Maryland Firearms Training Group

Pistol First Steps 101

Scheduled Training Classes
Who we are
Meet our Firearms Instructors
Intro to the Glock Semi-Auto Pistol GK-100
Semi-Auto and Revolver Pistol First Steps 101
Semi-Auto and Revolver Ladies Only First Steps 101-L
Home Invasion & FS Pistol Training 102
Intermediate Handgun 103
Multi-State Concealed Carry Permits 104
Ultimate Glock 105
Basic Shotgun
Rifle/Carbine Training
Personal Protection In Home
10 Rules for Combative Handgun Training
Rules to Live By
Firearms we train with
Facts and Security Tips for Ladies
Student FAQs
Amed Citizen stories
Contact Us


This course is designed to develop a solid foundation of shooting skills. The student will exercise these skills in a variety of shooting situations. The student will quickly gain experience, confidence and increase their skill level with their handgun.
FIRST stands for "Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training," a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. FS Basic Handgun is an introductory course. You will be taught the technique of the modern handgun, focusing on safety, weapons handling, basic pistol presentation and marksmanship skills
Course:  This FIRST Steps program is a basic course condensed to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.  You will be trained and will shoot both the Revolver and Semi-Automatic Handgun in this course.  Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. Smith and Wesson, Beretta, and Glocks are used.
Lesson:  Approximately six hours of this course will be in the classroom, and one hour will be on the range. This is a perfect course for those completely new to firearms, been away from shooting for awhile, and/or for young adults who are interested in learning the shooting sports.
Cost:  $200/plus $20 for ammunition - Includes NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Orientation,Completion Certificate, Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Training Program brochure, Targets, eye & ear protection, and range fees included.
What you need to bring:
Good Attitude
Ammunition (or buy from us)
Handgun (If needed, we can provide this for you)
Ball Cap
Bring snacks/sandwich etc.

Maryland Firearms Training Group, Owings, MD 20736
Phone: 410-257-3053
Classroom/Range/Emergencies:  410-474-4166