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Approaching 800 Five Star Reviews across Google and Facebook, endorsed by the USSCA (United State Concealed Association) and surpassing 4000 firearm training students - Tactical Shepherd is Maryland’s number 1 Wear and Carry training provider.  Carrying concealed is a major responsibility and can be a liability. It’s important to have a firm understanding of “deadly force justification”, weapons retention, defensive tactics, basic ballistics, threat evaluation, conceal vs cover, and weapons manipulation. Tactical Shepherd training is here to protect your safety, and your civil & criminal liability. With decades of SWAT and law enforcement experience, you will get the best training experience in this region.

Located at 1573 Theodore Rd Rising Sun MD in Cecil County.  Sign up by clicking “Online Training” above. Only $350 for this dynamic 16 hr (2 day) course.  

Training Course Overview

All of our instructors will exceed your expectations. Tactical Shepherd uses career law enforcement firearm instructors that have trained students from the recruit level to seasoned veterans. Decades upon decades of real world military, law enforcement and special operations experience. We are more than a great Gun Shop, we are the #1 training facility in this region. We encourage you to read our reviews on Google and Facebook. All classes begin at the Tactical Shepherd classroom unless otherwise noted on the course description.

Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL)
$89.00 (4hrs)
This is the Maryland required course to obtain a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) to purchase a handgun in the State of Maryland. Understand firearms manipulation, home defensive tactics, unloading, loading, malfunction drills, weapon's maintenance and so much more.

Maryland Wear and Carry Permit
$350 (16hrs / 2 days)
Wear and Carry Permit training features a total of 16 hours of instruction (over a 2 consecutive day period) for an original application. As of July 5, 2022 Maryland has eliminated the requirement of "Good and Substantial Reason" to obtain the MD Wear and Carry Permit. Any upstanding citizen can obtain a permit for the simple purpose of self-defense. Applicants are still required to submit documentation of the required training and a LiveScan fingerprint receipt. All MD Wear and Carry Classes are from 9am-5pm and begin at the Tactical Shepherd Classroom located at 1573 Theodore Road, Rising Sun MD 21911. If you are in need of a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit RENEWAL, Level 1 Pistol meets the requirements!

MD Wear & Carry Renewal / Level 1 Pistol
$175 (8 hour)
This eight 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. (This course meets the requirements for you MD Wear & Carry Renewal)

Utah Concealed Carry Permit
$100 (4hrs)
Utah Concealed Firearms Permits (CFP) are issued to residents and non-residents who are 21 or older and have completed this firearms training course. If you are a PA or DE resident, you need to have an CCW permit in your home state to be eligible for a Utah Permit. The permit is valid in over 30 States to include Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia (Does not include Maryland). Application, Fingerprinting and Photographs are completed during class.

Basic Combat AR Course
$250 (8hrs)
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.

Scenario Based Training
$129 (3.5 hrs)
This dynamic course is centered around the student being immersed in real world situations with live role-players in shoot / don't shoot scenarios. Students will also be taught various types of techniques to "clear" a room or house and advanced home defensive techniques involving cover and concealment. This entire course is focused on developing YOUR split-second decision making skills.

Women's Defensive Tactics
$100 (4hrs)
Students will receive training in various defensive techniques and understanding situational awareness. Then students will engage in simulated altercations to learn how to thwart attacks effectively. This is a "hands on" training course.

Defensive Pistol Training
$225.00 (8 hrs)
Defensive Pistol is a stress inducing, skill building training course. This course is taught by a Law Enforcement SWAT Operator. This is not a beginner's course. You will need a solid understanding of handgun operations to be part of this training. The course is designed to link visual observation, mental comprehension, decision making and action on the firing line. The student will engage multiple targets (paper and steel plates) while under the stress of time, physical exertion and reaction. Students will learn how to effectively shoot from various positions / stances while taking advantage of different points of cover for situational ballistic protection. Parts of the curriculum include the visual evaluation and executing the techniques of moving to more advantageous shooting positions as well as learning the complexity of the advanced skill of "moving and shooting." This course is truly a hands on workshop and students will need to bring a minimum of 400 rounds of ammo.

Precision Rifle
$350 (16hrs / 2 days)
Join our law enforcement sniper instructors and prepare for a challenge. 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. Ring some steel at a half mile away in the beautiful mountains of wild, wonderful West Virginia.

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