Firearms Training in Frederick, Maryland

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At Fortress Training, we aim to provide the highest quality firearms training in Frederick, Maryland. We’re dedicated to maintaining high standards and empowering our clients with the knowledge and skills they need to handle firearms responsibly. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced shooter, our programs are designed to meet you where you are and help you progress.

We believe in responsible firearms handling and aim to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Our commitment to safety, proficiency, and confidence-building sets us apart. When you train with us, you can expect a comprehensive and practical education to prepare you for real-world situations.

Our seasoned instructors bring years of experience and expertise to each session, ensuring you get the most out of your training. Join us at Fortress Training to elevate your firearms skills and knowledge in a professional and welcoming atmosphere.

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Why Trust Fortress training

Fortress Training has been a pillar of firearms education in Frederick, Maryland, since 2013. Our mission is to provide top-notch training beyond just meeting state requirements. We aim to exceed them, ensuring our clients are well-prepared and confident in their abilities.

Our seasoned instructors bring extensive experience, offering diverse programs, including tactical pistol instruction and less-than-lethal certification.

We take pride in our history and commitment to responsible firearms handling. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for fostering a culture of safety and proficiency. The rigorous nature of our training programs helps clients gain the skills and confidence needed for real-world situations. Whether new to firearms or looking to advance your skills, Fortress Training is dedicated to helping you succeed in a supportive and professional environment.

Wear and Carry Permit Training in Frederick, Maryland

Securing a wear-and-carry permit in Frederick, Maryland, is a responsible step for anyone interested in personal safety and firearm proficiency. Fortress Training offers comprehensive two-day Maryland Wear-and-Carry Training designed to meet our clients’ needs.

We ensure you meet and exceed state requirements, preparing you thoroughly for real-world scenarios. Our experienced instructors provide hands-on training that focuses on safety and practical skills

By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to carry responsibly and safely.

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Our Firearms Training Services

Fortress Training offers comprehensive firearms training services to meet various needs and skill levels. Our Maryland Wear and Carry Training is perfect for those looking to secure or renew their permits. This course covers everything from safety protocols to legal considerations, ensuring you are fully prepared.

We also offer Maryland HQL (Handgun Qualification License) courses, which are essential for anyone purchasing a handgun in the state. Our Tactical and Advanced Pistol Instruction goes a step further, offering specialized training for those who want to enhance their skills in more complex scenarios.

Our Less than Lethal Certification provides valuable training on alternative self-defence methods for those interested in non-lethal options. We also offer other non-resident training courses to cater to a broader audience. Each service builds your confidence, proficiency, and safety in handling firearms.

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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Meet Our Founder

John Finnessy

John has taught over 20,000 students in one area of focus: the handgun. He does not offer multiple aspects of firearms training. His sole focus is tactically responsive shooting and getting you home, not to the morgue or prison cell.

It is for this reason not only civilians but also individual law enforcement professionals and various federal agencies have turned to John when it comes to using a firearm.

Whether you are new to firearms or need to take your skills to a higher level, John offers training methods and concepts you will not find elsewhere because his focus is beyond just focusing on the gun, but you as an individual and your relationship to the firearm producing a far greater result than stand single focused firearms training.

He truly takes handgun training to the next level.

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Exploring Frederick, Maryland

Frederick is a city where history and modernity intertwine beautifully. Its historic downtown area is a draw for those who appreciate well-preserved architecture and a robust arts scene. The city is a hub for history enthusiasts and nature lovers, with easy access to Civil War sites and the picturesque landscapes of the Appalachian foothills.

Frederick is celebrated for its community-focused spirit, hosting numerous festivals like the Frederick Festival of the Arts. The city’s parks and recreational spaces, including Carroll Creek Park, with its public art and pedestrian paths, offer residents and visitors a tranquil escape in an otherwise bustling environment.

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Answers to Your Questions

We offer various courses, including Maryland Wear and Carry Training, MDWC Renewals, Maryland HQL, Tactical and Advanced Pistol Instruction, Less-than-Lethal Certification, and other non-resident carry training options.

Our instructors are seasoned professionals with years of experience in firearms training and safety. They bring knowledge and practical expertise to each course, ensuring you receive a top-notch education.

Our commitment to exceeding state safety and training requirements and our focus on building confidence and competence sets us apart. We offer personalized training in a supportive and professional environment.

Absolutely. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced shooters. We ensure you gain the knowledge and skills to handle firearms responsibly and confidently.

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