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Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals

Womens Only course led by P.R. Jackson, CEO of A Billion Armed Women

Duration: 16 hours classroom, 2 hours range time



Dave Ritchie

Instructor Bio

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Concealed Carry and Home Defense 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. 

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Topics Covered

Why you want to carry a firearm
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
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

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Expectations and Outcomes

USCCA certificate is awarded upon the complete of this course.

This course satisfies all the requirements as issued by the Maryland State Police for the MD Wear and Carry Permit application, FreeState Firearms Training does not guarantee that the applicant will receive the Wear and Carry Permit.

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Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses

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handgun, preferably a semi-Auto
50 rounds of ammo for your handgun
Eye Protection
Ear Protection
Pen and notepad