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Frequently Asked Questions
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Where are the classes held?
The classes are held at Fishhawk Sporting Clays, 13505 Hobson Simmons Road, Lithia, FL, 33547. The classroom portion of the training is held outdoors under one of their spacious pavilions. The live fire portion of the class is conducted at their pistol/range or shotgun course.
What is the attire?
Comfortable clothing (do not wear slides, flip flops, or any open-toed shoes), Tee shirts or button shirts with collars are best In the cooler months, it may be a little chilly at the start of class
What are the requirements to take the Concealed Carry Class?
· 21 Years of Age
· U.S. citizen or permanent resident
· Provide a valid State Driver's License, Identification Card or Permanent Residents (Green Card Holder)
· Must be able to legally own a firearm
What do I need to bring to class?
1. Your Photo ID (required)
2. Eye Protection (required)
3. Hearing Protection (required)
4. Your firearm and at least 25 rounds of ammunition ( Firearm and ammunition will be provided to shoot at the range
if you don’t have your own)
5. Note taking materials
7. Mask (required)
What will be provided for me when attending your classes?
1. Range fee is paid for
2. Cart fee is paid for
4. Certificate of Completion for the class
Can I take a class or lessons if I’ve never shot a firearm before?
Absolutely! Thirty percent of our students have never touched a firearm before attending our classes. Many of them have been totally fearful of guns prior to the class or lesson. We take great pleasure in introducing new shooters to the sport of shooting and empowering them to be able to protect themselves if necessary. We start out the training with SIRT Training Pistols ( a training gun that shoots a laser beam, not a real bullet). This helps the new shooter get comfortable with the operation of a firearm and the fundamentals of shooting without the worry of the noise and recoil of a real gun.
What are the rules of gun safety?
We abide by the rules of gun safety from the NRA:
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use
What states recognize Florida concealed weapons permit?
A Florida concealed weapon license is valid in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and other states. View the full list on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website.
What does it take to get a concealed carry permit in Florida?
To be eligible for a Florida concealed weapon or firearm license:
You must be 21 years of age or older.
You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States and be a U.S. citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. If you are serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces, submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application. Those who are Resident Aliens must provide a valid Permanent Resident Alien card.
Determine if you are eligible for a concealed weapon license by answering a few simple questions.
How much does a concealed carry permit cost in Florida?
The cost of a new concealed weapon or firearm license is $97. This includes $42 for the fingerprint processing fee and $55 for the initial license fee. You can learn more about concealed weapons license fees from FDACS.