Citadel Defense: Do Brave Deeds and Endure

Citadel Defense LLC was founded in Minnesota in 2014 with the goal to provide defensive firearm techniques to law abiding citizens.  We teach a variety of weapons manipulation courses and "armed lifestyle" classes, as well as Permit to Carry in the state of MN and out of state FL Permit,

 We carry guns, we teach and equip people to carry guns, because we believe that someday it might just save your own or someone else's life.  Citadel Defense is owned and operated by Daniel Richardson and Dylan Schumacher.

dylan schumacher

Call Sign: "Lumacas"

Qualifications and Training:

  • NRA Instructor: Home Firearm Safety 
  • NRA Instructor: Pistol  
  • Minnesota Permit To Carry Instructor
  • Haley Strategic Castle Course (24 hours)
  • QSI Basic Handgun Course (9 hours)
  • Tactical Response Fighting Rifle (16 hours)

Why I teach guns:  I am interested in helping people think through how to possibly deal with the worst situation/problem of their life.  I enjoy hleping you get the skills and thought processes to take action when the chips are down and it's go time.

Hobbies (non gun related): Lifting, Dates with Wife, Reading, Video Games, Fine Food, Bourbon

Conceal Carry Setup: Glock Model 19 with an Inforce APL Light, in a TRex Arms Sidecar (appendix). 

Open Carry Setup: Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm in a Blackhawk! Serpa Level 2 Retention Holster.

AR-15 Setup: BCM 16" Upper, Aero Precision Lower, AimPoint PRO Red Dot, VTAC Rail, Mappul Stock and Grip, ACT Trigger, Magpul Sling


daniel richardson

Call Sign: "Pretty Ricky"

Qualifications and Training:

  • NRA Instructor: Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Instructor: Pistol
  • Minnesota Permit To Carry Instructor

Why I teach guns: 

Hobbies (non gun related): Sex with wife

Conceal Carry Setup: Glock Model 17 in an off brand Sidecar (appendix). 

Open Carry Setup:  Glock Model 17 with a Streamlight TLR1, in a Safariland Level 3 Retention Holster

AR-15 Setup: Polymer Lower, Palmetto State Upper, Magpul Furniture, Vortex Red Dot, Vicker's 2 Point Sling