What To Expect During Your Concealed Carry Permit Training Course

Are you seeking a concealed carry permit and need to go through the training course to get it? If so, you may be wondering what to expect to learn during the training course. 

Pistol Knowledge

One of the first things that you'll learn during the course is about the parts that make up a pistol. It's incredibly important to know what everything is and how they work together. Your instructor will demonstrate the various functions to you so that you are well prepared for hands-on training later on.

You'll also review the basics regarding the different types of pistols that you can carry. If you do not know the difference between a single-action and double-action revolver, you will be taught about how those two pistols are different from each other. 

Safe Gun Handling

There is a right and wrong way to handle a pistol, all of which will be taught to you so that you do not make a mistake. This includes the safe ways to hold a pistol, hand a pistol to another person, and transport a pistol. For example, if you are going to a shooting range you'll need to always point the pistol down range and keep the pistol and ammunition separate the entire time. 

Causes Of Accidents

Accidents do happen with pistols, and the reason it often happens is due to a lack of knowledge. That's why you will be taught about the mistakes that are made that lead to accidents. This includes ways that people are careless with a pistol, which may be things that people do not even think of. For example, you never want to put your finger on a trigger until you are ready to shoot, or a pistol cannot fire if it is put into a proper holster with the safety engaged. 

Ammunition Knowledge

A concealed carry permit training course isn't just about using a firearm, but also training you about ammunition. This includes knowing how to store ammunition, how cartridges can malfunction and what to do, as well as how ammunition works with its firing sequence. 

Hold Control

You will be trained on how to hold a pistol for firing. There are so many factors that can alter the arc of movement when firing a pistol, and proper training is necessary to do it in the right way. This includes controlling your breathing, aligning the sights on the pistol, and having the proper grip.