Defensive Firearms Consultants, Inc.

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"Tim is an exceptional instructor; as a veteran shooter, I benefitted greatly from his instruction and insight into the HQL process. I highly recommend Tim for all your firearms training needs."

Stuart T., M.S.

Deputy Assistant Director, (Ret.)

Office of Strategic Intelligence and Investigations

United States Secret Service

Maryland Wear/Carry Permit, (Concealed Carry)

Initial & Renewal Course Certification

Maryland Handgun Qualification License, (HQL)

Private Handgun, Shotgun & Carbine Instruction

In Baltimore, Towson, Lutherville-Timonium and Cockeysville Maryland

" I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have been trained by Tim von Eiff. He is incredibly knowledgable and a consummate professional.......I highly recommend him to friends"

H.M., D.D.S.

     Defensive Firearms Consultants' client portfolio reads like a Who's Who in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Included are Baltimore Circuit Court Judges, Prosecutors from Baltimore City, Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties and a significant number of criminal defense attorneys. Lawyers from the State Attorney General's Office and private practice are our clients. Orthopaedic, Cardiac and General Surgeons, prominent Internists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Dental Surgeons have all turned to DFC for training that is both discreet and tailored to their demanding schedules. Current, past and potential law enforcement officers and agents come to DFC to obtain new skill sets or tune up existing ones.  Major media executives and personal protection specialists for multi-national corporations all come to DFC for permit licensing courses.



  • The Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL)
  • Initial Applications for the Maryland Wear / Carry Permit
  • Renewal Applications for the Maryland Wear / Carry Permit

DFC is licensed by the Maryland State Police to provide the handgun training & licensing now mandated by law for : 

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     Defensive Firearms Consultants, Inc. (DFC), now conveniently located at Continental Arms in Timonium, Maryland, specializes in personal, one on one, handgun instruction for legal, medical and business professionals. In addition to individual instruction, we can also arrange for group firearms instruction.