Training Courses: What You Can Expect


Initially, basic training courses will be the primary focus of Heritage Training and Shooting Center. One such class, the Basic Firearm and Acclimation Training Course, will be geared toward students with limited or no prior firearm experience. During this two-hour class, students will be exposed to topics such as gun operation, common shooting errors, range safety, and maintenance. The majority of this class will take place in one of Heritage’s state-of-the-art classrooms. After classroom training, the class will then move into the simulation labs, where training scenarios can be projected and a simulation firearm will be used for practice.
Additionally, Heritage Training and Shooting Center will offer a handgun qualification course. In order to purchase a handgun in Maryland after October 1, 2013, state law requires most purchasers, with a few exceptions, to obtain a Handgun Qualification License (HQL). The four-hour HQL course teaches handgun basics, state firearm laws, home firearm safety, and basic operation and handling.
For those students interested in learning about non-firearm protection tactics, Heritage will offer a basic personal protection course. This two-hour class will focus on safety at work, home, and anywhere in between.
“An important feature at Heritage Training and Shooting Center is our attention given to our female clients and introducing personal protection tactics in a non-intimidating environment,” Training Director David Kloos said. “We’ve designed women-only courses that cover a wide range of topics for all skill levels.” Heritage Training and Shooting Center is in the process of hiring female instructors for these and other classes.
Coursework will be approved by staff members certified by the National Rifle Association and, upon completing each course, all students will receive a certificate of completion. Most courses will range from two to four hours long, and will be offered at various times throughout the day. Private group courses and corporate team building opportunities will also be available.

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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.