Carry Trainer provides real solutions for real problems. It is incumbent upon individuals, businesses, and organizations to protect and defend innocent life.

We provide training for individuals who are looking to make themselves the best that they can be. There is much more to self-defense than obtaining a permit to carry a gun. Training in any martial skill is more than attending a class, it is a lifestyle choice and the decision to exercise the right of arming oneself for the defense of themselves and family should not be taken lightly. Bullets cannot be called back once loosed from the gun. Safety is not an inherent trait; it is learned through proper training and repetition.


  • Awareness
    Keeping yourself safe and out of harm’s way is always the best option.

    Combat mindset
    Are you mentally prepared to use deadly force to protect yourself or the life of another?

    Use of cover and concealment

    Understanding the rapid changing dynamics of self- defense. Making well placed shots while being fired upon is a lot different than making holes in cardboard during a comfortable day at the indoor range.

  • The Right Tools
    Firearm and gear selection.

    Continuing Training and Education
    Continuing training and education. Imagine the most terrifying and stressful experience of your life, double it and now imagine having to perform fine motor skill movements such as drawing, aiming and firing a pistol all the while your heart is pounding in your ears. Does your level of training have you prepared for such a scenario?

    Know Your Rights
    Legal and ethical implications of deadly force.

Getting to know Mickey

Mickey SchuchOwner and Instructor Mickey Schuch is a firearm instructor, for Pistol, Rifle, Shotguns, Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home, a Range Safety Officer and a member of Illinois Tactical Officers Association.

He is a graduate of Massad Ayoob Group, Midwest Training Group, Tac Med Essentials, as well as many others. Personally he attends over 160 hours of training per year as a student in courses covering topics such as battlefield medicine to long range precision rifle with some of the best and brightest instructors in the world.

Mickey is also the President of a not-for-profit, McHenry County Right to Carry Association, a group that is dedicated to effecting change in the legislation pertaining to self-defense, 2nd amendment freedoms and to educating the public on self-defense laws and best practices. The organization was instrumental in the fight to win back rights in Illinois for carry firearms.

He spends most of his days either conducting live fire training or working to promote and protect second amendment rights. At night you can find him at home running dry-fire drills with his kids or smoking some pork in the back yard.


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Many of us in this modern time are far removed from the realities of life on this planet. It is not a Disney film. The meat that you buy neatly packaged at your local store is in fact the muscle tissue of what was a living breathing animal. I borrowed this video from @natureismetal and this quoted text.
"Male zebras will intentionally murder young male foals to avoid raising young that do not carry their genes.

Its ain't pretty, but the alternative is raising a male that will someday become competition for the herd stallion.
In an act of absolute savagery, some males have been known to rape rival males pregnant mates with the intention of aborting their child before its born." Today in my hometown, less than a mile from where I sleep, the body of a 5 year old boy was found in a shallow grave. He is presumed to have been killed by his parents. In the coming weeks I will share more on this. My mother attempted to help this couple a few years ago while the mother was pregnant with the slain boy. She was using drugs and lost.

What's the lesson? Your goodness, kindness and love for humanity is needed. Those traits will make our world better, but they will not save you from a predator. These people, just like that male zebra, walk and live among us, motivated in ways and by goals you can't imagine. Be kind, be loving and do train your hands and heart to be righteously dangerous, because these predators don't give a flying shit about your morals, your god, or your kids. Train your loved one's as well. You will not be here forever either.

P.S. follow @aprillriskconsulting for deep insights on this topic.

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Thank you for sharing this.

I wish you would write a book. You and Mike Rowe have such simple approaches to life but the messages are always very profound in its meaning. AJ never stood a chance. Heartbreaking.

Good advise, sound wisdom.

So sad and disgusting. I hope those fuckers rot for the rest of their lives.

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