About Us

Why defensive training in Maryland?

“I already know how to shoot… I carry pepper spray… the police will protect me… it’s never going to happen to me…”

There are as many reasons for personal self-defense training as there are people; the most important reasons are yourself and your loved ones. The AD&S philosophy for self-defense training can be best described as preparing each student to view the rare, unusual, and generally terrifying self-defense event as a series of decisions. AD&S will help you to develop a set of tools, practical and realistic tools that will assist anyone to move through a dynamic event, be it manmade or natural, and increase the likelihood of you and yours arriving on the other side as safely as possible.


Register with Annapolis Defense &  Security to stay up to date with our training calendar and course offerings. Your information will remain confidential.

Our Owners

Owners Joseph Lynch and Aaron Herschman are U.S. Army veterans with decades of experience working with firearms. They opened this business to give you access to quality training that’s tailored to you.

Legal Information

Annapolis Defense & Security, LLC, only trains law-abiding citizens, private companies, and government agencies. To prevent the misuse of our training, we have some legal guidelines, terms, and conditions that must be followed for you to take our courses.

ANNAPOLIS DEFENSE & SECURITY LLC product is a training program that is a purely defensive item but, regardless, we are very sensitive to the possibility of our products being misused by criminals. By buying our training from us, you certify that you are law-abiding and have no felony convictions. We do not sell to felons and it is against the law for a felon to possess a firearm under federal law (unless required by your employer, see, Sec.931) and is also illegal under state law in many states including Maryland. We cooperate with law enforcement to stop the use of ballistic vests by criminals. Our cooperation with law enforcement negates our privacy policy We reserve the right to refuse to sell to anyone, in our sole discretion. By buying our services you guarantee that you are not legally prohibited from owning firearms, and also that you are not associated with any criminal group, in any way, and have only a lawful purpose for our services.

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