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Concealed Carry & Home Defense

Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit (CCW) in the state of DE.

Duration: 5 hours classroom, 3 hours range



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Class completion will qualify you to apply for your Delaware Concealed Carry permit. It will require you complete the classroom portion of the class as well as live range fire for qualification.  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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Topics Covered

Safe gun handling

Knowledge of:
• Revolvers

! Function and parts of a Revolver
! Reasons for choosing a Revolver
! Safe Cleaning and Care • Semi automatic! Function and parts of a Semi automatic
! Reasons for choosing a Semi automatic
! Safe Cleaning and Care

Safe storage of firearms • Weapon locks

• Safes

  • Lock boxes

  • Handout - Eddie Eagle rules for children

    Knowledge and safe handling of ammunition• Storage

    • Loading
    • Unloading
    Safe storage of ammunition and child safety

  • Storing separate from firearm

  • Keep out of reach for children

  • Instruction regarding federal and state laws pertaining to the lawful

    purchase, ownership, transportation, use and possession of firearms

    Student handout and Review of state laws Title 11
    Instruction regarding the laws of the State of Delaware pertaining to the use of deadly force for self-defense
    Student handout and review of 11 Del. C. 1953

    Attack avoidance techniques and how to manage a violent confrontation

  • Situational awareness

  • Physiological and psychological effects of stress in a deadly force situation

  • Attack management principles

Ammunition malfunctions Hangfire


Squib Load Firearm malfunctions

Failure to extract Failure to eject Failure to feed

• Shield/cover

Conflict resolution

  • De-escalation techniques

  • Tension/ tension reduction cycle

    When to shoot and when not

  • Identify Safe Targets and What’s Beyond Them

  • Environmental awareness

    2 Hours Live Range fire – 150 rounds minimum

    Shooting fundamentals

  • Identifying eye dominance

  • Shooting positions:



  • Pistol Grip & Stance

  • Aiming:

    Sight Alignment

    Sight Picture

  • Trigger squeeze

  • Breath control

  • Follow through

  • Correcting errors

    Types of malfunctions and how to clear them

Holster draws – weapon empty

  • From a concealed carry

  • Creating distance from threat

    Live fire shooting exercises

    • Lateral movement drills

    • Shooting from cover

    • Multiple shot drills

    • Multiple target drills

    • 50 round Course of fire 3 yards to 15 Yards

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Expectations and Outcomes

Certificate upon completion to apply for DE CCDW

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Concealed Carry Training, In Home Defense Training, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

state ID or drivers license

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

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  • Handgun
  • Ammunition - 150
  • Holster
  • Lunch
  • Water / Beverage
  • Pen & Notebook
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Eye & Ear Protection
Firearm rental, ammo purchase, eye/ear protection & a holster will be provided if you do not own.