Are you considering carrying a pistol for protection? As a savvy and responsible gun owner, you know that effective personal protection involves more than buying a compact pistol and an IWB (inside the waistband) holster. It requires education, training, and practice. Want to learn how to best protect yourself with a firearm? This is the perfect class for you.
In the GA Firing Line CCW class, you’ll get more than just a lesson in carrying your weapon. We’ll provide you with both the physical and mental skills necessary to be aware of, understand, and handle any threats that you may encounter.
Because this is an intermediate class, we do require that students have some prerequisite shooting experience. We expect all students to be familiar with their sidearms, but we do not want to discourage beginner level shooters, either. Whether you’re a new shooter or you just feel like you could use a refresher on gun safety and shooting skills, we recommend taking our NRA First Steps class. After that, please feel free to come back and hone your everyday carry skills in this class.
Why GAFL CCW
Your most powerful self-defense tool lies right between your ears. With the right mindset, you’ll always be prepared to handle a threat to yourself or your loved ones.
Know your rights. In this portion of the class, our students learn the legal concepts governing self-defense and firearms.
Some methods are better than others. In this class, you’ll learn the most effective means to carry a concealed firearm.
The live-fire range portion of the class allows students to practice the draw process from concealment to gain comfort, familiarity, and confidence.
- Mind Set
- Situational Awareness, Pre-Violence Indicators, and Conflict Avoidance
- Elements of a Lethal Threat
- Use of Lethal Force
- Aspects of Defensive Ammunition
- Holster and Gear Selection
- Drawing from Concealment
- Shooting from Retention
- Rapid Target Engagement
You will need the following
- 1 Center fire handgun (semi- automatic or revolver) of at least .380 caliber or greater
- 1 Safe and serviceable strong-side hip holster
- 1 Magazine pouch
- 3 magazines or speed loaders
- 100 Rounds of quality ammunition (no steel core ammo permitted)
- Covering garment (loose shirt, vest, or light jacket). One of each style of cover garment is preferred
If you need assistance with any missing items on this list, the GA Firing Line staff will be happy to help you out.
“I love equipping our clients with the physical and mental tools they need to protect themselves and those they love. There are very few things I enjoy more than watching our clients walk away feeling a new sense of confidence in their ability to defend themselves no matter what life throws at them.”