Concealed Weapons Course Description and Requirements

This is not your typical Concealed Carry Course! We spend 6 to 8 hrs working together on firearms safety, Florida State Statutes, use of force, situational awareness, “what if scenarios”, correct pistol fundamentals, combat mindset and much more. Our goal is to provide you with current information, skills, and basics so you may have a solid foundation to work from. We try to shoot at least 100 rounds during this course.

Apprehensive? Good. We believe that means you have a healthy respect for the firearm. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced shooter we will work with the skills you bring to the range. We choose to keep the number of participants under 10 so that we can have a more interactive experience, while maintaining high levels of safety. Our certificates are earned, not given. I guarantee you will leave us with much more than just a piece of paper.

The first step is to insure you are eligible to obtain a permit in accordance with Florida Law. Please refer to the Concealed Weapon or Firearm Application Instructions from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regarding eligibility requirements.

Equipment List

    Pistol: You will need a firearm (pistol) with 2 magazines or speed loaders. When you come to class please leave your unloaded firearm in your vehicle. We recommend you bring the firearm you will use as your primary for your concealed carry permit. If you do not have a current firearm we may have some to rent. Please contact course instructors well in advance to check on the availability of a rental firearm.

    Ammunition: This course will require up to 100 rounds of ammunition. There are several factors that will influence round count so we would rather you have more than less.

    Hearing and Eye Protection

    Appropriate Clothing: We will spend a significant part of the day on the range so we recommend you wear clothing that protects your entire body. Long pants, long sleeve shirt and good foot-wear. Boots or sneakers are recommended, NO sandals. Don’t forget a good hat to protect you from the sun. We will shoot in the rain unless lightening is present so please be prepared for inclement weather.

    Sun Screen: A must!

    Note taking material: Paper and pencil/pen

    Food/Drinks: Please bring enough food and refreshments to sustain yourself all day!

Concealed Weapons Permit Class Dates

Location Information: After your registration has been completed you will recieve and e-mail two days prior to class with location information.

2024 Course Dates: TBA

Price: $275

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"When my fiancée and I were searching for a conceal/carry weapons course, Advanced Defensive Concepts came highly recommended. Marc and Tom are very approachable instructors, and they lived up to their reputation for emphasizing safety, which made the shooting exercises more enjoyable. These guys don't have to brag about being experienced; they exude the professionalism and confidence you'd expect from seasoned operators. We were very impressed all around and are looking forward to going back for more training."
~Brent Campbell

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