Which Concealed Carry class? (KS)
Now that I've got a new RSA & extractor for my G19 Gen 4 (And maybe some factory steel sights) on the way, I guess I ought to think about finally getting my carry permit.
So the question is, which class to take?
I was thinking of going with the one offered by Target Master Shooting Academy, LLC. down in OP, at the Bullet Hole.
Wondered if any of you had experience with the outfit. They've got a class scheduled for the 26th, or another one on the 5th of next month.
Kind of a spendy proposition though. $125 for the class, $70 for the Fundamentals of Concealed Carry class, $40 for the county Sheriff, $110 for the AG. Not counting range fees, ammunition, or gas. Might not get to finish building my AR after all.
Plus I need a holster. Been eyeballing an MTAC. What do you guys think?
I took the concealed carry class from them and it's a good class. 3 or 4 of my friends also took that class and we all thought it was pretty good. They teach you what you need to know without a lot of B.S. I didn't take the Fundamentals class since it wasn't a requirement when I got my permit. Is it now? I carry a 1911 Combat Commander in .38 Super and I bought my holster from Don Hume. They have a pretty good selection of leather holsters for carry (I'm kinda old school, obviously.
ETA: Lookie there I hit post 223!
Sign up to ksccw.com and do your research. Patty is excellent. I took my class through Bill Regina- SRT. I have taken other classes with him as well
Fuck that, that's way too expensive.
My wife and I took our class from DVC Training.
I've taken 2 classes through Target Master. Not overly impressed. CCW class was adequate. If I had it to do over again, I'd go to DVC or Mike Malone at Olathe Gun Shop.
I did mine through DVC. Good class and good price. It was $75 OTD for the training. You still had all the fees for county and such.
I carry an M&P 9C in an MTAC, and it is excellent. It is the way to go.
Looks like I'll probably go with DVC.
Not as spendy, even with the extra gas.
Now I just have to wait. Gonna call Glock tomorrow and find out about getting the new ejector & extractor upgrades for the G19, before I take the class.
Might as well; they're paying for it.
I'll hit up comp-tac next week for the MTAC, two extra mag holders & a belt. That'll be about $250.
Bill Regina (SRT Group) FTW. He did my CCH class back before the law was passed and I've taken several pistol/rifle courses from him. Lots of fun, but very smart.
He just posted a class (Wichita, I think) for $50 + range fee.
As an instructor myself, all I can say is that the 8-hour class is (for the most part) dictated by the state. While they do give us SOME leeway in material, any serious deviation (tactics, etc.) must be added onto the 8 hours. Most classes, especially if their taught by a NRA-certified instructor will be cut and dry. We teach exactly what the state wants us to teach because we know people don't want to sit in a class for more than 8 hours. For the advanced material, you should expect to attend a separate class.
So, the main difference between CCH classes would be:
- who can keep your interest in the subject matter?
- who can interject useful tidbits without having to add to the class?
- who can teach well-enough that it is still entertaining and useful for all students?
Hope this helps.