Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.



I would really like to thank you…

Chris, I would really like to thank you for an excellent course this weekend! I had a great time but most important is that I […]

I wanted to send you..

Good Morning, Chris — I wanted to send you this short e-mail to thank you for such a fabulous, informative, comprehensive life-changing practical pistol training class.  I […]

I am often critical…

Hey Chris,   My name is Robert I was at the course this past weekend.   I have been involved in self defense for many […]

Excellent Pistol 1 Class

Just wanted to say thanks again for the excellent Pistol 1 class yesterday. I can’t believe how much I learned from you in just one day […]


Chris, Just a quick message to thank you for a great class-Practical Pistol Skills 1 June 2013. I signed up for the class to primary […]

Thomas Oneil

Some of the most realistic and practical counter-edged weapon training I have ever seen. Thomas Oneil, Corrections Officer & DT Trainer for 13 years

Utica Safe Schools/Healthy Students Partnership Inc.

In reading and hearing of the concerns about violence in schools it is a good thing that there are resources such as MDTS Self Defense […]

Bill Kipp, Creator of F.A.S.T. Defense

Chris Fry and Modern Defensive Training Systems provide some of the most realistic and effective Adrenaline Stress Scenario Training programs for Law Enforcement and Military […]

J. Syrotynski, Co-Director of Security Utica City Schools, Ret. 20+ year Law Enforcement Officer

Simply the BEST Children’s safety program I’ve yet to see in over 20 years of Law Enforcement!

Steven T. Baker, CPP President, VTI & Associates

It’s fast, aggressive and effective. Modern Defensive Training Systems utilizes an explosive full-force approach to self-defense training that blends physical frenzy with a combative philosophy. […]