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Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson, owner of Safety Solutions Academy, is a professional Defensive Shooting Instructor. He has spent the past decade and a half studying how humans can perform more efficiently in violent confrontations and honing his skills as an instructor both in the classroom and on the range. Through Safety Solutions Academy, Paul teaches a variety of Critical Defensive Skills courses in more than a dozen states annually. Paul is a Senior Outside Instructor for the Combat Focus Shooting Program and is certified to teach Combat Focus Shooting, Combat Focus Carbine and Advanced Pistol Handling. He also is a part of the CFS Instructor Development Team where he has worked with others to develop the Defensive Firearms Coach Program and teaches the DFC Instructor Development Course across the country. Paul is a Charter Member of the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors. In addition, Paul is the host of the Safety Solutions Academy podcast and has published hundreds of hours of audio and video c