It is our belief that education is the key to not only safe firearms handling, but also to the enjoyment and growth of the firearms community. Safety should start from the beginning and continue even for the most experienced of shooters. We offer a variety of courses in order to meet you at your level. Whether it be first time shooters or experienced hunters looking to expand into concealed carry we have a course for you.
We currently offer the following courses:
- SC CWP Course
- NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
- NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course
Course details can be found below.
Our instructors are professional and knowledgeable in many firearm disciplines and bring years of experience in firearms training. We believe that a classroom’s atmosphere is a very important aspect to getting the most value out of a course and we strive to have students participate and ask questions as necessary.
All of our instructors are certified by either the NRA or another nationally recognized firearms association and many have certifications in multiple firearm disciplines. Our instructors are all certified Range Safety Officers and focus on safety while conducting range exercises.
Meet our instructors:
South Carolina CWP Course –
The South Carolina CWP course consists of two separate classroom sessions and a range session and is 8+ hours. The course is built on the NRA's Basic Pistol Course curriculum and supplements material required by the state to qualify for the SC Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP).
The first and most important classroom session covers basic firearm safety and handling. Students will learn how to identify single and double action handguns as well as how to safely operate variations of each. Additional topics include loading/unloading of handguns, ammunition basics, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Firearms safety rules will be emphasized.
The second session covers the basic firearm laws of the state of South Carolina. This includes self-defense laws, use of firearms in the vehicle or home, prohibited locations and more. Each session concludes with a written examination that students must successfully pass in order to complete the course.
The range session consists of live fire exercises and a qualification program in order to pass the course and obtain a CWP.
Students should bring the following to the course with them:
- Handgun, semi-auto pistol preferred but revolvers are acceptable.
- 50 rounds of ammunition.
- Eye and ear protection.
- Pen/Pencil and pad.
Firearms can be rented and ammunition purchased if necessary. Please contact us to sign up for an upcoming CWP Course or for more information.
NRA Home Firearm Safety Course –
The NRA Home Defense course is a four hour course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition within the home.
Participants will learn how to identify firearm parts, loading/unloading firearms, action types, ammunition basics, cleaning, and more. This course covers both handguns and long guns including rifles and shotguns.
This course is conducted entirely within the classroom and no range session or live fire is included and students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook and a course completion certificate.
This course is offered on an “as needed” basis and can be requested for groups of four or more participants.
NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course –
This eight hour course teaches beginning reloaders the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges.
Students are taught reloading safety, centerfire cartridge components, how to read and use reloading manuals and data, along with equipment and other tools. Various equipment, reloading manuals, and other resources will be covered in order to give students additional knowledge and experience.
The metallic cartridge reloading process is covered in detail and students are provided with the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook and a course certificate upon completion.