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Basic - A great Pre-LTC course and an opportunity for current LTC holders to refresh on their shooting skills.

Duration: 3.5 hours classroom, 1 hours range time



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The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Home Defense Course is a 3.5 hour course (plus range time). Prior firearms experience if preferable, but not required. This course covers:

The basic firearm safety rules. Learn how to safely and properly handle, use and store a handgun. Learn proper basic pistol shooting fundamentals such as aiming, grip, stance, breathing, trigger control, and much more.

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Topics Covered

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course. The following states recognize our “signed” USCCA certificates which satisfy the training requirement for that State’s Concealed Carry Permit. The list include: Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Government issued identification

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

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Firearm with case
Hearing protection
Eye protection
50 rounds commercial produced (store bought - no reloads)