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South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit

The responsibility of your and your family's safety couldn't be any more important today than ever.  Prepare yourself to legally protect those that you love the most!

This South Carolina approved permit course is for all South Carolina Citizens who want or need to carry a handgun concealed or openly for their personal or family's safety.

In this course, you will learn parts and operation of the handgun, proper and safe storage of a handgun, and techniques for improving the skills needed for accurate shot placement.  Legal requirements and obligations for the concealed weapons permit holder will also be reviewed and discussed.

Upon completion of this course you may apply to the State of South Carolina for a carry permit.

Lessons and topics covered:

  1. South Carolina statutory and case law regarding handguns and use of force.

  2. Handgun use and safe handling skills.

  3. Proper storage practices.

  4. Practical evolutions with experienced instructors.

  5. Legal provisions and prohibited carry locations.

  6. Guidance on the selection of a firearm and associated gear.

Gear List

  • Dependable firearm (No Magnum Calibers)

  • Sturdy belt and holster

  • Minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition.  Contact us if you have trouble finding ammunition.

  • Eye and ear protection

  • Food and drinks for the day

  • Note taking materials.

This class is not a basic handgun class.  Students are expected to have an understanding of their firearm and how to properly function and maintain it.

Private coaching and basic classes are available.  

Step #1

Book your class with us to begin your journey of being legally qualfied to carry a concealed firearm.

Step #2

Attend the class you scheduled and learn the legal basis to protect yourself and loved ones.  

Step #3

Schedule your appointment for fingerprinting and electronic submission of your application.  Approximatly a 90 day wait.

Frequent Questions

What if I can't make my class?

Unfortunatley because of the numbers of students asking for these seats we do not offer a refund, but we will offer to reschedule you to another class.

When do you offer concealed weapons permit classes?

We offer classes at least monthly in West Columbia in Florence.

Do I need to bring my own gun?

Yes.  We do have rental firearms, but we feel that this class is better served for you if you have your own equipment to learn with that.  We are also limited on the amount of rentals that we can offer.

I am a beginer, is that ok?

The concealed weapons permit course is not a basic firearms course.  There is a need that you understand how to operate and use your firearm when you come to class.  We offer private coaching and basic handguns classes just for those that have little to no experience.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your firearm, ammunition, holster, eye and ear protection, pen and paper, food and snacks for the day, and a great attitude to learn a valuable skill.

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