The Pistol Safety Academy offers three types of classes: NC Conceal Carry; NRA Certified Basic Pistol; Personal Safety Courses. Please read below for descriptions, registration links and additional information to help you prepare for class.


NC CONCEAL Carry Class

This is the NC Department of Justice approved NC Concealed Carry class required to obtain an NC Conceal Carry Permit. Also required to be a US citizen , Naturalized , or a Permanent Life Time Visa .The class runs 8+ hours. After successfully passing the exam you proceed to the range and fire 35 rounds from 3, 5 & 7 yards at a silhouette target. You should have a basic understanding of the pistol and fired one before coming to class . You must qualify with the pistol with a minimum 85% accuracy to receive your certificate. Cost is $   65.00 cash the day of the class , we rent pistols for testing $15.00 extra   Thank you for your interest in this class ,   ( We can offer classes during the week for groups of 5 or more . At a rate of $ 70.00 for each student ( Church groups, Work groups )   REMEMBER  to list your Mailing Address  when registering !! Can not hold the Seat till mailing address is listed !! ( Also !! It seems peoples GPS is taking people to the house next door ! Please go to the address listed ( 5240 Watkins road , Not Dream Land Road !! ) thanks )


NRA Certified Basic Pistol

This class includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from standing position, two handedposition; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.  take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate. Cost is $ 100.00 for each student, Have to have groups of 4 or more to be able to hold the class Groups are encouraged  to get together  , cut off age is 16for safety and insurance rules.


Personal Safety Courses

The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies. Seminars may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow .  $35.00hour


  • Comfortable clothes and tennis shoes or boots. We will be shooting outdoors, on grass surface.


  • A pistol to shoot: If you want to bring your own pistol please do (we have pistols to rent for testing).

  • Ammunition: Do not bring into class, leave it in your vehicle.

  • Hearing protection (MANDATORY) (we have it here for you if needed )

  • Eye protection (MANDATORY) (we have it here for you if needed )