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NC - Concealed Carry Handgun Class (CCH)

Class Size: 27 students (8 hours -NOT including live fire qualification)

At PC Shooting we take a slightly different approach to the NC CCH. While we do have a library of DVDs concerning the proper use and safety of firearms they are rarely utilized. Too many instructors lecture for a few hours, and then put on DVDs, relax, and read the paper while the students play "angry birds" on their cell phones.

PC Shooting uses instructors that have real life experiences in the use of deadly force. The laws governing the use of deadly force are taught in intimate detail while utilizing instructors' real life experiences to illustrate concepts and consequences. We do not get our examples from the news or "armchair warriors" blogs. Most of our staff has military backgrounds and ALL of our staff has a love of firearms and a passion for introducing students to the sport. We have diverse backgrounds including: Military, Contractors, Medics, Fugitive Recovery Agents, and Bodyguards.

Every question is answered to the student's satisfaction. This is made possible by keeping the class size small (23.3 avg) and manageable. The classroom setting is a conference room at such venues at the Marriott (among others) to make certain that students are relaxed and comfortable. The live fire portion of the CCH takes place at an indoor range (Wake County Firearms Education & Training Center) under the supervision of no fewer than two (2) Range Safety Officers (RSOs) among additional staff. Students get help in proper grip, stance, sight picture, sight alignment, and trigger control while all the time maintaining an emphasis on safety. There is always an atmosphere conducive to learning and making the experience enjoyable. We obtain over 60% of our CCH students through word-of-mouth. Over 1/3 of our CCH students have never fired a pistol before the class and still 99% of our students score 100% during live fire!

We ensure that our students leave the CCH class with an ABSOLUTE knowledge of the NC common and statutory laws governing self defense and with the added benefit of improved pistol handling skills, safety, and a proper mindset.

 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

 

 

 

I would like to thank Roger Pettit and his staff for an outstanding experience today at the conceal carry course that was offered. I've had several friends tell me about their experiences with conceal carry courses that consisted of only reading the required law literature and then watching six hours of video. In the PC Shooting course it consisted of truly live interactive instruction that covered far more than the minimum required material. It was truly a personal experience with live teaching rather than just videos. I came away from the course with a real sense of the knowledge that I need to be a responsible conceal carry citizen, which far more prepared me than just watching several hours of boring videos. Thank you Mr. Pettit and staff! -Mark Alan Hale

 

After the Concealed Carry Handgun (ACCH)-Defensive Pistol Class

Class Size: 8 students (4 hours)

Prerequisites: 18 years of age or older (Exceptions can be made with an attending guardian)  Handgun, 2-400 rounds of ammo, proper holster, spare magazine, magazine holder, eyes, & range ears (gear can be "borrowed" if needed)

This class is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of defensive pistol shooting.

The student is instructed in firearm safety, grip, sight alignment, stance, presentation, trigger control, target acquisition, & high and low ready position during the (.5) half hour of classroom lecture.  The class then moves to the indoor range for (3.5) three and a half hours of live fire instruction. 

This is a "lost brass" class.  (Please choose ammunition accordingly)

The fundamentals of defensive shooting are taught from distances of (1) one to (10) yards utilizing a variety of targets.  Call targets of different colors, shapes, and compositions are used in order to challenge the shooter regardless of skill level.   We designed this class to give any shooter, which has completed their NC CCH, a series of exercises that will improve both skill and confidence.  We designed this class to instill familiarity with the actual handgun being carried. Once the student gains proficiency with the firearm he/she will no longer view the handgun with intrepidation and he/she will look forward to the range.  Once the student becomes comfortable and self-assured, the range time will become more enjoyable and productive. Upon completion of this class the student will no longer look at the handgun as a mystery but as a tool.  When the barriers are removed, we see the improvements in shooting ability promptly and following a natural progression.  It is for this reason that the live fire exercises are designed to be both entertaining and fun.  The student will improve her/his skills and gain a new confidence in both himself and her/his firearm of choice.

The maximum class size is (8) eight students with multiple instructors and a dedicated RSO (Range Safety Officer) to ensure each student receives personal instruction.  Each student is assessed and then the live fire drills are adjusted to be commensurate with the student's abilities.  This course is exciting, fast paced, and above all...FUN. Upon completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion.

 

 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

 

 

 

Just took the ACCH defensive pistol course and was very impressed with the level of instruction, professionalism of the staff, and length of course. Worth every penny! In my opinion, this course should be mandatory for all novice shooters and should be taken before any beginner thinks about applying for their Concealed Carry Permit. This course really emphasises the importants and responsibility of carrying a weapon for self defense and more importantly the reprocussions of not being prepared to handle real life shooting situations. Thanks to Roger Pettit and his staff for helping create more responsible and proficient shooters. -Todd Drzyzga

 

Tactical Pistol I

Class Size: 8 students (4 hours)

This class is designed for the person who has passed our After the Concealed Carry Handgun class (ACCH) or has had formal handgun training and can currently draw from a holster, engage man-sized targets from 3-10 yards, shoot/no shoot drills, deal with hostage situations, and engages multiple "call targets" all while under the duress of a timer. This entire class takes place on a range, there is no classroom time, just lots (and lots) of live fire.

This class is designed to teach the student reactive skills and engagement techniques with their chosen handgun while under realistic conditions.

The student is instructed in firearm safety, real life drawing techniques, flash sight picture, manipulation under stress, hostage situations, point shooting, and engaging multiple adversaries with the added element of stress.  This is the first class where the student is introduced to pressure simulating a gun fight and how to deal with both the physiological and mental demands.  The class is designed to be challenging while emphasizing safety and ensuring the student has an enjoyable time.  We have run this class over 12 times (including the "Betas") and I think from student feedback and reviews we have struck the right balance of challenge, safety, and fun!

Required to Bring:

  1. Handgun
  2. 300-400 rounds of appropriate ammunition
  3. Suitable holster-outside the waist band(if unsure please inquire)
  4. Spare magazine (multiple if possible)
  5. Magazine holder
  6. Shooting glasses
  7. Range Ears 

This is a "lost brass" class (Please choose ammunition accordingly)

Emphasis of this class is placing the student into realistic shooting situations and allowing him/her to react under pressure.  The balance of speed vs accuracy is stressed and situations are presented in such a way that the student begins to get a "feel" to the crucial decision of how fast to shoot, how often to shoot, and when/if to shoot.  Targets are engaged from 3-10 yards and a multitude of targets are chosen as to present the shooter with a wide variety of scenarios to simulate a real situation. This class is the first of the Tactical Pistol series in which the "training wheels" are removed and at the completion of the Tactical Pistol I class a shooter will be well versed in his/her ability to present their weapon, assess threats, gain a tactical advantage, and prevail.

 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

Roger thanks for a great class. This class built on the first advanced class and incorporated drawing the weapon from the holster. You and your staff did a great job and I have no doubt that this class increased my confidence in my ability to draw my weapon and fire two rounds in less than two seconds center mass. Once again you and your staff kept safety in the forefront which is a big plus. Thanks for everything.  -Jamey Moss

Amazing teachers! Thank you for the wonderful classes that I have taken. I will definitely continue to take more classes. Next will be tach 2 class. I can't wait !   -Jean Beechner

Rog you and your staff did it again!!! I had a great time in class and feel like I learned a lot. You, your staff, and the RSO kept safety in the forefront but we're still able to keep things moving at a fast pace. Anyone that's taken your ACCH class should definitely put this next on their list of must do's. Thanks again guys I look forward to the TP-2 class.   -Rick Ivey

 

Tactical Pistol II

Class Size: 8 students (4 hours)

This class is designed to teach the student reactive skills and engagement techniques with their chosen handgun under realistic conditions.

The student is instructed in firearm safety, realistic drawing techniques, flash sight picture, manipulation under stress, hostage situations, reloading under duress, and point shooting.

 Student will need:

  1. Handgun
  2. 300-400 rounds of appropriate ammunition
  3. Suitable holster-outside the waist band(if unsure please inquire)
  4. Two (at least) spare magazine
  5. Magazine holder
  6. Shooting glasses
  7. Range ears

                                 This is a "lost brass" class.  (Please choose ammunition accordingly)

 

Emphasis of this class is placing the student into realistic shooting situations and allowing him/her to react under stress.  The balance of speed vs accuracy is stressed and situations are presented in such a way that the student begins to get a "feel" and feedback as to the crucial decision of how fast to shoot, how often to shoot, and when/if to shoot.  Targets are engaged from 3-10 yards and a multitude of targets are chosen  as to present the shooter with a wide variety of scenarios to simulate a real gunfight. This class is the second of the Tactical Pistol series in which the "training wheels" are removed and at the completion of the Advanced Tactical Pistol class a shooter will be well versed in his/her ability to present their weapon, assess threats, gain a tactical advantage, and prevail. 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

 

 

Tactical Pistol III

Class Size: 8 students (4 hours)

This class is designed to teach the student reactive skills and engagement techniques with their chosen handgun under realistic conditions.

The student is instructed in firearm safety, realistic drawing techniques, flash sight picture, manipulation under stress, hostage situations, reloading under duress, and point shooting with the added element of dynamic movement.

 Student will need:

  1. Handgun
  2. 300-400 rounds of appropriate ammunition
  3. Suitable holster-outside the waist band(if unsure please inquire)
  4. Two (at least) spare magazine
  5. Magazine holder
  6. Shooting glasses
  7. Range ears                                

This is a "lost brass" class.  (Please choose ammunition accordingly)

Emphasis of this class is placing the student into realistic shooting situations and allowing him/her to react under stress.  The balance of speed vs accuracy is stressed and situations are presented in such a way that the student begins to get a "feel" and feedback as to the crucial decision of how fast to shoot, how often to shoot, and when/if to shoot.  Targets are engaged from 3-10 yards and a multitude of targets are chosen  as to present the shooter with a wide variety of scenarios to simulate a real gunfight. This class is the third of the Tactical Pistol series in which the "training wheels" are removed and at the completion of the Advanced Tactical Pistol class a shooter will be well versed in his/her ability to present their weapon, assess threats, gain a tactical advantage, and prevail. 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

 

Combat Shotgun (CB-1)-Intro Combat Shotgun

Class Size: 8 students (4 hours)

 

Prerequisites: None

 

This class will help the student ask the "right" questions in order to select the correct shotgun for their personal/home defense needs, dispel commonly held  misconceptions i.e. " you just need to point it in the general direction", useful needed accessories vs. "tacti-cool" gear, properly patterning the shotgun, and learning how to effectively use the shotgun as a self defense weapon.

The student is instructed in firearm safety, grip, sight alignment, stance, presentation, trigger control, target acquisition, all from the low ready/ready position during the (.5) half hour of classroom lecture.  The class then moves to the indoor range for (3.5) three and a half hours of live fire instruction. 

The myths of just 'point and shoot in the direction"are dispelled.   The "RIGHT" questions are asked in order to aid in selection of the proper shotgun for the home owners defensive needs.  Type of shotgun: pump vs auto, what gauge/caliber: 12,20,28, or .410,correct ammo selection: buckshot(what size) vs slugs or even bird shot or "exotics", appropriate sights: bead vs ghost rings, red dot vs scope, barrel length, choke: CB, IC, Modified, full, side saddle, extended magazine, laser, light, slings, pistol grip, stock selection, etc are all discussed with both the advantages and drawbacks.

The fundamentals of defensive shooting are taught from distances of 3 to 50 yards utilizing a variety of targets.  Call targets of different colors, shapes, and compositions are used in order to challenge the shooter regardless of skill level.  the students then progress to 3-D targets that give "instant feedback" which allows for the student to recognize a hit and have the ability to transition to the next target with increased speed and confidence.  We designed this class to give any shooter who has a shotgun for self/home defense a series of exercises that will improve both skill and confidence.  This class will instill familiarity with the actual shotgun being relied upon for home defense.  Once the student becomes comfortable and self-assured, range time will become more enjoyable and productive. Upon completion of this class the student will no longer look at the shotgun as a mystery but as a valuable addition to his/her self defense plan.  When these barriers are removed, we quickly see improvements in shooting ability and a new sense of confidence.  It is for this reason that the live fire exercises are designed to be both entertaining and fun.  The student will greatly improve her/his skills and gain a new confidence in both themselves and their shotgun.

The maximum class size is (8) eight students with multiple instructors and a dedicated RSO (Range Safety Officer) to ensure each student receives personal instruction.  Each student is assessed and then the live fire drills are adjusted to be commensurate with the student's abilities.  This course is exciting, fast paced, and above all...FUN. Upon completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

 

 

Combat Shotgun II (CB-2)

 

Class Size: 8 students (4 hours)

  

Prerequisites: CB-1 (unless waiver granted)

  

This class is a continuation of CB-1 so we will pick up right where we left off.  While the CB-1 class concentrated on the fundamentals such as sight alignment, proper stock weld,  trigger control, and the like in CB-2 the pace is picked up.  The first 30 minutes is used as a refresher to briefly go over the material covered in CB-1 and allow the students time to get accustomed to running their shotguns in a combat environment.  Once the "range dust" is knocked out of the barrels we then get to work.

 

While we will still be shooting from 3 to 50 yards and utilizing a variety of targets there will be the added challenge of movement.   The student will begin with vertical drills, both forward and backward.  These drills will allow the student to learn to advance or retreat will maintaining a tactical presence and advantage.  The number of targets and the difficulty said targets will gradually be increased until the student can make split second decisions while maintaining acceptable combat accuracy.  We define combat accuracy as: any shot that will significantly affect a targets ability to present a lethal threat.  The drills are timed which allows the student to have a measure his/her improvement and progress.  The timer also has the added benefit of adding a measure of stress to the drills which helps simulate a combat situation.  3-D targets are used to give "instant feedback" which allows for the student to recognize a hit and have the ability to transition to the next target with increased speed.

 

The last (and most difficult) portion of the class is lateral movement.  There will be emphasis on helping the student find the correct balance of speed vs. accuracy while on the move.  The student will participate in increasingly difficult drills and scenarios which are meant to simulate the conditions of an actual lethal force scenario.  These drills are meant to prepare the student to have the confidence to engage adversaries with his/own shotgun from CQB to distance and not become a victim.

 

The maximum class size is (8) eight students with multiple instructors and a dedicated RSO (Range Safety Officer) to ensure each student receives personal instruction.  Each student is assessed and then the live fire drills are adjusted to be commensurate with the student's abilities.  This course is exciting, fast paced, and above all...FUN. Upon completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion.

 

 

 

Upon purchase of this course a detailed information packet will be sent.

 

 

Private Lessons

Private courses are available on a case by case basis.  We normally use Eagle One for the range which only charges $10/year for a membership.  If you are interested we can customize any course or class to meet your needs.

 

AR Build Class (AR-1)

Class Size: 10 (8 Hours)

Prerequisites: None

In this class the student will learn to assemble an AR-15 from a stripped lower receiver to a mated upper barreled assembly.  An AR variant will actually be assembled in class with detailed explanations, hints, “hacks", and time saving techniques.  The student DOES NOT have to provide his/her own components.   Upon enrollment, a detailed list of sources and vendors for components will be sent.  This is the same source PC Shooting (and staff) has been using for a savings of 20-50% off retail.  In addition, the personal satisfaction of personally of building one’s own weapon cannot be dismissed. The ability to pick and choose the options and components for your own firearm (along with the increase in quality) makes owning your "one-of-a-kind" rifle a thing of pride!  The rifle will be built using simple hand tools and each step will be demonstrated in order for the student to master the technique.

If you do not know the advantages of a 1-9, 1-8, 1-7, or a 1-6 twist, which bullet weights correspond with which twist, piston vs. gas, whether you would prefer a chrome, parkerized, or molly BCG, Mil spec or commercial, front sight vs. “flat top”,  carbine, mid length, or rifle, etc.  then this class would benefit you.  The staff will share their decades of experience acquired in the military, training, attending schools, and through a lifetime of collecting, competing, and just being "gun crazy"!

We will make every attempt to answer all questions and guide you to building a rifle that will exceed your expectations.   

Upon purchase of this course a packet will be sent containing links to all the AR vendors and suppliers we have used in the last three years.

 

Handgun "101"

Class Size: 20 (4-? hours)

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to last around 4 hours but we will stay as long as the students have questions (or the Marriott kicks us out!) This course is conducted entirely in the classroom. There are more and more students taking our CCH class that are not "gun nuts", in fact, some have never even shot a firearm much less owned one. We have been getting more and more requests from the novice shooter to design a course that "walks" the neophyte shooter though how a handgun works: both revolver and pistol, how different handguns operate, the differences, advantages, short comings, and attributes of various pistol rounds, how to disassemble (and reassemble..lol) different handgun platforms, the procedure for properly (and effectively) cleaning handguns without damaging a handgun (and what tools and products are required), and providing a forum in which a student can ask questions without fear of being dismissed or ridiculed.  No one was born (regardless of what a segment of "internet warriors" think) with an innate knowledge of handguns.  

The class will focus on providing a new shooter with a base of knowledge in order to allow him/her to make informed decisions regarding which handgun to purchase and/or carry, how to properly operate the handgun once purchased, and how to keep the handgun properly maintained.  Our instructors have well over 100+ years of general firearm knowledge, are instructors, RSOs, former military (mostly Marines as our CEO is a disabled Marine), gun writers/testers, and competitive shooters.  There will be numerous handguns introduced to the students, providing them exposure to the most popular and current (and historic) handguns.  The handguns will be used to demonstrate how to operate each type of handgun, the strengths, advantages, and disadvantages of each model in order to give a student a wealth of knowledge so the student can make an informed decision regarding what manufacturer and model of handgun to purchase and/or carry for self defense. If you have taken any class from PC Shooting then you know the "give-and-take" between students and instructors is actively encouraged. This interaction allows the students the opportunity to relax, learn, and enjoy themselves.

 

NRA Metallic Reloading Course (MRC)

Class Size: 8 (8 hours)

Prerequisites: None

This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; center fire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation form.

This class will be a give and take with each student taking turns with a different reloading bench actually reloading ammunition and gaining confidence.  There will be lectures describing the theory and process, but the real learning happens when the student rolls up his sleeves and “learns by doing”.  The class will cover metallic straight walled pistol ammunition, metallic rifle cartridges, and the preparation and procedures required to safely reload modern, smokeless ammunition.  Emphasis is placed on multiple safety checks, good practices, the utilization of modern engineering principles (work SMARTER, not harder), and developing a routine that is safe, efficient, and enjoyable! 

I just took the NRA Metallic Reloading class with Roger yesterday, and it was great! I didn't realize how much there was to reloading and probably like others was hesitant to start doing it or was hoping to rely on Youtube videos if I did. He allowed for hands on, which is what I have always wanted, a watchful eye, yet understanding that making mistakes is part of learning. He definitely kept me engaged and was never condescending or monotone. I look forward to taking more classes because he is exactly the type of person I like to learn from.  -Steven Browning

 

Refuse To Be A Victim (RTBAV)-NC,WV, & OH

Class size:50  (4 Hours)

Prerequisites: None

 

The single most important step toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim. Seminars are held across the nation and are open to men and women of all ages. Today, hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officials from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention and community policing initiatives. Corporations, educational institutions and community centers have also adopted the program. All told, more than 100,000 people have benefited from these seminars.