Knowledge. Skills. Confidence.

Point Blank Defense

Maryland Wear & Carry

Get your permit to carry in Maryland

Attack Prevention

Don’t be a victim!

Basic Pistol Safety

Learn the basics of firearm use and safety

Meet Your Instructor

With over 50 yrs. of firearm experience, Gary Smith is devoted to equipping you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to be a responsible handgun owner.

Every handgun owner must consider the importance of safety as a priority, gun storage from unauthorized persons, personal responsibility and proficiency.

Whether you’re a beginner or have handgun experience, I invite you to take the next step of your training with both our course time and live range time.

Basic Pistol Safety Course

3.5 hours

Our handgun course is led by our certificate NRA handgun instructor. At the completion of this 3.5 hr course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

The purpose of our course whether you own a handgun for (personal carry, home defense); is to provide the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun responsibly and safely. Course covers the following and more:

  • Gun owner’s responsibilities (safe storage, locking devices, etc.)
  • Pistol action types (single action, double action, semi-auto)
  • Causes of firearm accidents; rules for safe gun handling
  • Ammunition knowledge, malfunctions (misfire, hang fire, squib loads)
  • Fundamentals of shooting (grip, aiming, trigger pull, breathing) techniques
  • Loading, unloading (use snap caps), cocking, de-cocking
  • Importance of legal protection coverage

Private group courses are available upon request! Call for details

Level - Beginner

Designed for those new to firearms, or looking for a refresher course.

Individual or Groups

Single class or group rates available, see schedule or contact us for more information. 

Victim Prevention Course

3.5 hours

Our seminar teaches easy to understand methods that you can use to increase your daily awareness and help prevent criminal confrontation.

In just 3 hours you will increase your skill-set to develop a personal safety strategy so you can avoid situations where you could potentially be victimed.

Level - All

Learn the basis of awareness and prevention to keep yourself and your family safe. 

Individual or Groups

Single class or group rates available, see schedule or contact us for more information. 

  • Predator/Criminal Tracking
  • Human Trafficking
  • Self-Defense Techniques
  • Levels of Awareness
  • Physical Security
  • Road Rage
  • Kubaton, Tactical Pen, Tasers
  • Mental Preparedness
  • Common Places of Attacks
  • How Perpetrators vet Victims
  • Home Security
  • Cyber Securityh
  • Establishing Personal Boundaries
  • Auto Attacks/Security
  • Pepper Spray
  • and more!

Maryland Wear & Carry

16 hours

This course is done both virtually on Zoom and in person at a local range. Your course includes all required instruction according the State of Maryland, to satisfy the requirements needed to apply for your Maryland Wear and Carry permit. 

Fingerprints and permit registration are not included in your course,  but we will give you all of the information needed to complete those steps online so you can receive your permit in the mail. 

Level - All

Complete the requirement to get your Maryland Wear & Carry permit. Includes class instruction and range time. 

Individual or Groups

Single class or group rates available, see schedule or contact us for more information. 

Additional Recommended Trainings

Contact us to schedule these classes

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Close encounter training

A 60 minute course, focusing on  1 on 1 or 2 on 1 close encounter training. We create multiple real life scenario’s for personal, home and other encounters!

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De-escalating an imminent threat

This course focuses on the techniques to help in an iminate threat situation, including: changing mags, rapid fire training, misfires, and light tactical positions/shooting.

Current Course Pricing

Upcoming Class Schedule

All current course dates listed below. Please use our Course Registration Form to book your class.

If you don’t see a date that suits your schedule, please contact us to check on private class rates and times.

For group rates or additional questions, please use our contact form.

Course Dates: June 2024

Basic Pistol Safety:

    • June 22, 2024, 8:30am-12:00pm
    • Dallastown, PA. 17313 (full address of course location will be emailed to you upon successful registration.
Course Dates: July 2024

Maryland Wear & Carry:

  • Thursday 7/11 -5pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday 7/12 – 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday 7/13 – 8:30am to finish
  • This course is a hybrid of virtual learning via Zoom and live range time. Your instructor will email you details and instructions upon successful registration.

Basic Pistol Safety:

 

Course Dates: August 2024

Maryland Wear & Carry:

  • Thursday 8/1 –  5pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 8/2 – 5pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday 8/13 – 8:30 am until finish
  • This course is a hybrid of virtual learning via Zoom and live range time. Your instructor will email you details and instructions upon successful registration.

Basic Pistol Safety:

  • Saturday 8/24: 8:30am – 12pm
  • Dallastown, PA. 17313 (full address of course location will be emailed to you upon successful registration.

 

Course Dates: September 2024

Maryland Wear & Carry:

  • Thursday 9/5-  5pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 9/6 – 5pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday 9/7 – 8:30 am until finish
  • This course is a hybrid of virtual learning via Zoom and live range time. Your instructor will email you details and instructions upon successful registration.

Basic Pistol Safety:

 

800-829-4131

Testimonials

Outstanding course

Outstanding course and everyone that owns a gun should take it. You were excellent in explaining all the rules and showing us the different types of handgun actions and many other important things.

-Lucy

Time well spent!

Gary is an excellent communicator and shared information in a clear way with humor that helped all his students to learn. Time very well invested!

Savannah Nguyen

Excellent and Timely

Our Point Blank Defense Seminar was an excellent and timely presentation of handgun safety. Gary presented in a clear, concise way that was engaging and informative. I would highly recommend this seminar for any handgun enthusiast.

Russ

Highly Recommend

Great course, well taught and very interesting. I would highly recommend taking the course to all new firearm owners. You imparted a great deal of very useful information in a limited time frame.

Paul

Grateful

So grateful to meet Gary Smith, and take part in the Point Blank Defense Basic Course. Gary Smith showed he knows his material well, and did an excellent job in his presentation. He has an ability to convey all the material he has planned in an easily understandable way, and also provide time for questions, and tips and from his own hands-on experience. Well done, sir!

-Vicki

Very Informative

Thank you for a very informative class. We learned a lot of things we didn’t know about gun safety and laws. Your presentation was very interesting. Thank you for your helpful tips.

-Paul and Carol

Valuable Instruction

I would like to thank you for teaching a course here in Reading, Pa. You provided valuable instruction on proper handling and storage of handguns, magazines and ammunition.

-Barry

Phone

800-829-4131

Email

pointblankdefensellc@gmail.com

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