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Basic Pistol & CCW Class

Basic - Taught by USCCA Certified Instructors

Duration: 6+ hours classroom plus range time



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Our mantra is that we would really like to help people become:


More than we want to make  “shooters”. Don’t get me wrong… shooting is FUN! But not for people who have grown up with bad feelings toward firearms, or have scary memories of them growing up – that’s why we are sensitive to every person and the learning needs they have.

Our course is not a “quickie” because you cannot really learn what we want you to know in just a couple of hours. The USCCA has a terrific course designed to help everyone have a good respect for their firearms and also a trust that they (firearms) can be your best friend too.

Our CCW class is based mostly on the USCCA Curricula with emphasis on DEFENSIVE shooting rather than marksmanship. The most important time to ever need your gun is to protect yourself, or your loved ones. Here are the main points we teach:

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Florida laws, conflict avoidance and awareness of one's surroundings.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>How using a firearm affects you mentally, physiologically, and financially.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>We internalize the 4 Basic Rules of Firearm Safety and the reasons we have them.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Learn about the types of handguns there are, how they work, how to rack them if they are semi-automatic, how to load them, the ammo, the recoil, and the way we might carry them.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>We learn grip, stance and aiming techniques.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Learn the importance of proper care of our firearms.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY to prevent accidents on the range and every day.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>How to handle malfunctions and lastly,

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Range etiquette.

The day is full of information, but provided in a fun and interesting way. No matter what instructors you have for this course you will not feel ignored, rushed or over-whelmed because the instructors are pros. No one has ever complained of "death by PowerPoint", although we do use PowerPoint presentations. No one has ever said it was too long, because they were entertained and were learning the entire day. PowerPoints are interjected with movies, graphics, graphs, and memes that all help to make the important points clear while still having time for questions and personal attention.

Join us for a terrific learning experience with people who really understand your questions, anxieties, and excitement around this dynamic subject. Whether you are a seasoned shooter with years of experience or newbies... everyone will get something out of this class.


Here are just a few of the actual reviews from former students:

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>I’ve held a ccw permit from another state for 24 years, but learned more about the responsibilities of gun ownership and concealed carry in those few hours than I ever knew before.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Welcoming, non-judgmental toward new gun owners/class attendees, and all-around fun instruction. I will definitely take another class with this organization! Thank you, and great job.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>AimPower provided an exemplary experience for our family! We highly recommend them to anyone seeking CCW certification training.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Instruction was professional thorough. I left the class very pleased with the knowledge I gained.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Very thorough and well thought out instruction. Definitely worth my money and then some. And, it was an enjoyable experience.

<![if !supportLists]>·        <![endif]>Well informed. Great interactive class. I would recommend to anyone.



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Topics Covered

  • Florida CCW applying, requirements and statutes
  • Developing a Personal Protection Plan
  • What to do if you ever have to fire your gun
  • Introduction to the legal aspects of shooting, including legal repercussions
  • What happens to you mentally, physiologically and emotionally after a shooting
  • How firearms work
  • Shooting fundamentals- Grip, Stance, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture
  • Range etiquette
  • and much more

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Expectations and Outcomes

The State of Florida requires that I observe you safely (and hopefully competently) handle a firearm and shoot the firearm.

As soon as the shooting portion is complete we will sign your certificate as legal proof that you have taken a firearm safety class as required by the state. We hope you will find this class more than just a safety class.

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

I will be creating your certificates prior to class. It is imperative that your name on that certificate matches EXACTLY how it appears on YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE. If it is not correct on the registration form, please mail a picture of your drivers license. There will be a $10 charge for re-printing any certificates - I really just hope you double check this information.

Women: PLEASE DO NOT wear any low cut or scoop necked tops. Once a semiautomatic firearm is shot a shell casing is ejected... and it is warm. Wearing low cut tops almost guarantees a direct hit! Speaking from experience you won't want that.
ALSO you may wish to bring a ball cap (something with a brim) to prevent ejected rounds from hitting your face, and please don't wear open-toed shoes.

The class is devloped from a book, written by the USCCA: "Concealed Carry and Home Defense". This book will be available for purchase at the class if you wish to buy it for $35.

Bring a lunch/snacks with you and something to drink. Unfortunately we will be working throughout the class and you might need some sustenance.

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

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During the shooting qualification part of the class you will use our firearms and our ammunition for this. IF you prefer to use your own firearm, you must also provide your own ammunition.
Also, you will have the opportunity to stay and practice with your own gun if you wish.