Hi, I’m Mark… the lead instructor and founder of Capital Defense Instruction LLC -northern Virginia’s premier personal safety and firearms training academy. We provide firearm safety education, personal safety strategies classes, comprehensive multi-state concealed carry permit courses, safety-related consultation and intentional live-fire instruction on the range for the new to experienced shooter.
We've trained single mothers who want to protect their children, domestic violence survivors looking for security, burglary victims who want to feel safe again, people who travel alone late at night, citizens seeking concealed firearm permit training, law-enforcement officers wanting to score higher on their range qualifications, folks serving in the military and more. So whether it's your first time seriously thinking about personal safety or you've been in the firearms community for years, we offer training that will take your personal security and firearm proficiency to the next level.
I’m a District of Columbia MPD Certified Firearms Instructor; NRA Certified Instructor & Training Counselor; Utah Department of Public Safety Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor; USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor; Certified Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor; State of Delaware CCDW Certified Instructor; Ultimate Training Munitions Certified Instructor and a Maryland State Police Approved Handgun Instructor.
I also serve in a leadership advisory role for several metropolitan firearm-training academies, to elevate their professionalism and quality of instruction. My passion for personal protection work has lead to the development of Personal Safety Strategies used by many of today’s real estate professionals in northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.