ArmedUp LLC

ArmedUp offers handgun training and classes that qualify responsible people for handgun safety and for handgun permits.

The whole point of owning a handgun is to protect yourself and your loved ones. Operating a handgun safely is an essential part of that protection. Fortunately, the basic skills necessary to safely own and operate a handgun are not difficult to master. We major on those skills. You will hear and practice them over and over, so that they become second nature. We teach a redundancy of safety operations so that you and your loved ones are secure. Our available classes include: * 4 hour HQL (Handgun Qualifying License) class required in Maryland for renting or purchasing a handgun. * NRA’s 8 hour Basic Pistol Shooting Course (which also qualifies you for the HQL). * 16 hour course required by Maryland for a Concealed Carry Permit. * 8 hour course required by Maryland for renewing a Carry Permit. * Further sharpen your skills with Private Range Instruction.

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We have 3 seats open in our concealed carry class on 1/23 & 1/30 from 8:00am - 4:00pm in Joppa, MD. This class runs two Saturdays and lasts 16 hours as per MSDP. Message me or visit for details. #glock #handguns #concealedcarry #personaldefense

Please join us for our next HQL class on Sat, Jan 9, 8:00am - 12:00pm in Joppa MD. You need a HQL to buy, rent or receive a handgun in Maryland. Visit or message us for more info. #handguns #shooting #guntraining #glock

Final call for a concealed carry class (16 hours as per MDSP) on 12/21 & 12/22 from 8:00am - 4:00pm in Joppa, MD. Message me or visit for details. #glock #handguns #concealedcarry #personaldefense

Want to carry concealed? Contact us for a pre-qual meeting. Next concealed carry class (16 hours as per MDSP) is held at 8:00am - 4:00pm on Sat Deb 5 and Sat Dec 12, in Joppa, MD. Message me or visit for details. #glock #handguns #concealedcarry #personaldefense

Saturday the 7th of November, we're offering an 8 hour class for renewing a concealed carry permit. Class is held in Joppa, MD. There's room for more students. Message for details. Also visit #concealedcarry #glock #handguns

.45 ACP vs 9mm: 14 Experts Give Their Answers

9mm or .45ACP for everyday carry? A panel of experts weighs in on their preferences. The result? 9mm by a landslide. Our round table of military, law enforcement and other industry experts answers the age-old debate between .45 ACP and 9mm ammo.

Newly-Minted Concealed Carrier Shoots Two Armed Robbers

Why carry? Here's why. #concealedcarry #glock #handguns #personalprotection Two of three armed robbers were shot by a Detroit man who had just obtained his concealed carry permit weeks earlier.

Must-Have Crisis Gear

Must have crisis gear: Self-defense tools to build your go-to survival arsenal!

Our next Concealed Carry Class is offered in Joppa MD on Oct 10 & 17, 8am - 4pm. Maryland law requires 16 hours of handgun training for a carry permit. Don't know whether you can qualify to receive a carry permit? Message me to discuss. Visit for details. #glock #handguns #concealedcarry

Please join us for our next HQL class: Sat, Oct 3, 8:00am - 12:00pm. You need a HQL to buy, rent or receive a handgun in Maryland. Visit or message us for more info. #handguns #shooting #guntraining #glock

Please join us for our next HQL class: Sat, Sept 12, 8:00am - 12:00pm. You need a HQL to buy, rent or receive a handgun in Maryland. Visit or message us for more info. #handguns #shooting #guntraining #glock

Last call for a HQL class: Sat, Sept 12, 8:00am - 12:00pm. You need a HQL to buy, rent or receive a handgun in Maryland. Visit or PM me for more info. #handguns #shooting #guntraining #glock

GunVault MV500-STD Microvault Pistol Gun Safe -

Here's a great, affordable little device for home handgun safety. Buy GunVault MV500-STD Microvault Pistol Gun Safe at

8 Experts Pick Their Home Defense Weapon of Choice

What's your home defense choice? #homedefense #glock #shooting We Ask The Experts What They Use In Their Own Homes

HQL class: Sat, Sept 12, 8:00am - 12:00pm. You need a HQL to buy, rent or receive a handgun in Maryland. Visit or PM me for more info. #handguns #shooting #guntraining #glock

5 Buzzworthy Handguns Taking 2015 by Storm

5 handguns to check out: #glock #beretta #handguns #shooting There are handguns and then there are HANDGUNS -- here's a roundup of some impressive handguns that have a lot of people talking.

Firearm Science: Aiming

Aiming. Great video.

In this segment of Firearm Science, learn the fundamentals of aim with pro shooter Jessie Duff and 3 Gun National Champion Tommy Thacker

My target tonight after a HQL class, with a Glock 17 at 7 yards. #handguns #glock #shooting

How to shoot a handgun accurately by Massad Ayoob

An excellent article from a pro on how to shoot a handgun accurately. #shooting #glock #handguns How to shoot a handgun accurately by Massad Ayoob from Issue #85 of Backwoods Home Magazine

Concealed carry class, 16 hours (as required by MDSP) Aug 21, 6:00 - 10:00pm; Aug 22, 9:00am - 5:00pm; Aug 23, 3:00 - 7:00pm.
Visit for details. #glock #handguns #concealedcarry

Upcoming HQL classes: Tues, Aug 25, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, and Sat, Sept 12, 9:00am - 1:00pm. You need a HQL to buy, rent or receive a handgun in Maryland. Visit for more info. #handguns #shooting #guntraining

3 Pro Trainers on Why GLOCKs are Safe, Easy & Reliable

Some good reasons to consider a Glock. #glock #handguns Massad Ayoob, Sara Ahrens and Lynne Finch discuss why they teach with and use GLOCKs.

Self Defense Tip: Avoid Carry Gun Rotation - The Truth About Guns

This article says what I've been saying. You basically need to train with and carry one gun. So it has to be big enough that you'll enjoy it at the range. #handguns #glock #shooting By Salvatore DeGennaro I only carry one of two guns: either the ever-popular GLOCK 19, or a Ruger LCR snub nose revolver. Most often it’s the GLOCK 19. When I need deeper concealment that the G19 cannot provide, I pack theRead More

VP40 - Heckler & Koch

And another sexy gorgeous gun now offered in .40 caliber. The HK VP40. #heckler&koch #handguns In development for more than four years, the VP Series is Heckler & Koch’s latest handgun and the first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols were introduced in the 1980s.


Just released: a very beautiful gun, now offered in .45 caliber. #walther #handguns #firearms #walther The Walther Arms PPQ M2 trigger is the finest ever on a polymer, striker-fired handgun. This gun is a breakthrough in ergonomics for self-defense firearms.

Improve Your Trigger Pull with These 6 Tips

Improved trigger pull = greater accuracy. Here's a great article on how to. #handguns #shooting #glock #pistols Your trigger pull affects accuracy and success in competitive shooting. Follow these seven tips to improve your skills.

Want to buy a handgun? Want to learn handgun safety? Our next HQL (handgun qualification license) course is scheduled in Abingdon, MD on Monday Aug 17, 8:00am - 12:00pm. (The next date after that is Sat, Sept 12, 8:00am - Noon). You must have a HQL to purchase or rent a gun (there are a few exceptions). #handguns #glock #smithandwesson #hql

FBI Decides On 9mm As Their #1 Choice And Have Tons Of Science Behind Their Decision

And another good entry on the great caliber debate. #glock #handguns #pistols The great caliber debate is more of a myth than anything. What you shoot well with is the best caliber for you. But, now we have a whole slew of fantastic scientific evidence from the FBI ballistic labs that helps … Continue reading →

Ammo Debate: 9mm Versus .40

9mm or .40? Good article. The great debate of 9mm and .40, considering cost, capacity, recoil and reliability for today’s LEOs!

Concealed Carry Class - MD law requires 16 hours of training for a concealed carry permit. Our next concealed class meets on Friday, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Sat, Aug 22, 9:00am - 5:00pm; and Sunday, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 7:00pm. For more information or to register, Visit or message us. #glock #concealedcarry #handguns #guns

What is the best gun for home defense? That depends. If there are no children in the home, it's probably a shotgun. With a shotgun, it's way easier to hit a target than it is with a pistol. But for a shotgun to be a useful home defense weapon, you have to keep it loaded and easily, quickly accessible. This makes it dangerous if there are children. So if you have children, your best choice is probably a handgun. You can lock your loaded handgun in a small fingerprint-activated safe, and when you need it in a hurry, you just lay your hand on the top of the safe, the door pops open, and you're ready to go.
But which handgun is best for home defense? I believe it's the biggest you can handle, the most reliable, the one with the largest magazine capacity, and the most affordable. The biggest, because you will shoot more accurately with a larger gun, and the greater weight of a larger gun doesn't matter for home defense; the gun will spend most of it's life sitting in a safe. (Consideration should be given to who will use the gun. If it's for a man and a woman, you don't want a gun that's too large for the woman). The most reliable because you don't want to pull the trigger in a critical moment and hear the gun only go "click." The largest magazine because you might want to fire a lot of rounds. And the most affordable - you don't need an expensive, sexy-gorgeous gun living 90% of the time in the darkness of your safe.
So any of the well known, trusted, full sized handguns are great choices for home defense. A Beretta 92, Smith & Wesson M&P (full size), HK VP9, Glock 19 or 17 (large enough for a man, small enough for a woman) would all be great choices.
I keep a Glock on my headboard so I can grab it in the middle of the night, and hold it while I'm making my way to the shotgun on my dresser. Then I replace the Glock with the shotgun. #homedefense #glock #handguns #shooting


A friend of mine uses and really likes this IWB holster. I think it's a quality, affordable alternative to some of the more expensive options, and I'll probably buy one soon. #concealedcarry #glock #guns #holsters The IWB or inside the waistband holster is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for the armed citizen to carry concealed comfortably.

Concealed Carry Permit - Maryland law requires 16 hours of class/range time for a permit. Our next class is scheduled for Fri Aug 21, 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Sat Aug 22, 8:00am - 4:00pm; and Sunday Aug 23, 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Visit or message us. #glock #handguns #concealedcarry #guns

We're offering a HQL (Handgun Qualification License) class this Saturday, Aug 8, 8:00am - 12:00noon, in Abingdon, MD. You need this class to get a HQL, and you need a HQL to purchase or rent a handgun in Maryland. This class is also a great intro to handgun safety and operation. Range time is included. For details visit or message us. Another HQL class is scheduled for 9/12/15. #handguns #glock #firearms #guns

One of my students needed to improve his accuracy, so we've been working on it. Here's his first target from this evening (at 21'), and here he is firing a Glock 17 (9mm). I'm really proud of him. And he'll get better and better the more we work on it. #handguns #rangetime #glock #concealedcarry #guns

"Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to … If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them.” - Angelina Jolie #selfdefense #angelinajolie #glock #handguns

NRA-ILA | Presidential Candidates, Members of Congress, and Governors Call for Military...

Presidential Candidates, Members of Congress, and Governors Call for Military Right-to-Carry #concealedcarry #handguns #military #bearingarms #secondamendment Following the murder of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor by a terrorist in Chattanooga, presidential candidates, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), businessman Donald Trum…

I am not a Glockophile. Not by any measure. In fact, I'm dying to buy a HK VP9. But there are good reasons why 65% of US police forces use Glock, and why Glock is possibly the #1 best selling handgun in the world. Glock is certainly the #1 best selling handgun in these United States. Among many fine Glock choices, the G19 is possibly the single best all-round Glock. Large enough that it shoots like butter (soft, smooth). Yet small enough that it's easily concealed. And it holds 15+1 rounds. It's just a great all-round gun. I've had and loved the larger, full sized G17 for years; and a stubby, fat-gripped .45 caliber G30S has been my daily carry for a couple of years (10+1 rounds of .45 ='s serious stopping power). But on Monday I'm taking possession of my first G19 (Gen 4). It might become the one gun I most often shoot at the range and carry. Glocks are ugly? Maybe. I often liken them to the A-10 Warthog (an ugly, tank-fighting jet plane). Glocks might be the Warthogs of the gun world. But if you look at a G19 long enough, you might even begin to see a beauty in it's simplicity. #Glock #handguns #concealedcarry #selfdefence #secondamendment #shooting

Bore Height and Muzzle Flip: 9mm

Choosing a handgun with less muzzle flip. Muzzle flip occurs as a result of the bore axis (the center point of the barrel) being higher than the grip on the gun. The higher the barrel is above the grip, the greater the muzzle flip. Muzzle flip moves the front of the gun upward and off target, making it more difficult to quickly fire an accurate second shot. When purchasing a gun for defensive purposes, muzzle flip should be taken into consideration. Generally, the lower the barrel sits relative to the grip, the less muzzle flip. Here's a video illustrating the muzzle flip of three handguns.

Joe Grine shoots the SIG/Sauer P6 with a high bore axis, a Glock 17 with a lower bore axis, and a Steyr M9 with a very low bore axis to compare muzzle flip u...

Rogers Shooting Glove - The Safariland Group

My hands were really sweaty and slippery at my local range the other day (it was hot in there!). So I'm thinking about getting a pair of these. Is there a brand that you like better?

Ready Up Drills. In our concealed carry class on August 9, we're going to work on ready up drills (and lots more). Ready up drills help shooters to prepare for real life emergency situations. Here's how they work. The handgun is loaded and laid on the bench before the shooter (it would be better to have the handgun holstered, but most students don't have a holster at this point). The shooter "draws" the pistol off the bench and immediately fires one round as soon as the front sight covers the scoring area of the target. This is repeated until the firearm is empty. The handgun is reloaded and the ready drill is repeated, but this time the shooter double taps the trigger (a double tap is a rapid fire of two rounds) for each firing round.
The whole point of a ready drill is to help the shooter develop speed in front sight and target acquisition for emergency situations. #Glock #handguns #shooting #guns #firearms #concealedcarry

#Glock #handguns #concealedcarry #guns

Concealed Carry Class. To carry in MD you must complete 16 hrs of certified handgun training. We're offering that 16 hour class in September. For more info on what the class covers visit Before you register, message us to set up a pre-qualifying interview. We'll help you to understand Maryland law and whether you are likely to be granted a permit. #glock #handgun #concealedCarry #guns

HQL Class, Aug 8, 8:00am - noon in Abingdon,MD. You need a HQL to buy or rent a handgun in Maryland. This class is an excellent introduction to owning and operating a handgun with an emphasis on safety. Some range time is included. For more details or to sign up visit or message us. The next class after 8/8 is scheduled for 9/12. #handguns #guns #glock

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