Maryland’s Finest Handgun and Safety Training

Your experience here is far different than other sites. We are focused on helping you become more proficient and efficient with a handgun. Whether advanced or a beginner, our goal is to have you walk away better than when you came in.

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Welcome to Fortress Training

Professional Firearms Training Since 2013

As the leader in Maryland HQL and Maryland Wear and Carry training, we offer both firearm and non-fire less-than-lethal training.

Our core training includes:

Maryland Wear and Carry Training

MDWC Renewals

Maryland HQL

Tactical and Advanced Pistol Instruction

Less than Lethal Certification

Other Non-Resident Carry Training

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Maryland Firearms Training Courses

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Maryland Wear and Carry

Our training far exceeds the requirement of the Maryland State Police and moves into the world of professional carry. Our Training goes WELL BEYOND the Gun!

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Maryland Wear and Carry Renewal

Remain compliant with Fortress Training’s Wear and Carry Renewal classes. We offer 4 different training formats, including Virtual Online training.

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Glock 19 in HQL Class

Maryland HQL

The originator of all-inclusive HQL training, we have trained over 20,000 Marylanders, helping them obtain their Handgun Qualification License (HQL).

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Questions Before You Enroll?

We're happy to answer any questions you might have before or after you enroll. Just give us a call!