Your Instructor

Train Protect Defend is a training company based in Denton, Texas Walt Mayfield started Train Protect Defend (TPD) in 2019 and has taught over 2600 students (over 800 people license-to-carry and 1800 additional participants of various types and levels of firearm-related training) through private lessons, workshops, and other firearm-related classes/sessions with TPD.

Walt is a Texas Level 4 (PPO) security officer, and Level 3 Classroom/Firearms Instructor. He has worked as a private security officer, security supervisor, and head of his church security team since 1994. With a background in security, fire, and life safety, including active shooter drills and scenarios, Walt brings years of safety training to the classroom experience.

“I have always been passionate about handling firearms safely to protect myself and my family. As the instructor and owner of TPD, I am here to help you do the same.”

Walt Mayfield

Here at Train, Protect, Defend, we offer the following courses: Texas License to Carry (LTC) Texas First Responder Carry Course Texas School Safety Course Texas Level 3 Security Officer Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E.) First Aid / CPR/ AED (including bleeding control) Basic to Advanced handgun AR15 Fundamentals (patrol Rifle) Church Safety and Real Estate Agent Safety Less than lethal self-defense devices and technique Legal Use of Force and Self-defense Workshops