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 four 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. We also offer supplemental education at each level through Advanced Individual Training. 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.

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Unit 1: Beginner Courses

 Unit 1: Beginner Courses offers five courses focused on essential firearm safety and handling procedures. From “Defense is Personal,” our trademark personal defense course, to Basic Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle courses, to Firearm Cleaning, these courses are focused on building a core understanding of responsible, safe and effective use of firearms. This unit also includes our American Red Cross Adult First Aid, CPR & AED certification class.

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Unit 2: Licensing Courses

Unit 2: Licensing Courses offers two of our most popular courses, Maryland HQL and Utah CFP, as well as their Law add-ons. Unit 2 also includes MD Wear & Carry Course Day 1 & Day 2 in addition to the MD Wear & Carry Renewal. 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. For the slightly more advanced individual, Unit 2 courses include Low Light Techniques and Holster Draw Exercise

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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.