Maryland Wear & Carry

holstersIn the state of Maryland, concealed carry is available to approved applicants as Maryland Wear & Carry and is issued simply as Permit to Carry a Handgun.  Students seeking to apply for a Maryland Wear & Carry Permit should take the following classes:

Basic Handgun – 5 hours of initial training in firearms safety, operation, law, and basic live-fire.  Click here for more information.  

Defensive Handgun – Up to 4 hours providing an introduction to defensive use of the handgun with an emphasis on skill development for real-life scenarios.  Mindset, gun-handling, and marksmanship are covered in practical exercises and live-fire.  Other course topics include situational awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques, single handed firing, firing from cover, multiple targets, movement, and tactics.

This class is designed to be taken more than once to expose students to different aspects of defensive handgun use and to build up the required 16 hours or more to meet Maryland State Police requirements to apply for the permit.  By breaking this training down into multiple classes, students can move through the training at their own pace, and take each class as time and finances permit.

We will assist you with your Wear and Carry Permit application to make sure it is completed correctly and we recommend submitting your application to the Maryland State Police with more than the minimum 16 hours of training.  Additional training may be necessary  to complete the Maryland State Police required qualification.

A signed Waiver and Assumption of Risk is required for this class. Waiver can be found at

Basic Handgun – $95
Defensive Handgun – $95 each session

Click here to register now for our next Maryland Wear & Carry Permit class!