Back to All Events

Handgun Safety and Concealed Carry Introduction

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church 1 Deerwalk Lane Charleston, WV, 25314 United States (map)

Undoubtedly, the most popular response to violence is defensive use of a firearm, and in public, this is most often a handgun. This course is the prerequisite for a concealed weapons permit in WV and 39 other states. If the certificate to obtain a concealed carry permit is desired, it will cost $30 per participant. With safety being the primary focus, topics include handgun familiarity, types of ammunition, holsters and carry methods, and a brief study of criminal behavior, and legal processes for a self-defense event.

  • Limited to 35 participants
  • Must be at least 18 years old to participate
  • Class is free, but a $30 fee is required (along with approval of the instructor) to gain the prerequisite certificate (NRA Basic Pistol Certificate) to seek a concealed weapons permit.
  • There may be a charge for use of the range for the practical firing portion of the training.
  • Eye and ear protection required for the practical firing portion of the training.
  • Any and all firearms must be unloaded and cased upon arrival.
  • You will be required to sign a liability release.
  • Valid photo ID

For the portion of the class spent at the range, you may want to bring some of these items to make the most of your experience:

  • Drinks
  • Comfort and health items for the range (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, any personal medications or epi pens, appropriate clothing, close toed shoes, closed neck shirts)
  • Personal firearm, the firearm (initially unloaded and cased) and ammunition
  • Some "loaner" handguns will be available. Please indicate this need in the registration form below.

Jonathan Massey


Register for this Class

Name *
Phone *
Address *
Do you have your own ear protection? *
Do you have your own eye protection? *
Loaner firearm needed for the range portion of the class? *
Earlier Event: May 23
Tankard Talks: May 23
Later Event: May 30
Tankard Talks: May 30