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Maryland Wear and Carry (CCW)

Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

Duration: 2-day course with 16 hours of instruction. Day 1 is classroom and Dry-fire Laser Training, Day 2 is Live-fire drills and qualification



John Mimm

Instructor Bio

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Topics include safe gun handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, drawing from concealment, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, reloading, defensive pistol skills, state firearm law, use of force laws, pistol nomenclature, selecting a pistol for self-defense, ammunition knowledge, and defensive ammunition.

CCFT utilizes Dry Fire Laser Training to safely teach students to draw from concealment, fire under stress, and other defensive techniques. Our laser cartridges drop into the chamber of your firearm. This allows students to train with their own gun & holster. Laser training is also used to improve accuracy and speed.

Students will complete the Maryland State Police “live fire” qualification, consisting of 25 total rounds at various distances from 3 yards to 15 yards. 

Students will receive NRA’s new Basics of Pistol Shooting booklet, Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home booklet, Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, and NRA Gun Safety Rules Card. They will also receive a certificate of completion and a qualification score sheet.

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Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses

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  • Eye and Ear protection (we can provide if needed)
  • Firearm (we can provide if needed)
  • Ammunition (200 rounds minimum)
  • Two magazines (we can provide if needed)
  • Holster (we can provide if needed)
Ammunition can be purchased from CCFT at a discounted rate.