Certified Concealed Carry

USCCA Certified Concealed Carry CourseThis United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Concealed Carry Course is for any pistol permit holder looking to broaden their skills and be prepared to defend themselves with their handgun if the need arose. This course also may help permit holders looking to upgrade their permit to remove restrictions. Signup via the form on the bottom of the page located here.

Read what our students have to say about this course:

"I have to say that this was the second course I have taken and they get better and better. The Class was very informative and interactive. It moves on pretty fast so not too much down time really. The content was on point and the instructors are very knowledgeable. I am definitely looking forward to taking more courses in the future. I highly recommend everyone to take the courses offered by PS&ED!" ~ Reinaldo from Clay, NY about our USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Course

The content was on point and the instructors are very knowledgeable.

"Matt, thank you so much. The class was great! I learned so much. Was a great length and your instructors are very knowledgeable." ~ Steve from Onondaga, NY about our USCCA Concealed Carry Course.

…your instructors are very knowledgeable.

"I've taken both a private lesson, and now the USCCA Basic Concealed Carry Firearms Course with Matt after today. He is an excellent trainer in the classroom and especially on the range during live fire. His extensive experience provides real life examples of the Do's & Do not's of laws, safety, and proper marksmanship techniques; Not just routine target shooting but real life scenarios all responsible permit holders need to know & practice, but can't always do so during routine range time at most clubs. All levels of experience need to take the many courses Matt and his staff offer. Highly recommend; well worth the cost." ~ David from Liverpool, NY about our private lessons and USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Course

He is an excellent trainer…

Classroom Time: 5 hours
Range Time: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Must have a pistol permit
Lessons include:

  • Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan – Statics and Trends, Defining a Personal Protection Plan, Conflict Avoidance, Situational Awareness, Color Codes of Awareness, Areas to Avoid, Cover, Concealment, and an Exit Strategy, How a Permit to Carry Fits
  • Self Defense Firearms Basics – Safety, Understanding Semi-Automatics, Understanding Revolvers, Understanding Modern Striker-Fired Handguns, Gun and Ammo Malfunctions and how to deal with them, Selecting a Handgun, Ammo
  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals – Defensive shooting versus Marksmanship, Grip, Shooting Platform, Aligning the Muzzle to Target, Point Shooting, Unsighted/Sighted Fire, Flash Sight Picture, Trigger Control
  • The Legal Use of Force – Defining Force, Legal Use of Force, Deadly Force, Where Reasonable Force ends and Deadly Force Begins, Force Scenarios, What Prosecutors Want to Know, Defending Home and Property
  • Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath – Fight or Flight, Adrenaline and Endorphines, Recognizing Threats, Issuing Commands, When Left with No Other Choice, When Right to Use Deadly Force Ends, Immediate Aftermath, Phone Calls to Make, When Police Arrive, Statements to Police, During and After your Arrest
  • Gear and Gadgets – Holster Types and Holster Retention, Belts, Flashlights, Weapon Mounted Lights, Lasers, Firearms Storage
  • Basic and Advanced Skills – Creating a Training Program, Dry Firing, Drills, What’s Next?
  • Course of Fire – Using a defensive handgun and concealed holster to practice advanced drills in order to build muscle memory

PACKING LIST:

  • Pistol Permit
  • Reliable EDC (every day carry) concealable handgun (.380/.38 up to .45ACP) unloaded and cased upon arrival
  • Quality on body, strong side, concealable holster (NONE OF THESE TYPE HOLSTERS: Serpa, ankle, bra, purse, cross draw, pocket, or shoulder)
  • Two to three magazines
  • Magazine pouch or pockets to store mags
  • At least 100 rounds of target ammunition
  • At least 20 rounds of defensive ammunition
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Cover garment to conceal handgun
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Base ball cap/hat with brim
  • Weather and range appropriate clothing (no shorts or open toed shoes)

Signup via the form on the bottom of the page located here.