In this 16 hour course, our Qualified Handgun Instructors work closely with applicants to ensure they are fully prepared to carry a concealed weapon. We start off with a thorough review of pistol safety, operation and maintenance tips. From there, participants can expect in depth lectures on carry procedures, use of force and mindset.
Carrying a concealed weapon requires a lot more than just an understanding of the weapon itself. That’s why a considerable portion of our course focuses on preparing applicants for the mental side. Expect to gain a much deeper understanding of the lifestyle changes involved with carrying a firearm, situational awareness, handling conflicts and how to create your own personal protection plan.
After the classroom session, we move on to live fire exercises and training to fully immerse and prepare each applicant in case of emergency. Our CCW course goes above and beyond the minimum state requirement of a 25-round test and includes 250 rounds and over 3 hours of live fire drills. We want to fully prepare our trainees to pass the test and carry a pistol in the real world.
Our CCW Course meets the requisite minimum requirements in place by the state of Maryland for persons applying for a concealed weapon permit in Maryland.
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To participate in our Maryland HQL Course, we welcome our trainees to bring:
- A pistol
- 200 rounds of ammunition
- Magazine Pouch
- At least 2 Magazines
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
If you do not have access to these, we are happy to provide them at no extra charge. We will also provide an appropriate firearm and ammunition for each trainee. Participants should consider bringing a notepad, pen, snack and beverage along as well.
* Successful completion of this class does not guarantee you will be issued a Handgun Qualification License.
* The cost of the course does not include LiveScan fingerprints or the Maryland State application fee.