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

Courses

Maryland Firearms Training Courses

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

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

Satisfies firearms safety training requirements of the Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013.

Dec
28
Sat
Maryland HQL Course–December 28, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification 

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

December 28, 2019

 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

$100
$50 deposit when registering. Balance due on day of training in cash, PayPal or credit card

 

Classroom at Essential Support Services
2028 Liberty Rd.
Sykesville
MD 21784

 

Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal–December 28, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal

Maryland Wear and Carry permits need to be renewed on a cyclical basis. This course salsifies the Maryland renewal requirements.

 

December 28, 2019

 

9:00 a.m. to 500 p.m.

$150 

$100 deposit when registering. Balance due on day of training in cash, PayPal or credit card

 

Classroom at Essential Support Services
2028 Liberty Rd.
Sykesville
MD 21784

 

Jan
10
Fri
Maryland HQL Course–January 10, 2020 @ Essential Support Services
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification 

January 10, 2020

Students taking this course may also apply for the Utah Concealed Carry permit for an additional fee of $25.00

Essential Support Services (classroom)

2028 Liberty Rd.
Sykesville, MD 21784

 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$100
$50 deposit when registering. Balance due on day of training in cash, PayPal or credit card

Essential Support Services provides for-fee assistance to process your application including fingerprinting, application processing, and passport photos.

 

 

 

Jan
11
Sat
Maryland Handgun Qualification License January 11, 2019 @ Carroll Community College
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

January 11, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

 

Course#:  PDE-080-A3T

Register for the course by visiting http://www.carrollcc.edu/

Click “take classes for personal enrichment” then click ” Lifestyle and Popular Culture”  and search for course title or course number.

You may also call the college at 410-386-8100 to register.

 

Feb
13
Thu
Maryland Handgun Qualification License February 13, 2020 @ Carroll Community College
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

February 13, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

Course #:  PDE-080-B3T

Register for the course by visiting http://www.carrollcc.edu/

Click “take classes for personal enrichment” then click ” Lifestyle and Popular Culture”  and search for course title or course number.

You may also call the college at 410-386-8100 to register.

 

Feb
21
Fri
Maryland HQL Course–February 21, 2020 @ Essential Support Services
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification 

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

February 21, 2020

Students taking this course may also apply for the Utah Concealed Carry Permit for an additional $25.00 fee.

Essential Support Services (Classroom)

2028 Liberty Rd.
Sykesville
MD 21784

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$100
$50 deposit when registering. Balance due on day of training in cash, PayPal or credit card

Essential Support Services provides for-fee assistance to process your application including fingerprinting, application processing, and passport photos.

 

 

Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal–February 21-22, 2020 @ Essential Support Services
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm

Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal

Maryland Wear and Carry permits need to be renewed on a cyclical basis. This course salsifies the Maryland renewal requirements.

 

February 21-22, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 500 p.m.

$150 

$100 deposit when registering. Balance due on day of training in cash, PayPal or credit card

 

Essential Support Services (Classroom)

February 21-22, 2020

2028 Liberty Rd.
Sykesville
MD 21784

Live Fire Range

February 21-22, 2020

Bollinger’s Gunsmithing
4485 Piney Creek Rd.
Taneytown, MD 21787

Mar
10
Tue
Maryland Handgun Qualification License March 10, 2020 @ Carroll Community College
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

March 10, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

Course #:  PDE-080-C3T

Register for the course by visiting http://www.carrollcc.edu/

Click “take classes for personal enrichment” then click ” Lifestyle and Popular Culture”  and search for course title or course number.

You may also call the college at 410-386-8100 to register.

 

Apr
18
Sat
Maryland Handgun Qualification License April 18, 2020 @ Carroll Community College
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

April 18, 2020

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

Course #:  PDE-080-A4T

Register for the course by visiting http://www.carrollcc.edu/

Click “take classes for personal enrichment” then click ” Lifestyle and Popular Culture”  and search for course title or course number.

You may also call the college at 410-386-8100 to register.

 

May
28
Thu
Maryland Handgun Qualification License May 28, 2020 @ Carroll Community College
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

May 28, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

Course #:  PDE-080-A4T

Register for the course by visiting http://www.carrollcc.edu/

Click “take classes for personal enrichment” then click ” Lifestyle and Popular Culture”  and search for course title or course number.

You may also call the college at 410-386-8100 to register.

 

 

Maryland Wear and Carry Permit

 

Satisfies the state requirement for a MD Wear and Carry Permit original or renewal application

Dec
28
Sat
Maryland Wear and Carry–December 28, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maryland Wear and Carry 

This course also satisfies the Washington, DC concealed carry training requirements.

 

Maryland Wear and Carry Permit

December 28, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$350.00 

$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

 

$50 fingerprinting fee paid directly to Essential Support Services (ESS), unless you get fingerprinted from another provider
$20 to ESS if you want them to complete and submit your concealed carry application. (You can do this yourself if you choose).
$75 paid to the Maryland State Police. ESS can also collect this fee and include it with your application

December 28, 2019 classroom training only (Live fire training will be scheduled for January/February, 2020)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Essential Support Services

2028 Liberty  Rd.

Sykesville, MD 21784

 

 

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

Jan
10
Fri
Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal–January 10-11, 2020 @ Essential Support Services
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm

Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal

Maryland Wear and Carry permits need to be renewed on a cyclical basis. This course salsifies the Maryland renewal requirements.

 

January 10-11, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 500 p.m.

$150 

$100 deposit when registering. Balance due on day of training in cash, PayPal or credit card

 

Essential Support Services (Classroom)

January 10, 2020

2028 Liberty Rd.
Sykesville
MD 21784

Live Fire Range

January 11, 2020

Bollinger’s Gunsmithing
4485 Piney Creek Rd.
Taneytown, MD 21787

 

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.

Other Courses

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 are our top priority.

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 Concealed Carry Course and then we add-on instruction on Utah firearms law.

Emergency Casualty Care

 

Essential emergency medical treatment for traumatic wounds

 

Washington, DC Wear and Carry 

 

Approved as of January, 2018, by the Metropolitan Police Security Officers Management Branch. The DC training curriculum and the Maryland concealed carry curriculum are identical (that’s the way we designed it). The DC concealed carry course is bundled with our Maryland concealed carry course and then we add-on instruction about firearms laws for each jurisdiction.