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.

Sep
12
Thu
Maryland Handgun Qualification License September 12, 2019 @ Carroll Community College
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

September 12, 2019

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

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

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.

 

Sep
13
Fri
Maryland HQL Course–September 13, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification 

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

September 13, 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

 

Oct
12
Sat
Maryland Handgun Qualification License October 12, 2019 @ Carroll Community College
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

October 12, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

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.

 

Oct
18
Fri
Maryland HQL Course–October 18, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification 

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

October 18, 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

 

Nov
12
Tue
Maryland Handgun Qualification License November 12, 2019 @ Carroll Community College
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

November 12, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

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.

 

Dec
12
Thu
Maryland Handgun Qualification License December 12, 2019 @ Carroll Community College
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course At Carroll Community College

Maryland Handgun Qualification License

December 12, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$125

Offered through Carroll Community College

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

Sep
13
Fri
Maryland Wear and Carry–September 13-14, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm

Maryland Wear and Carry 

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

 

Maryland Wear and Carry Permit

September 13-14, 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

September 13, 2019 classroom training 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Essential Support Services

2028 Liberty  Rd.

Sykesville, MD 21784

September 14, 2019 live-fire training 

 

Live-fire training is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Live-fire range located at:

Bollinger’s Gunsmithing

4485 Piney Creek Rd.

Taneytown, MD 21787

8 Tips for Carrying Concealed–Part 1

Oct
18
Fri
Maryland Wear and Carry–October 18-19, 2019 @ Essential Support Services
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

Maryland Wear and Carry 

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

 

Maryland Wear and Carry Permit

October 18-19, 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

October 18, 2019 classroom training 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Essential Support Services

2028 Liberty  Rd.

Sykesville, MD 21784

October 19, 2019 live-fire training 

 

Live-fire training is 9 a.m. to 5 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

 

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.