USCCA: 3 in 1 – Basic Handgun / Concealed Carry / Home Defense

THREE NORMAL (8-9 hours) DAYS – $400

BONUS: This course combines ALL THREE of our USCCA offering PLUS:

  • extra classroom content
  • more range time
  • special shooting drills not offered in any of the three courses 

SPECIAL NOTE: This course qualifies for the training requirement to receive a concealed carry permit in the following states: CT, FL, ID, IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, NE, NM, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, WI.  You must notify the instructor well in advance of the class so that he/she has time to prepare the material specific to your state.

What You Will Learn

0: Introduction
You will learn:

  1. Statistics & Trends
I: Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
You will learn:

  1. Defining a personal protection plan
  2. Why conflict avoidance is so important
  3. Situational awareness
  4. The color codes of awareness
  5. Areas to avoid
  6. Cover, concealment, and an exit strategy
  7. How a permit to carry fits
  8. Home security
  9. Evaluating your home’s security
  10. Home alarms
  11. Home defense
  12. Mental exercises
II: Self-defense Firearm Basics
You will learn:

  1. Universal safety rules
  2. Clearing a semi-automatic
  3. Clearing a revolver
  4. Defining a gun’s action
  5. Understanding revolvers
  6. Understanding semi-automatics
  7. Modern, striker- red handguns
  8. Understanding magazines
  9. Selecting a handgun
  10. Pro’s & con’s of handgun choices
  11. Ammunition components
  12. Is caliber all that matters?
  13. Other measurements
  14. Why use hollowpoints?
  15. Does barrel length matter?
  16. Ammunition care and storage
  17. Common ammunition malfunctions
  18. Clearing semi-auto malfunctions
  19. Home defense shotgun fundamentals
  20. Defining gauge
  21. Shot size
  22. shotgun chokes
  23. The AR-15 platform
  24. AR-15 components
  25. Other use of force options
III: Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
You will be able to understand/perform: 

  1. Defensive shooting versus marksmanship
  2. Muscle memory explained
  3. Proper grip
  4. Shooting platform
  5. Aligning the muzzle to the target
  6. Unsighted fire (point shooting)
  7. Flash sight picture
  8. Sighted fire
  9. Trigger control
  10. Rubber band exercise
IV: The Legal Use of Force
You will learn: 

  1. Defining “reasonable force” and “deadly force”
  2. Detailed definitions of deadly force rules including scenarios
  3. How will a prosecutor evaluate a case?
  4. Selling your story to a jury
  5. Defending the home
  6. Defending property
  7. The “Shark Tank” Analogy
V: Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
You will:

  1. Understanding “fight or flight”
  2. Effects of adrenaline and endorphins
  3. Tunnel vision and heightened visual clarity
  4. Auditory exclusion
  5. Slow motion time
  6. Loss of memory
  7. Memory distortions
  8. Recognizing a threat
  9. Issuing commands and evaluating options
  10. When we’re left with no other choice
  11. When the right to use deadly force ends
  12. The immediate aftermath
  13. Phone calls to make
  14. When the police arrive
  15. Statement to the police
  16. Preserving evidence
  17. Miranda rights
  18. During and after your arrest
  19. Advice for your lawyer
VI: Gear and Gadgets
You will learn about:

  1. Holster retention
  2. Hip holsters
  3. Paddle holsters
  4. Pocket holsters
  5. Inside the waistband holsters
  6. Non-traditional holster styles
  7. Belts
  8. Tactical flashlights
  9. Mounted lights
  10. Considering a laser light
  11. Guns safes and storage


VII: Basic and Advanced Drills
You will learn about :

  1. Creating a training program
  2. Dry firing
  3. Fundamental drill discussion
  4. Speed and accuracy drills
  5. Draw from the holster
  6. Flashlight holds
  7. Virtual training
  8. Discussion of what’s next

What You Will Receive