E3 PERSONAL DEFENSE
Empowering our communities to live safe and fulfilling lives!
Chris and Joy Allen are parents, pastors, and community leaders who believe that passion leads to purpose! Married in 2002, they have overcome a number of life's obstacles and take every opportunity to share lessons learned with anyone who will listen.
Chris is a Marine Corps veteran and certified Range Safety Officer (RSO). Joy is a clinical research professional and certified firearms instructor. Together they share a love for people. Through community outreach and ministry work, they have witnessed far too many victims of violence, crime, ignorance, and opportunity.
So in March of 2017, with her husband's support, Joy decided to match her passion for helping people with her ability to train others in personal defense strategies, thereby founding E3 Personal Defense and Safety, LLC.
The concept is simple. Through seminars, classes, personal coaching sessions, consultations, and home parties, E3 will EMPOWER you to live life without fear or intimidation. You will receive the EDUCATION needed to live each day with confidence. And you will ENJOY every step of the journey!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
- 2 Timothy 1:7
Self-defense is not just a set of techniques;
it's a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending.
TRAINER AND CONSULTANT
Let me introduce myself! I am Joy Allen, a wife, mother, pastor, counselor, corporate professional, entrepreneur, author, and community leader who is passionate about educating and equipping others to live safe, enjoyable, and empowered lives! For many years, I have dedicated my life to training and mentoring others to become effective leaders in business, the church, and society. However, I've found that even the most successful and faithful citizens are generally ill-informed about basic safety, crime prevention, and personal defense, especially in minority communities.
My journey with formal firearms training began in 2015. Since that time, I've learned a great deal and met a number of phenomenal people within the gun community. As I continue building my own skills and knowledge, I am determined to share the same with others.
I specialize in providing world-class safety, situational awareness, and foundational firearms training to communities where such resources are scarce by partnering with churches and community groups, women's associations, small businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. When you enroll in an E3 Personal Defense training course, you are not only equipping yourself but also investing in someone else's opportunity to access information that may not otherwise be availed to them. You have my personal commitment that your experience will be a professional, safe, and enjoyable step toward your ability to self-protect. Together, we can transform potential victims into victors by instilling the proper knowledge, skills, and attitude for safe and enjoyable living!
Joy's qualifications include:
President & CEO, InHER PIECE Women's Shooting Club
GLOCK Certified Armorer
ALERRT Certified Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Instructor
NAAGA Certified Firearms Instructor
USCCA Certified Instructor (Multiple Disciplines)
USCCA Certified Range Safety Officer
NC DOJ Certified Concealed Carry Handgun Course Instructor
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Refuse to Be a Victim® Instructor
NRA Defensive Pistol I (Personal Protection Inside the Home) Certified Instructor
NRA Defensive Pistol II (Personal Protection Outside the Home) Certified Instructor
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Women on Target® Clinic Staff Volunteer
Distinguished Expert in Pistol and Defensive Pistol (I & II), Winchester (NRA) Marksmanship Program
Member, Glock Sports Shooting Foundation (GSSF)
Member, National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF)
Member, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
Fuquay-Varina Chapter Co-Leader, The Well Armed Woman (TWAW)
eChapter Member, A Girl with a Gun Shooting League
Concerned Citizen with a Passion to Empower!
E3 Personal Defense & Safety, LLC, is an official partner of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).
Your life is on the line.
Phenomenal class led by Joy and Chris! They were incredibly thorough, explaining each part of the process and making first timers feel comfortable along the way. Safety was their upmost priority and we left feeling educated, informed and ready to take the next steps. Would highly recommend this class, and more specifically, to take the class through
E3 Personal Defense!
My experience was excellent! It was refreshing to have one on one time with someone who is extremely knowledgeable and very patient. I will certainly continue to recommend everyone I know to E3 for all of their personal defense needs.
Outstanding instructor! Very professional, knowledgeable and a great personality to boot! I will always take a class with Joy because she makes you feel comfortable and I know in getting top notch training which makes me a better person and gun owner.
My husband and I just took the Intro to Handgun class. We really enjoyed the teaching style and atmosphere. Joy (and her team) made everyone feel very comfortable during the instruction portion and the hands-on portion of the class. I recommend E3 to anyone who is looking to become more knowledgeable and comfortable with
owning a firearm.