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Defensive Pistol, Concealed Carry & Home Defense


Duration: 4-5 hours



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A perfect class for beginners or for more seasoned shooters who want to better understand personal defense outside the home, home defense, safe firearms manipulation, and the concealed carry laws in the state of Florida (and how the recent changes in the law apply to you). Taught by Tara Dixon Engel, author of The Handgun Guide for Women certified NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer, USCCA instructor and USCCA Training Counselor and Glenda Schweer, NRA Range Safety Officer and USCCA Certified Trainer. The class is lively, interactive and very detailed. You will learn practical skills as well as legal details from an FDLE certified law enforcement trainer and lots of information that will make you a better shooter and a safer gun owner.

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Topics Covered

* The seven principles of Marksmanship
* Securing your home
* The basics of defensive or point-index shooting
* Definitions relating to use of force
* Legal ramifications of defending yourself
* Selecting the gun that's right for YOU
* Deciding how/if to carry
* Understanding Florida law
and MORE...

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Expectations and Outcomes

You will receive a certificate via email after the class that will allow you to apply for a concealed carry license with the state of Florida. You will receive multiple handouts that will help you absorb and retain the information shared during the class. By the end of the class you will understand the basics of marksmanship as well as defensive shooting, you will understand firearms safety, you will have foundational knowledge of Florida law and you will better understand the rights and responsibilities guaranteed us by the Second Amendment.

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Basic, Intermediate, Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Bring your driver's license to the class.

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If you own a firearm that you plan to carry or use for home defense, please bring it with you (unloaded) along with 50 rounds of ammunition. Please remember there is still an ammunition shortage for certain calibers. Make sure you plan in advance.
Dress comfortably in closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes. Low-cut necklines and hot brass don't mix...but you make the call; eye and ear protection if you have it (if not, it is available for a small fee on the range), pen and paper if you wish to take notes, extra cash if you need to purchase ammo or other accessories.