Heritage Firearm Training Academy

Heritage Training and Shooting Center has created the most comprehensive defensive firearm training academy, teaching people of all experience levels the skills necessary for responsible, safe, and effective use of firearms. Here, students with a desire to hone their personal protection and firearm skills can experience a defensive training program similar to qualification courses for law enforcement professionals. 

The Academy is separated into three Units that cater to students of all skill levels, offering the opportunity for students to advance through each phase at their own pace.  The progressive curriculum starts with basic firearm fundamentals & crime prevention and advances to live fire exercises & advanced firearm techniques. 



Our curriculum offers multiple levels of instruction, or Units, where students can advance through courses at their own pace and reach their ultimate personal protection goal. Students can better hone their firearm skills and techniques via one-on-one instruction in a Marksmanship Sim Lab session or reserved range time with one of our professional and qualified trainers.

Unit 1: Beginner Courses

Unit 1: Beginner Courses offers five courses focused on essential firearm safety and handling procedures. Students will learn safe firearm handling techniques and develop their skills using training firearms before moving to our state-of-the-art shooting range for a live-fire exercise. These courses are focused on building a core understanding of responsible, safe, and effective use of firearms.

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Unit 2: Licensing Courses

Unit 2: Licensing Courses offers two of our most popular courses, Maryland HQL and Maryland WEar & Carry, as well as Renewal Courses. Our W&C course is a customized version of the MD State Police Qualification Course that focuses on challenging courses of fire and is unlike any other offered in the state.

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Unit 3: Intermediate Courses

Unit 3: Intermediate Courses build on firearm fundamentals and offer intermediate firearm training from our expert trainers. 

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Heritage Training and Shooting Center is a state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, simulation labs, range and firearms retail store all designed with comfort in mind.