YOUR SAFETY...YOUR DEFENSE...
Whether you want to earn a Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL); a Wear and Carry Certificate; or just want to learn how to handle and fire a pistol, rifle, or shotgun safely to exercise your second amendment rights.
Firearms training for law abiding citizens
“James is a great instructor and a natural teacher. He provides a good mix of “book learning” and practical drills. The classroom setting, learning materials, and training tools are unparalleled. I came away a much better shooter after his course.” David O. (May 2021)
"James tailors his instruction exactly to our needs. He has helped us to learn our weapons and to get practical experience with them. We highly recommend him!" Phil D (April 2021)
"Amazing instructor - super helpful, and highly informed! Would definitely recommend for HQL and additional training." Heather K. (March 2021)
"Mr. Norman provided professional expert instruction which made a novice like me feel like I was capable of completing the training. The lessons were well structured, paced, embedded with real life scenarios, including how to create a personal and home safety plan. I also had the opportunity to practice using a firearm at a small arms range. This first time I ever did this in my life. Most importantly, Mr. Norman's background experience helps you understand HOW and WHY it's important to be a RESPONSIBLE gun owner. I encourage anyone especially women to take Mr. Norman's class. Empower yourself today!" Rebecca C. (Feb 2021)
"James’ diverse knowledge and background were a great foundation for instructing this course. He was very patient and answered every question very thoroughly. He made sure we understood every lesson taught and demonstrated all things possible. He’s also very personable, which creates a comfortable learning environment. All of these things are notable and acknowledged especially because he accommodated my schedule by holding a class outside of his normal days. My son and I walked away retaining a plethora of knowledge learned in just one day." Tiffany C (Jan 2021)
"Awesome experience, I am thankful for the skilled training I received with Mr. James Norman. Very professional and knowledgeable with everything surrounding firearms and shooting. The experience and training exceeded my expectations and looking forward to obtaining license, firearm and keeping my skills obtained up. If you have been wanting to do this, do not put it off any longer!!! Great value, you can not beat it! Thanks !!! " Ranette M (Dec 2020)
"Norman is an experienced shooter with dedication and attention to details. I'm not a novice myself but I learned tons. Recommended!" Mark P (Nov 2020)
"Great training, very patient instructor who answered all questions and made everyone in the class grow their comfort around firearms." Mona C (Oct 2020)
"Mr. Norman is a professional and well verse instructor who thoroughly answered all questions and coached us through the information and behaviors when handling a hand gun. I was nervous about owning a firearm that is a deadly weapon, but the instructor's experiences and information made me a lot comfortable with the decision. I've learned that with the right training and and practice specifically the dos and don't s there is such a thing as responsible civilian hand gun owner. So in closing I want to thank Mr. Norman for his expertise that led the class to a successful qualification results." John C (Sept 2020)
"James emphasized the topics that matched our specific needs and interested. He did a great Job." Phil D (Sept 2020)