How To Prepare For A Concealed Carry Class


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Congratulations. You have decided to become a concealed carrier. And as exciting as that right is, you must know just how much responsibility comes with the role, too.


Being legally able to carry a firearm means that you can always protect those around you - including your loved ones. But you need to have a good understanding of how to do that properly and safely.


Spending a couple of hours in a concealed carry class can lay the foundation for your confidence and ability to carry a firearm.

Importance of Concealed Carry Classes

Concealed carry classes are for people of all skill levels. They are designed as a means of educating you on the laws that surround concealed carrying. For instance, there are places where you are allowed to carry and where you cannot. And hearing real-life examples of everyday situations encountered while carrying, will give you a deeper understanding of what is expected of you as a concealed carry individual.


Educating yourself doesn’t stop with the laws, though. At concealed carry classes, you will learn the basics about firearms, such as:


  • The proper handling of a firearm

  • Loading and unloading

  • Firing the gun

  • How to maintain the firearm


And, of course, how to properly and effectively conceal carry, whether in a holster, a purse, etc.

What to Expect at Your Concealed Carry Class

Your concealed carry class will likely run for one session. And it typically lasts about three to four hours. You will learn all the information we discussed above as well as basic handling of the firearm. But you will also get hands-on experience, too. After all, if you are going to be carrying a gun with you, you need to know how to shoot it properly.


Highly trained instructors will show you how to handle the firearm and fire it. Don’t worry -

you don’t need to own a gun to take a concealed carry class. Besides, if you are a beginner, you should gain an understanding of how to properly handle a firearm before purchasing one.

Be Prepared With These Tips

Are you getting excited about your class? These tips will make sure you are fully prepared and ready.


This is not firearm training. Remember, when you attend a concealed carry class, you are learning basic firearm handling, but it is primarily about the laws, practical situations and carrying the firearm. This is not the class to expect extensive firearm training.


Wear the proper attire. It is a good idea to dress appropriately when going to a shooting range, even for your concealed carry class. Pants are the best option as are closed-toe shoes.


Take your time to understand. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you just didn’t understand the law. This can land you in some serious hot water. If you are going to conceal carry, then you need to know the law - and abide it.


It is not a competition. The class is about educating yourself - and it is not meant to be a competition of knowledge or skill.


Experience Thorough Firearms Training At Vienna Arsenal Training

Ready to get started? If you are interested in taking a concealed carry course, then you should know that Vienna Arsenal Training has a couple of different options, as well as various levels of firearms training. These all-inclusive classes are meant for everyone. We want to make sure that you have all the skills necessary for personal safety and firearm proficiency.


Contact Vienna Arsenal Training at 703-776-9838 or book your training course online.

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