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Concealed Carry Permit - DC, MD, VA, Fl, UT

Carry legally in 32 plus states. Only $500

Duration: 16 hours Classroom, 2 hours range

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now July 13 Saturday
District Heights, MD
5 - 20 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available
Register Now July 20 Saturday
District Heights, MD
7 - 14 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available target icon


This course is designed for those who are beginner students looking to familiarize themselves with the essentials of properly handling, transporting, storing, and shooting a handgun.

Upon completion the two-day course students will gain the certification needed to obtain the DC Concealed Carry Permit, Maryland Wear and Carry Permit (HQL included), Virginia Concealed Carry Permit, Utah Concealed Carry Permit, Florida Concealed Carry Permit.

The course includes a certificate upon completion, one-hour sessions of pistol instruction, as well as a target, and firearm. While we provide firearms for the range portion, students are encouraged to bring their own personal firearms. The classroom segment will take place at Archangel Training Academy 5758 Silver Hill RD, District Heights MD, and the range time will follow the class on a weekday. If you cannot come to the range on a weekday, please do not take this course. We do not go to the range on weekends. The range name is Maryland Small Arms, and it is located at 9801 Fallard CT, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Permits are approved at the discretion of the state's Firearms Registration Section.

Any students who come to Maryland Small Arms Smelling like marijuana or alcohol will not be certified. 


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Topics Covered

  • Instruction in the fundamentals of pistol use. (The care, cleaning, maintenance, loading, unloading, and storage of pistols)
  • Instruction in the legal aspects of firearm possession, carry and use, including the rules governing the use of deadly force in the District of Columbia. 
  • Instructions to trainins concerning LAW OF SELF-DEFENSE
  • When to Use Deadly Force
  • Self-Defense Scenarios
  • Knowledge of how to operate your firearm
  • Understand common nomenclature and range commands
  • Knowledge of all safety rules

Inside a vehicle, the gun should be in a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment while also separating the firearm and the ammunition. It should be in a locked container and it should not be in the glove compartment or console.

Essentially, people in Maryland should transport the gun in a safety locked box or a mounted safety locked box, not in the driver’s compartment or within the driver’s immediate control. It could even be in the trunk. The trunk could have certain safes or locked boxes built in, which is common for hunters. They want to have a place to safely store a rifle and when they are going somewhere to hunt.

It is recommended to move out of the way in order to ensure that firearms are not in a zip-locked bag or a transport case. The case itself has to be separate, even disassembled if possible, and kept separate from the ammunitions. An individual should store it at the furthest end of the vehicle as far away from the driver as possible. Alternatively, the individual could put the firearm under the rear seat or mounted on the rear of that back seat so no one can grab it while driving a vehicle.

When a person is literally not going to and from the place they purchased it, and from a range or to and from a business establishment where they are allowed to carry it, there are exceptions. They include going to hunt, training, certification, safety class. The person may also be sponsored to have a weapon. There is really no other reason to have it on them.

An individual cannot transport firearms on public transportation because they are going to be in public around other people.

An example of someone who is never allowed to transport a firearm in Maryland is anyone with a prior felony conviction. If they do unlawfully transport a firearm, the law will prosecute them not only for the actual wear, transport, and carry but also for having a disqualifier, which is being in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

There is a good amount of crossover in terms of wear, transport and carry unlawful carry of a firearm punishments. An individual has to be very careful as to where they into the category and how the penalties could affect them.

For example, a handgun offense, the unlawful wearing or carrying is 3 years minimum. On a second offense, the punishment is 10 years to 30 years. They are all the same for first offenses and basic for either possessing or unlawfully possessing. The penalties increase if the handgun itself is stolen.

If the gun owner is stopped while driving into Maryland, and disclose that they do have a firearm to the police who was stopping them, they will be arrested. That means the person must return to the State of Maryland later because our penalties are much more stringent than others, especially surrounding states like Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In states where the carry conceal licensing permits are distinctly different than in Maryland, a person cannot just carry conceal – even the exception has made it illegal for law enforcement, both current and former law enforcement on state and federal levels, or for the military to do this.

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Expectations and Outcomes

At the end of the course Students will receive the certification to receive their CCL prermit and a Certifacate of complation.

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Concealed Carry License, Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements


*The student is responsible for application fees, fingerprinting fees, and any other fees required by the state you are applying for a permit.   

NOTE: Any students who have a Marijana or Capon small on or in their clothing will not be allowed to take class. And will not receive a refund.

All students must pay: 

When you applied for class online you paid a depoist of $250. You owe a balance of $250

If student did not add on the ammo and range fees at the time of booking. The fees must be paid the first day of class. Cash only. Cashapp, Apple Pay, credit or debit cards will not be accepted.

$20 - for Ammo 

$40 - Range fee 

DC Gun Laws 

District of Columbia DC Concealed Carry Gun Laws: Reciprocity | USCCA(Last Updated 11/11/2020) (


District Law Pertaining to Self Defense.pdf (

Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) 

DC Security Associates (DCSA) 

1413 K Street, NW, 10th Floor 

Washington, DC 20005 

(202) 964-2010 



Please click the link below and follow the instructions to get started with your firearms transfer. 



1050 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 772-1097

Please click the link below and follow the instructions to get started with your firearms transfer. 

Transfer Steps | G and D (

Application Process: 

The process can take up to 90 days.

Appointment for DC Concealed Carry 

As of Monday, October 16, 2023, the following function has permanently moved to the address listed below. All existing appointments will be honored at this location.

Civilian Fingerprint Section
441 4th Street, NW, Room 550 South 
Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square (4th Street Exit) 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Applications for a Concealed Carry License -- both new and renewals -- are below.

Additionally, you may be able to complete Concealed Carry and HR-218 Renewal Requests ONLINE by visiting the MPD e-Commerce Portal


  1. Instructions for Submitting an Application for a Concealed Carry Pistol License
  2. Concealed Carry Pistol License Application


PLEASE NOTE: You must submit this application in person. Please call (202) 671-6705 for an appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Firearms Registration Branch at (202) 727-4275.



Concealed Carry Pistol License RENEWAL Application (3/13/2020) - 42.6 KB (docx)

Click below to make Concealed Carry/fingerprint appt


If you are denied your concealed carry permit:  

You can appeal by emailing  

You must bring the following items when you apply for your DC permit:

1.            A completed application. Note there is a $75 application fee. If your fingerprints are         not on file, you will be required to pay $35.

2.            An accurate copy of your driver’s license, state ID, or photo page of your passport.

3.            Two bills with your name and address.

USCCA Membership

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 News Link

Man Cleaning Gun Accidentally Fires, Killing Neighbor in DC – NBC4 Washington (

DC Concealed Carry Permits sought in response to crime increase, firearm instructor says (

As of January 1, 2021, the Firearms Registration Branch has discontinued printing Hard ID cards (Licenses). All Concealed carry permits approved on or after January 1, 2021, will receive, via email, a notification that the application has been reviewed and approved.  This paper license, or an electronic copy of the license, must be on you at all times while carring your weapon.

Refund Policy
*TERMS AND CONDITIONS - All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date unless notice of cancellation is 7 days or more of the scheduled course. Payments are able to be transferred to another individual, however the cancellation policy will still apply and it's upon the purchaser to notify Archangel Training Academy in advance of the change.

Archangel Training Academy reserves the right to reschedule any course date due to the minimum amount of scheduled customers not being met, all deposits will be held for a future course date to be determined by Archangel Training Academy.

Range Schedule Policy:

  • Any cancellation or reschedule made less than 24 hours will result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be equal to 100 percent of the range fee $40. 
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your range time, we may not be able to accommodate you. In this case, the same cancellation fee will apply. We will do our very best to reschedule your range time for another time that is convenient to you.
  • In the event of a true, unavoidable emergency, all or part of your cancellation fee may be applied to future reange fee.


John W Ayala

Lead Instructor

Archangel Firearms Training


IG - @archangel_firearms_training

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In addition to meeting all of the Eligibility Requirements to Register a Firearm, an individual applying to carry a concealed firearm must meet the following suitability requirements:

  1. Meets all the requirements for a person registering a firearm.
  2. Completed a firearms training course by an instructor certified by the Chief ( You may apply for an exemption based on previous training within the past 2 years)
  3. Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance, unless the habitual use of a controlled dangerous substance is under licensed medical direction.
  4. Has not exhibited propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render a person’s possession of a concealed pistol a danger to the person or another.
  5. Does not currently suffer nor has suffered in the previous five years from any mental disorder, illness, or condition that creates a substantial risk that he or she is a danger to himself or herself or others.


Approved Wear and Carry Permit training courses are offered by Maryland State Police approved Qualified Handgun Instructors who have established an account through the Maryland State Police MyLicense/E-Gov site. Training is valid until the permit expiration. However, you must receive subsequent training within 2 years of submitting your renewal or subsequent application.
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