SC Concealed Weapon Permit Course

Basic - Learn the rules to carry a firearm concealed in the state of South Carolina

Duration: Approximately 4 hours in class and Approximately 2 hours on the range



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This course will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. To teach you SC laws concerning concealed carry permit

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Topics Covered

Pistol knowledge and safe gun handling
Common pistol actions
Parts of pistol
Loading/Unloading pistol
Rules for safe gun handling
Safe trigger finger position
Cartridge components
Pistol failures
Fundamental of pistol shooting
Selecting a pistol
Principles of concealment
Drawing from concealment
SC firearm laws
Types of holsters
Securing a firearm in a holster
Cocked and locked carrying of a firearm
Response to someone attempting to take your firearm 
De-escalation techniques and strategies 
Deadly Force Decision
Self Defense Protection
Other training resoutces

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Expectations and Outcomes

  • Successful completion of this course the student will have a good understanding of the responsibilities of gun ownership and legal responsibilities of carrying concealed in South Carolina and the student will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training

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Documentation Requirements

Drivers License
Retired or Former Military DD214
Retired LEO proof of retirement/pension documentation
Active/Retired SC LEO current legal and firearm training documentation
Disabled Veterans documentation from VA indicating disability percentage

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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Please bring eye protection, ear protection, unloaded firearm, holster for firearm, 25 rounds of ammunition, driver's license.

You can rent a firearm and ammo in the add on section of the registration page.

You can submit your CWP application documentation and have your fingerprints taken and submitted directly to SLED electronically for processing thru IdentoGo. Ask your instructor for further information.