The Origin Story

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David Kowalsky


David boasts an impressive list of certifications, training, and accomplishments that have shaped him into a well-rounded firearms instructor. Drawing from his experiences with security operations in Israel, David developed exceptional skills as a Close-quarter Combat 'CQC' expert.

Additionally, his dedication to public safety led him to serve as a Volunteer Baltimore County Firefighter, Paramedic, and Rescue Specialist until 2006. To further expand his knowledge and expertise, David pursued advanced education, earning a PsyD in therapy and a Masters in Psychology. He is recognized as an NRA and USCCA Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor, as well as a Range Safety Officer for both organizations.

David's commitment to emergency preparedness is evident in his certifications in Countering the Mass Shooter Threat and Emergency First Aid Fundamentals. With his diverse background and unwavering dedication to safety and education, David Kowalsky is a respected firearms instructor, admired by his peers and students alike.

Personal Life

David is not just a dedicated firearms instructor, but a man deeply rooted in family values, personal growth, and faith. Adopted in the sunshine state of Miami, Florida, but nurtured in the charm city of Baltimore, Maryland, David's story is as diverse as his interests.

But the real stars in David's life are his sons - the ever-dynamic duo of Jacob (26) and Mason (19) - and his vivacious Miniature Schnauzer, Lexi. As a single father, he embraces the joys and challenges that come with parenting with a warm heart, and Lexi, well, she's the fur-covered cherry on top of his vibrant everyday life.

And when he's not imparting wisdom in the shooting range, you can find David unwinding with a good book or an exciting video game. He's also an avid camper who enjoys the simplicity of nature, and nothing quite clears his head like a long, thoughtful walk. David's life isn't just about teaching; it's about learning, growing, and enjoying life's many beautiful moments.

Certified Firearm Instructor David Kowalsky Warrior cloud
Certified Firearm Instructor David Kowalsky Warrior cloud

About Our Mascot

Meet Hollywood Harry, the lovable mascot of Hollywood Carry, South Florida's premier firearms training school. His charming grin and charismatic character might mislead you to think he's just a simple mascot, but oh boy, you couldn't be more wrong. You see, Harry is the embodiment of 'hiding in plain sight'. A master of Concealed Carry, his expertise is so subtle that you'd never suspect he's always ready, always alert.

Have you ever wondered why you've never seen a gun around Harry's waist or in his hands? That's because Harry is so good at Concealed Carry that even Sherlock Holmes would have a hard time spotting his firearm. But don't worry! Harry isn't just here to show off his skills - he's here to teach you.

Harry's mission, shared by Hollywood Carry, is to equip beginners with the know-how of safe and responsible firearm handling. With a playful wink and an ever-present air of mystery, Harry reminds us that one can be fully prepared without making it obvious to the world.

Hollywood Carry, under the charming guise of Hollywood Harry, offers an education in firearms safety and concealed carry. Harry isn't just about the secrets of concealed carry, he's about building confidence, understanding responsibility, and promoting a culture of safety. It's not just about holding a firearm, it's about holding yourself with the assurance that you are fully trained and prepared.

So, come join Hollywood Harry at Hollywood Carry. Learn the art of Concealed Carry, just like Harry, and step into a world of firearm safety and training. With Harry as your guide, you'll become a master of Concealed Carry and responsible firearm handling, no Hollywood theatrics required. And who knows? Maybe one day, you'll be just as unassumingly ready as our pal, Hollywood Harry.

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