USCCA Concealed Carry Home Defense Fundamentals

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  • Recommended for: Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Number of students: 8-12
  • Class Length: 9-10 hr classroom and range
  • Location: We have 3 private ranges and classrooms in the Waco area. Contact us to schedule a private class at your location
  • Date and Time: Choose one of our pre-scheduled sessions, or contact us
  • Cost: $115, ( plus a range fee of $10 paid to range owner on class day )

The USCCA CONCEALED CARRY AND HOME DEFENSE COURSE is a comprehensive training for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self defense.

In this class you will learn conflict avoidance, situational awareness; handgun, shotgun & AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters, legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

This mid level Course uses curriculum developed by renowned Firearms Trainer and USCCA Vice President, Michael Martin.

The course fee includes:

  • 8 hours of Classroom Instruction based on the beautifully illustrated and complete text book, Michael Martin's 200+ page training manual, supplemented by videos, instructor demonstrations, and active exercises.
  • 2 hours Shooting drills at the range.
  • An official USCCA Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course.

Seven complete lessons cover the essential topics that all gun owners must know to legally, safely and confidently carry or use their firearms. Lesson Topics Include:


» Why is Conflict Avoidance so Important?
» Situational Awareness
» The Color Codes of Awareness
» Observing our Environments
» More on Conflict Avoidance
» Planning for Home Defense
» Mental Exercises


» Four Universal Safety Rules
» Properly Clearing Semi-Automatics and Revolvers
» Additional Safety Considerations
» Double Action versus Single Action
» Revolver and Semi-Automatic Examples
» Other Considerations
» Ammunition Malfunctions
» Understanding Ammunition, Ballistics, Take Down Factor, Gauge & Calibers
» An Introduction to Home Defense Shotguns, and the AR-15 Platform
» Tasers and Pepper Spray


» Muscle Memory
» Proper Grip
» Stance: Body and Arm Positions
» Point Shooting
» Sight Shooting
» Flash Sight Picture
» Trigger Control

Lesson Four:  The Legal Use of Force

» Legal Definitions of Reasonable Force and Deadly Force
» Understanding the Use of Force Continuum
» The Legal Use of Deadly Force
» Defense in the Home
» Defending Property

Lesson Five:  Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath

» Understanding Fight or Flight
» The Physiological Reactions Associated with Extreme Stress
» When We’re Left with No Other Choice
» When the Right to use Deadly Force Ends
» The Immediate Aftermath
» Dealing with the Police

Lesson Six:  Gear and Gadgets

» Explaining Holster Retention
» Types of Holsters
» Other Gear Including Belts, Lights and Lasers

Lesson Seven:  Basic and Advanced Skills

» Properly and Safely Conducting Dry Fire Exercises
» Self-Led and Instructor-Led Range Exercises from Beginner to Expert
» What’s Next?

CLICK HERE to contact us about our upcoming class schedule.....

We will be glad to answer any questions, and get you into one of our upcoming classes. We have 3 private ranges in the Waco area, and will contact you to set up the location and details for your class in a few days.

We normally schedule these classes on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, or we can set up a private class for your family and friends at the time and location of your choice.

The USCCA provides a wealth of industry information including expert advice, product information, and the latest news centered around the concealed carry lifestyle. Join today!

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Cen Tex Gun Training llc serves the Central Texas Waco region, providing Gun Training classes, private and small group gun instruction and lessons, Texas license to carry, LTC CCL, concealed carry and home defense fundamentals classes. Schedule a custom Waco gun class or private class tailored to your family and friends at a home or location of your choice. Contact us with your ideas, questions, or suggestions!

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