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What are the 4 Rules of Operating a Firearm?

What are the 4 Rules of Operating a Firearm?

At Soteria, we pride ourselves on having a wealth of knowledge about most common types of firearms. Whether you’re looking to enter the world of shooting with an introductory pistol or AR class, or you are looking for training geared toward experienced shooters, we...

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4 Self Defense Weapons for When the Gun Stays Home

4 Self Defense Weapons for When the Gun Stays Home

Throughout all of our courses, we view the pistol as a potentially lifesaving tool. But what if you don’t have your CCW permit just yet and can’t carry your life saving tool outside of the home? Similarly, what should you do if you do have your permit and plan on...

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Carry Concealed Confidently with These Tips!

Carry Concealed Confidently with These Tips!

After completing your CCW course, applying for the permit, and receiving it, you will be all ready to carry your pistol concealed! We take a very thorough approach in our CCW course to fully prepare our trainees for daily carrying, but don’t feel surprised if it still...

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3 Gun Safety Rules for the Home

3 Gun Safety Rules for the Home

After extensive training and understanding of firearm safety, your pistol can become a lifesaving tool. Just as easily, it could trigger a major accident with lifechanging repercussions. To keep you, your family members, and visitors safe, we’ll be covering three gun...

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4 Recommendations for Your First Pistol

4 Recommendations for Your First Pistol

When students show interest in earning their Maryland HQL, we don’t assume that they already have knowledge about pistols or even access to one for course participation. You have to start somewhere, and that’s why we have a full fleet of pistol rentals available to...

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3 Benefits of Outdoor Shooting

3 Benefits of Outdoor Shooting

Have you tried outdoor shooting yet? Living in a populated area like Baltimore, it’s tricky to find sufficient space for safe outdoor shooting. Conversely, just about every town has at least one indoor range. While indoor ranges make the perfect place to shoot during...

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The Ongoing Risk of Mass Shootings in the US

The Ongoing Risk of Mass Shootings in the US

We’re almost a quarter way through the year, and while it feels like 2022 has just started, you may be shocked to know that mass shootings are on the rise and are still a problem in the United States. The risk of mass shootings is ongoing across the world, and we have...

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Why Does My Pistol Keep Malfunctioning?

Why Does My Pistol Keep Malfunctioning?

Our firearms can endure a decent amount of wear and tear, but they aren’t immune to malfunctions. Like most things, they need to be maintained. By taking the time to learn why pistols most commonly malfunctioning, we can do everything in our power to look after our...

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Is It Hard to Get Your Maryland HQL?

Is It Hard to Get Your Maryland HQL?

Is it hard to get your Handgun Qualification License in the state of Maryland? In many states, purchasing a pistol is a simple as heading to the gun shop and choosing the one you prefer. In Maryland, we have a few extra steps to complete before “pulling the trigger”...

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