Do I need my own gun to take a class?

If you do NOT already have a firearm, DO NOT BUY ONE FOR CLASS!

Students do NOT need to own a firearm to take a specific course, especially concealed carry. We would much rather rent you one for one day so you can learn what particular firearm may suit you.

Many students prefer to take a course first before deciding on a gun of their own. Others borrow a firearm from a friend or relative. This is perfectly acceptable. If you borrow a gun from a friend or neighbor for training and you are unfamiliar with it, please notify the instructors before loading the firearm. They will gladly assist you with double-checking the integrity of the firearm and showing you how to safely load and unload it before you have to use it.

If you don’t have a firearm, we will gladly provide you with a firearm and enough ammunition for the course for a fee of $30. Just bring cash with you on class day and you can shoot one of ours. The guns we loan to students are usually either .22 for Basic Pistol, or 9mm for Concealed Carry classes.

Important Note:

There are MANY reasons you might not want to go out and purchase a gun before you take the concealed carry class. Chief among these are mode of carry, hand size, right or left handedness, kids in the home, and many other factors.

We would much rather rent you a firearm for the day and then give you the knowledge in class so you can properly choose a firearm that will suit your purposes rather than have you go out and purchase something expensive only to find out it’s really not the best firearm for your situation.

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