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Concealed Carry Classes Durham NC

Why Take Our Course?

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Our company will provide you with the most practical, realistic and professional Concealed Carry class in the area.  We will do this by providing you an ego-free, safe and inclusive training environment.  Our classes are lead by a team veteran instructors and certified range safety officers who will focus on teaching you how to safely handle and use firearms to legally protect yourself and those you care about from violent criminals.  Our instructors and class are approved by the N.C. Department Of Justice.  

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Your Instructors

Train with our professional firearms coaches to learn real world gun safety and concealed carry essentials in an ego-free, friendly and safe training environment.  We train thinkers, not shooters.
Train with our professional firearms coaches to learn real world gun safety and concealed carry essentials in an ego-free, friendly and safe training environment.  We train thinkers, not shooters.
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Stewart Edmiston

Stewart is a U.S. Air Force & Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, Nationally Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor & Range Safety Officer, N.C. Department of Justice Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, Certified S.P.E.A.R. Personal Defense Readiness Coach, Krav Maga & Reality Based Self-Defense Instructor and Weapons Specialist with over sixteen professional coaching experience.

Scott McClure

Scott is a U.S. Air Force & National Guard Veteran with over 21 years of military experience, including Counter Drug Operations in Columbia and Peru, and a Combat Deployment in Iraq.  Scott is a Certified Concealed Carry Instructor and has been a consultant for Firearm & Tactical Gear companies.  Scott holds several NRA Instructor Certifications: Pistol, Rifle Chief RSO, Home Safety, Personal Protection Inside & Outside The Home. 

Scott McClure

Scott is a U.S. Air Force & National Guard Veteran with over 21 years of military experience, including Counter Drug Operations in Columbia and Peru, and a Combat Deployment in Iraq. Scott is a Certified Concealed Carry Instructor and has been a consultant for Firearm & Tactical Gear companies. Scott holds several NRA Instructor Certifications: Pistol, Rifle Chief RSO, Home Safety, Personal Protection Inside & Outside The Home. 

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Course Outline

Concealed Carry Durham NC
PART ONE

Legal Issues

This part of the course will focus on knowledge of the laws and legal issues surrounding concealed carry and self-defense with a firearm.
NC Common & Statutory Law

Justified Use Of Deadly Force

Concealed Carry Do's & Dont's

How To Interact With Police

Written Legal Examination
PART TWO

Gun Safety

This part of the course will focus on gun safety, shooting fundamentals, safe gun handling and operation, cleaning, maintenance and storage.

Firearm Safety Rules

Gun Handling Essentials

Guns, Ammo & Accessories

Shooting Fundamentals

Shooting Qualification
PART two

Gun Safety

This part of the course will focus on gun safety, shooting fundamentals, safe gun handling and operation, cleaning, maintenance and storage.

Firearm Safety Rules

Gun Handling Essentials

Guns, Ammo & Accessories

Shooting Fundamentals

Shooting Qualification
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What You Will Get

Learn Safety.  Get Licensed.  Gain Knowledge 

Firearm safety is the one of the most important aspects of our Concealed Carry class.  When you sign up for our 5-Star Google Rated Concealed Carry program we will ensure you learn the essential firearm safety rules and how to safely handle and operate a firearm.  Our lead instructors are certified by the N.C. Department Of Justice and by the N.R.A. as firearms instructors and range safety officers.

Getting licensed to carry a concealed firearm in the State of North Carolina is the primary purpose of our Concealed Carry class.  Successful completion of our class will provide you with an Official Certificate that you will need to apply for your Concealed Carry Permit at your local Sheriff's Office.  Our course is approved by the N.C. Department of Justice.

Gaining knowledge of the laws and legal issues surrounding concealed carry and self-defense with a firearm is another key component of our training class.  We teach and decode crucial elements of self-defense firearm law, such as stand your ground laws, the castle doctrine, highly defensible property, self-defense vs. manslaughter, interacting with law enforcement and concealed carry legal issues.
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What is CCH?

CCH Stands For Concealed Carry Handgun

(EDC) Everyday Carry represents the mindset and lifestyle of a person who chooses to carry personal defense weapons and useful utility gear as part a normal daily routine.  EDC is not paranoia, it's preparedness.  It's the intentional act of carrying specific tactical and medical gear on an everyday basis that could be used to protect innocent lives, respond to unexpected emergencies and defend against violent criminals. 

The EDC lifestyle is a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to staying safe, defending yourself and protecting those you love.  Sign up for our next EDC Handgun course to work with our professional firearms coaches who will guide you through the most effective ways to carry your handgun on a daily basis, to rapidly draw and deploy your handgun in response to extreme violence, and to develop a training routine for you to continue training and practicing on your own.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Your Questions Answered

1— HOW DO I REGISTER AND SIGN UP?
HOW TO SIGN UP
Check out this video tutorial on how to get register and get signed up for your Concealed Carry Permit on our website.
2— WHAT ARE THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS?
STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
To obtain the N.C. Concealed Carry Permit, you must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of North Carolina 30 days or longer immediately preceding the filing of the concealed carry application.  You must be at least 21 years-old.  However, we do allow students 18 to 20 years-old to attend the course for early education purposes only.  According to Concealed Carry Handgun Book, "The applicant must not suffer from any physical or mental infirmity that prevents safe handling of a handgun."  Refer to N.C.G.S. 14-415.2 for further requirements and disqualifiers.

TST BACKGROUND CHECKS & DISQUALIFIERS
By registering for our Concealed Carry class you agree to a background check.  If you are a felon, have a record of criminal violence, a history of domestic violence, have been charged with Rioting and Inciting to Riot, have received a Dishonorable Discharge from the Armed Services, or have a documented psychological disorder that present a risk of safety to the individual or the class, you will not be eligible to attend classes with our company. No Exceptions. 

WRITTEN EXAM & SHOOTING QUALIFCATION
To pass the written exam you must score ≥ 80% on the test. 
To pass the shooting qualification you must score ≥ 85% on a B-27 target.

GET THE SHOOTING QUALIFICATION TARGET
Get the B-27 Silhouette Target to practice HERE
We require all rounds to stay within the 7 ring (7, 8, 9 and bullseye area hits count). 
You will be required to shoot 10 rounds from the 3, 5 and 7 yard line.  You must hit 26 or better to qualify under our standard.
3— WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?
ESSENTIAL ITEMS 
You will need a functioning handgun with 30 rounds to complete the shooting qualification.
You will need shooting glasses and hearing protection during the shooting qualification.
You will need a pen and note taking items to complete the state mandated written exam.

Students bringing their own firearm to the course are responsible for bringing the required ammunition and safety equipment.
Students purchasing rentals will be supplied with a firearm, ammunition and required safety equipment.

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DRESS CODE
Our classroom is indoors and climate controlled.  If you run cold bring a hoodie or sweater to wear in class.
Our range is outdoors with covered areas.  Based on the weather forecast bring appropriate clothing.
For the range we recommend close-toed shoes or boots.  Class will be held rain or shine.  
4— CLASSROOM + RANGE PROTOCOLS
1— CLASSROOM PROTOCOL
No live ammo is allowed in the classroom.  If you are bringing your own firearm to the course you must ensure your firearm is unloaded and in a safe configuration prior to entering the building.  No exceptions.  You will NOT need your firearm during the classroom portion of the course.  Safely and securely store your firearm in your vehicle until instructed otherwise.

1a— HOW TO SAFELY CLEAR YOUR FIREARM
Follow this procedure to properly clear and empty your firearm.

Point your firearm in a safe direction and keep your finger off the trigger.  Take out the magazine.  Clear the pistol of any live ammunition. Visually and physically check the barrel to ensure your weapon is unloaded.  Lock the slide to the rear and store weapon appropriately.
Do not enter the classroom until your pistol has been cleared and all live ammunition has been stored in your vehicle.

2— RANGE PROTOCOL

Be sure when traveling to the range that you follow Open Carry Laws during transport. 
When arriving at the range DO NOT remove your handgun from the case, bag or holster until instructed otherwise.  
When exiting your vehicle and approaching the range area DO NOT remove or handle your firearm until instructed otherwise.
Do NOT load any live ammunition into your firearm until your instructors approve you to do so.

2a— UP RANGE & DOWN RANGE
The terms Up Range and Down Range refer to the orientation of a shooting Range. 
Up Range is a safe area where other students, instructors and viewers will be positioned.  You must never point your muzzle up range as you will be violating an important firearm safety rule. 
Down Range is a designated shooting area where you will orient your fire towards specific targets with a dedicated backstop.  Firearm safety rules still apply when shooting down range.

2b— STAGING AREA
There will be a designated Staging Area (aka "tinkering area") for placing your range bags, loading magazines and preparing for the live shooting qualification.  The Staging Area is oriented Up Range in comparison to the firing line.  At the Staging Area you are allowed layout your gear, load magazines with rounds and prepare to move Down Range for the shooting qualification.  You will NOT load magazines or live rounds INTO YOUR FIREARM at the Staging Area.  Loading your firearm will only happen on the firing line with a directive from your instructors, "Load & Make Ready."  

3— FIREARM SAFETY

Always follow these four firearm safety rules.  Failure to follow the rules will disqualify you from the course.

1) Treat your firearm as if it is loaded and dangerous at all times.
2) Do not point your firearm at yourself, your classmates or your instructors.
3) Keep fingers out of triggers until you are on target and instructed to fire.
4) Be aware of what is behind, in front and beside your intended target.

Do not point your firearm at yourself, other students or the instructors.  This rule stands even if you think your firearm is unloaded. Until you are on the firing line and have received directives from the instructors, keep your finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger at all times. Neglecting this rule can get you disqualified and ejected. If your behavior is deemed unsafe you will be asked to leave the range and you will be disqualified from the course without a refund.
5— WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A FIREARM?
RENTAL OPTION
If you do NOT own a firearm, or you are not able to bring one to class, you will need to purchase a rental.  We have a limited amounts of rentals each class.  Each rental includes a firearm, 30 rounds of ammunition, eye protection and ear plugs.  If all the rental options are out of stock, do not register and expect we will have a rental for you.

NEW SHOOTERS
You are expected to know how to safely handle, operate and shoot the firearm you bring to class.  We will certainly teach you safe gun handling and shooting fundamentals but you will not receive private lessons on how to handle, operate and shoot your firearm in this class.   The shooting qualification will consist of 30 rounds, firing 10 rounds from the three, five and seven yard line on a B-27 Silhouette target.  We require all rounds to stay within the 7 ring (7, 8, 9 and bullseye area hits count). You must hit 26 or better to qualify under our standard.   If you need help prior to the course we suggest setting up a private lesson.  Click HERE to set up a private lesson.

Get the B-27 Silhouette Qualification Target to start practicing HERE.
6— HOW TO I GET MY ACTUAL PERMIT?
STEP 1 (CERTIFICATE)
Take our N.C. Department Of Justice approved Concealed Carry Course and pass the written test and shooting qualification.  After you successfully pass the written test and shooting qualification you will receive an official Concealed Carry Certificate.  Do NOT lose your certificate.  We do not retain copies and you are required to take the ORIGINAL certificate to your local Sheriff's office as part of the application process.

STEP 2 (PERMIT)
Schedule an in-person application appointment online through your local Sheriff's website.  Depending on your specific county this could take weeks or months to get your in-person application appointment.  Make sure you bring your ORIGINAL certificate and any other required documents to your in-person appointment.  Complete the in-person application and pay for your Permit.  Depending on your specific county your permit may be mailed, or you will be required to return and pick it up.  Permit issuance varies based on your county.

** FAILING PORTIONS OF THE CLASS ** 
You are required by law to pass BOTH the shooting qualification and the written examination to receive your Concealed Carry Certificate from our company.  If you fail both the shooting qualification and the written test you will have to take the course again.  If you fail only one part of the test we offer a special private lesson for $100 to coach you in the required areas and allow you an opportunity to retest.  If you pass you will receive your Concealed Carry Certificate following your retest.  If you fail the retest you will be required to take the course again.  No exceptions.
7— WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
CANCELLATION POLICIES
All refunds will incur a $15 fee.  This fee covers credit card processing fees and admin time required to process your refund through our payment processing system.  Do not sign up for a course if you have any doubt about being able to attend. 

1— GENERAL REFUND POLICY
Partial refunds will be issued to customers who provide a formal cancellation at least (7) days prior to the start of class.  To receive a Partial Refund we must receive a formal cancellation request prior to 0700 HRS on the Saturday before your scheduled course.  As a courtesy we will allow General Refund customers to reschedule their class once free of charge.

2— ONE WEEK REFUND POLICY 
Refunds will NOT be issued to anyone cancelling their course within seven days prior to the start of the class.  Customers who cancel within this time period will forfeit their payment or have the option reschedule to future class.  As a courtesy we will allow One Week Refund customers to reschedule their class once free of charge.

3 — LATE NOTICE REFUND POLICY
Refunds will not be issued to anyone cancelling within 24 hours prior to class start time or the same day of their course. Customers who cancel within this time period will forfeit their payment and will not be offered a courtesy reschedule option.  You are required to input your email and phone during your registration. This is how we will communicate with you.  If we cannot reach you because of bad contact information that is out of our control. 

4 — RESCHEDULE POLICY
Customers who have received approval for a class reschedule are allowed ( 1 ) courtesy reschedule only.
A second reschedule will incur a $50 fee.  Additional reschedules are not permitted and customers will forfeit payment. 
Choose your class date wisely and check your calendar to make sure you don't have conflicting appointments before registering.

Send cancellation requests and refund questions to [email protected]
8— OTHER CLASS INFORMATION
CLASS START TIMES 
Class start times vary between 0800 - 0900 hrs.  Your class start time will be emailed to you the week of your class in the Class Confirmation email.  Make sure you enter a valid email address when you register that you check regularly.  Add "[email protected]" to your approved email list so our emails don't get blocked or sent to Spam.

CLASS END TIME
Class end time will vary based upon your specific start time and class size. Our course meets the N.C. Criminal Justice & Standards Division requirements and will be at least 8 hours long with a mandatory written test and shooting qualification.  Plan to be released around 1700 hrs. 

CLASSROOM LOCATION
Final class details regarding classroom location will be sent to you the week of your class in the Class Confirmation email.  Unless otherwise instructed the classroom location will be at Triangle Self-Defense Training Center in South Durham. 

RANGE LOCATION
Final class details regarding range location will be sent to you the week of your class in the Class Confirmation email.  Unless otherwise instructed the range location will be at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina.  The Range is an outdoor, private and gated shooting range with covered bays, a shoot house and regular shooting competitions. 

CLASS OVERVIEW
Our class is one full day.  Dedicated portions of the course focus on firearms safety, lethal force law, N.C. common law, N.C. statutory law, where you can and can't carry in the state of N.C, how to properly interact with law enforcement and shooting fundamentals. This class will fully cover all of these requirements and provide you with the necessary training to receive your North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit.

COVID NOTE
We reserve the right to change classroom location and start time to accommodate local and state regulations regarding COVID-19.  We are following CDC guidelines regarding cleaning and sanitation to ensure a safe and healthy experience for our customers.  Students may be asked to wear face masks depending upon the federal and state health recommendations at the time of your class.

The Range

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The Range at True North Firearm Center,
5027 Hancock Road, Oxford NC 27565

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