Welcome to The Responsible Patriot! Defensive firearms academy!

  • Defensive Firearms Academy
  • Viola Sportsman's Club
  • Women's only
  • USCCA Certified
  • Concealed Carry
  • CCW & the law

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.


Committed To the education of those we train. With a focus on those who serve us all. ⚔️✝️🇺🇸✝️⚔️

Veteran run and owned.  We're committed to giving back to those who serve our Great Nation.  From Veterans to First Responders and their families we will give back to our heroes and always honor the memories of The Fallen.🇺🇸

Ever learning, going beyond the basics and never complacent!

Aligned with the growing Viola Sportsman's Club, Viola, WI.  Our instructor is the only USCCA certified instructor in Southwest WI, Northern IA and Southeastern MN.  AS a USMC Vet and avid proponent of our Second Amendment Rights,  Brian is as devoted to you and your responsible firearms education as he remains to the constitutional oath to serve our Nation he swore in 1981

Semper Fidelis, the motto of the USMC, we teach an train, ever focused on those Rights and Responsibilities provided us under the 2nd Amendment!

Whether you are new to firearms , or seeking training for USCCA Certified CCW certification. The Responsible Patriot instructs and trains beyond the bare minimum, preparing you to protect yourself, your family, all while focusing on being a Responsible Patriot in your concealed carry lifestyle.

Semper Fi

The TRP "Quote of the week"

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

John Adams

The Responsible Patriot News Letter

Sign up for the TRP NEWS LETTER HERE! Stay abreast of what's up and coming. Remember, The battlefield is ever changing, so let us know your needs interests so we can customize your future training experience with TRP! Stay Safe and Semper Fi🇺🇸

Contact Us

Please give us any feedback, along with what your training desires and interests are so we may plan and provide you with a more meaningful training experience!

Stay Safe!! SEMPER FI🇺🇸

Most instruction will be hosted at:

The Viola Sportsman's Club S 6465 Sportsman Road, Viola, WI. 54664

The Responsible Patriot trp8541@gmail.com

P.O. Box 272 Viroqua, WI 54665

(843) 469-2514

Classes, Range Instruction and Fun Shoots

Most classes will be posted on both The Viola Sportsman's Club's and TRP's calendars.  Special group instruction will be provided for groups of 6-12 upon request and per range availability.  Off site requests will also be considered, pending range and local ordinance review.

Stay Safe and Semper Fi🇺🇸

Our Allied Resources

Hwy 14 Firearms and Pawn. Viroqua

Your regional source for buying, selling and trading firearms.  Visit the store at 1202 N. Main St., Viroqua, attached to Tractor and Supply.

Defensive Pistol Craft Blog

Resources unlimited here.  Never stop seeking knowledge to bolster your concealed carry lifestyle.  This is one awesome blog.

Personal Defense Network

PDN has greatly influenced my concealed carry lifestyle and mindset.  They have seemingly unlimited and awesome training videos by Rob Pincus.  Rob is a nationally renowned, expert firearms instructor and author of the book  "Combat Focus Shooting."

The National Rifle Association

Widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights and so much more!

USA Carry

Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps, along with laws for those states you may be traveling through!  This is your gospel for traveling out of your home state.


Keep and Bear Arms

The gun owner's homepage for strong 2nd Amendment supporters.  Stay abreast of happenings surrounding our Second Amendment rights and more.

Click the photo to go to site!

Engle Ballistic Research

Best specialty ammo available in the civilian world.  Excellent sub-sonic ammo in a wide variety of calibers for those who choose to hunt or shoot suppressed.


The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

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Call it the TRP Market Place!   Here you will be able to obtain products and services from our allied partners as well as the TRP brand.  Its a work in progress  


Future home of TRP's Heart and Soul!

Honoring and Supporting those who serve and have served us all!  Resources along with allied local, regional and national organizations burning the same flame!!!  

On The Range and In The Class

Concealed Carry and The Basics

  • CCW - USCCA Certified
  • Beyond CCW.  Personal Defense Planning to carry.  Legal issues.  Draw and shoot range time.
  • Beginners intro to firearms.
  • Fundamentals of defensive shooting.  All on range.
  • Personal & home defense planning.  
  • Crisis avoidance and de-escalation.

TRP Defensive Firearms Academy

Like an evening by the fire, This is EVOLVING.  But here's a sneak preview.

A comprehensive and evolution based training curriculum, designed to elevate your skills and confidence, in the utilization of multiple weapons platforms in as close to real life scenarios as possible! From Personal/Home Defense Planning to situational scenario shooting on the range, I mean lots and lots of shooting and other

"COOL ***T" with all sorts of Weapons platforms.

Stay Tuned Patriot!

Our Viola Home

Check out the link to the club and the wonderful activities and ground, not to mention the awesome growth/improvement coming, courtesy of a generous grant from the NRA