Sam Platia
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Concealed Carry and Home Defense, LLC

Sam Platia

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Former Military, Instructor

7 Years Instructing

PH: 610 509 1569

Available Courses

Next Class Course Type Difficulty
Next class: Oct 5
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AR 15 Defensive Skills
Learn how to handle, breakdown an AR
Basic Basic
Next class: Aug 3
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Defensive Handgun Level I
Develop your skills using instinctive bo…
Intermediate, USCCA Courses Intermediate
Next class: Sep 7
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Defensive Handgun Level II
Advanced Advanced
Next class: Aug 31
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Defensive Handgun Level III (IWB Training)
Advanced, Concealed Carry Training Advanced
No Upcoming Classes
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Emergency First Aid Fundamnetals
Practical first aid for all ages
Specialty Other N/A
No Upcoming Classes
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Personalized Shooting Instruction
Great for first time shooters or individ…
Basic, Intermediate Basic
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Realtor Safety & Self-Defense Class
Designed for real estate agents
Specialty Other N/A
Next class: Aug 24
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Unarmed Defensive Tactics Course
Learn additional hand skills when your f…
Basic, Specialty Other, Combatives / Less Lethal, Prepping and Survival Skills Basic
Next class: Jul 6
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USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense
No Experience Required
Basic, Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses Basic
Next class: Nov 23
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Women’s Basic Handgun and Home Defense
Designed for new Women shooters
Basic, Women's Only Courses Basic
Next class: Aug 9
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Youth Firearm and Safety Fundamentals
Children’s Safety
Basic Basic target icon

About Concealed Carry and Home Defense, LLC

A  Training Counselor and Certified Firearms Instructor with the United States Concealed Carry Asssociation , NRA Certified Range Officer, U.S .Marine Corps Veteran and a  Master 4th Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts  .   Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley where he still resides with his family, Sam  has a  strong commitment for safety, situational awareness and conflict avoidance which is a top priority in both class room training and on the firing range.  All classes are taught in a  relaxed atmosphere with a limited number of students in each class.  Since many students are handling a firearm for the first time and are unsure what to expect, by limiting class size allows for individual attention and an ultimate learning experience.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, USCCA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Instructor Training Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Combatives / Less Lethal, CPR / AED (First Aid for Lay Rescuers) certification icon


-Certified Firearms Instructor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
-Training Counselor with the USCCA
-Certified Master 4th Degree Black Belt
-Certified Range Officer
-US Marine Corps Veteran cancellation policy icon


Cancellation Policy

MUST be put in writing via email. Our email address is 
If you cancel your scheduled class date 72 hours before your meeting time there is no rescheduling fee, 
however, the deposit remains NON-REFUNDABLE. Any notice less than 72 hours will 
require a $50.00 rescheduling fee in addition to any balance owed
with the exception of the courses listed below.
 Rescheduling Policy
We allow ONE courtesy reschedule providing we received a minimum 72 hour notice. 
THIS IS NOT VALID FOR NO-SHOWS and does not apply to the Defensive Handgun Level I, II and III courses, 
Unarmed Defensive Tactics Course and Instructor Course.
No Show Policy
A “no-show” is someone who misses a scheduled class without canceling or rescheduling 72 hours. 
in advance of their scheduled class date, any money paid will be forfeited and the student will 
need to start the registration process from the beginning.

Reschedule Policy

See Cancellation Policy above

Refund Policy

See Cancellation Policy above waiver icon


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Concealed Carry and Home Defense

5 stars

From: Anthony

This is a very professional course of practical information, much of which I had not considered as it affects decisions about concealed carry and home protection, as well as basic instruction on safely handling a firearm, including range shooting. I'm actually leaning toward NOT ever carrying in public, and might even not keep a gun in my house. I'll decide after taking additional shooting sessions. But the discussions of safety alertness, de-escalation of potentially violent situations, applying common sense at all times, along with legal ramifications of any use of a firearm, were highly valuable.

Defensive Handgun Fundamentals

5 stars

From: Michael

This was my second course taken with Sam Platia and like the first one, it was awesome! I learned so much in this course. Definitely a course to get your adrenaline pumping while under stress from the hypothetical scenarios that Sam and his fellow instructors (Carmine and Tim) put together. I enjoyed the course so much that I plan to take the advanced course in the Spring. If you’re looking for concealed carry training sessions with impressive instructors, look no further than to Sam Platia’s courses. Again, big thanks to Instructor’s Carmine and Tim for providing personalized instruction while on the range.

Concealed Carry and Home Defense

5 stars

From: Jeanette

I would recommend this class to everyone who needs that extra knowledge on key strategies to feel safe, comfortable and knowing what to do if and when the time comes for home defense. Also very important knowledge on how to properly and lawfully carry.

Defensive Handgun Fundamentals

5 stars

From: Nick

This was an excellent class that exceeded my expectations. This was the second class I have taken about gun safety and the law (took the first class at a different facility and thought I was at least thoroughly knowledgeable about the legal aspects of self-defense. I took this course to learn about the law and having a practical self defense strategy. I would highly recommend taking this course at Guthsville Rod & Gun Club.

Advanced Defensive Handgun Techniques

5 stars

From: Tim

Another day well spent. Despite the heat, Sam and his assistants Tim and Carmine kept the class moving while being mindful of the heat and we all completed the class with not incident. The techniques Sam taught today were easily understood. Now it's up to each of us to practice to develop these new skills in case we are ever in a situation where we need to apply them. I would highly recommend Sam to any of my friends looking to learn defensive shooting techniques. video icon