There is free NRA safety training along with some shooting exercises every Thursday, and Friday where I shoot privately.
NRA shooting courses are great., especially for Conceal Handgun applicants. Anyone can say they know how to maintain/use a firearm, but that all depends on many, many factors.
You'd be surprised on how many Marylanders were denied for CCW, actually I am pretty sure you wouldn't be surprised.
Half the people who were applying didn't take an NRA course and no certificate was distinguished. Maryland's Firearm Safety Course is mandatory for Long rifle, handgun(s) purchased; excluding Shotguns in regards to the 7-day wait.
I remember taking plenty of NRA classes at the end of the week.
Contacting an NRA instructor will be very beneficial, or any other firearms courses that can help you with both your confidence, and handling of your firearm.
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