USCCA: Certified Concealed Carry


ONE LONG (9-11 hours) DAY – $125

(we can also break it up into 2-3 evenings in classroom, and then several hours at the range)


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

I: Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
You will learn:

  1. Developing 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
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. Ammunition components
  10. Is caliber all that matters?
  11. Other measurements
  12. Ammunition care and storage
  13. Common ammunition malfunctions
  14. Clearing semi-auto malfunctions
III: Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
You will be able to understand/perform: 

  1. Defensive shooting versus marksmanship
  2. Proper grip
  3. Shooting platform
  4. Aligning the muzzle to the target
  5. Unsighted fire (point shooting)
  6. Flash sight picture
  7. Sighted fire
  8. Trigger control
  9. 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. What prosecutors will want to know
  4. Defending the home
  5. Defending property
V: Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
You will:

  1. Understanding “fight or flight”
  2. Effects of adrenaline and endorphins
  3. Recognizing a threat
  4. Issuing commands and evaluating options
  5. When we’re left with no other choice
  6. When the right to use deadly force ends
  7. The immediate aftermath
  8. Phone calls to make
  9. When the police arrive
  10. Statement to the police
  11. Preserving evidence
  12. Miranda rights
  13. During and after your arrest
  14. 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. Belts
  7. Tactical flashlights
  8. 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. Discussion of what’s next

What You Will Receive