Welcome to Hayes Personal Protection Academy, where our goal is to give you the best training you can get.  Our staff are all NRA Certified Instructors and/or law enforcement officers.  We provide firearms training from beginner fundamentals to advanced shooting techniques.  Our training covers handgun, rifle, and shotgun.  We also host state certified handgun permit classes along with guard/armed guard training certification, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid and women's self defense awareness training.  New classes are scheduled often so make sure to check back. 

One On One and beyond

We provide classes from one-on-one to large groups to fit your needs. 


Our most popular option.

We offer many different handgun classes, from women's only  to advanced tactical pistol. 


Easy Going

You're going to be stuck in a classroom for part of the day and on a firing range the rest, you might as well have a little fun.  We provide a laid back, but professional atmosphere to keep you both relaxed and absorbing knowledge. 

About Ole Dwayne and how Hayes PPA came to be...


I have served the community for over 29 years in law enforcement.  Since I began my career with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office in 1990 I served as jailer, patrol deputy, Cpl. Sgt and was the Capt. of the Training Division up till Sept. 2014. My present employment is with FJC Security/Allied Universal at the Nashville Office. We are a contractor for the Federal Government and I am the Instructor/Trainer Manager for the State of Tennessee. I also work patrol with White Bluff Police Department, work security jobs, and instruct classes.  In 2007 I graduated the FBI National Academy Session 228 in Quantico, VA. I have completed several instructor certifications such as firearms, Less Lethal Instructor, Defensive Tactics, Emergency Vehicles Operations, OC Spray, CPR and First Aid. I currently have a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. My present employment is Lead Trainer for FJC Security. We provide the armed officers who stand post at the federal buildings in the State of Tennessee. 

HPPA came to life in 2009 with the help of my family and friends. Since that time we have expanded to include , specialized training, Church Security, Active Shooting training and also provide private classes. Please contact us with questions and training request, we look forward to speaking with you. 

Thanks for allowing us to provide you with proper, professional training and thanks to all those who have helped making this family business a success. It is a true blessing to have met all of those students and friends. God Bless you and be safe.