Is this a "range based" class?
No. Due to COVID-19, this classroom based learning has been changed to online videos (of a real class!), however, you will still fire one of our pistols at your appointment time (included in the cost). We cover firearm safety, basic of shooting in a classroom setting, choosing a carry firearm, how to become proficient, storage, cleaning, Florida laws including "Stand your Ground", where you can't carry and situations. It is very informative. At the end, you do fire a pistol provided by us which satisfies the state requirements to apply for your permit.
Are "Range Based" classes better to get your Concealed Weapons License?
We say NO! We have offered them in the past. Why don't we now? Initial learning is much better in a classroom environment with a presentation. When you line up 10 people at a range and the instructor says "FIRE", is he really helping YOU? Can you imagine being at a golf range and having an instructor at one end telling everyone to "SWING"... then saying "OK, the third guy down I don't think was holding his club right". For you to truly learn good handgun proficiency, you need one or two hours with a dedicated instructor watching exactly how you are holding the gun, squeezing the trigger, focusing on sights and targets, etc. Since everyone is different (Left handed/Right handed, semi auto/revolver, laser sights, etc), you can't properly have many people shooting at once! We do highly recommend one-on-one training with a certified instructor to continue your proficiency.
What do I need to bring to class?
Just your Florida State Issued Identification! That's it! We provide the course content, pen and paper for notes, the firearm and ammunition to demonstrate safely shooting a pistol at no additional cost to you.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR PERSONAL FIREARM TO THE CLASSROOM!!! We provide that at no cost.
Will I receive a Florida state approved certificate of training?
Absolutely! All of our classes meet the requirement including the training by a certified NRA Instructor and demonstrating firing a pistol that contains the required ammunition as outlined by law. You will be all set to further apply for your full permit with the state.