Arizona does not require you to have a CCW in order to carry a firearm. However it is in your best interest to have a CCW and as much training as possible in the event you have to use lethal force and your actions become subject to a court of law.
This is a comprehensive course taught by an active trial attorney/judge pro tem and a master-level competitive shooter. It is designed to include more basic gun handling and care information, ballistics, and holster selection. Beyond the basics, this course provides a detailed discussion on the legal ramifications of using lethal force in Arizona and how the legal system affects those who elect to exercise their right to self-defense. The course includes extensive coverage of statutory and common law as well as mental conditioning, mindset, judgmental shooting, and how to avoid, if at all possible, the use of lethal force.
This course is designed to impress, in the worst-case scenario, a potential jury. You will perform documentable live shooting and written exam qualifications which exceed current Arizona legal requirements and meet the requirements that were in place when Arizona required a specific curriculum. Exam and Shooting Qualification Scores can be provided to support your defense as needed.
You will leave this class with the knowledge and responsibility that comes with a CCW and all of the required documentation ready to submit to the DPS including fingerprint cards. You will need to submit this information independently after the class to receive your CCW.
- Firearms safety
- Why you need to have a CCW
- Marksmanship basics
- Pertinent AZ/Federal laws
- Ammunition overview
- Lethal force its aftermath
- How to talk to law enforcement
- Situational awareness
- Real legal system
- How to stay out of trouble!
- Open mind!
- Bring a lunch! There will not be a break to pick up food
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Note-taking equipment
- Ear and hearing protection (available on request)
- Handgun (revolver or semi-auto)
- 50 rounds of ammunition (can be purchased before class at SGC)
**No loaded firearms allowed in the classroom. Please bring them already cleared**