Cap City Outfitters

614.319.3446 |
4465 Cemetery Road, Hilliard, OH 43026
M Closed | T–TH 10a-7p | F–Sat 10a-5p

“Self-defense is a function of self-reliance.”

Louis Awerbuck


America has learned over the past decade that outside help may not be coming any time soon. Our mission at Cap City Outfitters is to provide responsible citizens in Central Ohio with the ability to be first-responders in adverse situations that may befall themselves, their families and their communities.


  1. A strong belief in the need for personal responsibility in one’s own well being.
  2. A well grounded understanding of the tenets of surviving common adverse situations and how to be best prepared.
  3. A choice to maintain recent and relevant knowledge in the specific tactics, techniques, and procedures of survival; whether it is personal defense, natural disaster, or a medical emergency.
  4. A focus on realistic tools, for a reasonable response to a likely risk.
  5. A commitment to provide exceptional customer service through strong work ethic and honorable business practices.
  6. A team with twenty years of experience in defensive firearms sales and self defense training including martial arts and defensive firearms competition.
School bus post Hurricane Katrina

There is no substitute for experience...

The advice you have access to at Cap City Outfitters is born not from manufacturer marketing materials but from a team that regularly pushes gear to the limit out in the field.

From trips in the woods with the kids in tow to solo motorcycle trips spanning half of North America to self-defense training that simulates car jackings and everything in between, our team is dedicated to constantly evaluating tactics and gear to find what is truly good to go.

Cap City Outfitters is committed to providing guidance based on the lessons we’ve learned the hard way. If we’re not willing to stake our lives on something, why would we ask you.

The Rogues Gallery

  • Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall

    Chris has nearly twenty years leadership experience from sales management with AFLAC and Unisource, retail and operations management with Big Darby Creek Shooting Range and West Jeff Outfitters, and as an NCO in the Air Force. Chris’ recent experience running West Jeff Outfitters and Big Darby Creek Shooting Range give him invaluable insight into the defensive firearms and gear market that few sales or management professionals have.

  • Jared Jones

    Jared Jones

    Jared has spent the past eight years as an Account Exec/Sales Manager in the insurance industry. He has also assisted Chris at West Jeff Outfitters. When away from Cap City Outfitters you'll likely find him training to enhance his skill set or enjoying a fine cigar whether deep in the woods or amongst a gathering of friends. Jared's sales and outstanding training resume make him a huge asset here at Cap City Outfitters.

  • Bryan Duffie

    Bryan Duffie

    Bryan is the resident technology geek and responsible for the web site, social media and newsletter. When not stuck behind a computer, he is out touring North America by motorcycle or finding a sand pit to practice his firearms skills in. Additionally, he has done several TCCC medical courses along with training in small unit tactics.