USCCA Concealed Carry

and Home Defense Fundamentals

Course Goal:  The USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Course is a comprehensive seminar for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self defense. The class is approximately 8 hours long and includes a live-fire range component. In this seminar you will learn conflict avoidance, situational awareness; handgun, shotgun & AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters, legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training. 

This mid level Course uses curriculum developed by renowned Firearms Trainer and USCCA Vice President, Michael Martin. This multi-faceted course includes training from Michael Martin's 'Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals'. This course advances the mindset for the responsible defensive firearms owner by focusing on and understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; handgun & shotgun basics; shooting fundamentals; the Physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of the use of deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath; and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

 

Students will also receive a copy of Michael Martin's 200+ page training manual "Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals," (a $31.95 Value!). A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course. 

 

Lesson Topics Include:

 

Lesson One: DEVELOPING A PERSONAL & HOME PROTECTION PLAN

   » Why is Conflict Avoidance so Important?
   » Situational Awareness
   » The Color Codes of Awareness
   » Observing our Environments
   » More on Conflict Avoidance
   » Planning for Home Defense
   » Mental Exercises

Lesson Two: SELF-DEFENSE FIREARMS BASICS

   » Four Universal Safety Rules
   » Properly Clearing Semi-Automatics and Revolvers
   » Additional Safety Considerations
   » Double Action versus Single Action
   » Revolver and Semi-Automatic Examples
   » Other Considerations 
   » Ammunition Malfunctions
   » Understanding Ammunition, Ballistics, Take Down Factor, Gauge & Calibers
   » An Introduction to Home Defense Shotguns, and the AR-15 Platform
   » Tasers and Pepper Spray

Lesson Three: DEFENSIVE SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS

   » Muscle Memory
   » Proper Grip
   » Stance: Body and Arm Positions
   » Point Shooting
   » Sight Shooting
   » Flash Sight Picture
   » Trigger Control

Lesson Four:  THE LEGAL USE OF FORCE

   » Legal Definitions of Reasonable Force and Deadly Force
   » Understanding the Use of Force Continuum
   » The Legal Use of Deadly Force
   » Defense in the Home
   » Defending Property

Lesson Five:  VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS AND THEIR AFTERMATH

   » Understanding Fight or Flight
   » The Physiological Reactions Associated with Extreme Stress
   » When We’re Left with No Other Choice
   » When the Right to use Deadly Force Ends
   » The Immediate Aftermath
   » Dealing with the Police

Lesson Six:  GEAR AND GADGETS

   » Explaining Holster Retention
   » Types of Holsters
   » Other Gear Including Belts, Lights and Lasers

Lesson Seven:  BASIC AND ADVANCED SKILLS

   » Properly and Safely Conducting Dry Fire Exercises
   » Self-Led and Instructor-Led Range Exercises from Beginner to Expert
   » What’s Next?

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • A valid NY State pistol permit (if class is being held in NY)

  • A suitable defensive handgun 9mm or higher (semi-autos) or .38 SPL (revolvers)

  • A quality belt mounted holster for your firearm

  • 200 rounds of ammunition (minimum)

  • Optic & hearing protection

  • Appropriate range attire

  • A ready to learn positive attitude

 

 

Are you prepared to take your home and concealed carry defensive skills to the next level? If so, give us a call today.

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