meet the owner - javondlynn dunagan


Javondlynn (Lynn) Dunagan retired in January 2016, after a successful 25-year career as a United States Federal Probation Officer in Chicago, Illinois.  Lynn 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.  She also realized that female self defense classes were an unmet need in her community.  As a result, Lynn sprung into action and created a business model that will be an industry standard for educating the public on responsible firearm handling and ownership.  Read the DNA Info article (6/29/17) about Lynn's business New South Side Gun Club Strives To 'Empower' Women - Beverly - DNAinfo Chicago.pdf

meet the team


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 agency will provide licensed Live Scan Fingerprinting as approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. 

our office


Our facility is located in the Beverly/Morgan Park, Chicagoland neighborhood at 1447 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60643