Certified Firearms Training

  • Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL)
  • Personalized, 1-on-1 Firearms Training
  • Maryland HQL
  • Maryland Wear and Carry
  • Washington, DC Concealed Carry
  • Utah Concealed Carry
  • Certified as NRA Pistol and Rifle Firearm Instructors
  • Recognized by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)

Firearms Training

Spartan Firearms Training Group Courses


Expert firearms training delivered since 2016 by certified trainers in a professional and safe environment. Courses range from basic to advanced, while always teaching the safe handling of firearms.


The schedule for all courses is found at https://www.spartanfirearmstraininggroup.com/events-calendar/


Maryland HQL Classes (Handgun Qualification License)


  A four hour block of state-of-the-art firearms instruction to help Maryland residents get their handgun qualification license (HQL required to purchase a handgun).  The curriculum modules are: Module 1: Maryland and Federal Firearms Laws Module 2: Moral and Ethical Obligations of Carrying Concealed Module 3: Firearms Operation and Safety Module 4: Firearm and Ammunition Nomenclature Module 5: Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting  

Maryland CCW Classes (Wear and Carry)


Maryland Wear and Carry Permit (CCW)

  A 16-hour block of instruction that prepares Maryland citizens to apply for their Maryland Wear and Carry permit.  The training includes several hours of live-fire training on a range. Module 1: Maryland and Federal Firearms Laws Module 2: Moral and Ethical Obligations of Carrying Concealed Module 3: Firearms Operation and Safety Module 4: Firearm and Ammunition Nomenclature Module 5: Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting Module 6: Defensive Pistol Principles Module 7: Informed Situational Awareness Module 8: Tips for Carrying Concealed Module 9: Live Fire Qualification  

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Satisfies the Maryland State Police state requirements for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit original or renewal application


Utah Wear and Carry Permit

  Satisfies the non-resident training requirement to apply for the Utah CCW permit. This permit is considered one of the best CCW permits due to reciprocity with 31 States. This course is bundled with our Maryland HQL course and then we add-on instruction on Utah firearms law at the end of the HQL training.  

Washington, DC Wear and Carry

  Our DC training curriculum was approved as of January, 2018, by the Metropolitan Police Security Officers Management Branch. The DC and Maryland training requirements are identical. At the end of the training period, students wanting to apply for their DC concealed carry receive a block of instruction on DC firearms laws. The DC concealed carry application must be submitted directly to their office. Applicants go to the DC office to submit their application, get fingerprinted, and photographed.  


Skill-Development Courses


Intermediate Tactical Pistol Course

  Our six-hour Intermediate Pistol Course is for experienced shooters. It is of special interest to those who have a wear and carry permit. The design of the course requires participants to have an intermediate level of skill with firearms manipulation and marksmanship. The course builds on the participants’ beginning skill-level. The training starts with a review of firearms safety rules, firearms manipulation, and marksmanship. The course continues with movement drills, shooting at stationary and moving metal targets, drawing from the holster, and close-quarter drills. Other drills include turn-and-shoot, slicing the pie, weak hand shooting, one-handed shooting, and emergency and tactical reloading. The emphasis will be on the tactical application of firearm skills. Participants may use their personal firearms or use ours. A minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition is required along with a holster, magazine pouch, a strong belt to hold the holster and pouch, and eye and ear protection.  


Women-Only: Introduction to Firearms

  This course is designed for women to familiarize themselves with common firearms used for home defense. Topics include Maryland and Federal firearms laws, home safety, firearms operation, ammunition selection, fundamentals of shooting and firearms maintenance. This course satisfies Maryland’s Handgun Qualification License–HQL–requirements. The HQL is required to purchase a handgun in Maryland.  


Private Training

Individual professional training tailored to fit your personal needs. We complete a pre-training interview with you about your firearms experience and skills and then arrange for an hour of training on a live-fire range. On the range, we do a real-time assessment of your current level of skill. Then we tailor our instruction to build on your current skills and to manage or eliminate any issues that we see. We will demonstrate proper grip, breath control, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, and trigger manipulation. You will then have the opportunity to practice what you learned under our careful supervision. Your physical and emotional safety during training is our top priority  


Medical Courses


Emergency Casualty Care

This is a six-hour block of instruction taught by an active duty police officer with a paramedic background. The focus is on stopping profuse bleeding from gunshot wounds, stabbings, automobile accidents, among other causes. Special emphasis is placed on the correct application of tourniquets and wound packing. Every participant receives a personal first aid kit valued at $75.00