What to Expect in CCW Class
Practicing Before the Class
If you shoot on a somewhat regular basis, you really don’t need to practice before coming to the class.
Please don’t let this discourage you from practicing! As a CCW operator, it is not only your duty, it’s your responsibility to be proficient in the use of your handgun! You should live fire practice no less than 4 times per year, and dry practice should be integral part of your training routine. In my class, no one has ever failed the qualification.
The written exam and range qualification is in the Orientation document.
You Will NOT Receive Your Permit in My Class
Metro is the officiating authority who issues the permit. Once you take my class, you are then allowed to apply for a permit. Permits are received in the mail from Metro and they are currently taking anywhere between 3 and 5 months until you get it in the mail.
What You’ll See in Class
In my class, You’ll see many gun safety items, including loaded chamber indicators, gun locks and quick access safes. You’ll see many different handguns and holsters including outside and inside the waistband holsters, ankle, fanny pack, and deep concealment holsters. For the ladies, I have a couple of purses (and know how to draw from them!), and I even have the ‘flashbang’, a ladies bra holster! 🙂
The dry practice equipment I’ll have in class is extensive. I use the Laserlyte laser based dry practice system and it will show you how much fun dry practice can be to maintain your level of competency. I will also have a ‘safe direction’ target in class which is essential for at home training.
We will go through no less than nine ‘shoot/no-shoot’ videos where we learn key concepts to personal safety and tactics. We will talk about subjects rarely discussed in CCW classes.
As a type 1 diabetic, I always have something on hand to keep my blood sugar up. Bring something to snack on and plenty to drink. Keeping your energy and hydration up for shooting is very important when you are handling a tool that can kill you if you’re not careful!
Be Safe CCW