Maryland Wear & Carry Course is a comprehensive course that focuses on the use of a Concealed Handgun as a tool for self defense. Course is 16 hours of instruction, which includes range time.
*Women Only - Live-Fire session is conducted in groups of 5 female students on a scheduled date. Live-Fire date is scheduled upon completion of the virtual training.
**Satisfies the Maryland Wear and Carry application training requirement**
This is a Hybrid course, which means the course consists of both virtual classroom and face-to-face instruction. The classroom portion is completed in a virtual environment and the Live-Fire will be completed at a local firing range. Live-Fire will be completed upon successful completion of the online instruction. After payment/registration you will be emailed the URL (link) to access the virtual training. Upon completion of the virtual training, your Live-Fire session can be scheduled.
Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
Defining a Personal Protection Plan, Conflict Avoidance, Situational Awareness, Color Codes of Awareness, Areas to Avoid, Cover, Concealment, and an Exit Strategy, & How a Permit to Carry Fits
Self Defense Firearms Basics
Safety, Understanding Semi-Automatics, Understanding Revolvers, Understanding Modern Striker-Fired Handguns, Selecting a Handgun, Ammo for home defense/range, Gun and Ammo Malfunctions and drills to address malfunctions
Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
Defensive shooting versus Marksmanship, Grip, Shooting Platform, Aligning the Muzzle to Target, Point Shooting, Unsighted/Sighted Fire, Flash Sight Picture, Trigger Control)
The Legal Use of Force
Defining Force, Legal Use of Force, Deadly Force, Where Reasonable Force ends and Deadly Force Begins, Force Scenarios, What Prosecutors Want to Know, Defending Home and Property
Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
Fight or Flight, Adrenaline and Endorphines, Recognizing Threats, Issuing Commands, When Left with No Other Choice, When Right to Use Deadly Force Ends, Immediate Aftermath, Phone Calls to Make, When Police Arrive, Statements to Police, During and After your Arrest
Gear and Gadgets
Holster Types and Holster Retention, Belts, Flashlights, Weapon Mounted Lights, Lasers, Firearms Storage
Basic and Advanced Skills
Creating a Training Program, Dry Firing, Drills, What's Next?
Maryland Firearms Law
Purchase & Transfer, Carry or Transport, Possess a Carry Permit, Home Safety, Safety Devices
Live Fire Range Exercise
Attendee must bring handgun, 100 rounds of ammo, and two magazines (speed loader for revolver firers)
Targets and Eye & Hearing Protection
Certificates of Completion:
Maryland Wear and Carry Course Certificate
Required for anyone applying for the Maryland Handgun Wear and Carry Permit
TMG FirearmsU Virtual Classroom Online
Live-Fire Location (Primary):
Maryland Small Arms Range
9801 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772