NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instruction and FFL Transfers

4 Ways Having a CCW Made Me a better Person

by Wendy LaFever - Friday, February 7, 2020


     "You, all of you," said our concealed-carry class instructor sternly as he met our eyes one by one, "are all going to have to take a good, hard look at the way you live. And you might have to change it."

     It was North Carolina, and although I'd really rather not say just how long ago it was, I was taking the mandatory instruction for a North Carolina concealed-firearms permit. I had just recently moved out on my own and was living in the nicest neighborhood I could afford. Unfortunately, the nicest neighborhood I could afford at the time featured a house across the street that had been raided by the Raleigh SWAT team a few weeks prior.

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5 Tips to Safely Store Your Guns

by Maureen P. Sangiorgio - Monday, August 10, 2020

Traffic Stops: What CCW Citizens Need to Know

by Sheriff Jim Wilson - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

     Those who carry defensive firearms often fail to have a plan for dealing with police officers while they are carrying. And this oversight can often cause an otherwise righteous situation to go bad. You must realize that police officers don't do magic and they don't have a crystal ball to consult. In short, they often can't tell the good guys from the bad guys without doing some investigating. Having a plan to deal with routine contacts with the police can often calm a situation and may have a direct effect on whether or not you get to kiss gravel, wear handcuffs and go to jail. Being stopped for a traffic violation is a good place to begin considering a police-relations plan.

     When the lights come on behind you, it is an excellent idea to immediately turn on the appropriate signal indicator. This lets the officer know that you see him and are going to stop. It may, in fact, be just a few moments before you can find a place to safely pull over. Turning on your signal indicator and slowing down, however, lets the officer know that you are in the process of doing just that.

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     Decades later during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children will be home for many hours for distance or “virtual” learning. And in those states that have begun to ease restrictions, parents are returning to work, sometimes leaving older children home alone.

     “In this unprecedented time when school-age children are spending more time at home than ever before, safely handling and securely storing firearms when not in use are the best ways to help prevent accidents, thefts and misuse,” says Joe Bartozzi, President & CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). “Project ChildSafe's gun safety resources can help owners determine the best secure storage device for their lifestyle.” Project ChildSafe is a program of the NSSF to promote firearm safety and education.


4 Reasons to Learn the Isosceles Shooting Stance

by Brad Fitzpatrick - Tuesday, November 10, 2020

     There are a number of popular shooting stances employed today, including the Weaver, the Isosceles, the Chapman and others, and arguments can be made for each one. But the most popular is the isosceles, and for most shooters it is the best option. The name is derived from the fact that the arms and body, when viewed from above, form an isosceles triangle with both arms near full extension. It’s utilized by police and competitive shooters, and it’s become the primary stance for many personaldefense instructors. Here are some key points that make the isosceles one of the top options

for defensive shooting.

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