Is your class a required license class, a basic handgun 101 class, or a handgun for self defense class? Those are three different types of classes. Most notable, is most state-required license classes do not meet the standards for either a handgun 101 class or a self defense class.
In any event, have fun, learn lots, and look forwrd ot future classes to build on this upcoming one.
Basic Pistol class on September 16th. I will be looking forward to having you in class.
I am also a USCCA Certified Instructor and the class on the 16th will be a combination of basic pistol and Arizona concealed carry permit. We will go to the range for hands on certification and training for pistols.
I have also registered you and Cheryl on the USCCA website. You can expect to see an email from USCCA confirming your registration.
I will be sending out an email the week before the class with details about what you will need for the class and what to expect. If you have any questions before then please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone
Excellent. That tells me you will be getting a basic handgun 101 class, suitable for the license, and might also include some personal safety training. This will be an excellent start on your training road. AS an instructor for both NRA and USCCA, I hold that the USCCA curriculum is more complete and better suited to lead students into the basic self defense training world. The prescribed NRA curriculum is all about safety and an introduction to range shooting marksmanship. Both are good programs, and I use either depending on the needs of the students.
Bring a notebook and take notes when you can. The class will have a progression of stages that will go from safety and basic skills and start advancing as you go. Different classes will progress differently, but they should progress by the capabilities of those taking the class.
By taking different classes you will be able to perform different drills. You can take these drills and practice them on your own and maybe even tweak them a little to make them more interesting. Have fun, be safe!
I live in Arizona. And I took the class for a CCW even though I don’t need one to carry in Arizona. But in Arizona if you have one when you buy a firearm it helps with the Background checks go faster. Also when I go to visit my brother who lives in Georgia I can carry there because I have a CCW. So there are good reasons why to get a CCW even if you don’t need one.
be aware that as medical marijuana use is spreading, and some states are no longer making that a deal-breaker for a CCW license, ATF is removing that quick-sale/no-NICS-Check with CCW in those states. It happened in Michigan in 2020. We are watching in Arkansas to see if it happens here as a resul tof new law in effect Aug 1.
How long ago was that? I got a renewal notice and form after my original license expired but last year after my second 5 year stint expired I did not receive a renewal notice and found a notice on their website saying they no longer sent them. They supposedly stopped sending renewal notices because the law didn’t require them to.
I read that the AZCDL was pushing a law last year to require renewal notices to be sent but I’m not sure if our new anti self defense governor would sign it into law.