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GeorgiaCarry.Org Firearms Carry Course - THIS IS NOT AN NRA COURSE Click here to register.

Time Required
:  At least 14 hours

Who should attend
?  If you are carrying legally and have never presented a loaded handgun from a holster and engaged targets, then this course is a good starting point.  This is NOT the only instruction you should take but it will, among other things ensure that you know how to safely engage targets from a concealed holster and that you know about Georgia laws dealing with the use of deadly force and concealed carry restrictions.  You will also start to appreciate what you do not know about being armed for self-defense.  That will put you way ahead of most of the people who are legally carrying handguns in Georgia.Goal:

Deposit:  $50   Course fee:   $180  

Certificate Issued
:  You will receive a certificate of course completion if you pass all three of the evaluation events.
   Written test - mostly deals with use of deadly force and carry restrictions
   Verbalization and gun handling evaluation - deals with safe gun handling
   Live fire qualification - evaluates ability to hit your target from retention and from a concealed holster

: If you have not yet attended the SMFTS Firearms and the Law class you must provide a copy of one of the following documents either by e-Mail attachment of hard copy on the day of the class.
      Valid carry license from any state
      Military ID card
      Law Enforcement ID card
      State employee ID card
      Armed Security Guard ID card
      Receipt for purchase of a firearm from an FFL dealer within the last 5 years.

Student equipment
Note paper, pencil or pen
Eye and ear protection
Baseball cap

Centerfire pistol for which your strong side thumb can reach the magazine release

Rigid holster (kydex or reinforced leather)  Must retain its shape when empty.

Good pistol belt Magazine pouch and
at least 3 magazines

At least 500 rounds of professionally manufactured ammunition


Learning Objectives
Day 1

Lesson 1 Introduction and Gun Handling 8:00 to 10:00 including breaks
     1.Course introduction
     2.Handgun safety
     4.Handling Demo/Practice

Lesson 2 Ammunition, Marksmanship and Care & Maintenance 10:00 to 12:00 including breaks
     3.Care and maintenance  

Lesson 3 Georgia Firearms Laws 13:00 to 15:00 including breaks
     1.Georgia firearms carry laws
     2.Georgia use of force laws  

Lesson 4 Carrying a handgun 15:00 to 17:00 including breaks
     1.Carry methods and concerns
     2.Presentation techniques  

Day 2

Lesson 5 Course Review and Testing 08:00 to 11:00 including breaks
     1.Course review
     2.Written test
     3.Verbalization and Handling Evaluation  

Lesson 6 Live Fire Qualification and Graduation 12:00 to 15:00 including breaks
     1.Live fire testing

Lesson 7 Optional Live Fire 15:00 to 17:00