RATH-Defense, LLC logo

Pistol-1: Basic & CCW

Basic - Full Basic Pistol Course & Conceal Carry Course

Duration: 6 hours



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability

There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

ShootingClasses.com target icon


The RATH-Defense/Raven One-Five CCW Course is different than other CCW Classes. Our class focuses more on the firearms training part. Rather than spend four to six hours in the classroom being lectured on the laws, we provide the laws for pre-class reading, as well as the test on the laws. This allows us to go over the test during the in-person class and provides more time for explanations and answering questions that would normally be taken up by the reading of the laws. The majority of our class is focused on ensuring you have a better understanding of your firearm and how to use it.

The class starts with covering the exam, answering questions about the laws, and scenarios. This firearms portion is geared towards beginner/new shooters but will also help advanced shooters with practicing the fundamentals and refining their skills. Also covered, are weapon safe principles, weapons handling, and loading/unloading.  We also pride ourselves in teaching students at a professional, but approachable level. We do not run our range as if we are Military Drill Sergeants.

scope icon

Topics Covered

  • ARS [Arizona Laws]
  • Firearms Safety
  • Firearm Fundamentals
  • Draw/Reholster
  • Admin Load/Unload

certification icon

Expectations and Outcomes

  • Basic understanding of ARS as applied to CCW and Use of Force
  • Safe Firearms Handling
  • Basic Firearm Fundamental Application
  • Education/Application Requirements for AZ CCW Permit Application [packet will be provided]

course types icon


Basic, Concealed Carry Training

course requirements icon

Documentation Requirements

Complete Pre-Course work:  Pre-Course Reading-AZ laws & Pre-Course test

Optional pistol handbook
is not needed for the test.  It is a reference manual for reinforcing the firearm skills covered in the class when practicing on your own after the class.

requirements icon


See our Packing List:  CCW and Pistol-1 Packing List