About Us


Black Wolf Weapons and Training, LLC was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in May of 2012. We’ve specialized in training and equipping average Joes and Janes with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become better marksman. We ceased retail sales to focus on training in 2014, and have been developing and refining our unique training program ever since.

Our Mission:

To encourage and facilitate the continued education in firearms use and shooting sports.



Education is a lifelong process, just like everything else we strive to learn or perfect, self defense and firearms skills are not mastered in one class, but are refined by continued practice. Our training program and methods encourage the continued practice and refinement of shooting skills.


We value practical and realistic firearms instruction. You need to know what you’re going to use in real life, not what was the norm 20 years ago, not just what some high speed guy learned in special ops, but what you need to know, the skills you need to refine, and the attitudes you need to develop for your life. This isn’t just a hobby, it’s a means of staying alive.


Training should be adaptable and should be constantly evolving for the betterment of those who attend it. As new ideas, theories, methods, tactics, equipment, and information becomes available, education and training should adapt to include the most up to date, proven, sound, and practical methodologies. That’s why we keep our certifications current, we pursue training ourselves as instructors and as students, and continually audit our own curriculum and update it as needed.




Maxwell Herzog, the Owner and Founder of Black Wolf Weapons and Training, LLC, has also created a network of Arizona Firearms Businesses on Facebook. The Arizona Firearms Business Network is a Facebook Group that connects any firearm related company, be it a gun store, manufacturer, instructor, range, organization, photographer, etc. If you would like to join this network, click the image above.



Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. – Psalm 144:1

[A]ll of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.- Song of Songs 3:8