Defensive Carry Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense.
In this course we will explore "The Mindset" and "The Skill Set" needed to prepare the student to legally carry a firearm in public.
Individuals looking to submit their initial application for the MD Wear and Carry Permit, will need to take both days (MD requires least 16 hours of training for initial application), and an individual looking to renew their already possessed Warry and Carry Permit (MD requires at least 8 hours training for renewal applications) can take either single day.
2 day - $300.00
1 day - $175.00
Please contact Dave Ritchie @ email@example.com to discuss a single day registration.
Day 1 Student will need:
Something to take notes with, can be a laptop, tablet or paper and pen.
Day 2 students will need to bring:
Lunch, snacks and water, we will be spending the day on the range
A Reliable Handgun
At least 300 rounds of ammo
at least 3 Magazines
a Safe Strong Side or Appendix Holster
1-2 Magazine pouches designed for your magazines
a Sturdy Belt
Closed toe shoes
Eye and Ear Protection
Dress Appropreatly for the weather
Please bring a folding chair or camp style chair
Day 1: Fundamentals of Concealed Carry “The Mindset” (8 Hrs)
Why you want to carry a firearm/ Know Yourself
The lifestyle changes in carrying a firearm
Defining a personal protection plan.
Situational Awareness and Action
Indications of Conflict
Legal Use of Force
Violent encounters and their Aftermath
Day 2: Basics of Defensive Pistol “The Skill Set” (8 Hrs)
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
Balance of Speed and Accuracy
Critical Incident Reloads
Multiple Target Engagement
One hand and Weak Hand Shooting
Wear & Carry Qualification Shooting
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.
There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.