Concealed Carry Permit courses
Do you need a Concealed Carry Permit? Is it a good idea to have one?
Arizona is a “constitutional carry” state. You may carry a firearm on your person or in your car without any concealed weapons (“CCW”) permit. An Arizona Concealed Carry permit DOES, however, enable you to lawfully carry concealed in more places, like in some restaurants that have a liquor license (as long as you’re not imbibing) and schools when you pick up your kid (with certain other restrictions). If you travel, an Arizona CCW will enable you to carry concealed in states that have “reciprocity” with Arizona. It also might save you some time on your next gun purchase. Perhaps most importantly, a CCW tells that cop who pulled you over (and he or she WILL know you have one) that you’ve passed a background check, and are more likely than not a law abiding citizen.
Heloderm’s partnership with Warlizard Tactical gives you several different options for obtaining your Arizona Concealed Carry permit.
Warlizard Pistol Clinics can be used to satisfy basic legal requirements for Arizona Concealed Carry permits. See below for details.
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (BoPS) courses also satisfy the requirements in the Arizona CCW statute (A.R.S. 13-3112) for having “ever demonstrated competence with a firearm.” In truth, just about any documentation, such as a DD form 214 (discharge from active duty military service) that indicates you’ve EVER had any government (LE or military) firearms training, also satisfies that requirement. A CCW specific course (as opposed to BoPS) will tell you things you SHOULD know before you carry concealed in public. If your class was not specifically approved for CCW instruction by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, it needs to be an NRA course (such as BoPS), or taught by an NRA certified instructor, to satisfy state requirements. Heloderm and Warlizard Tactical both have NRA certified instructors. BoPS is $90.
Heloderm’s Concealed Carry (CCW) courses are not offered as often. They are usually by appointment, tailored to the experience levels of the audience, and take about 8 hours, which includes role playing Use of Force scenarios, and firing a law enforcement type qualification course. There is also “Target Discrimination” shooting, usually combined with a Night Fire / Low Light component. Heloderm’s live-fire CCW course is $90.
Concealed Carry Courses
Warlizard’s CCW-Enhanced Pistol clinics–$35
These are half-day Pistol Fundamentals clinics with optional added CCW components. Attendance at any one of these classes satisfies minimum legal requirements for you to apply for a Concealed Carry permit.
Pistol Fundamentals clinics are currently scheduled for:
- Saturday, 16 Jan 2021, 0800 till around 1400
- Saturday, 13 Feb 2021, 0800 till around 1400
Visit the Warlizard Tactical website for details.
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting–$90
The first 2/3 of the class are in the classroom, followed by basic live fire pistol instruction and a (very basic, easy to pass) qualification shoot. There is no requirement to draw from a holster.
Heloderm Concealed Carry / Use of Force / Night Fire / Decision Shooting–$90
Unless you request otherwise, this class will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
This will NOT be an “Intro to Pistol Shooting” class. Students without a firm foundation in marksmanship and weapons handling are not likely to pass the qualification course, which is the same firearms qualification used by one of the largest federal agencies to certify US agents. If you are not sure you can pass the qual, please contact us ahead of time; we may be able to run you through a “screening” shoot, so you can see where you stand.
This class will start with a briefing on Arizona CCW laws, but will soon progress to Use of Force laws, followed by several different role playing scenarios where you will get to apply Use of Force decision making. This is not a “Tactics” class, although we will touch on Tactics as we work through the Use of Force scenarios. We will teach you how to draw from under concealment–on your back, side, and stomach, as well as on your feet. You’ll also learn to avoid several common concealed carry faux pas.
After the qualification, we will review Flashlight / Pistol Integration techniques, and then use Low Light Shooting as a vehicle for learning Target Discrimination: the need to identify your target as a friend or foe before engaging.
For safety when shooting in low light, we will keep this class small. To schedule training, reach out to us via the contact form below.