Concealed Carry Improvement Course

Concealed Carry Improvement Course



New or seasoned Concealed Carry Handgun Permit holders that are looking to improve their concealed carry and shooting skills.



This course is for Concealed Carry Handgun holders to increase their carry skills or serve as a way to ‘knock off the rust’ if you attended a CCH course a long time ago. This is accomplished in a safe environment aided with the efficient use of a handgun. Classroom instruction and practical exercises on the range will provide the student a solid skill set in basic shooting fundamentals, concealed carry scenarios and handgun manipulation skills.


Participants should be prepared to train in all weather conditions, this course is both indoor and out. This program can be challenging and participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude. With our personal approach to training, low student to instructor ratio, your skills will improve! This course is designed to be instructed to 5 or less students, so please bring your friends.


Upon arrival you will need to present your North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun (NC CCH) card (or state applicable Concealed Carry Card).


This is a 4 to 8 hour training day 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch. If you elect to do a short course please contact Kevin to select morning or afternoon. It is highly recommend that you bring your lunch as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as power bars, crackers and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.

Length & Price:

Half day ($90)   or   One day Course ($180).

Areas of Instruction:

  • Concealed handgun safety considerations
  • Basic shooting fundamentals
  • Handgun presentation from concealed location
  • Loading and unloading techniques
  • Concealed carry techniques
  • Target identification techniques
  • Shooting Positions
  • Shooting and moving
  • Drawing from under a garment
  • Situational Awareness training
  • Weapons maintenance
  • One handed shooting

Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Student must show their NC (or applicable State) Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Card.
  2. Student should be prepared to train in all weather.
  3. Student must possess the physical strength and stamina to fire their firearms in shooting drills.
  4. Student should be physically able to get up and down from standing, kneeling and prone positions.


Required Equipment

  • Pistol in good working order with at least 2-3 magazines or speed clips for revolvers
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster that covers the trigger
  • Magazine Pouch (available upon request, no charge)
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Cap with brim (baseball or boonie style)
  • T-Shirt with crew neck collar (no V-necks)
  • Long pants (no shorts)
  • Jacket or vest or pull-over for concealed carry
  • Light hiking boots or running shoes.   NO open toed shoes allowed!
  • Hearing protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Wrap around eye protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Note taking materials
  • 200 rounds (half day)/ 400 rounds (full day) of range ammo (available for purchase at BRM with advanced notice)


**If you do not possess any of the above gear, please contact Kevin as far out from the course date as possible**

** This course has the option to be taught as a 4 hour period or a full day. Please contact Kevin to schedule this course to fit your needs and your schedule. **


Optional Equipment

  • Knee pads / elbow pads (highly recommended)
  • Long sleeve ‘Sun’ shirt (can be button type)

Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

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