We offer professional certification-level training programs that specialize in Conceal Carry for Maryland and home defense with additional courses on out-of-home defense and individual training. We also provide several non-firearms courses such as first aid, CPR and situational/self-awareness classes.

USCCA Certified

NRA Certified Instructor

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Our Mission

We believe in the honest citizen’s right to firearms. We also believe it is the duty of all law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their loved ones from the predatory criminals that walk the streets today. To teach the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for carrying, using, and storing firearms safely. We will accomplish this by providing a comfortable learning environment, in small groups or private settings, with certified and caring instructor(s).

About Ron Colbert

I have been teaching and coaching for many years. As a Train & Protect Instructor, my goal is to educate and inform, as well as grow by competing and continuing my own education and training as an instructor.

My father instilled in me that to be a great teacher, you need the will to continue growing. This has been my code for over 40 years and still going:

“When you think you are ripe, you are rotting. Always keep learning if you plan on growing.”
  • Maryland State Handgun Qualification, (HQL)
  • Maryland Wear and Carry Certified Instructor
  • National Rifle Association Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol, In Home Protection, Out of Home Protection, and Refuse to be a Victim
  • National Rifle Association Range Safety Officer
  • Certified Instructor United States Conceal Carry Association, (USCCA)
  • Red Cross Certified Instructor: Basic First Aid, First Aid for Severe Trauma (F.A.S.T.), CPR/AE for infants, children, and adults.
  • Certified Instructor Stop the Bleed

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Mr. Colbert was an excellent instructor and I would definitely recommend him if you are looking to take the concealed carry class. I enjoyed the class and will definitely keep him in mind for future classes.

Ron is a very well-informed instructor and presents multiple facets related to situations involving firearms and the responsibility that goes with it. He also makes an effort to make the classes affordable and reasonable to interested individuals. His teaching methods encourage self-evaluation and opinion making resulting in deep discussions about the various aspects of firearms ownership.

My Wear and Carry training class exceeded my expectations. Not only did it cover the required elements to receive the permit, but the instructor was very passionate about firearms safety. I highly recommend Ron as an instructor for anyone looking to complete a HQL or CCW class.

Free Training for Veterans
First Responder Discount
Sign Language Available
NRA Certified Instructor
Free Veteran Training
First Responder Discount
Sign Language Available
NRA Certified Instructor