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 as well as Permit to Carry in the state of MN and out of state FL Permit.

 We train on guns, and we train others on guns, because we believe that someday it might just save your own or someone else's life.  


dylan schumacher

Lead Instructor

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)

  • Tactical Response Fighting Pistol (16 Hours)

Why I teach guns:  I am interested in helping people think through how to possibly deal with the worst situation/problem/day of their life.  I enjoy helping 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). 

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

Other Stuff: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Master of Science in Project Management from Walden University.