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Six Eight Training

World class firearms instruction led by active duty military experts.

We help all skill levels gain confidence and master their firearm through our unique methodology honed over 24 years of training as active duty soldiers.

Eric Shipton

Nathanael Santiago

  • 11 years in U.S. Army
  • Kahr Firearms sponsored competitive shooter
  • Loves helping beginners learn the fundamentals

24 Years

Experience in weapons and tactical training


Hours spent training and teaching firearm skills

Top 10

Finish in the Tactical Games (Superbowl of marksmanship)


Kahr Arms, Staccato 2011, F-1 Firearms, and G-Code Holsters
“I have been to several high end academies for training and none have come close to what Six Eight will do for you.”
Seth Z.
Maryland HQL course attendee

Current Training Services

Maryland HQL Course

Not all HQL courses are created equal.

We re-built the Maryland Handgun Qualification License course from the ground up using our unique methodology. Graduates leave feeling completely confident handling, firing, maintaining and storing their firearm.

If you're looking to own a firearm in Maryland, this course is mandatory.
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Private Lessons

1-on-1 or small group training.

Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced shooter, you're firearms skills will receive a major upgrade after working with Maryland's top firearm instructors.

We start with an overall assessment to determine your weaknesses and then build specific lessons to help fix.

*We also offer 1-on-1 private lessons led by a female instructor.
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Female Only Lessons

Gain confidence over your firearm.

This course explains the "how" and "why" of shooting for beginners. You'll learn the fundamentals of shooting to include grip, stance, sight alignment/picture, trigger press and follow through, loading and unloading as well as understanding and clearing malfunctions.

This course is led by male instructors but all attendees are female.

*We also offer 1-on-1 private lessons led by a female instructor.
Book Women Only Handgun Course

Master your firearm.

From Maryland HQL classes to private lessons—our instructors will take your firearms IQ to the next level.

Our instructors make the difference