Are you new to firearms and wanting to learn how to shoot?

Do you need to learn how to use a gun you already own safely and/or effectively?

Do you want to become a certified firearms instructor?

Do you want to get your Maryland or Utah conceal carry license?

The professionals at ICEFDT understand today’s culture and how it impacts your sense of safety for you and your family. Whether you’re seeking skills to own your first gun or if you’re an experienced shooter, our classes center on building your skills and confidence in a responsible and ethical manner.

Upcoming Classes

Thu 02
USCCA Conceal Carry Class | ICEFDT Main Office

Mar 02 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Ron David

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense.… Continue reading USCCA Conceal Carry Class | ICEFDT Main Office

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Thu 16
Self Defense Firearms Basics and Maryland Law | ICEFDT Main Office

Mar 16 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: James

Understand the choices you have for defending yourself in your own home to include the use of shotguns, rifles, and… Continue reading Self Defense Firearms Basics and Maryland Law | ICEFDT Main Office

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Thu 25
USCCA Defensive Firearms Skills I | Main Office

May 25 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: James

This is a beginning class meant to teach the fundamentals of pistol shooting. We will focus on double-action revolvers and… Continue reading USCCA Defensive Firearms Skills I | Main Office

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Fri 26
USCCA Defensive Firearms Skills II | Main Office

May 26 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: James

This is a beginning class meant to teach the fundamentals of pistol shooting. We will focus on double-action revolvers and… Continue reading USCCA Defensive Firearms Skills II | Main Office

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Tue 07
Basic Pistol at ICEFDT Main Office (RD)

Feb 07 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Ron David

You will receive your Maryland HQL certification at the end of this class.  This course is 10 hours long and… Continue reading Basic Pistol at ICEFDT Main Office (RD)

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Thu 09
Basic Pistol at Main Office (ST)

Mar 09 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Shawn Taylor

You will receive your Maryland HQL certification at the end of this class.  This course is 10 hours long and… Continue reading Basic Pistol at Main Office (ST)

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Thu 02
NRA Basic Pistol | Woman Lead | ICEFDT Main Office

Feb 02 @ 09:00am-07:00pm Instructor: Lysa and Satina

You will receive your Maryland HQL certification at the end of this class.  This course is 10 hours long and… Continue reading NRA Basic Pistol | Woman Lead | ICEFDT Main Office

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Wed 08
Pistol Instructor | ICEFDT Main Office

Feb 08 @ 08:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Ron David

**THERE IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO TAKE THIS COURSE.  YOU MUST SHOW A CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF BASIC PISTOL & BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.**… Continue reading Pistol Instructor | ICEFDT Main Office

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Sat 18
NRA Basic Pistol | ICEFDT Main Office (YT)

Feb 18 @ 09:00am-07:00pm Instructor: Yien Tsai

You will receive your Maryland HQL certification at the end of this class.  This course is 10 hours long and… Continue reading NRA Basic Pistol | ICEFDT Main Office (YT)

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Sun 19
NRA BASIC PISTOL STUDENT | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

Feb 19 @ 09:00am-07:00pm Instructor: Eric Hehl

You will receive your Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) certification at the end of this class. This course is 10… Continue reading NRA BASIC PISTOL STUDENT | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

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Wed 22
NRA Basic Pistol | ICEFDT Main Office (JJ)

Feb 22 @ 09:00am-07:00pm Instructor: JJ

You will receive your Maryland HQL certification at the end of this class.  This course is 10 hours long and… Continue reading NRA Basic Pistol | ICEFDT Main Office (JJ)

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Sat 11
Basic Rifle | ICEFDT Main Office

Feb 11 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Shawn Taylor

This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn… Continue reading Basic Rifle | ICEFDT Main Office

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Sat 18
NRA BASIC RIFLE STUDENT | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

Feb 18 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Eric Hehl

This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range-time instruction.  Students will learn NRA’s rules for… Continue reading NRA BASIC RIFLE STUDENT | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

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Sat 18
NRA Basic Rifle | ICEFDT Main Office (YT)

Mar 18 @ 10:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Yien Tsai

This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn… Continue reading NRA Basic Rifle | ICEFDT Main Office (YT)

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Sun 12
Rifle Instructor at ICDFDT Main Office

Feb 12 @ 08:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Ron David

**THERE IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO TAKE THIS COURSE.  YOU MUST SHOW A CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF BASIC RIFLE & BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.**… Continue reading Rifle Instructor at ICDFDT Main Office

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Sat 07
Basic Shotgun | ICEFDT Main Office (RD)

May 07 @ 08:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Ron David

This course is ten hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.… Continue reading Basic Shotgun | ICEFDT Main Office (RD)

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Sun 19
Basic Shotgun at ICEFDT Main Office (ST)

Feb 19 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Shawn Taylor

This course is ten hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.… Continue reading Basic Shotgun at ICEFDT Main Office (ST)

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Sat 04
Basic Shotgun | ICEFDT Main Office (YT)

Mar 04 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Yien Tsai

This course is ten hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets.… Continue reading Basic Shotgun | ICEFDT Main Office (YT)

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Sat 15
NRA BASIC SHOTGUN STUDENT | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

Apr 15 @ 09:00am-07:00pm Instructor: Eric Hehl

This course is ten hours long and includes both classroom and range time instruction on how to shoot shotguns at… Continue reading NRA BASIC SHOTGUN STUDENT | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

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Sat 06
Shotgun Instructor | ICEFDT Main Office

Aug 06 @ 08:00am-08:00pm Instructor: Ron David

**THERE IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO TAKE THIS COURSE.  YOU MUST SHOW A CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF BASIC SHOTGUN & BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.**… Continue reading Shotgun Instructor | ICEFDT Main Office

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Sun 05
Handgun Qualification License (HQL) | Main Office (YT)

Feb 05 @ 09:00am-02:00pm Instructor: Yien Tsai

This course is at least 4-hours long and meets the minimum training requirements to apply for your Maryland HQL.  We… Continue reading Handgun Qualification License (HQL) | Main Office (YT)

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Tue 07
Handgun Qualification License (HQL) | Main Office (JJ)

Feb 07 @ 09:00am-01:00pm Instructor: JJ

This course is at least 4-hours long and meets the minimum training requirements to apply for your Maryland HQL.  We… Continue reading Handgun Qualification License (HQL) | Main Office (JJ)

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Sun 26
Handgun Qualification License (HQL) | Main Office (JB)

Feb 26 @ 09:00am-01:00pm Instructor: Jeff Barnes

This course is at least 4-hours long and meets the minimum training requirements to apply for your Maryland HQL.  We… Continue reading Handgun Qualification License (HQL) | Main Office (JB)

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Thu 06
HANDGUN QUALIFICATION LICENSE (HQL) | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

Apr 06 @ 09:00am-01:00pm Instructor: Eric Hehl

This course is at least 4 hours long and meets the minimum training requirements to apply for your Maryland Handgun… Continue reading HANDGUN QUALIFICATION LICENSE (HQL) | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

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Sun 05
NRA Conceal Carry Student | Main Office (ST)

Feb 05 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Shawn Tyler

This is a 2-day course.  Day one consists of ALL classrooms.  Day two is all range time.  Topics include firearm… Continue reading NRA Conceal Carry Student | Main Office (ST)

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Sat 11
NRA Conceal Carry Student | Main Office (JB)

Feb 11 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Jeff Barnes

This is a 2-day course.  Day one consists of ALL classrooms.  Day two is all range time.  Topics include firearm… Continue reading NRA Conceal Carry Student | Main Office (JB)

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Sat 11
NRA CONCEAL CARRY STUDENT (CCW) | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

Feb 11 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Eric Hehl

This is a 2-day course. The NRA Conceal Carry course (CCW) is intended for all individuals, regardless of previous shooting… Continue reading NRA CONCEAL CARRY STUDENT (CCW) | MAIN OFFICE (EH)

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Sun 12
NRA Conceal Carry Student | Main Office (YT)

Feb 12 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Yien Tsai

This is a 2-day course.  Day one consists of ALL classrooms.  Day two is all range time.  Topics include firearm… Continue reading NRA Conceal Carry Student | Main Office (YT)

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Mon 13
NRA Conceal Carry Student | Woman Lead | Main Office

Feb 13 @ 09:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Lysa & Satina

This is a woman lead 2-day course.  Day one consists of ALL classrooms.  Day two is all range time.  Topics… Continue reading NRA Conceal Carry Student | Woman Lead | Main Office

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Sat 25
NRA Conceal Carry Instructor | ICEFDT Main Office

Feb 25 @ 08:00am-05:00pm Instructor: Ron David

**THERE IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO TAKE THIS COURSE.  YOU MUST SHOW A CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF BASIC PISTOL, PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, CCW STUDENT… Continue reading NRA Conceal Carry Instructor | ICEFDT Main Office

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Wed 01
Chief Range Safety Officer at ICEFDT Main Office

Mar 01 @ 09:15am-05:15pm Instructor: Ron David

This is an 8-hour CRSO course.  You must be 21 years old to take this course.  You must have completed… Continue reading Chief Range Safety Officer at ICEFDT Main Office

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Wed 15
Range Safety Officer at ICEFDT Main Office (ST)

Feb 15 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: Shawn Taylor

This is a 9-hour RSO course.  You must be 21 years old to take this course.  NRA Range Safety Officer… Continue reading Range Safety Officer at ICEFDT Main Office (ST)

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Fri 07
RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) | ICEFDT Main Office (EH)

Apr 07 @ 09:00am-06:00pm Instructor: James

This is a 9-hour RSO course. You must be 21 years of age to take this course.  NRA Range Safety… Continue reading RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) | ICEFDT Main Office (EH)

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Types Of Training
We Offer

First Time Gun Owner Training Courses

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Instructor Training with Firearms Instructor Training Courses

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Women's Firearms Training Courses

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Tactical Pistol, Rifle, & Shotgun Training Courses

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Instructor Training

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Meet The Team

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Kirby

Kirby

Kirby has over 18 years of law enforcement, SWAT, Executive Protection & Joint Law Enforcement Training Center instructor in the U.S. Air Force.

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Shawn Tyler

Shawn

Shawn

A distinguished Army veteran and retired Police Officer, Shawn is by far one of the best firearm instructors in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Michael

Michael

Michael

Instructor M has a broad background in security, firearms instruction, and self-defense.

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Mike

Mike

Since retiring, I have served as a full-time Security Consultant and became an NRA Instructor in multiple disciplines.

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Yien

Yien

Yien is a Maryland-qualified handgun instructor and NRA-certified instructor. He is currently certified to teach NRA basic and advanced courses.

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Ricky

Ricky

Ricky has extensive industry experience practicing safe gun control during his time training with former competition shooters, police, navy and marines.

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JD

JD

JD is a firm believer in practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect and he also believes that a well-armed and well-educated public is a peaceful one.

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Eric

Eric

Eric is an NRA-certified instructor in multiple disciplines. He has experience working as an intelligence officer, a defense contractor and has been teaching as a university professor for over 20 years.

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Lysa

Lysa

Lysa is a firm believer in teaching gun owners, women in particular, that their safety is their responsibility.

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Satina

Satina

I became a firearms instructor because I believe that everyone has the inalienable right to defend themselves.

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Jeff

Jeff

Jeff, starting early in life as a Boy Scout, has been a firearms enthusiast for over 40 years. 

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Ron David

Ron

Ron

Ron David has been an NRA Certified instructor in all disciplines for 6+ years. He enjoys teaching and working with people from all walks of life.

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Nancy David Shooting

Nancy

Nancy

Nancy became an instructor to help teach other women and share her experience and excitement.

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Testimonials

I had a great time learning more about home defense and handling different types of hand guns with Ron. He has a nice collection of hand guns to use which help to become more comfortable with different calibers, gun weight, metal vs. resin etc. His classroom teaching is very good. Shooting on his outside range was fantastic. Shooting out doors is really nice, I prefer it to indoor ranges. I’ll be taking more of his classes in the near future.

David Bartley,

Ron exceeded my expectations with and professionalism and expertise. His attention to safety and detail was impressive. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for firearm training

Paul Manly,

Doesn’t get better than Ron David when comes to understanding gun safety and responsibility. You will not feel intimidated no matter what level of experience you have with guns. Ron’s program is informative, educational, and practical.

Marc Bruno,

Ron and his team go above and beyond to make sure every student is comfortable, capable and well informed! The classroom work is kept engaging and fun, and the range qualification is very safe and methodical. I will recommend ICEFDT to anyone looking for firearms training.

Amy May,

Ron and his team go above and beyond to make sure every student is comfortable, capable and well informed! The classroom work is kept engaging and fun, and the range qualification is very safe and methodical. I will recommend ICEFDT to anyone looking for firearms training.

Donell Trusty,

I have attended Joint classes with the owner Ron instructing. He is obviously quite knowledgable. He is also extremely safety oriented while still maintaining a sense of humor and can switch hats on a dime. Having him on the range with you is always a plus and will put you at ease.

Devin Maxwell,

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FAQ's

Yes, we encourage that. We want to train you on the gun you shoot most often.

Yes, but this is a case-by-case decision. Contact Ron at 301.828.5879

Absolutely. Contact Ron at 301.828.5879

Yes, we certify for both Maryland and Utah.

ICEFDT typically only provides 22 caliber ammunition for both pistol and rifle classes. Anything larger than that, you must provide.

This needs to be discussed with Ron prior to committing to a training schedule.

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Business Address

ICEFDT Main Office
1502 S. Main St, #201
Mount Airy, MD 21771

Mailing Address

24129 Pecan Grove Ln
Gaithersburg, MD 20882

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