As a firearms trainer in the Baltimore, MD area, we’ve been exposed to numerous products, organizations, and people over the years that have benefited us in a variety of ways. Here are a few of our favorite brands we have dealt with! Whether you are searching for ways to improve your shooting skill set or enhance the comfort of your daily carry, you are sure to find something beneficial in this blog post!

Blacksmith Tactical

Our three main requirements for a quality holster are comfort, durability, and safety. Blacksmith checks all three boxes with their high end kydex holsters specifically designed for most common pistols on the market. As a bonus, Blacksmith Tactical holsters sport some of the most aesthetically pleasing designs we’ve come across.  We like them so much that we purchased a full set for our training pistols! If you’re interested in trying one out, come take a class with us!

If you would like to purchase your own holster from Blacksmith Tactical, be sure to use promo code SOTERIA for 10% off!

kDelta Training

Anyone who plans to operate a firearm should build a baseline of medical skills, as they could very realistically be needed either at the gun range or in the aftermath of an actual threatening situation. We’ve partnered with kDelta Training in the past to offer Stop the Bleed training along with our Ultimate CCW package, and we are impressed time and time again by their immediate responder skills and training methods. Check out their full list of threat response training courses!


We’ve come across plenty of firearms training tools, but SIRT probably the overall favorite. With this tool, you can practice transitions, trigger presses, mag changes, and shot call while getting a feel for the real thing. Shot-indicating lasers let you line up your target with precision, and you can adjust them to suit your sight picture. Best of all, you can train with a SIRT anywhere, as it is not capable of loading and firing. Utilizing this alternative is a safe, effective way to train and stay ammo conscious. Use our affiliate link to purchase yours today, and save 10% off with the coupon code “soteria.”


As is the case with holsters, the gun belt you choose should be comfortable, durable, and sturdy once you add the holster into the mix. If you haven’t found that perfect configuration just yet, you’ve come to the right place! For rigidity and comfort that lasts all day, KORE products are our top pickVisit our shop to browse and learn more about KORE products! They are highly customizable, meaning you are destined to find the right belt and buckle combo that suits your style.

Develop Your Firearm Skill Set with Soteria Training Academy

Soteria Training Academy provides expert pistol and first aid training with an emphasis on safety. Whether you’re a beginner in the world of firearms, or already have a wealth of experience, we look forward to helping your shooting skill set. Contact us today by visiting our website, or call us at (410) 216-3176 to learn more.