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"Since 1988, I’ve helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back from being consistently accurate shooters, with purpose. Life's too short to be anyone's victim, or to endure prosecution and costly legal fees for protecting yourself, loved ones, or even your property.  I am here to help my clients achieve a more positive outlook on Concealed Carry, and using their handguns.  I provide them with all the tools necessary to carry their firearm with confidence and to be ready should the need to use it arises.  But above all, let me help you learn and develop ways to handle the issues and mitigate you chances of having legal action taken against you through teaching you the true meaning of "Self-Defense," and true self-defense shooting techniques." 

Chief Instructor CJ (Charles) Hackley is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and RSO (Range Safety Officer).  he is also certified by the Maryland State Police to teach the Maryland-approved Handgun Qualification License (HQL) and Handgun Wear and Carry Permit (HCP) classes.  Additionally, he is also certified by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the State of Utah's Department of Public Safety, and Bureau of Criminal Investigation to instruct students on Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) and Concealed Firearms Permits, respectively. 


A former United States Marine trained as an Armorer (2111) and certified Primary Marksmanship Instructor (PMI 0931), CJ has trained hundreds of Service Members throughout the military branches.  He's been shooting for over 30 years has been successfully coaching students throughout the DMV area and facilitating their self-growth. If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, these services are aimed to introduce clarity and self-confidence in your ability to safely carry your firearm. 

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