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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2 days ago

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A very simple little drill to set up that tests many foundational skills.
Draw, sighting, trigger work, grip consistency, transitioning and requiring sights, etc. etc. One could add a reload or movement. @pastor_payne showed me, I thought I would try. One and done.
Standards provide goals. How you get there requires a specific plan, work and self awareness. So I see some areas in which I can apply specific action to improve overall as a shooter. That assessment requires a certain amount of knowledge coupled with self honesty. If you just say "I need a trigger upgrade or comp" you're thinking about the wrong stuff.
Stock Glock 19X other than @ameriglosights loaded with @supervel ammo
@safarilandgroup ALS Level 1 retention holster, @flagrantbeard belt, @vertx_official pants. Shirt by @boresightsolutions for an extra $25.00 Ben will wear one on a run then ship it hot and wet.

Visit for tons of great discount codes and to sign up for a class or the S12 event in August!

The next S12 is open for sign up. Three very personal days with top instructors, near Nashville August 24-26 on a 450 acre private retreat.
Early Bird Rate ends in June.
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Fyi those were all trouble free @supervel rounds going down range. Use "carrytrainer" for a discount.


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Good lookin still.. gotta get me some steel though. Strong work as always sir.

Drill not still..... damn fat thumb. 😂

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