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Concealed Carry Classes.  Advanced Training.  Intermediate Training.  Basic NRA Training

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Concealed Carry Classes

NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit (Standard) Class – $99.00

Cost for this course is $99.00 and it includes ear and eye protection at no additional charge. Firearm rental, Ammunition and targets for shooting qualification are extra.

This is the class required by North Carolina to obtain the Concealed Carry Handgun Permit. This class is comprised of eight hours of mandatory classroom training with additional time spent on the range for a shooting practical.

Making the decision to carry a concealed handgun is an important one, and getting the best education available is crucial. You and your family’s life may depend on the level of training you receive. When it comes to your family’s safety, a cut rate education will not suffice.

At Point Blank Range, we pride ourselves in offering a premium education, in a premier facility, taught by highly trained instructors. Complete with conditioned ranges, turning targets, state of the art filtration systems and NRA certified Range Safety Officers and Instructors always on staff, Point Blank Range is the only place to consider for your family’s firearms training and education.

Registration and prepayment is required. If you prefer to register in person, please visit the store and see a sales associate.

(Premium Value) NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Classes – $150

The Premium Value North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit Class

Required to obtain a NC Concealed Handgun Permit
10 Hours ($150) Includes:
• Free Individual One Month Membership
• $20 Off Coupon for “The Art of Concealed Carry Course
• 1 Free Concealed Carry Rental Package Coupon
• Pistol, Target, Eye/Ear Protection and Ammunition provided for shooting qualification if customer has need.

Point Blank Range cares about you and your safety.  For this reason, we are offering one free Individual Monthly Range Membership ($60 value) to Point Blank Range when you sign up for one of our NC Concealed Handgun Permit Courses.  How does this help keep you safe?  By encouraging you to put into practice the basic shooting fundamentals learned in the Concealed Handgun Course.

This promotion is not available with any other discounts and your membership will begin the day of class.  There is no special code to use at checkout and you don’t have to ask for it.  Upon arrival at class you will be given a membership form to complete.  Fill it out and give it to your instructor.  While you are in class, your membership will be activated and you can begin using it directly after class.  You will have unlimited range access at no charge for the next 30 days.

NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Class for Women Only – $99

Cost for this course is $99.00 and it includes a 1 month range membership. Ear and eye protection will be provided at no additional charge. A suitable firearm [.22 cal] and ammunition will also be available at no additional charge.

This course meets and exceeds the requirements to apply for your North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Permit.

 

Registration and prepayment are required. If you prefer to register in person, please visit the store and see a sales associate.  See our training calendar for dates and times.

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Point Blank Range Advanced Training

Advanced Concealed Carry 1.0 – The Basics  $50

This 3–hour class is designed to teach the student the basics in defensive close quarter hand gun encounters. 1.0 is intended to train the student to safely draw, clear, grip and present the handgun to the target within a conceal carry context.  This is a live fire class and will be primarily held on the range. Students will convene in the class room for a brief safety meeting and overview of the class prior to heading out to the range. No loaded firearms or ammunition are allowed in the class room.

Participants will need a holster to be located on the waist, at least one spare magazine and magazine pouch. In addition the student should have a loose fitting shirt or vest that attempts to conceal the firearm from plain site. We understand that there are various options and methods for carrying a concealed firearm however once the handgun is cleared the basic techniques remain the same. During the progression of this class the benefits and drawbacks of these various carry options will be discussed and through the practical applications of the basics the student will be able to make a more informed decision on the carry option that will work best for them.  Must be at least 21 years of age to take this class.

Required equipment:

  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • Your personal handgun
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Holster designed to be located on the waist
  • One spare magazine
  • Magazine pouch
  • Loose fitting shirt or vest to conceal handgun

Advanced Concealed Carry 2.0 – Stress Test $50

2.0 will take the student further; introducing rapid reloads, strong hand/weak hand and shooting from behind cover. This is the second class in the 3 part series designed to build upon your skill levels acquired in 1.0 The Basics and adding complexity. In this class the student will be introduced to rapid reloading techniques, shooting from behind cover as well as strong hand/weak hand target engagements. This is a live fire class and will be primarily held on the range. Students will convene in the class room for a brief safety meeting and overview of the class prior to heading out to the range. No loaded firearms or ammunition are allowed in the class room. Participants will need a holster to be located on the waist, at least one spare magazine and magazine pouch. In addition the student should have a loose fitting shirt or vest that attempts to conceal the firearm from plain site.

NOTE: Advanced Concealed Carry 1.0 is a prerequisite for taking this class. Please contact mdenney@pointblankrange.com with any questions. Must be at least 21 years of age to take this class.

Advanced Concealed Carry 3.0 – The Situation Room $35

This is where fun begins. This class is design to add skills as well as reinforce those already acquired in 1.0 and 2. 0. Skills such as:
Shooting through ports, around barricades, multiple target engagement, tactical priority, malfunction drills and low light conditions to name a few.

This class is open to 2.0 alumni. This will be a monthly open style, instructor critique, scenario based format for the express purpose of giving our students a place and time to continue to refine, improve and add to their skill sets. Each monthly will be a new “SITUATION”.

Students should bring:
Holster located on waist or inside the waist band.
Two spare magazines.
Two magazine pouches.
100 rounds of center fire ammunition.
Eye and ear protection.


Defensive Carbine 1.0 $95

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The modern sporting rifle (MSR) that has deep roots in the American culture.  This class is designed to get you more proficient on this rifle with an emphasis on advance shooting techniques. This 3 hour class will be light on classroom and heavy on range time. So it is important that the following criteria are met.

  • The student must have a working knowledge of safe handling and the controls of a semi-auto, magazine fed, rifle or carbine.
  • Your rifle must be sighted in and accurate at 25 yards.
  • Student must have a sling (single or double point types are acceptable).
  • Student must have a minimum of 3 magazines and the ability to carry two on your person.
  • Eye and Ear protection is required.
  • Minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • It is recommended to take our NRA First Steps Rifle class prior but not required.

Our instructors will give you a brief overview of the rifle before moving onto the different shooting positions, use of the sling, hasty magazine changes and advancing to cover while shooting.

“I was very pleased with the AR-15 class and the excellent job that Jesse did. I have had the opportunity to participate in other classes conducted by Jesse, of which were just as professionally done as this one. Jesse started out by telling everyone what was going to be covered during the class so there were no surprises. A hands-on approach was used during the class as well as encouraging everyone to ask questions regardless of how simple it may sound once we heard the answer. Above all Jesse kept the class interesting and fun. I came to the class with very little working knowledge of the AR-15, however after Jesse’s excellent explanations of how, what and why something should be done, I came away feeling very confident and with also knowing that if a question should appear I know where to come to get the answer. He also showed us many applications that could be added to the AR-15 such as scopes, recoil pads, lights and gun cases along with their features and benefits. Most important,  Jesse explained how these items can be purchased and ordered through Point Blank Range which is a great feature for someone like me. Thanks again to Jesse and your entire team at Point Blank Range.”

Defensive Carbine 2.0 $95

The modern sporting rifle (MSR) that has deep roots in the American culture. This class is designed to build upon the skills acquired in 1.0 by adding shooting while moving, transition from rifle to handgun and shooting in low light conditions. This 3 hour class will be light on classroom and heavy on range time. So it is important that the following criteria are met.

  • You MUST have completed the M4 Operator Dynamics 1.0 class.
  • You must have an operable gun mounted flashlight or light system.
  • Your rifle must be sighted in and accurate at 25 yards.
  • Student must have a sling (single or double point types are acceptable).
  • Student must have a minimum of 3 rifle magazines and the ability to carry two on your person.
  • Student must have a center fire handgun, waist mounted holster, two magazines and one pistol magazine pouch.
  • Eye and Ear protection is required.
  • Minimum of 100 rounds of rifle ammunition.
  • Minimum of 50 rounds of pistol ammunition.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Long sleeve shirt is recommended.

“Jesse Brown and your AR 1st steps class is Awesome!  Additionally, Shannon was great last night. The patience, time, and great instruction he gave were really top notch.  Due to the great experience last night we will take any class that Jesse and Shannon are teaching.  They are the best tag team in the Charlotte area!  None of the other ranges in the areaa can even compare to the high level of quality instruction offered at Point Blank Range.”


Stress Fire Simulator $75

Point Blank Range’s Stress Fire Simulator Course uses a state of the art use of force simulator to put you in high stress, Shoot or No-Shoot situations.  PBR’s top instructors will be teaching this critically important class.
The course starts out with a review of North Carolina justified use of force requirements, States of Awareness, Thinking on your feet, Castle Doctrine, and Disengagement.  This course requires active participation from all students in both discussions and in role-playing during the scenarios.
This 3 hour course will open your eyes to the reality of using your firearm in a self defense situation.  Just how fast things can go sideways.  How to recognize potential threats before they become threats.  This will make you rethink a great many things about carrying a concealed firearm.  This just might be the most important course you will ever take.

Low Light/No Light Defensive Pistol $70
It’s been said that, “They mostly come out at night”. Over 60% of all violent encounters happen during the hours of darkness.

This class will give an understanding how the use of a light could be a disadvantage and how to turn it into an advantage. You need to know how and when to use different illumination techniques to get the upper hand on a threat. Just having a gun and a flashlight are not enough.
This course is designed to help prepare you for a personal defense situation where there is low light or no light particularly in a home defense context. This class is essential for new pistol owners as well as experienced shooters. You will be introduce to multiple illumination techniques and types of equipment.

Most critical incidents occur during times of low-light or even complete darkness. Training during daylight
hours alone is not preparing you to win should you ever need to fight with your firearm in the dark.

Items to bring to class:

Pistol- Semi-automatic or revolver (train with what you use in real life)
At least 2-3 magazines (or speed loaders for revolver)
100-200 rounds of reliable ammunition (that will comply with all PBR rules)
Eye protection (can be rented)
Ear protection (can be rented)
Hand held light and/or Pistol mounted light
Notebook with pen/pencil

Point Blank Range Intermediate Training

Defensive Shotgun 1.0.  $65

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If a shotgun is your choice in home defense, you’re in good company. Being such a potent firearm, it’s critical to know how it performs, what power it can deliver, and how to deliver it effectively.
In this class the student will be introduced to defensive stance, handling and proper manipulation techniques for the different common shotgun types. Student will also learn about the wide variety of ammunition and the latest choke tube technologies that have evolved over the last ten years. It’s not your daddy’s scatter gun anymore. With the advent of new ammunition developments combined with choke tube improvements shooters need to be educated regarding pellet spread and patterning.
In addition we will help to dispel what we call the “The Deadly Shotgun Myths.”
“You don’t have to aim it, just point the thing down the hallway”
“All you have to do is rack the pump and the intruder will run away.”
“Shotguns are less dangerous to neighbors and co-inhabitants because the pellets will not go through the walls.”

This class is a combination of classroom and a live fire exercise. Students will need to bring:
Shotgun: 12 or 20 gauge, semi-auto or pump actions only. No pistol grips without stock capable of reaching the shoulder.
15 rounds of low-recoil buckshot.
15 rounds of low-recoil slugs.
Eye and Ear Protection
Notebook with pen/pencil
It is our sincere hope that you will leave this class with sound basic techniques and a greater appreciation for how versatile the shotgun can be and how to best tailor it for your personal home defense solution.

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S.A.F.E Secure Aware Fierce & Effective (Women’s Self Defense) $69 

Point Blank is proud to offer an important 3 hour class geared towards women’s self-defense. Your trainer Joe has 28 years of discipline and training in several styles of martial arts and holds multiple black belts. In addition, he has over 13 years of teaching experience in martial arts.
Joe is a retired New York City police officer with strong criminal investigatory experience. A key part of this experience lies within interviewing victims of assault and discovering how they either succumbed to or evaded life-threatening situations. After speaking to many victims over the years, Joe became passionate about helping women understand, learn and implement simple techniques that, if employed properly, can save lives or create critical opportunities to escape. As a father of two young girls, it is especially meaningful for Joe to pass along this knowledge towards empowering women.
The combination of both a martial arts and police background has given Joe a unique streetwise and in-depth first-hand view of which defense techniques work and, very importantly, why they work. Many of the techniques he teaches are based on the highest probability of stopping an attack. For example, a groin strike may work 40% of the time whereas a finger strike in the eye will likely work 95% of the time. Prevention of an assault often has a small window, thus what you choose to do must count in that moment.
Through Joe’s process of discovery he as selected a style of short simple skills and techniques for this class that work regardless of your size, strength or ability.
Why is this class different from other Women’s Self Defense classes?
• Many of the techniques taught in traditional women’s self-defense training are too complicated for the average person to properly execute without regular training. By comparison, these techniques are short, to the point and work.
• FBI journals indicate a high percentage of attacks can be avoided using good verbal skills and situational awareness. This seemingly simple fact is often overlooked, but will be reviewed in your class.
• The techniques will work regardless of size, strength, age or ability.
• This class comes with a take home refresher video that breaks down the techniques for your convenient review and ongoing training.
Avoid becoming a victim and help yourself feel secure: This introductory class will teach you basic mental awareness skills as well as practical physical techniques used for women’s defense. These proven methods are easy to master, specific, and most of all effective.

BASIC and NRA TRAINING

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation $75

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This 4-hour class provides the student with the basics of shooting, cleaning and storing a firearm safely. The course comes complete with a live fire practical application.
Parents, please plan on attending this class with children under 18 years of age.

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation $75

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This 4-hour class provides the student with the basics of shooting, cleaning and storing a firearm safely. The course comes complete with a live fire practical application.

Special classes will be scheduled for beginner rimfire and modern sporting rifle.  Keep an eye on your email for special notifications about class scheduling.  (Must be subscribed to the mailing list.)

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NRA Instructor Level Training

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NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Certification $250/$350

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This 10-hour course is designed to teach the instructor candidate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to become an NRA Certified Pistol Shooting Instructor.  Candidates should posses a basic knowledge of both revolvers and semi-automatics, an understanding of basic marksmanship principles, and have a deep appreciation for the safe handling of any firearm.  In addition to these personal attributes, each candidate is required to be up to date on the NRA’s Basic Instructor Training (BIT).  BIT is offered in conjunction with this course, but if you have been certified as an instructor in the previous 12 months and took part in BIT, you may not be required to take it again.  Please email us at training@pointblankrange.com if you have any questions regarding your suitability for this instructor level training.  (Please allow 48 hours for a response and more for holidays.)

PLEASE NOTE:  if you have never been certified as an NRA Instructor, you will be required to attend NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT).  If you have been certified as a Law Enforcement NRA Instructor but not an instructor for the general public, you will have to take BIT.  If you have any questions whether or not your BIT is still effective, please contact us at training@pointblankrange.com.

NRA Personal Protection in the Home – Instructor Certification $250

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We will be conducting this very special NRA Instructor level course.  Personal Protection in the Home is designed not only to help the student become more aware of ways to secure the family and home, but to also develop shooting skills that aren’t typically practiced in target shooting.  Instructor Candidates must meet several prerequisites due to the nature and intensity of this course.

A Personal Protection In The Home Instructor candidate must be an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor prior to attending Personal Protection In The Home Instructor training. Basic Pistol or FIRST Steps is a prerequisite for basic Personal Protection In The Home, therefore, shooting fundamentals are only reviewed in the Personal Protection In The Home course.

Prior to conducting the NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Training Course, Training Counselors must have instructor candidates complete the pre-course questionnaire.  The pre-course qualification must be conducted prior to or during the course.  Only those candidates who achieve satisfactory scores in the pre-course qualification, and who meet other specified requirements for NRA instructors, are eligible for certification.

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer $250

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Teaching firearm safety is a vital part of our responsibility as instructors. By becoming certified in teaching this course you can do your part in helping the shooting community stay safe and respectable. To qualify for this course you must be a certified NRA Range Safety Officer and take BIT.

NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course $100

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Teaching firearm safety is a vital part of our responsibility as instructors. By becoming certified in teaching this course you can do your part in helping the shooting community stay safe and respectable. After this course, you will be certified to teach this non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.