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FreeState Firearms Training

Dave Ritchie

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

10 Years Instructing

PH: 240 422 2303

Available Courses

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Advanced Defensive Carry
Concealed Carry based Scenario Training
Advanced, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Advanced
Next class: Apr 20
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AR Familiarization
Basic, Rifle Basic
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Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
Womens Only course led by P.R. Jackson,…
Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses N/A
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Defensive Carry Fundamentals (Brunswick)
Maryland Wear & Carry
Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses N/A
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Defensive Carry Fundamentals (Mt. Airy)
MD Wear and Carry Permit
Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses N/A
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MD Handgun Qualification License (HQL)
A person may not purchase, rent, or rece…
Basic, Specialty Other Basic
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NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Courses, Specialty Other N/A
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Pistol Practice
The Shooting Range Class that Teaches Yo…
Intermediate Intermediate
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USCCA Instructor Certification
USCCA Courses, Instructor Training Courses N/A target icon

About FreeState Firearms Training

FreeState Firearms Training

the premier destination for individuals seeking comprehensive and professional firearms training. We understand that responsible firearm ownership requires not only the right equipment but also the knowledge, skills, and mindset to ensure safety and proficiency.

At Freestate Firearms Training, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch instruction that empowers our students with the confidence and competence to handle firearms safely and effectively. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced shooter looking to enhance your skills, our dedicated team of certified instructors is here to guide you every step of the way.

Our Approach:

1. Safety First: We prioritize safety above all else. Our instructors are highly trained and experienced in creating a safe and controlled learning environment. You'll learn the essential safety protocols, including proper firearm handling, storage, and range etiquette.

2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Our training programs cover a wide range of topics to cater to various skill levels and interests. From basic firearm fundamentals to advanced marksmanship techniques, we offer a structured curriculum designed to enhance your knowledge and abilities.

3. Personalized Instruction: We understand that every student has unique needs and goals. That's why we offer personalized instruction to ensure that you receive the attention and guidance necessary for your individual journey. Our instructors will work closely with you, addressing your specific challenges and helping you achieve your desired outcomes.

4. Community Engagement: We believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive firearms community. Freestate Firearms Training organizes regular events, workshops, and competitions that encourage camaraderie, skill development, and responsible firearms ownership.

5. Continued Education: Learning doesn't stop after completing a course. Freestate Firearms Training offers ongoing educational opportunities, including advanced courses and specialized training programs. We are committed to helping you evolve and improve your skills as a responsible gun owner.

Join Us Today:

Whether you're a first-time gun owner, a seasoned shooter, or someone seeking to refine their self-defense skills, Freestate Firearms Training is here to empower you. Our commitment to excellence, safety, and personalized instruction sets us apart. Visit our website, browse our courses, and take the first step towards unlocking your full potential in firearms safety and proficiency.

Remember, responsible gun ownership starts with proper training, and Freestate Firearms Training is your trusted partner on this journey. Together, let's build a community of responsible, confident, and proficient gun owners.

Dave Ritchie

Founder and Lead Instructor for FreeState Firearms Training.
Adjunct Instructor Innovative Defensive Solutions (2017-2018)
Adjunct Instructor Spartan Tactical and Police Supply (2017-2018)
Employed at Heritage Training and Shooting Center in Frederick, MD (Range Officer) 2016 - 2017.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Advanced, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Instructor Training Courses

Class Instructors

Dave Casson

Dave Casson

Dave Ritchie

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NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
USCCA Certified Training Counselor
USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor
USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Instructor
MD State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor
KR Training Force on Force Instructor
UTM Force on Force Civicial Instructor
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations excepted up to the day before the class.
Contact instructor if cancellation is needed the day of class.

Reschedule Policy

No re-scheduling fee.

Refund Policy

100% refund for cancellations up to the day before the class. waiver icon review icon

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