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What does the class include?

All of our Maryland Wear and Carry permit classes are aimed to ensure you will leave feeling confident in your ability to go and conceal carry. During the class, the following will be covered:

  • Maryland Code Regs Compliant class required to receive your Maryland Wear & Carry Permit
  • Meets and exceeds requirements to receive your HQL or Handgun Qualification License, required for purchasing a handgun.
  • An in-depth discussion on Maryland firearms law
  • A detailed review of Maryland Self-Defense law
  • Review of where you can and can not conceal carry in Maryland
  • Proper home firearm safety and storage
  • Proper handgun selection for beginners and advanced shooters
  • Handgun mechanisms, operations, and handling
  • A Firearms qualification at a local shooting range
  • The class is a 2-day course with 16 hours of training (as required by law)
  • Class costs only $250.00

All of our Maryland Concealed Carry Classes qualify students to receive their Maryland Wear and Carry permit and Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL). In addition to Maryland, students will receive certificates to apply for concealed carry permits in Florida, Virginia, and Arizona allowing them to carry in up to 33 states. Our Instructors are Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructors and NRA Certified Instructors with all the knowledge and experience needed to teach you everything you will need to know. In our course, we will discuss self-defense scenarios and go over step by step what to do and what not to do. The live firearm component of our class will help you meet the firearms safety and proficiency requirements. Our goal is not to just help you check off all the requirements to get your license; we want to ensure that our students leave the class feeling comfortable and confident in their knowledge of Maryland concealed carry and self-defense laws, ready to go out and conceal carry. Students will leave the course with the required Maryland State Police Certified Qualification Score Sheet (29-14) and instructions to finalize and submit their Maryland Wear and Carry application through the online licensing portal. 

What should you expect?

Practical Training

In your class, you will learn proper firearm handling skills, weapon safety, and firearms laws. As part of all of our classes, we focus on day to day situations such as firearms storage, safety around children, and concealed carry.

Knowledgeable Instructors

All of our instructors Instructors are Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructors and NRA Certified Instructors. Each instructor is well versed in self-defense, both inside and outside the home. The knowledge they impart will give you the foundation to feel comfortable carrying your firearm to the places you go.

Everyday Safety

Safety both in the class and out is a top priority for all of our instructors. To ensure your safety, no live ammunition is permitted in the classroom. The live firearm component of the training will be at the range on day 2. We are dedicated to making firearms ownership safe and enjoyable.

Why Maryland's Permit

The Maryland Wear and Carry permit is the only way to legally wear, carry, or transport a handgun whether concealed or open. Not only can you carry in Maryland, but the permit also allows you to conceal carry across state lines. Maryland has reciprocity with 25 other states making travel much easier. Maryland is a “shall issue” state, meaning as long as you complete the class and meet the qualifications, you will be issued a license. This Class will also qualify you to apply for a Florida Non-Resident permit. On top of the states the 25 states that honor your Maryland permit, the Florida Non-Resident permit adds Florida, Delaware, West Virginia, Nevada, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Louisiana.

Why Train with ASDI?

With ASDI, we make getting your concealed carry permit simple, straightforward, and affordable; our Maryland Wear & Carry class cost just $250.00. When you take our class, you only need to show up and we will walk you through the entire process. We won't just give you your certificate and send you on your way, we will make sure that you know exactly what to do next and how to make it easy and painless.

Common Questions

After completing my Maryland Wear and Carry Permit class, what else is left to do?

Students will submit their Wear and Carry Permit applications through the online licensing portal. All documentation requirements, as well as any additional documents you feel, may assist investigators in processing your application, must be uploaded and electronically attached to the application in the Licensing Portal. The minimum documentation required for the acceptance of the Wear and Carry Permit application are: Color passport-size photograph, Electronic fingerprint transmission receipt, Certificate of Handgun Training or documentation of exemption.

Does this Maryland Wear and Carry Permit class include range time or a shooting qualification and will this class qualify me for an HQL? 

Yes, our Maryland Wear and Carry Permit class includes range time and qualifies students to receive a Handgun Qualification License or HQL required to purchase a handgun. Students must meet shooting qualification requirements outlined by the State Police. Range time is usually on day 2 of the training. Students will leave the classroom and complete this section of the course at a local shooting range. This range time is required for both the Wear and Carry permit and Handgun Qualification License (HQL). 

How long are the Maryland Wear and Carry Permit classes?

Our Maryland Wear and Carry Permit class is a two-day training, both days will run 8 hours long. The total training time will be 16 hours as required by the State of Maryland. Each class itinerary is different but generally, Day 1 will be instruction based in the classroom. Day 2 generally starts back in the classroom from day one and ends at a local shooting range. In the classroom student will use dummy guns to learn proper firearms; grip, stance, aim, handling, etc before heading to the shooting range. At the shooting range, students will complete the range qualification component to demonstrate their proficiency with a firearm.

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