Concealed Carry Classes: What to Expect and Why They Still Are Relevant

Thinking about taking concealed carry classes?

With Florida’s new Constitutional Carry law, you might wonder if it’s necessary to take a class.

Carrying a concealed weapon is a significant responsibility that goes beyond just having the right to do so.

It’s about ensuring your safety, the safety of others, and being prepared for any situation that may arise.

This article dives into what you can expect from a concealed carry class and why obtaining a concealed carry license in Florida remains a smart choice.

Constitutional Carry Law vs Concealed Carry License

Constitutional Carry Law

Florida’s Constitutional Carry law, effective July 1, 2023, allows individuals to carry a concealed firearm without needing a permit, provided they are 21 or older and meet specific criteria, such as not being a convicted felon.

Concealed Carry License (CWFL)

 A Concealed Weapons and Firearms License (CWFL) permits individuals to legally carry a concealed firearm in public places.

To obtain a CWFL, one must complete a firearms safety training course, submit fingerprints with an application to the State for a comprehensive background check, and pay the necessary fees.

The license is valid for seven years and can be renewed by paying the appropriate fees.

Importance of a Concealed Carry License:

  • Recognition: A Florida CWFL is recognized in over 30 other states, allowing the bearer to legally carry a firearm concealed when they are outside of Florida.
  • Background Checks: With a CWFL, purchasing firearms can be faster and easier by allowing for the mandatory 3-day waiting period to be waived when buying a gun.
  • Training: A CWFL requires a firearms safety course, providing essential training on safe handling, legal responsibilities, and proper firearm operation.
  • Legal Restrictions: Certain areas, like hospitals, police stations, courthouses, federal buildings, and more are still restricted to carrying a firearm; even constitutionally. This information and more are usually provided in a reputable class taught by a credible and professionally trained instructor.

Why Take a Concealed Carry Class Before Carrying a Firearm?

Concealed carry classes provide essential training, especially for a beginner gun owner.

These classes typically will teach foundational training such as:

  • safe firearm handling
  • how to hold a gun correctly, trigger discipline, proper grip, and more
  • legal aspects of carrying a concealed weapon and usage of force
  • situational awareness and preparedness
  • conflict de-escalation techniques

By taking a concealed carry class, you become a well-prepared and better-informed gun owner.

Understanding the Curriculum of Concealed Carry Classes

Taking a concealed carry class at All Florida Security Services means you are getting comprehensive training that covers all the essential aspects of carrying a concealed weapon.

Here are some key components of our course:

Learn about Florida’s gun laws, where you can carry a weapon, and the legal implications of using your firearm in self-defense.

Safety Training

Learn how to safely handle your firearm, including loading, unloading, proper storage, and basic maintenance.

Handling and Operation Techniques

Practice proper grip, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control under the supervision of experienced instructors.

Scenarios Requiring the Use of a Firearm

Train on situational awareness and decision-making in high-stress scenarios through role-playing exercises and simulations.

By covering these components, All Florida Security Services ensures you are legally compliant, well-prepared, and confident in your ability to carry and use your firearm responsibly.

The Benefits of Proper Concealed Carry Training

Proper concealed carry training offers numerous advantages that are critical for anyone who chooses to carry a concealed weapon responsibly.

Here’s why you should consider formal training:

  • Enhanced Safety: Classes teach safe weapon handling, reducing accidental discharge risk.
  • Legal Awareness: Gain in-depth knowledge of state and federal gun laws.
  • Personal Confidence: Build confidence through hands-on training and real-life scenarios.
  • Improved Accuracy: Practice shooting accuracy under experienced guidance.
  • Situational Awareness: Learn to be aware of your surroundings and recognize potential threats.
  • Conflict De-escalation: Classes teach techniques to de-escalate conflicts without using your weapon.
  • Legal Protections: Demonstrating proper training can be beneficial in court if you use your firearm in self-defense.

All Florida Security Services Concealed Weapons Permit Class

The Concealed Weapons Permit Class offered by All Florida Security Services is designed for everyone, regardless of your shooting experience.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gun owner, this class provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to carry a concealed firearm confidently and responsibly.

Course Overview:

  • Legal Education: Learn about Florida’s gun laws and your rights.
  • Safety Training: Emphasize safe handling, storage, and maintenance.
  • Handling and Operation Techniques: Instruction on grip, stance, breathing, trigger control, and sight alignment.
  • Range Safety Component: Practice shooting in a controlled environment under supervision.
  • Firearm Qualification: Complete state qualifications by shooting a firearm in front of an instructor.

Course Details:

  • Cost: $65
  • Instructor: NRA Law Enforcement & Chief Range Safety Instructor
  • Certificates: Provided upon successful completion
  • Location: Classes held at the All Florida Security Services office in Port St. Lucie, FL, with range qualification at the St. Lucie Shooting Center.

Instructor Qualifications:

  • NRA Private Security Firearms Instructor for Handgun & Shotgun
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Instructor
  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor for Handgun & Shotgun
  • Statewide Firearm Instructor K 1800070
  • USCCA Certified Instructor

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must demonstrate competency with a firearm
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must complete a background check and fingerprinting

All Florida Security Services Constitutional Carry Class

The Constitutional Carry Class offered by All Florida Security Services is designed to dispel myths and provide clear, accurate information about your 2nd Amendment rights.

This 2-hour firearm safety course is perfect for all individuals, regardless of their experience with firearms, and aims to keep you informed about the laws, rules, and liabilities of carrying a firearm in public.

Course Overview:

  • NRA Gun Safety Rules: Overview of fundamental gun safety rules.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Attitude for Firearm Responsibility: Develop essential knowledge and skills for safe firearm carrying.
  • Firearm Basics and Nomenclature: Understand the basics of firearms, including parts and functions.
  • Fundamentals of Shooting Skills and Techniques: Practical training on shooting techniques.
  • Proper Storage and Cleaning of Your Firearm: Learn proper storage and cleaning methods.
  • Florida’s Laws, Rules, and Rights: In-depth look at Florida’s firearm laws.
  • Civil & Criminal Legality and Responsibility: Understand legal implications of using your firearm in self-defense.
  • Encountering and Correcting Firearm Errors: Learn techniques to identify an error quickly, take immediate action to fix the error, and reestablish a target or threat successfully.
  • The Importance of NRA, USCCA, and RTB Memberships: Benefits of being a member of organizations like these are priceless; especially when they are designed to assist somebody in a self-defense situation both criminally and/or civilly.

Class Details:

  • Location: Held at the All Florida Security Services office in Port St. Lucie, FL.
  • Pre-Registration: Required to attend the class.
  • Age Requirement: Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Firearm: No need to own a firearm to take this class.

Meet the Instructor

When it comes to firearm training, the quality of the instructor can make all the difference.

At All Florida Security Services, our concealed carry and constitutional carry classes are led by Chief Richard Stein, an expert and professional trained instructor in firearm safety and training.

With extensive experience in law enforcement, fugitive apprehension, and both tactical and practical training, he brings a wealth of expertise to security protocols and firearms instruction.

His comprehensive background, combined with his leadership and instructional skills, ensures that every student gains a thorough understanding of the rules and laws governed in Florida as well as practical field applications of real-world scenarios.

Here’s why you can trust All Florida Security Services to provide top-notch education and guidance:

Chief Richard Stein’s Qualifications:

  • NRA Private Security Firearms Instructor for Handguns, Shotguns & Rifles: He has extensive experience in private security training, ensuring that he understands the real-world applications of firearm safety and operation.
  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor: This practical and thorough 3 day course was an instructor level, high ethics, and technically informative course that elevated him to top-tier status.
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Instructor: As a Chief Range Safety Instructor, he prioritizes safety above all else, teaching students the critical skills needed to handle firearms responsibly.
  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor for Handguns, Shotguns & Rifles: His background in law enforcement training means he is well-versed in the tactical and legal aspects of carrying and using firearms.
  • Statewide Firearm Instructor K 1800070: This state certification underscores his expertise and commitment to providing high-quality firearm training.

By choosing to train with Chief Richard Stein at All Florida Security Services, you are investing in yourself because you will gain high-quality education from an instructor who is dedicated to your safety and success. Knowledge is power and you will leave with power, guaranteed!

Join one of Richard’s classes today and take the first step towards becoming a knowledgeable and responsible firearm owner.

FAQs for Concealed Carry and Constitutional Carry Classes

1. What is the difference between the Concealed Weapons Permit Class and the Constitutional Carry Class?

  • Answer: The Concealed Weapons Permit Class is designed to provide comprehensive training required to obtain a Concealed Weapons and Firearms License (CWFL) in Florida. It covers legal education, safety training, handling techniques, and includes a range qualification. The Constitutional Carry Class focuses on educating participants about Florida’s Constitutional Carry law, dispelling myths, and providing safety training. It does not require a range qualification.

2. Do I need prior shooting experience to take these classes?

  • Answer: No, both classes are designed for individuals of all experience levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gun owner, the classes will provide the necessary knowledge and skills.

3. What are the eligibility requirements for the Concealed Weapons Permit Class?

  • Answer: Participants must be 21 years of age or older, demonstrate competency with a firearm, be a US citizen or permanent resident, no history of criminal or mental illness, and complete a background check including fingerprinting.

4. How much do the classes cost?

  • Answer: The Concealed Weapons Permit Class costs $65. The fee for the Constitutional Carry Class varies, so it’s best to contact All Florida Security Services for the most current pricing.

5. What should I bring to the class?

  • Answer: For the Concealed Weapons Permit Class, you may bring your own firearm, but it is not required as class firearms are available for use. Bring a valid photo ID and any required documents specified during registration. For the Constitutional Carry Class, no firearm is needed, but bring a valid photo ID and any required documents.

6. Where are the classes held?

  • Answer: Classes are held at the All Florida Security Services office in Port St. Lucie, FL. Range qualification for the Concealed Weapons Permit Class is conducted at the St. Lucie Shooting Center.

7. Who is the instructor for these classes?

  • Answer: Chief Richard Stein, a highly qualified NRA Private Security Firearms Instructor for Handgun & Shotgun, NRA Chief Range Safety Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Statewide Firearm Instructor (K 1800070), and USCCA Certified Instructor, leads the classes.

8. What topics are covered in the Concealed Weapons Permit Class?

  • Answer: The class covers legal education on Florida’s gun laws, safety training, handling and operation techniques, range safety, and practical shooting skills. Participants must complete a firearm qualification under the instructor’s supervision.

9. How long is the Constitutional Carry Class?

  • Answer: The Constitutional Carry Class is a 2-hour course designed to explain Florida’s Constitutional Carry rights and provide safety training.

10. Will I receive a certificate upon completing the class?

  • Answer: Yes, upon successful completion of the Concealed Weapons Permit Class, you will receive a certificate that can be used to apply for a CWFL. The Constitutional Carry Class also provides a certificate of completion.

11. Can I attend these classes if I am not a Florida resident?

  • Answer: Yes, non-residents can attend the classes. However, specific eligibility requirements may apply for obtaining a CWFL as a non-resident.

12. What if I have more questions or need further assistance?

  • Answer: You can contact All Florida Security Services at (772) 595-5335 or via email at [email protected] for more information and assistance.

What Our Students Say

Curious about what it’s like to take a class at All Florida Security Services?

Hear directly from our students!

Their experiences highlight the value, confidence, and skills gained through our comprehensive training programs.

BOB T.

“Took the concealed carry class with my spouse and two others. Learned a lot on concealed carry and general gun safety. The class was fun and Richard kept it moving. I would highly recommend the All Florida Investigations & Security Services to anyone considering concealed carry.”

DANIELLE M.

“I attended the concealed course as a refresher as I did not feel confident. WOW what a great informative class. Richard took his time and explained everything in great detail. I can not recommended All Florida Investigations & Security Services highly enough. I am looking forward to our one on one training next!”

BENNY M.

“This is the most professional school I have attended to receive my license for concealed weapon. I highly recommend their services for your needs. A+++ in my opinion.”

RENE S.

“Richard was the most professional trainer ever! He gave real pertinent and important information more than I ever expected. I never shot a gun before and after taking this class my fear of guns was over. I was totally comfortable and relied on Richards instructions. I listened and learned a lot. I truly recommend anyone who wants to get their concealed weapons permit see All Florida Investigations & Security Services, Inc. and ask for Richard Stein!”

Discover why so many people trust us for their concealed carry training and see how we’ve helped others become responsible and knowledgeable firearm owners.

Conclusion

Concealed carry classes provide essential training for anyone choosing to carry a firearm.

Despite Florida’s new Constitutional Carry law, obtaining a CWFL offers significant benefits, including legal protections, enhanced safety, and the ability to carry in other states.

Proper training ensures you understand the laws, handle your firearm safely, and are prepared for any situation.

All Florida Security Services is an exclusive partner with the USCCA in St. Lucie County.

We offer comprehensive concealed carry and constitutional carry classes led by expert instructor Chief Richard Stein.

These classes provide the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible gun ownership in a supportive and engaging environment.

Don’t leave your safety and legal compliance to chance.

Find the best facility to take these classes and ensure you are well-prepared to carry your firearm responsibly.

Ready to take the next step?

Enroll in a class at All Florida Security Services today and become a confident and knowledgeable concealed weapon carrier.

Contact us now to sign up and start your training journey!

Prepare for any situation with our exceptional training programs. Upon completing our class, you will feel a profound sense of pride and confidence. Graduation certificates are awarded to those who have truly earned them through dedication and hard work.

Additional Resources

For more information on firearm safety, legal requirements, and training, check out these valuable resources:

  1. Florida Senate Bill CS/HB 543: Read the full text of the Senate Bill that outlines Florida’s Constitutional Carry law.
  2. State of Florida Concealed Carry Homepage: Visit the official Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services page for information on concealed carry licenses.
  3. Florida’s Constitutional Carry Law and Concealed Carry License PDF: Access the FAQ document that explains Florida’s Constitutional Carry law and the benefits of having a Concealed Carry License.
  4. Florida Statute 790.06: Review the legal statute governing the Concealed Weapon License Program in Florida.
  5. The Firearm Firm – Should I Still Get a CWFL: Explore an article discussing the benefits of obtaining a Concealed Weapons and Firearms License despite the Constitutional Carry law.
  6. The Firearm Firm – Florida Permitless Carry Explained: Read a detailed explanation of Florida’s permitless carry law.
  7. Fox13 News – Commissioner Encourages Floridians to Carry Concealed with a Permit: An article highlighting the Agriculture Commissioner’s advice on carrying concealed with a permit in Florida.
  8. NRA Gun Safety Rules: Review the fundamental gun safety rules provided by the National Rifle Association.
  9. NRA Membership: Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the NRA and how it supports responsible gun ownership.
  10. USCCA Membership: Find out more about the United States Concealed Carry Association and the resources it offers for gun owners.

By utilizing these resources, you can further your knowledge and ensure that you are well-informed about firearm safety and legal compliance.




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Gun Safety Rules and Tips for Kids 

Gun Safety Rules and Tips for Kids 

In cartoons and video games, guns are like toys, they do not cause real damage; the character comes back to life as if nothing happened. In reality, GUNS CAN BE DANGEROUS! They can hurt and even kill you or someone you know. Even if you are curious, do not treat guns as TOYS! Always treat guns as if they are real and loaded. If you want to keep yourself, family, and friends safe; here are some safety tips if you see a firearm.  

If you see a gun: 

  • Stop what you’re doing. 
  • Do not touch the gun, even if it looks like a toy. 
  • Run Away.
  • Tell a grown-up right away. 

 

If your friend has a gun: 

  • If your friend wants to show you a gun, say “NO!” 
  • Tell a parent or teacher if your friend tries to show you a gun. 
  • No matter what your friend says, don’t play with his or her gun.

 

If your parents own a gun: 

  • Ask your parent about the dangers of guns. 
  • If you see a gun at home, leave it alone and DO NOT TOUCH IT! 
  • If the safety box is unlocked, do not open it and go tell your parents. 

 

If someone is carrying a gun in a threatening manner: 

  • Leave the area quickly and quietly and call your parents, teacher, or an adult immediately.  
  • If you see a person pointing the gun at another person, run away and call 911, even if they are your family! 
  • If you hear gunshots, hide and call 911 immediately! 

 

Now that you know these safety tips about firearms, you can protect yourself, friends, or family from danger! In case you experience any of these situations, keep calm and follow these tips. If you have already experienced something similar, speak with an adult, they will help you! Thank you for reading these very important safety tips, and remember: Stop, don’t touch, run away and tell a grown-up! 

 

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