Course Descriptions

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MD HQL
Training

WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING

**PLEASE DO NOT bring a firearm to class**

Maryland Driver's License or Identification Card

Notepad and Pen


This is the Maryland required course to obtain a Handgun Qualification License to purchase a handgun.  In Maryland, a person may not purchase, rent, or receive a handgun after October 1, 2013 unless they possess a valid Handgun Qualification License HQL issued by the Maryland State Police or qualify for exemption status.

*Included in this Training*

The instructors at Tactical Shepherd know that your attendance in the HQL class is largely due to your desire for home defense. As such, we have tailored several aspects of this training to address those needs.

Let our many years of Military and Law Enforcement experience be the difference for you and your family!

We support the 2nd Amendment and why our Founding Fathers protected this right!

 

PLEASE DO NOT get fingerprinted before this training.  The fingerprinting is electronic and the submission to State of Maryland is time-sensitive.  You will learn about the process and requirements during this training. 


After you complete the training and are fingerprinted - > Complete the HQL Application online.  

(See Application Help for Assistance)

 

Maryland
Wear and Carry
Training

Original Application /
Initial Required Training
16 hours
$350


WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING

  1. Unloaded Firearm

  2. External Side Draw Holster

  3. Two Magazines (Minimum)

  4. Ammunition - Target / Ball (150 rounds)

  5. Sturdy Belt to Secure Holster

  6. Eye Protection 

  7. Hearing Protection

  8. Bag Lunch / Water 

  9. Note Pad and Pen


Maryland has strict guidelines for qualifying for your Wear and Carry Permit, but you may be eligible.

  • Are you a business owner that makes regular deposits?

  • Are you a licensed realtor?

  • Does your employer desire you to be armed for security reasons?  

  • Do you have an active Top Secret security clearance issued by the Department of Defense?

  • Is there a documented threat against you?

  • Were you a police officer in the State of Maryland or a Federal Agent assigned to Maryland with at least 10 years of service and still in good standing with your department?

  • Are you serving on a security team for a house of worship in which the minister is requesting security team members to be armed?

  • (Occupational Risk) Do you work in a profession that could jeopardize your personal safety and security?   (Correctional Officers, Judges, State’s Attorney, Assistant State’s Attorney, and Elected Officials) -Threats are common in these professions, reporting and documentation will assist in your application.

Contact us directly by either using the Contact Us form, email: MelAdam@TacticalShepherd.com before booking this class.  We will discretely discuss your situation.  We treat all of our customer requests with the strictest of confidence.

Wear and Carry Permit training features a total of 16 hours of instruction (over a 2 consecutive day period) for an original application. The training will include instruction on state firearm laws, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate gun safety and proficiency with a minimum score of 70% accuracy.

Carrying a firearm is major responsibility and liability.  Get your training from trusted law enforcement professionals. 

PLEASE DO NOT get fingerprinted before this training.  The fingerprinting is electronic and the submission to State of Maryland is time-sensitive.  You will learn about the process and requirements during this training. 

Renewal Training
8 hours
$175

We understand your Renewal Training is time sensitive, so if you are in need of this training please contact us directly by either using the Contact Us form, email: MelAdam@TacticalShepherd.com or call 443-827-1478. We will ensure you promptly into  the required 8 hour class.  Keeping your Wear and Carry License active is a top priority.

This course will satisfy the required eight hours of instruction for a renewal application. 


As always, we will keep you up to date on any changes in the law or upcoming concerns for experienced concealed carrying citizens.

WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING

  1. Unloaded Firearm

  2. External Side Draw Holster

  3. Two Magazines (Minimum)

  4. Ammunition - Target / Ball (100 rounds)

  5. Sturdy Belt to Secure Holster

  6. Eye Protection 

  7. Hearing Protection

  8. Bag Lunch / Water 

 

LEVEL 1 PISTOL

WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING

Unloaded Firearm

External Side Draw Holster

Two Magazines (Minimum)

Ammunition - Target / Ball (200 rounds)

Sturdy Belt to Secure Holster

Eye Protection 

Hearing Protection



The Basics of Shooting and Proficiency

This six hour course is designed as a continuation of the HQL class that gives the student an opportunity to shoot their own handgun on a controlled range with experienced instructors. 

This course will teach the fundamentals of marksmanship, weapons manipulation, malfunction drills, basic use of angles, weapons maintenance and various marksmanship drills.


Cost $175



Water 

Notepad and Pen

 

Utah Concealed Carry Permit

WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING​

Drivers License 

**Do not bring a firearm to this class**


Utah Concealed Firearms Permits (CFP) are issued to residents and non-residents who are 21 or older, have completed a firearms training course and meet other criteria. The permit is valid in 31 States to include Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia (Does not include Maryland). Application, Fingerprinting and Photographs are completed during class.


Let our many years of Military and Law Enforcement experience be the difference for you and your family! We support the 2nd Amendment and why our Founding Fathers protected this right!

**Do not bring a firearm to this class**


Cost $100

 
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Basic Combat

AR / Carbine Course

WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING

AR-15 / M4

Iron Sites / Optic optional

Sling

Three Magazines

Eye Protection

Hearing Protection

400 Rounds

Appropriate Attire / Footwear

Bag Lunch

Water 

Tactical Shepherd is proud to announce their partnership with Center Mass and Operational Development Solutions.  This business venture allows us to expand our training portfolio to better serve and prepare our customers.  

The Basic Combat AR / M4 Carbine Course is focused on improving your performance with your AR-15 / M4 weapon system.  This eight hour course is designed to be both instructional and challenging for entry and intermediate level shooters.  

This specialized training focuses on proficiency improvement, weapon manipulation, rapid target acquisition,  multiple target engagement, tactical body positioning, footwork and movement.  

Taught by Special Operations Instructors and SWAT Operators, you will receive training that is usually reserved for our Nation's Elite.  


Cost: $250

 

Defensive Shotgun Course

WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING

Personal Shotgun

Eye Protection

Hearing Protection

150 rounds of Birdshot

10 rounds 00 Buckshot

5 slugs Appropriate Attire / Footwear Bag Lunch Water 



The Defensive Shotgun Course is focused on improving your performance with your personal shotgun.  This eight hour course is designed to be informative, instructional and challenging for entry and intermediate level shooters.  Approximately 2 hours is spent in the classroom environment with the remainder of the day on a live fire range.


This specialized training includes an overview of shotgun types, ammunition, accessories and maintenance. Students will learn basic defensive shotgun curriculum to include: stance, grip, sight alignment, weapons manipulation, rapid loading, target acquisition, multiple target engagement, tactical body positioning, footwork and movement.   ​


Taught by Special Operations Instructors, you will be learning from some of the Nations BEST!  

*Required Gear*

Personal Shotgun

Eye Protection

Hearing Protection

100 rounds of Birdshot

10 rounds 00 Buckshot

5 slugs Appropriate Attire / Footwear Bag Lunch Water 


Cost: $225

 
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Ladies
Self-Defense

This course 4 hour course is specifically designed for women on how to react in the event of a criminal attack. We operate under the "crawl, walk , run" methodology of training to insure every student is not extended beyond their capabilities. Students will first be trained and then engaged in simulated altercations to learn how to thwart attacks and protect both themselves and loved ones should the need arise. *What to bring to class: Drinking water Gym style clothing (Preferably long pants) Athletic style shoes Cost $95 Let our many years of Military and Law Enforcement experience be the difference for you and your family! "DO NOT bring any weapons to this class**

 

PRECISION RIFLE COURSE



Tactical Shepherd joins forces with Operational Development Solutions for this once in a lifetime training opportunity.

Grab your tent, gear, and brace yourself for a truly incredible outdoors adventure.  An awesome camping, rifle training experience in the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia.  No man or woman could ask for more!!!


Ring some steel at a half mile away in the beautiful mountains of wild, wonderful West Virginia. This course is ideal for the tactical long range marksman as well as the long range rifle hunter. This is a two day course and space is limited on the firing line to maximize your trigger time.

DAY 1


0730HRS: SAFETY BRIEF

0800HRS:  MINUTES / MILS REFRESHER CLASS

0900HRS:  RUCK UP THE MOUNTAIN

0930HRS:  MID RANGE SHOOTING (300- 700YDS)

1630HRS:  RUCK DOWN AND EAT DINNER/CAMP FIRE


DAY 2


0730HRS: SAFETY BRIEF

0800HRS: RUCK UP MOUNTAIN

0830 LONG RANGE SHOOTING (600- 1100YDS)

1600HRS: REPORT TO CABIN FOR DINNER/ CERTIFICATES/ DISMISSAL

Gear List: precision rifle with a bipod and a minimum of 300 rounds (minimum) of match grade ammunition (no magnum loads), food and water to sustain yourself for 2 full days in the mountains, cold weather gear, rain gear, one can of neon yellow (or neon orange) spray paint, ruck capable of holding all of your equipment for the day, 10 or 12 pieces of split firewood, note taking materials, hand warmers and anything else you might need for two full days of shooting in the mountains. Students who do not wish to ruck the .9 mile trail to the top can ride in a 4x4 or ATV. Don’t let the ruck discourage you!!

$400

 

Intro to AR Platform

The Intro to AR platform class is focused on improving your knowledge and performance with your personal AR style rifle.  This 4 hour course is designed to be informative, instructional and challenging for all entry level shooters.  All instruction will be conducted in a classroom environment and will offer ample opportunity for weapons' manipulation and practicing various shooting positions. If you own an AR and have not had the benefit of formal training, then this is the class for you! Topics include: Overview and history of the AR15 rifle Nomenclature & Cleaning Basic BZO procedures Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship Load & Make ready (press checks) Dry drills Post-fire sequence (F.A.S.T.) Magazine changes Malfunctions Timed snap-in drills / positional shooting overview Taught by Special Operations Instructors, you will be learning from some of the Nations BEST!   *Required Gear* Personal AR rifle AR cleaning kit  Cost: $95

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