Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for Concealed Weapons License Training in Florida?
Florida has very few requirements for course structure for Concealed Weapons License training classes. The only guidance provided by Florida Law is for a Certified Firearms Instructor to “…observe a student safely handle and discharge a firearm.” (Reference FL Statue 790.06)
REFUNDS, RETURNS, or EXCHANGES?
We DO NOT issue Refunds or Returns on courses purchased. The purpose of this policy is to motivate students to pay strict attention to firearms safety rules. Students pay for the course, not for successful completion or a certificate of accomplishment. Finishing a course to State Standards is Earned by the students effort.
IF a student should fail a qualification course of fire they may re-do the courses of fire at a later date and only be charged for firearm rental and ammunition if applicable.
What are the requirements to become an Armed Security Officer or Private Investigator in Florida?
Florida has strict requirements for course structure for the Florida "Class G" Statewide Firearms License. The initial class consists of 28 hours of training with a requirement of "Class G" licensees to complete a 4 hour annual qualification with firearms * they plan on carrying when conducting business regulated under FL Statute 493. Students taking this class should already have good shooting fundamentals prior to enrolling in the class as first time shooters generally do not pass the marksmanship qualification. I will gladly coach first time shooters prior to enrolling in this class if they are unsure of their shooting abilities.
* Firearms being same "caliber" and "type". Example: 9mm Semi-automatic or .38 Spl Revolver
May I take the "G" Armed Security Officer before taking the Unarmed "D" Security Officer class ?
YES! You may take the G Class prior to the D class BUT you cannot apply for a G license unless a D license application is submitted at the same time. The G Class is considered an "add-on" to your D license.
What should I bring to the Florida 28 Hour Initial or 4 Hour Annual Qualification?
For the Initial 28 hour class: Targets, 150 rounds of 9mm or .38 spl ammo, rental handgun, holster, and range fees are included in cost. Discounted price if using own handgun and ammunition (must be .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP Semi-Auto OR .38 Spl Revolver)
For the Annual 4 hour class: Student is responsible for ammunition, duty gear, and firearm. Range fees are included in cost.
For the 28 Hour and 4 Hour Course you will need:
- Pants with belt loops and a belt to mount a holster and magazine pouches on
- Safety Glasses and Hearing protection (ear muffs recommended)
- Pen and Paper
- Closed toe shoes
- Open mind receptive to new shooting techniques and practices
- Food / Snacks / Sunscreen for range portion and classroom breaks.
How do I apply for my Florida Concealed Weapons License after I attend one of your classes?
This will be discussed in class. The process is fairly easy when applying in person at a local Tax Collector's Office or at the local
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Offices.
What payment do you accept?
Cash or Credit Card, payable upon attendance of the course. You may also pay for courses online via the website or invoice.
What should I wear to the Shooting Range?
Closed toe shoes and modest clothing as we do not want hot brass and shell casings falling down your shirt or pants.
Bring safety glasses and hearing protection, if you wear prescription eye wear you may use that as “safety glasses”
Do you teach Conceal Carry Law, Use of Force Law, and Shoot / No Shoot scenarios in your courses?
Short answer: NO! However, I will show you the resources where you can find the applicable laws. Understand that the burden of knowledge of the law is your responsibility as a law abiding citizen. When you apply for your Concealed Weapons License you will receive a hard copy of applicable laws for responsible and legal concealed carry and use of force. (The Florida 790 and 776 statutes)
BUT WAIT, MAYBE YES in some cases: The only time law is discussed is when teaching the Florida 28 hour "G" Course and 4 hour annual qualifications for Security Officers and Private Investigators. The above and below statement still apply in those cases.
Please understand that I am a firearms instructor NOT a lawyer or attorney. Teaching the law would open myself up to liabilities should a graduate of one of my firearm safety classes use a firearm and tell a jury that “well my firearms instructor said I could do so”. I know other instructors teach the law but they do so at their own risk.
Please seek an attorney or for legal advice regarding firearms law and use of force.