Handguns, Ammunition and Their Parts:
Second to safety, a proper concealed carry class should cover the proper parts and function of handguns and ammunition. This information will be useful to the student as they select their tools for defense.
The difference between target ammunition vs. defensive (hollow point) ammunition should be addressed and why a responsibly armed citizen should always carry demonstrably reliable defensive ammunition in their firearms that are used for concealed carry and/or home defense.
There are many types and models of handguns in the market; revolvers, semi-automatics, Glocks, Smith and Wesson’s and Sig Sauer’s. Each model may differ in features, functions and size. Further, buying a handgun for concealed carry is a very personal matter. A good instructor will give you the pros and cons of the various different types of handguns. Also, they will provide information so that the student can make their own decision about what is right for them.
Proper shooting Technique:
What would the use of a class on concealed carry be if it did not contain sections on how to properly and accurately shoot a handgun? Principles of marksmanship such as proper grip, aiming technique and trigger manipulation, as well as shooting stance are all important to building a proper foundation for new and experienced shooters.
Most classes are less than a day and that is mainly classroom information. Instructors use the live fire exercises to demonstrate safe firearm handling. There will be a minimum focus on accuracy when shooting. A good concealed carry will have each student shooting well above minimum qualification required.