Good Frederick Wear and Carry Permit Courses?

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  • dan.sarv

    Lex talionis.
    Jul 16, 2020
    4
    Frederick
    Has anyone here taken their Wear and Carry permit course in Frederick? Where did you go and how was it? Did anyone take The Machine Gun Nest‘s course? That’s the one I’m leaning towards. It’s $495 so I‘d like to get some feedback on it before I sign up. Thanks for the help.
     

    Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    26,722
    What are your expectations of " Good" ?

    Might seem snarky , but actually serious factor .
     

    montyw2

    Junior Member
    Feb 11, 2009
    99
    Frederick, MD
    Has anyone here taken their Wear and Carry permit course in Frederick? Where did you go and how was it? Did anyone take The Machine Gun Nest‘s course? That’s the one I’m leaning towards. It’s $495 so I‘d like to get some feedback on it before I sign up. Thanks for the help.
    I’m in Frederick, feel welcome to message if you’d like to hear about my classes before making a commitment.
     

    Cal68

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 4, 2014
    1,574
    Montgomery County
    TMGN in Frederick offers $50 discounts to people who have annual memberships but you have to ask. I also recommend you ask if they charge extra for fingerprinting, ammo, photographs, etc. I decided to take the class at Gilbert's rather than at TMGN because I thought the cost would be about $100 less, but by the time I added up all the extras that Gilbert's charged me, that $100 had long disappeared!

    Cal68
     

    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 14, 2010
    40,286
    Glen Burnie

    All the FREE gun training you could want. Hell they even pay you to train! Hahaha
    LOL Basic police handgun training is crap And it isn't "All you want", unfortunately.
     
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    Slumy__57

    Junior Member
    May 18, 2018
    38
    Hampstead MD
    I can't speak to their W&C, but I took my HQL at The Machine Gun Nest, and it was really well done. Been there a few times now and don't have anything negative to say about them. The price tag does seem a little high though
     

    Arcamm

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    I just took a W&C course with Condition One Training (http://conditiononemd.com). The classroom stuff was virtual (via Zoom) and the range time was just north of Frederick. Class time was spread over three evenings and started at 5PM so it works for those who don't have weekend time or vacation days to burn. Presentation was great. This stuff usually puts me to sleep but I never got drowsy even once. I learned some stuff too.

    Range day was a blast. Monty, the instructor, is a competition shooter (as well a bunch of training credentials) and ran us through a bunch of drills before we did the qualification. Great emphasis on safety, stance, draw, grip, and things you just can't get from a class room. It was really helpful for those with little range time under their belts. Even for the old codgers that have to spend half a minute to do a 15 round mag dump at Hap Baker. Heck, the range day alone was worth the price of admission!

    If he just did fingerprints....
     

    budman93

    Active Member
    Mar 1, 2013
    4,815
    Frederick County
    I just took a W&C course with Condition One Training (http://conditiononemd.com). The classroom stuff was virtual (via Zoom) and the range time was just north of Frederick. Class time was spread over three evenings and started at 5PM so it works for those who don't have weekend time or vacation days to burn. Presentation was great. This stuff usually puts me to sleep but I never got drowsy even once. I learned some stuff too.

    Range day was a blast. Monty, the instructor, is a competition shooter (as well a bunch of training credentials) and ran us through a bunch of drills before we did the qualification. Great emphasis on safety, stance, draw, grip, and things you just can't get from a class room. It was really helpful for those with little range time under their belts. Even for the old codgers that have to spend half a minute to do a 15 round mag dump at Hap Baker. Heck, the range day alone was worth the price of admission!

    If he just did fingerprints....
    Thanks for the recommendation. I've been looking for availability in a good class around Frederick. I'll check this out. I've been trying to conserve time off for some trips so I like the sound of the classroom method.
     

    Silverlode

    Active Member
    Aug 16, 2010
    4,704
    Frederick
    I can't speak to their W&C, but I took my HQL at The Machine Gun Nest, and it was really well done. Been there a few times now and don't have anything negative to say about them. The price tag does seem a little high though
    Was this when L5 did all their training there or after? Big difference from what I understand.
     

    ted76

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 20, 2013
    2,975
    Frederick
    A couple I know took their wear and carry class at the Machinegun Nest and highly recommended it, they said that the instructor was great.

    Has anyone taken the wear and carry course from Premier Firearms Training Academy in Hagerstown?
    They are offering the 16-hour course for $198; John Compton is the owner and instructor.
     

    Sgt6402

    Member
    Jan 21, 2008
    623
    Frederick County
    A couple I know took their wear and carry class at the Machinegun Nest and highly recommended it, they said that the instructor was great.

    Has anyone taken the wear and carry course from Premier Firearms Training Academy in Hagerstown?
    They are offering the 16-hour course for $198; John Compton is the owner and instructor.
    The Instructor you are speaking of that taught the classes at TMGN is No Longer teaching. So those that took their wear & carry class from July 2022 through Oct 2022 had the Instructor teach them that is No Longer there..... I am not sure if who they have teaching now is any good?
     

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