About Loren

A good instructor is always learning and constantly training.


Hold The Line Patriot Association (HTLPA) is a community of patriots that value faith, freedom and family and stand for truth. A division of HTLPA is Hold The Line Defense Solutions (HTLDS) which focuses on helping individuals receive ONGOING training. Loren Hockensmith is the owner of HTLDS and is a Certified NRA Firearms Instructor and former correctional officer for Franklin County, PA. Loren has trained 100’s of people in self defense and firearms courses. In these uncertain times, one thing for certain is that you can never have too much training. HTLDS motto is “Always be training.” In an emergency, you will NOT rise to the occasion, you will sink to the level of your training.

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