Chris Fry – Owner, Lead Instructor is a life long student and coach with instructor certifications in multiple martial arts, NRA and tactical firearms training programs. Chris is active working part-time in the executive protection industry as a Protection Agent for PFC Safeguards since 2006. Additionally, Chris has graduated numerous commercial handgun, shotgun, carbine and tactical training courses conducted by industry experts and schools totaling 1000+ hrs of training.
Chris is credited with developing many innovative rape prevention and child/student safety programs for schools and educational institutions. He is a subject matter expert in self defense and member of the National Rifle Association, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, American Self Defense Institute, American Society for Industrial Security, FAST Defense Instructors Association and is the current director of education and training for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Chris formed MDTS in 1998 conducting mobile training courses in reality driven threat recognition and awareness skills, physical self defense, defensive knife, practical pistol, concealed carry skills, carbine and shotgun skills. Chris has been an active instructor with Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts in Nevada, servicing law enforcement, military and select government agencies since 2003.
Chris is a certified AR15/M4/M16 and Glock armorer. He is a contributor to various online firearms resource websites, podcasts and a frequent presenter at personal protection and small arms training conferences for both civilians and law enforcement.
Working with 1000+ clients per year for nearly 20 years, Chris has unique experience presenting information in an easy to learn, practical manner. Clients can expect to improve during a class and have the knowledge to continue improving on their own.
In addition Chris is 1/6th of the “ShivWorks Collective”; a collective mind trust of multidisciplinary oriented instructors. These instructors work together to introduce clients to an integrated approach to self defense and personal combative improvement. The collective includes: Craig “SouthNarc” Douglas, Cecil Burch, William Aprill, Larry Lindenman and Paul Sharp.
Check the Endorsements page and Reviews section of the MDTS Facebook page to see feedback from clients. Chris has worked with men, women, children, Law Enforcement Officers, Military Personnel, school administrators, students and business owners.