Courses Offered By
Concealed Carry Carolina
NRA Basic Pistol Course (10 hours
A pistol, or handgun,
is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand.
While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the
hardest to learn.
The Basic Pistol
course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the
NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive
lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols,
the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing
positions, several practical exercises on the firing range,
cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and
“To teach the basic
knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol
N.C. Concealed Handgun Course ( 9 hours )
Techniques (drawing your handgun) •Cleaning and Maintenance
•Proficiency Test (must hit target 21 out of 30 shots fired)
That is the NC State requirement.
•Shooting is done from
the 3, 5 and 7 yard lines.
course is for the person that is very familiar with a firearm
and prepared to use it for protection.
Personal Handgun Training ( 1 1/2
Depending on the level
of experience this class may begin in the classroom or on the
range. In this class we do all that we can to meet the
expectation of the student. Our goal is that the student
completes this class feeling more comfortable handling a handgun
along with enhanced marksmanship skills.
is for the person that wants that one on one training
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NRA Gun Safety Rules
The fundamental NRA
rules for safe gun handling are:
1. ALWAYS keep the
gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary
rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is
pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause
injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the
muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times.
Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on
2. ALWAYS keep your
finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun,
rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the
gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the
3. ALWAYS keep the
gun unloaded until ready to use.
Whenever you pick up a
gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if
the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and
looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition.
If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the
chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who
When using or storing
a gun, always follow these NRA rules:
Know your target and
what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you
have identified your target beyond any doubt.
Equally important, be
aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your
prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a
direction in which there are people or any other potential for
Think first. Shoot
Know how to use the
Before handling a gun,
learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open
and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or
magazine. Remember, a gun's mechanical safety device is never
Nothing can ever
replace safe gun handling.
Be sure the gun is
safe to operate.
Just like other tools,
guns need regular maintenance to remain operable.
Regular cleaning and
proper storage are a part of the gun's general upkeep. If there
is any question concerning a gun's ability to function, a
knowledgeable gunsmith should look at it.
Use only the correct
ammunition for your gun.
Only BBs, pellets,
cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired
safely in that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped
on the barrel. Ammunition can be identified by information
printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do
not shoot the gun unless you know you have the proper
Wear eye and ear
protection as appropriate.
Guns are loud and the
noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and
hot gas that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting
glasses and hearing protectors should be worn by shooters and
Never use alcohol or
over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while
Alcohol, as well as
any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical
bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or
Store guns so they
are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
Many factors must be
considered when deciding where and how to store guns.
A person's particular
situation will be a major part of the consideration.
Dozens of gun storage
devices, as well as locking devices that attach directly to the
gun, are available. However, mechanical locking devices, like
the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail and should not
be used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance
of all gun safety rules.
Be aware that certain
types of guns and many shooting activities require additional
Regular cleaning is
important in order for your gun to operate correctly and safely.
Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend
its life. Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used.
A gun brought out of
prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting.
Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can
prevent the gun from operating properly.
Before cleaning your
gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded. The gun's action
should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that
no ammunition is present in the cleaning area.