Firearms Training Courses

Our main objectives are to educate our student base and followers with information that will make themselves and their families/friends safer, with our main focus being concealed carry and defensive handgun training, personal defense is about much more then firearms, it’s about a mindset and a lifestyle.

USCCA Instructor Development

Have you ever thought about becoming a firearms instructor and sharing your knowledge with others?

Our Firearms Instructor Development is the perfect opportunity for you to turn your passion for shooting into a rewarding career.

Our expert instructors will guide you through everything you need to know to become a certified firearms instructor, including firearm safety, marksmanship, and teaching techniques. You’ll learn how to effectively communicate with students of all skill levels and how to develop lesson plans that are engaging and effective.

With hands-on training and practical exercises, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to lead classes and train others in the safe and effective use of firearms. Upon successfully completing this course, you will become USCCA Certified Instructor, uniquely authorized to teach the USCCA course, Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals, you’ll have the knowledge and certification you need to start your own firearms training business or to teach at a shooting range or gun club.

Don’t let your passion for shooting go to waste. Sign up for our Firearms Instructor Development course today and take the first step towards a rewarding career as a firearms instructor!

Course Length: 16 Hrs. Classroom, 1-2 Hrs. Range

Cost: $622, including the E-learning, Instructor Tool kit and range time.

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Defensive Carry Fundamentals

This course is for anyone looking to develop the skills and mindset needed to legally carry a firearm in public. This course exceeds the MD State training requirements for applying for the MD Wear and Carry Permit.

In this course we will explore “The Mindset” and “The Skill Set” needed to prepare the student to legally carry a firearm in public.

Day 1: Fundamentals of Concealed Carry “The Mindset” (8 Hrs)

Topics include:

  • Why you want to carry a firearm/ Know Yourself
  • The lifestyle changes in carrying a firearm
  • Defining a personal protection plan.
  • Situational Awareness and Action
  • Indications of Conflict
  • Managing Conflict
  • MD Law
  • Legal Use of Force
  • Violent encounters and their Aftermath
  • Trauma Care

Day 2: Basics of Defensive Pistol “The Skill Set” (8 Hrs)

Topics include:

  • Universal Safety Principles
  • Understanding the different handgun types, their mechanism and operations
  • Ammunition caliber and components
  • Defensive Shooting vs Marksmanship
  • Understanding the body’s natural reactions
  • Skill Development cycle
  • Volume of Fire
  • Intuitive Shooting
  • Lateral Movement
  • Balance of Speed and Accuracy
  • Critical Incident Reloads
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • One hand and Weak Hand Shooting
  • Wear & Carry Qualification Shooting

Cost: $400

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NRA Range Safety Officer

This course is designed to prepare shooters for the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO).  Whether you work at a range or just want to enhance your firearm safety skills, this course will benefit you.  Specifically, the course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities.   Range Safety Officer candidates will learn Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions.  This course is conducted entirely in a classroom.  

Course Length: 8 Hrs.

Cost: $175

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AR_15 Familiarization

This class is to help AR15 owners become familiar with their AR15 rifles and to help those thinking of purchasing an AR15 in what to buy and where.  Bring your own AR15 rifle if you own one.  A few will be available for use in class if you do not own one.

  • AR15 familiarization
  • AR15 Mods
  • AR15 versions (pistol, HBAR, etc…)
  • AR15 calibers
  • AR15 cleaning
  • AR15 basic disassembly
  • AR15 tools
  • AR15 related gear (bags, slings, etc.)
  • AR15 storage and transport options

Course Length: 4 Hrs.

Cost: $60

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Concealed carry scenarios
(Reality Based Training)

Are you looking for a training course that will take your personal protection skills to the next level? Look no further than FreeState Firearms Training and our Concealed Carry Scenario Reality Based Training Course.

Our expert instructors have years of experience, and they are committed to providing you with the most realistic and effective training possible.

In this course, you’ll experience hands-on training exercises that simulate real-life self-defense scenarios, where you’ll learn how to react under pressure, assess threats, and defend yourself and others.

Through Concealed Carry Scenario simulations, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills and make split-second decisions in high-stress scenarios, all while under the watchful eye of our trained professionals.

At FreeState Firearms Training, we are dedicated to helping you feel more confident in your ability to protect yourself and your loved ones. We believe that every responsible gun owner should have access to the best training possible, and that’s exactly what we provide.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sign up for our Concealed Carry Scenario Reality Based Training Course today and take your personal protection skills to the next level with FreeState Firearms Training!

Cost: $250

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MD Handgun Qualification License (HQL)

This course will not only fulfill your training requirements for the MD HQL, but will also help develop a good foundation for safe firearm handling and usage in a defensive context.

Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to submitting an application for a MD Handgun Qualification License.

**Please note, this will include the required live fire training, UTM/FX Simmunition style training rounds will be used at the same location as the course work.

An applicant is not required to possess a Handgun Qualification License if they are:

  • A Licensed Firearms Manufacturer.
  • Active law enforcement officer or a person retired in good standing from a law enforcement agency of the United States, the State, or a local law enforcement agency of the State.
  • A member or retired member of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard.
  • A person purchasing, renting, or receiving an antique, curio, or relic as defined in federal law or in determinations published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • The above-listed individuals must provide acceptable documentation or valid credentials to a Regulated Firearms Dealer prior to purchasing or transferring a regulated firearm. All other Maryland residents are required to possess and present a valid Handgun Qualification License prior to the purchase or transfer of a regulated firearm.

Persons required to have a Handgun Qualification License, but are exempt from the training component:

  • Have completed a Maryland State Police (MSP) approved certified firearms safety course.
  • Have completed a course of instruction and been issued a certificate of competency in firearms and hunter safety from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
  • Is currently a qualified handgun instructor.
  • Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard.
  • Is an employee of an armored car company who has a valid Wear and Carry Permit issued by MSP.
  • Lawfully owns a regulated firearm. If you own a regulated firearm prior to October 1, 2013, you are not required to complete the training and may apply for the Handgun Qualification License.

Course Length: 5 Hrs.

Cost: $125

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Women’s Only MD Wear & Carry

We have teamed up with A Billion-Armed Women to bring you a truly “Women’s Only” Defensive Carry Fundamentals course.

This class will be led by P.R Jackson, CEO of “A Billion-Armed Women”.  Ms. Jackson is an NRA and USCCA certified instructor and comes with a lengthy personal protection and firearms training background.

Defensive Carry Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training, all utilizing the USCCA’s Concealed Carry and Home defense Fundamentals curriculum.

Course Length: 16 Hrs.

Cost: $400

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Presentation from Holster

This course is for anyone that carries a firearm for personal protection. It is an intermediate course designed to help the student determine the best Concealed Carry position for them, learn and practice the correct draw stroke for that position, and most important holstering after the incident is over. 

Course Length: 4 Hrs.

Cost: $80

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