range or in price.

It’s true that most wasp sprays can be used from a distance of around twenty feet. However, much of that is a function of package size, and similar range can be had in larger pepper spray units too. In return for that kind of distance, you need a bigger, bulkier container - one that is going to be inconvenient to tote around and obvious when you have it in hand. Twenty feet might seem like a lot but it’s not so much further than a pocket-sized pepper spray unit like my favored brand, POM Industries, which can reach over half that distance. Those smaller units can also be palmed discreetly in high risk areas so it’s not obvious that you’re carrying it, and you’ll be less likely to drop it.

Some folks like wasp spray because it’s inexpensive and easy to buy. That’s not untrue, but a good quality pepper spray will normally run right around the same price and certainly under $20. And you can buy both on Amazon or at your local hardware store. The only exception is localities where pepper spray has some purchase restrictions, although those places tend to not make it as hard to get pepper spray as you might think. The limitations you’ll run into usually revolve around formulation and size, or requiring you to go to licensed stores or fill out forms - not ideal, but not often a difficult problem.

Clearly, my recommendation is to just use pepper spray. It’s formulated, tested, and intended for use against humans, and it works. See the links in my profile for more information about how and why. You deserve better than hoping that an improvised strategy works as well against a person as it does against an insect. And if really you can’t use a purpose-built tool like pepper spray and have the space for wasp spray, why not use something that is just as easy to have around, attracts just as little attention, and is far more likely to actually give you a chance to escape or fight back?


July 2nd class is SOLD OUT...but we hear you!
Here is your chance to get yourself and loved ones into a class! 😍
Make it a family affair, or get a group of friends together! Someone in class is going to win some awesome swag!
Come soak up some of the training our own team has been engaged in...
You'll enjoy yourselves and learn VITAL skills that will keep you safer.
Zero experience necessary.
Link below ⬇️⬇️⬇️


Some of the team took the weekend off to go watch our sponsee compete in a GRUELING three hour race in Bentley, MI.

Enormous congratulations to Ryan Oldt of Oldt Racing

Young man gave it everything he had and slayed it. 💯

We even managed grab a killer photo.
Hey Ryan...we like throttle too! 😎

Keep rippin it dude. 🤘

The team is really proud of you. Job well done!


Link below in the comments👇👇👇


Share worthy.


It's 🔥🥵🔥 out here!
100-(1+3+1)= 🥴


Thinking about hitting the range this week?


But it's going to be hot, so know the signs and watch for them in yourself and your shooting partners.

Just another way YOU can protect that which matters most. Human life.

Happy spicy training!!!


We'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to Riley Bowman for bringing his Pistol Intelligence class to Michigan this past weekend.

And a HUGE congratulations to all of the participants that came out to soak up the large amount of information Riley presented.

Thank you to everyone.

This top notch class wouldn't have happened without all of you!

We wish everyone the best as you practice and apply everything you learned!

Good luck on your journey and we hope to see you all again!


What an amazing class!
And the weather is GREAT!


We're getting ready to head into day two of Pistol Intelligence with Riley Bowman of

Highly recommended instructor that we've been so pleased to host.

This class sold out, but you can find his upcoming classes at or go say hi at the Guardian Conference in Oklahoma this September.

Special HUGE thank you to Steve (Yeti) Fisher of Sentinel Concepts for the facility and the drop in!

If you're not already, you should be following these amazing trainers!

Wishing you all a great Sunday!


Out here in Pinckney, MI setting up for Pistol Intelligence with Riley Bowman this weekend.
Sold out class and beautiful weather.

Couldn't ask for much more. has an element that can feed the soul.


Pistol Intelligence class with Riley T. Bowman is officially SOLD OUT!

Staff and I are really looking forward to this class, and it has been very awesome working with Riley.

Cannot wait to see you all on the field!
Bring your notebook!!
Here! We! Go!


Come out and join us for a full day in Midland, MI.
This is NOT a CPL class. Participants should have a basic understanding of firearm safety and ability to implement those safety standards.
For more information, visit


Big facts.


Repeal the NFA

Oh Sheila...🥰
We would TOTALLY get behind a seven day wait to purchase full-auto.


Soundsike "women shouldn't have the means to protect themselves".

Ladies (and gentlemen), what are your thoughts about this?


For me, but not for thee...


Biden lies repeatedly. Again.

Meanwhile...while Trudeau was introducing plans for a "Handgun Freeze"...biden was pushing his own hot garbage.

We're gonna need some REAL fact checkers, folks.

Biden - on Memorial Day - Lying to citizens - Again.

"When I first started doing hearings on the issue of what rational gun laws should be, it was during a period when I was a Senator and the death rate was going up."

"And I sat with a trauma doctor, and I asked him—I said, 'What's the difference?'... I said, 'Why are they dying?' And they showed me x-rays. He said, 'A .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out, may be able to get it, and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.'

"So the idea of these high-caliber weapons is of—there's simply no rational basis for it in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting... and remember, the Constitution, the Second Amendment was never absolute. You couldn't buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn't go out and purchase a lot of weapons."


Canada gun freeze plan

Yesterday, while people were remembering the lives lost while defending freedom...Trudeau introduced this...


Gun control


Reposted from the amazing ladies at The DC Project


There are a LOT of people speaking very loudly about subjects they have extremely limited knowledge about and a strong will to not face reality.

Photos from Phoenix Rising Firearm Academy LLC's post 05/28/2022

HUGE shoutout to Instructor Carl for this AMAZING display gift.
Thank you so much!!!
I'm sure it will get a LOT of use!


Our Memorial Day Weekend CPL Class is sold out. There are still a few seats left in our June 4th class.
Get them before they're gone.

Our next class will not be until July 2nd (Independence Day weekend) as our staff will be traveling out of state for training.

Don't miss out! Sign up now!
Call 248-716-5133 or visit the link in the comments.


Checks out... 🤔


This Saturday, we have three spots left in our Michigan Concealed Carry Certification Course.
This will be our last class in Livonia for the summer season. Registration closes at noon on Friday.
If you have questions, give us a call at 248-716-5133.
Sign up at

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Canada gun freeze plan
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Super Dave Harrington comes to Michigan
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Poor crab
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36500 Ford Road #348
Westland, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 8pm

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