JW Firearms Training was founded to provide professional firearms training at an affordable price.

We are the official training company for our partners Cindy's Hot Shots and a proud USCCA Official Partner and we encourage every gun owner to take advantage of what the USCCA offers. 


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Instructors are credentialed and certified by The Maryland State Police, National Rifle Association and United States Conceal Carry Association. Programs available include Maryland Handgun Qualification License

Maryland Wear and Carry (Initial and Renewal)

Florida CCW

Utah CCW

NRA Basic Pistol

USCCA Home Defense

USCCA Basic Handgun

USCCA Conceal Carry programs 

Private lessons are also available upon request


As a customer you can expect to receive quality training and information on the following topics:

- Maryland Laws

- Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan

- Handgun Basics

- Self-Defense Firearms Basics

- Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

- The Legal Use of Force

- Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath

- Gear and Gadgets

- Basic and Advanced Skills

 JW Firearms is committed to not just ‘checking a box’. We want to ensure that you leave the classroom and range with a good understanding of firearms and firearms safety. 

JW Firearms is a one stop shop. Fingerprinting and passport photos can be done on site same day as your class.  




This is a required 4-hour course for new purchasers of handguns in Maryland.


Cost is $170.00 per person and includes the required Live Scan fingerprinting that is done onsite.

*You will be responsible for the $50.00 application fee to the state police


If you are a Medical Marijuana Card holder MSP WILL NOT issue you an HQL


Must be 21 years old


This class is designed to give the newer shooter and/or someone who has never picked up a firearm in their life the knowledge, skills and abilities to be safe and responsible with firearms as well as have a better understanding of how they work, the basic laws regarding firearms and why training is so important. This class also fulfills the Training requirement for your Maryland HQL. 



  • The safe firearms handling rules and why they are important

  • How to safely store your firearm

  • Basic principles of personal security inside and outside the home.

  • The different types of handguns and how they function

  • The different types of ammunition

  • The fundamentals of marksmanship

  • How to load, unload, and fire common types of pistols and revolvers.


Everything necessary for completion of this course is provided (firearms, ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection)


If you wish to use your own handgun instead of one of ours, please bring your firearm unloaded and in a case.


This course satisfies 8 hours of the required 16 hours of training to apply for the Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.

To complete the 16 hours, you must also attend the 8-hour Conceal Carry and Home Defense Course (CCHDF).


Fingerprinting and passport photos are included in this course.


Course includes:

Application Overview


Review of Maryland Law

Use of Force Continuum - When to Use Deadly Force

Constitutional Carry


Shooting Qualification


You will also receive the following three USCCA Mini Courses and a copy of The Emergency First Aid Fundamentals Book  

- What We Have Learned About Mass Shooters

- Treating Gun Shots Injuries

- Building You Own First Aid Kit


You will need a firearm as well as a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition. If you do not have a firearm one will be provided free of charge. Ammunition is available for purchase at the range.


In order to qualify for the Maryland Permit you will need to shoot with a passing score of 70%.


Completion of this course does not guarantee the issuance of the permit. In Maryland you still must provide a 'good and substantial reason' for the permit to be issued. 




You are also responsible for the $75.00 application fee to MSP. 


Contact the instructor directly by email at or by cell at 443-864-0183 for any questions


Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training. 


This course satisfies 8 hours of the required 16 hours of training to apply for the Maryland Wear and Carry Permit. To complete the 16 hours, you must also attend the 8-hour Maryland Wear and Carry Course.


There is no live fire with this course.


You will receive a copy of the USCCA Text Book as well ($35.00 value). 


You may bring you UNLOADED firearm to this course. As we will be utilizing laser training systems. As well as dummy rounds.  


This one-day comprehensive class is all classroom. It is suitable for children as well as adults. Minimum age is 12.


* If you have obtained your HQL from Cindy’s Hot Shots you are exempt from the first 4 hours of this course. Contact our instructor via email at prior to registering.


This course is a required course to apply for the Florida as well as the Utah CCW.

Cost is $100.00 per person and includes the required fingerprinting and passport photos that are done onsite.


The Utah permit is a multi-state permit that allows concealed carry in approx. 30 states (Maryland excluded). Permit is good for 5 years.

*You will be responsible for the $63.25 application fee to Utah BCI.


The Florida permit is a multi-state permit that allows concealed carry in approx. 30 states (Maryland excluded). Permit is good for 7 years.

*You will be responsible for the $97.00 application fee to Florida. 

Women's Only USCCA Basic Handgun

Cost is $150.00 and includes all course materials, firearms and minimal ammunition.


The USCCA Basic Handgun Course will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and attitude to be a safe and informed firearms owner. This course is designed for the new shooter or anyone interested in becoming a better defensive shooter. 


In this course you will also receive a copy of the Womens Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals Book.


Created and led by Beth Alcazar, USCCA Associate Editor and Senior Training Counselor, Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals is all about sharing the basics along with the fun, the seriousness, and the importance of being a responsibly armed female. The fundamentals of shooting will be introduced, reviewed, and built upon, while also exploring universal safety rules, situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, marksmanship skills, advanced firearms handling, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force.


This course will finish at the range where we will apply the lessons learned in the classroom. 


Firearms and minimal ammo are included in the course. Additional ammo will be available for purchase if you choose to shoot more. 


If you have a firearm please bring it with you along with any ammo you wish to shoot.

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 

Cost is $200.00 and includes the text book as well as the e-learning. Course length is approximately 4 hours and is all done on the range. 


Defensive Shooting Fundamentals will introduce you to the core principles and fundamentals of the USCCA defensive shooting program. This course will cover the basics of defensive shooting, combat accuracy, balancing speed and precision, presenting from a holster and additional topics as time allows.


*** Please note*** There is an e-learning to be completed prior to this class so that we can spend the day on the range rather than the classroom.


Defensive Shooting Fundamentals will guide you through the steps you'll need to take to go from just sending rounds downrange to actually training in specific, tested methods of armed self-defense. From stance to grip to physical shooting technique, Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 will help you hone the edge on your inner warrior expert. You'll get your body working with your gun instead of against it, you'll learn which intuitive skills work best with what your body will naturally do while under stress in a combat situation, and you'll learn to apply this information simply and effectively - regardless of your skill level.

Participants must provide their own firearm and a quality holster.


A minimum of 300 rounds of ammunition. 


A minimum of 3 magazines as well. 



How much have you drawn from your holster? Have you experimented with different holster locations? Have you actually shot live rounds from a holster draw?

In this 2 hour course we will review:

-          proper holster draw techniques

-          holster locations

-          live  fire drills

-          defensive shooting techniques

-          review 21’ rule


Participants must provide their own firearm, holster and minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition.


Sometimes you just need a little more time behind the gun. I can tailor any class to your needs. Contact me for a price quote.




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