Onyx Training Group, LLC

Onyx Training Group, LLC

5.0(1 review)


I am a former enlisted and former officer in the Maryland Army National Guard and a former Special Police Officer (SPO, i.e., armed security) supervisor. Familiar with the M-16, M-203, .45 Pistol (qualified Expert in the above) and .38 revolver.

Retrained and continuing to train when I became a firearms instructor with certifications from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). Recently added the AR-15 Instructor certification to my list of certs.

I enjoy seeing students learning about firearms and firearms safety, all while enjoying the training.

I believe that if you get a gun, get training.

If you plan on keeping that gun, keep training.

Firearms skills, unlike bicycle riding, is a depreciating skill: You use it or you lose it.


Hired 4 times
4 years in business
Serves District Heights , MD

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Student age(s)

Child (under 13), Teenager (13 - 18), Adult (over 18), Senior (over 55)

Number of students

One person, Two people, A group of 3 – 5 people, A group of 6 – 10+ people

Any previous experience

Students with previous experience, Students without previous experience

Type of training

Concealed carry permit, Gun safety, Self-defense, Target practice, Hunting, Tactical training

Type of firearm

I can recommend a firearm, Handgun / pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

Reason for training

Training as a hobby or personal interest, Training to be educated and feel more comfortable around firearms, Training necessary for employment

Own a firearm

Student who own the firearm that he/she want to learn with, Students who own a firearm but wants to rent and learn with something different, Students who will rent a firearm

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  • MD & DC Statse Director of N.A.A.G.A.  Speaks Out Against New Gun Laws

  • Reviews

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    Ranard G.

    He was straight to the point and explained everything throughly
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    February 18, 2021
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    Frequently asked questions

    Due to Covid19, most of my firearms training classes are mostly virtual (via Zoom) while the remainder of the class is in-person.  Only the Concealed Carry course is 100% in-person due to the mostly hands-on nature of the course.  In ALL classes, social distancing is a consideration, especially in the Concealed Carry course.

    I am certified with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

    Yes. The costs of courses are listed on my USCCA site. Once you go to the site showing the class details, the cost for each class is listed.

    As a new gun club president, we were outsourcing our training. Looking within our chapter, I noted that we had prior military personnel (including myself), educators and leaders who could convey the importance of firearms safety to others. I, along with others in our chapter become certified instructors and began offering training within the chapter.

    All races, creeds, cultures, physically challenged.

    Not all firearms instructors are the same.

    In each firearms class a student takes (and as long as a student is a firearms owner, that student should REMAIN a student and take courses from time to time), a student will see that instructor's personality and experience in those classes.

    Take from that class those things that work for you, your family and your situation.

    Does the instructor have a general outline of the class?  That way, the student knows what they're going to discuss and learn.

    Services offered

    Gun Safety