Carl Hirt is the owner of  Hirt's  Defensive  Solutions  LLC.


 A defensive pistol instructor, NRA certified Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer, and NRA  Refuse To Be A Victim Regional Counselor. With over 15 years of practical firearms  experience, Carl has worked for more than a decade in the private security sector specializing in fugitive recovery, working alongside several locals, state, and federal agencies around the country. He serves as an active Firearms Instructor licensed through the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies, teaching and certifying armed security officers in Georgia and surrounding states. Additionally, he is a certified handgun instructor through 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

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Bail Enforcement Agent

  • DCJS License # 99182403 (Non-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
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