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 eight hour in depth course that will prepare students to safely and responsibly own and operate a firearm. Safe gun handling and storage, the fundamentals of shooting a handgun, honing your situational awareness, proper mindset to avoid conflict, the legalities of home defense and concealed carry and more will be covered.

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.


Contact the instructor directly by email at [email protected] or by cell at 443-864-0183 with any questions


If you have any questions about registration, please contact our trainer.

John Merson

JW Firearms Training


[email protected]


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To our loyal patrons!
Cindy's Hot Shots will be Closing at 6pm on Wednesday 11/23. We will also be closed on Thursday 11/24 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday 11/25 at our normal time.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

We hope to see you soon. Stay Safe.