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FreeState Firearms Training

Dave Ritchie

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

5 Years Instructing

PH: 240 422 2303

Available Courses

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Next class: Jan 16
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Defensive Carry Fundamentals
MD Wear and Carry Permit
CCW, USCCA Courses N/A
Next class: Jan 20
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MD Handgun Qualification License (HQL)
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About FreeState Firearms Training

FreeState Firearms Training
We instill a personal defense mindset, not just a skill set.
Real life training for everyday people.

We offer Defensive Handgun courses, Concealed Carry courses, MD Handgun Qualification License (HQL) courses, MD Wear and Carry courses and Home Defense Fundamentals.

All our courses cover MD law, Awareness, First Aid and basic pistol, with advanced classes delving more into advanced pistol techniques legal use of force and the aftermath of a defensive shooting.

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.
United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)member
USCCA Certified Instructor
NRA Life Member
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
MD Qualified Handgun Instructor

Courses Taught

CCW, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Instructor Training Courses certification icon


NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
USCCA Certified Firearms 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 video icon