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Wear & Carry Permit Training
Course Description The MD Permit to Carry a Handgun (HPTC) consists of a minimum of 8 hours of MD Firearm Safety Training by a MD Certified...more
HQL – Handgun Qualification License
Course Description The MD Firearms Safety Training Course – HQL consists of a minimum MD 4.5 Hour HQL Firearm Safety Training Course Includes...more
HQL Course Exempt Services
Required to have the HQL, but exempt from the training component Someone who completed a firearms safety training course approved by the Secretary...more
On Site Services
Livescan Fingerprinting Our full scale computer lab is available to all applicants to assist with all the essential services you require, such as...more
As one of Maryland’s leading gun training centers, HQL – Wear and Carry Permit a Division of IOTA Firearms and Security Training Academy, Inc. specializes in understanding the needs of novice and advanced civilian, as well as private law enforcement for safe firearm handling and marksmanship shooting. The dedicated Resident Team of Professional Instructors at our Maryland gun training center, bring diverse life experiences to our classrooms. They are professional Educators, Gun Smiths, Law Enforcement, Firemen, EMT’s, and Former Military.
As professional Instructors, the importance of safe gun handling is strictly adhered to at all times, both in the classroom and on the range. Notwithstanding the difference of individual teaching styles, each participant benefits from our firearm safety conscientiousness, use of nationally recognized training resources, textbook materials, and teaching techniques that are employed at our firearms and security training academy. Each beginner attendee benefits from our instructors’ vast experiences derived from teaching advanced civilian personal defense shooting courses and instruction of armed security, special police, private investigator, and correction officer professionals.
Our Instructors are licensed Maryland State Qualified Handgun Instructors, and MSP Permit to Carry a Handgun and Multi-State CCW Permit holders, as we believe personal experience is the best teacher. NRA, US Concealed Carry Association, and National Shooting Sports Foundation are just a few of the nationally recognized shooting sports and personal defense gun training institutions we are Instructor Certified, Associated and Affiliated.
Levels of training we offer range from Basic Home Firearm Safety and Pistol Shooting to more Advanced Personal Protection In and Outside the Home, and Advanced Defensive Pistol courses.
Our Team is honored to offer training to our valued customers in a friendly, safe, clean, and dynamic environment within a brick and mortar building affectionately called the “Shack”, which has satisfied thousands of customers throughout the DELMARVA/Mid-Atlantic Region.
Count on us to provide all of your continued firearm technical support, gun selection assistance, national and state firearm certification needs.
Visit us at 11410 Marriottsville Road, Building #7, Marriottsville, MD 21104, just beyond Wards Chapel Road from Maryland’s premier and well-appointed Patapsco Ranges at Marriottsville, operated by the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc.
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