Firearms & Defensive Training

Our courses are designed to work for you wherever you are in your self defense journey.

First time gun owner training courses

Owning a firearm is a serious responsibility. Proper training in firearm safety and use can help ensure that you are able to use your firearm safely and effectively, whether for recreational or defensive purposes.

Training can also help you understand the legal implications of owning and using a firearm, and the potential consequences of misusing it.

Our first-time gun owner training courses are designed to provide individuals who are new to firearms with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly handle a firearm.

Tactical Pistol, Rifle, & Shotgun Courses

Our tactical pistol, rifle and shotgun courses are designed to provide comprehensive training on the effective and safe use of these firearms whether you are using them for practical, tactical or defensive scenarios.

Maryland Wear and Carry / Concealed Carry Permit Course

Our 16-Hour Maryland Wear and Carry course meets the requirements set forth by the Maryland State Police for your ability to apply for your Wear and Carry Permit through the state of Maryland.

Class is taught by a USCCA Certified Handgun Instructor and will include instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate gun safety and proficiency.

Women’s Firearms Training Courses

Are you a female shooter looking for advice, equipment recommendations or training resources? You’ve come to the right place!

At Citizen Tactical Firearm Training we offer various firearms training courses available for women, tailored to your specific needs and interests.

Our courses aim to provide women with the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to handle firearms safely and effectively.

We offer courses for women, taught by women, so you get the training you need to feel comfortable with your firearm.

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Meet Our Team

Here to assist you!

Satina T. Pearce

Maryland State Police qualified handgun Instructor
NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified CCW Instructor
NRA Certified PPITH Instructor
NRA Certified PPOTH Instructor 
NRA Refused to be a Victim Instructor
Red Cross Certified Instructor and Training provider
20 years experience in armed security and executive protection
20 years in Martial Arts Training and instruction
Mother of three who believes in safety first and learning to protect you and your family.

Brent Spooner

USMC Scout Sniper Veteran
Maryland State Police qualified handgun Instructor 
Active Shooter Instructor 
Defensive Tactics and Weapons Retention Instructor 
Retired DPSCS Range Commander
NRA basic pistol, shotgun and rifle Instructor 
Competitive Shooter

Lysa Helene

NRA Certified Instructor
Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Gun Safety 
FIRST Steps Pistol
Women On Target
Basics of Pistol Shooting
NRA Self Defense Shooting for CCW & Personal Protection In The Home
CPR  Instructor
Stop The Bleed Instructor
A “mom of all trades”