Welcome to Innovative Defensive Solutions, LLC

INNOVATIVE DEFENSIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC, (IDS) focuses on teaching intuitive defensive handgun skills that lend themselves to efficiently handling a firearm in ways that are congruent with the body’s natural reactions under stress. This methodology allows us to better prepare our students for situations where drawing a firearm is a possibility.

Our main objectives are to educate our student base and followers with information that will make themselves and their families/friends safer. While our main focus is concealed carry and defensive handgun training, personal defense is about much more than firearms, it’s about a mindset and a lifestyle. So not only do we offer training for you to become more efficient with your tools but we also provide education and training on general personal defense topics through lectures, seminars, blogs, podcasts, and videos.

Simply put our main goal is to be a resource for you and your family to lead a safer life.

IDS was featured on the Breakthroughs TV Show, on a segment titled, “Gun Safety & the Power to Protect Ourselves” with host Martin Sheen. Check it out below or on our YouTube page.

Defensive Handgun, Home Defense, and Concealed Carry Courses

To view our upcoming courses, click on the Calendar Tab at the top of the page! If you don’t see a class that fits you or a date/location that works, then please email us so that we can set up a course date that works for you.

ARE YOU INTERESTED in hosting a course? You could get free training by hosting a 1 or 2-day Defensive Handgun Course in your area. Nationwide! Contact Evan for specific info Evan@InnovativeDefensiveSolutions.com

Our Courses: Where to Start?

Home Defense/Defensive Carry

Where should you start? If you are serious about training, increasing your confidence & competence and not just looking to get the paperwork required for a permit, IDS offers foundational courses for home defense and defensive carry.

Fundamentals of Home Defense Handguns (FHDH)

The Fundamentals of Home Defense Handguns Course (FHDH) is designed to educate the student about the handguns that are best for personal defense and how to use them efficiently in the context of a home defense scenario

Home Defense/Defensive Carry

The Fundamentals of Defensive Carry (FDC) course is designed to educate the student about the handguns that are best for concealed carry, how to carry them safely and securely, and how to use them efficiently in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident

Upcoming Events

Latest Past Events


Maryland Small Arms Range 9801 Fallard Ct, Upper Marlboro

Unthinkable: Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme Summary: Unthinkable is, in brief, a tour of the dark side of criminal violence. In one very full day, attendees will undertake a fast-paced and interactive overview of how dangerous aggressors think as they decide whom to victimize, and we’ll review target demeanor and behavior for cues...


Combat Focus Shooting, (CFS) OR Dynamic Focus Shooting (DFS) courses are for Men, Women, Law Enforcement, and Military persons of varying skill levels. Basically, if you own or possess a gun for defensive purposes then the courses below were designed for you. These courses are TRUE Defensive Shooting Courses, not Offensive Shooting courses. These courses...