Javondlynn (Lynn) Dunagan (a certified NRA Firearms Instructor) retired in January 2016, after a successful 25-year career as a United States Federal Probation Officer in Chicago, Illinois. She started JMD Defense & Investigations, LLC after noticing a lack of women at the shooting range and realizing that other women shared her former fear of firearms. Lynn discovered that responsible firearm education was missing from the Concealed Carry conversation.
Lynn realized that female self defense classes were an unmet need in her community. As a result, she sprung into action and created a business model that sets the industry standard for safe, responsible firearm ownership and handling. JMD is uniquely focused on empowering women of all ages for personal security, protection and defense.
Lynn is guided by her commitment to offering services to customers and clients with an uncompromising level of integrity.
JMD Defense & Investigations, LLC is certified by the City of Chicago as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise and Women-Owned Business Enterprise.
We offer a wholistic approach to personal safety and security with focus on self-empowerment through personalized training and education.
We provide training and education services for safe, responsible firearm ownership and strategies for personal security and self-defense.
Everything we do is guided by our commitment to deliver services with the highest level of integrity.
Our team consists of NRA Certified Firearms Instructors, Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, and Self Defense Instructors with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their disciplines.
Our instructors are attentive and help you learn in an open, friendly environment.
Our staff is committed to creating a supportive, non-judgemental learning experience.
"The most beneficial part of this class was becoming comfortable with a firearm; how to hold, aim, load, unload and make it safe." - S.F.
"The format of the course worked very well. Intimate class sizes allowed for questions and hands on exercises, which greatly enhanced the learning experience." - C.C.
"My expectations were exceeded in every way. The instructor explained every detail, and why it was necessary to follow certain steps, stand a certain way, and build your comfort level." - Anonymous
"Exceptional customer service, nice & friendly, clean environment, fun and informational. I highly recommend this course." - P.B.
"Every minute of the class was beneficial. I learned how to defend myself and also how to carry myself when I am on campus." - Anonymous
We invite you to visit us during our normal business hours.
1447 West 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60643, United States
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment