Training Classes Necessary? - Shooters Forum
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > General > Firearms Training
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Like Tree6Likes
  • 1 Post By recoil junky
  • 1 Post By douglas34474
  • 2 Post By TimSr
  • 1 Post By Mainspring
  • 1 Post By Chesterton
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2016, 08:33 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 5
Training Classes Necessary?

Registered Users do not see the above ad.


I'm VERY new to shooting and I want to get my CCW permit in the State of Colorado.

One of my local ranges offers a bunch of classes most of which I actually want to take but they have one class geared towards CCW that teaches

CCW holster draw techniques, presentation, malfunctions and clearing, combat and tactical reloads, one hand shooting, offhand shooting, and how to increase speed and accuracy.

Aside from the speed and accuracy is all the rest of that stuff really necessary? I'm sure the "average joe/jane" doesn't know how to shoot one handed or combat and tactical reloads. Law officers I'm sure already know that stuff but I barely picked up a gun 6 months ago. This is a little overwhelming.

Any thoughts, comments, or advice would be appreciated.

One thing to also keep in mind about me specifically is that I'm visually impaired. I have NO sight in my right eye and limited site (20/80) with correction in my left eye.

This greatly affects my hand/eye coordination and confidence as well.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 09:11 AM
recoil junky's Avatar
Elk Whisperer (Super Moderator)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Craig CO. Elk Hunting Capitol of the World!
Posts: 6,862
Rich, the thing to do is contact the local Sheriff's Department as they are the ones responsible for issuing the permit.

If it were me new to shooting ANY gun, as class put on at a local gun club would be on my list. You'll learn a ton plus probably end up with a few new friends who will lead you down the *Semita Ferro et Pulveris into purchasing more and MORE guns.

Welcome from the Elk Hunting Capitol!!


* Latin: the Path to Steel and Gunpowder
Lever30 likes this.
Keep your powder dry and when you go afield take the kids and please..........wear your seat belts.
I am the ORIGINAL recoil junky , often imitated, but never equalled.
Proud Father of a SoldierMedic in The 82nd Airborne 325thAIR White Falcons
IUOE Local #9
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 12:05 PM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ocala,FL
Posts: 92
Originally Posted by randdmart View Post

I'm VERY new to shooting and I want to get my CCW permit in the State of Colorado...

...Law officers I'm sure already know that stuff but I barely picked up a gun 6 months ago. This is a little overwhelming...

Just how do you think LEO learn how to handle firearms?

You think getting your CCW is "overwhelming," wait till you have to use your firearm to save your life.

Get the training and learn how to use your firearm, BEFORE you need it. When you're hip deep in alligators it's no time to remember you were sent in to drain the swamp!
tomj44 likes this.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 01:37 PM
Irv S's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado/Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,394
Don't know which county you are in. Mine does, but not for renewal. There are also more advanced classes available dealing with more advanced self defense shooting, combat handgun shooting etc. I'll be taking my 4th next month, still hoping I'll never need what I learn. (Oh, I shot pistol as a pre-teen and a few decades ago even entered NRA competition, but there is always more to learn.) Try to find instructors who know more than you, like a retired police marksman instructor.

Last edited by Irv S; 12-30-2016 at 01:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 09:40 PM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rittman, Ohio
Posts: 478
The CCW classes in Ohio are not geared for basic operation of a firearm, which is pretty much considered a prerequisite for taking the CCW class. The CCW classes here do have a firing range portion of the instruction, but are mostly geared towards the legal aspects, of carrying, and the basis for lawful self defense, and encounters with law enforcement.

Classes may be structured differently in your state, but if you were here I would suggest a basic firearms safety and instruction course before a class aimed at concealed carry. After these is when most people looked at advanced tactical training, and there are tons of various courses for them.
Irv S and nsb like this.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 01:03 PM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,114
Originally Posted by randdmart View Post
I'm VERY new to shooting ...
This line says it all for me, yes, you need training.
tomj44 likes this.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 08:06 AM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: The San Joaquin Valley, Calif.
Posts: 57
I was taught to shoot by my dad, and I've been shooting bullseyewith a .22 for years, but when I got my .38 for HD I took a course---can't hurt, might help!
For CCW there is so much more involved I'd consider taking appropriate courses vitally important.
Irv S likes this.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 09:28 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: ShowLow, Az
Posts: 18
IMHO What Timsr said.
Get all and any classes you can beginning with a basic gun handling and safety course.
If you are serious about CCW then for goodness sake find a course that teaches the "justification" for your state or local laws and awareness. Basically learn WHEN you can use deadly or any force necessary for a given situation. It will or should cover dealing with Law enforcement providing you survive.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 01:49 PM
Tnhunter's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,871
If your state requires showing proficiency shooting a handgun, do you think you are able with your eyesight?
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote
a blank check made payable to The United States of
for an amount of up to and including my life.
That is honor, and there are way too many people in this
country who no longer understand it.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad Training Worse Than No Training All Outdoor 0 11-22-2016 05:00 PM
UTM Conversion Kit Allows Low-Recoil, Low-Noise Training ? SHOT Show 2016 All Outdoor 0 02-02-2016 09:30 AM
Laser Ammo Interactive Multi Target Training System at 2016 SHOT Show All Outdoor 0 01-26-2016 12:00 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:15 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive - Privacy Statement >


All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement | Contact Webmaster
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1