Certified Firearms Training

Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL)

Maryland HQL

Maryland Wear and Carry

Washington, DC Concealed Carry

Utah Concealed Carry

NRA Pistol and Rifle Firearm Instructors

Recognized by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)

Verified Veteran-Owned Small Business

Maryland Wear and Carry–February 21-22, 2020

February 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am – February 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Essential Support Services
2028 Liberty Road
MD 21784
Paul Duffy

Maryland Wear and Carry 

Students may apply for Washington, DC and Utah concealed carry permits for an additional $25.00 each payable on the day of training.


Maryland Wear and Carry Permit

February 21-22, 2020


$100.00 deposit required when registering. On the registration page enter required information and click submit to be taken to a PayPal payment site. Balance is due on the day of training in cash, credit card, or PayPal.

Additional Fees

$75 paid to the Maryland State Police. ESS can also collect this fee and include it with your application.

Essential Support Services provide for-fee assistance for processing your application, fingerprinting, and passport photos.

February 21, 2020 classroom training 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Essential Support Services

2028 Liberty  Rd.

Sykesville, MD 21784

February 22, 2020 live-fire training 


Live-fire training is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live-fire range located at:
Bollinger’s Gunsmithing
4485 Piney Creek Rd.
Taneytown, MD 21787


IMPORTANT: Bring a sturdy belt, ball cap, ear protection, eye protection,  sunscreen and ammunition. You will not be allowed to shoot without eye and ear protection. Dress for the weather–we train in the rain, mud, chilly, cold, freezing, snow, and heat. If bringing your own handgun please bring ammunition for it. If you will be using one of our guns please bring 9 mm ammunition. Also bring an outside the waistband holster and a magazine carrier for your personal firearm and magazines.  If you do not have a personal firearm we will provide one.


8 Tips for Carrying Concealed–Part 1