OFFICIAL – NRA Concealed Carry Class

NRA’s Defensive Pistol –

This a true concealed carry training course with a nationally recognized NRA certificate of training issued upon successful completion.

This is the NRA’s new, nationally recognizedtrue concealed carry training course.  The Defensive Pistol Course is advanced level training, not for the faint of heart.  The live-fire range training has been described as “intense”.  Certificates of training are recognized in all 50 states and internationally.  Training will not have to be repeated when moving out of state to qualify for a concealed carry weapons license outside Florida.

  • The course is 8-10 hours in duration  (Usually conducted in two 5 hour days, but can be accomplished in one day, with astute, physically capable participants.)
  • Includes classroom and live-fire range training.  (Approximately 200 rounds of ammunition will be fired during the range training.)
  • Prerequisite:  Either the NRA’s Basic Pistol Course or In-Gauge of Polk County’s CCW 101 Course.
  • The student must provide his/her own:
    • defensive caliber handgun (.38 special, .357, 9mm .380, .40, .45)
    • appropriated strongside holster with retention
    • ammunition (minimum 200 rounds)
    • concealment garment
    • hearing and eye protection
  • An official, nationally recognized National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Proof of training will stand up to scrutiny in a court of law, because the training is conducted in strict accordance to official National Rifle Association standards.

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The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, use of pocket pistols, and more. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate. This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

Taught in the NRA Defensive Pistol Course . . . . .

When less than a fraction of a second counts – How to draw a pistol quickly and safely.


Brevard County Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey – June 9, 2017 . . . . 










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