Carl Hirt  is  the  owner  of  Hirt's  Defensive  Solutions  LLC.  Carl  is  a  defensive  pistol  instructor, NRA  certified  Training  Counselor,  Chief  Range  Safety  Officer  & NRA  Refuse  To  Be  A  Victim  Regional  Counselor.  ​Carl  has  more  than  15 years of practical  firearms  experience,  Carl  has  worked  for  more  than  a  decade  in  the private  security  sector  specializing  in  fugitive  recovery,  working  along  side  several local,  state,  and  federal  agencies  around  the  country.  He  serves  as  an  active Firearms  Instructor  licensed  though  the  Georgia  Board  of  Private  Detective and  Security  Agencies  teaching  &  certifying  armed  security  officers  in  Georgia  and  is a  certified  hand  gun  instructor  thru  the  Tennessee  Department  of  Safety  & Homeland  Security.


Georgia Board of Private Detectives & Security Agencies - Active

  • Classroom & Firearms Instructor License# CFTR001292

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security - Active

  • Certified Hand Gun Instructor License# 2618966467 Active



NRA Certifications - Active
  • Training Counselor Instructor# 173212681


  • Pistol Instructor# 173212681
  • Rifle Personal Protection In The Home Instructor# 173212681 
  • Personal Protection Outside The Home  Instructor# 173212681
  • Refuse To Be a Victim Instructor# 173212681
  • Refuse To Be a Victim Regional Counselor Instructor# 173212681
  • VA Department of Criminal Justice Bail Enforcement Agent - DCJS License# 99182403

Pat McNamara, Tactics Marksmanship Adventure Concepts Security

  • T.A.P.S.
Brian Hill, The Complete Combatant
  • The Complete Combatant
  • Pistol Essentials
  • Proactive Mindset (x2
R.G. Hice, Everyday Medic
  • Stop The Bleed
  • First Aid
Sean Brogan, Center Mass Tactical
  • Practical Rifle1
  • Fighter Ready
  • Practical Pistol 1

Andy Stanford, OPS (Options for Personal Security)
  • Surgical Speed Shooting
  • Certified Glock Armorer
Tactical Response,
  • Fighting Pistol (2x)
  • Advanced Fighting Pistol 
  • Immediate Action Medical 
  • The Fight! Force on Force
Protective Measures, Monte Sanders
  • Intermediate Defensive Pistol (2x)
Applied Tactical Concepts,
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home 
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home 
  • NRA Basic Pistol 
  • NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor 
Bob Plyler, Acumen Arms,
  • Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
New Mexico Tech
  • Understanding and planning for school Bomb Incidents
Law Enforcement & Security Specialists Training Academy
  • Armed Security
(C.S.I.) Computer Security Investigations
  • Virginia Bail Enforcement Training
  • Virginia Handgun Training
  • Armed Security Certification