Firearm Instructor Services LLC provides custom online or in-person firearm training for Maryland residents. The online courses are accepted by the Maryland State Police and are taught in real-time by a live instructor. Hands-on range training is relaxed and comprehensive. New shooters receive training based on their skill and ability.
The knowledge and skill to own and handle firearms is taught in a positive and upbeat style in the convenience of your home. You can choose individual training or group sessions with friends or family members. Considerable cost savings with online instruction available in convenient sessions across several days.
- Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Certification -
- Wear & Carry Training Certification -
- Mini Courses -
These short classes are perfect for new owners or those first considering a firearm purchase. Courses include general use-of-force information, handgun safety, and basic marksmanship training using caliber-appropriate firearms. Courses with range instruction are customized with age, gender and physical stature in-mind. (*See the FAQ)
Owning a firearm brings with it personal and social responsibility... Learn in a mature and relaxed environment that best suits you. Learn from an instructor that genuinely cares about the topics and the student's comprehension.
As per ruling of the US Supreme Court, Maryland now allows citizens to apply for a wear and carry permit. There is a tremendous responsibility associated with this and those seeking the permit must take 16 hours of training and pass a certification test. The training offered by Firearm Instructor Services is approved by the Maryland State Police. The classroom portion is presented online with Zoom in very small groups of 4 sessions each, 4 hours long. Individualized, hands-on range training and qualification tests are provided at a local range. Sign-up through the button below or, contact us directly to request a custom class.
?? DID YOU KNOW ??
A) Pointing a gun at someone in an effort to de-escalate a situation, is 1st Degree Felony Assault!
B) Firing a warning shot to scare someone away is 2nd Degree Attempted Murder!
C) The Wear/Carry course offered by Firearm Instructor Services teaches laws and techniques to keep you out of jail!
The Handgun Qualification License (HQL) training taught by Firearm Instruction Services covers the 4-hour Maryland State-required topics in a fluid and engaging way. During the required 4 hour process, your questions will be given thoughtful and individual responses. The course is strongly committed to teaching essential concepts such as: Firearm purchasing procedures, handling safety, ownership responsibilities, proper storage, transportation laws, conflict avoidance, permissible levels of force, use of deadly force, police and legal investigations after a shooting or self-defense situation, -and many more topics.
Permit holders looking to recertify their Maryland Wear & Carry can sign-up directly or, send email for more information. Military members who are exempt from Wear/Carry training are encouraged to take the recertification course to learn the pitfalls of concealed carry that could easily lead to assault or attempted murder charges. Since most military branches no longer provide handgun instruction in boot-camp, enrollment in the full certification course is highly recommended. Military members can call and receive a 10% discount.
Most certified training courses are presented in a single session and are available at fixed times -typically on weekends. Firearms Instructor Services is certified by the Maryland State Police and offers custom training outside of normal business or weekday hours. Classes can be arranged and split into sections to accommodate your needs. Upon completion of the course, help will be provided if-necessary to navigate the Maryland State Police application process. Students can arrange for training, coaching and help with firearms selection before the range qualification visit. The live-fire range visit is very organized and allows the student ample time to adapt to the range environment.
For courses requiring custom times, in-home training, or classes that are are broken into multiple one-hour sessions, please send a message using the "Request a Custom Class" button.
All online classes will require a computer with web-camera and microphone connections (see the FAQ).
Numerous online courses offered between $35 to $275
Standard live-instructor 4-hour HQL online courses are delivered via Zoom. The online sessions take brief breaks every 45 minutes. Friends or family members can attend. All online classes will require a computer with web-camera and microphone connections. Click the button below to inquire about details. Maryland Wear & Carry training is covered in 16 hours and custom courses are by appointment only. Numerous online courses offered between $35 to $275
Not sure if firearm ownership is right for you? Please check the list of short mini-courses.
1 hour online firearm introduction: $35.
1 hour range visit marksmanship training: $40.
Of course you have questions! It's best to send a message or call for a personalized introduction. A few of the most common questions are answered in the FAQ section.
Basic procedures for course sign-up and required forms can be found by pressing the button below.
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Course instructor is Maryland State Police certified. All courses are based on USCCA content recognized and approved by the Maryland State Police. Click the button below to learn more about USCCA.
Firearm Instructor Services is a firm believer in law, order and and adherence to all applicable policies and procedures. For general information about firearm ownership in the State of Maryland, please click the button below.