FFE Course Descriptions


Fire For Effect (FFE) Basic Introduction to Handguns Course
  • Fire For Effect Training Course: For those wanting to take a self defense class that is geared more toward gun safety, shooting and concealed carry. This course lasts 4 hrs plus shooting  time. 
    • This Course will also allow you to get your Ky CCDW but you must still read the   Kentucky State Statutes on your own time and pay the state. 
    • Basic Introduction to Handguns, is recognized by the Department of Kentucky State Police (KSP) as an approved CCDW license applicant training course that meet the requirements for non-DOCJT training set forth in KRS 237.110(4)(I).
    • This is an excellent course for beginning and novice shooters.
    • Please see CCDW Process Information Page for the application process
    • Course is $75 cash ONLY once you show up to class. 




Kentucky Carry Concealed Deadly Weapons Course
  • Ky CCDW Course: This is the actual Kentucky Concealed Deadly Weapons Course. It touches   on the very basics of Gun Safety and Concealed Carry. It is geared more towards learning the Kentucky State Statutes (watching videos). This course lasts 6-8 hrs plus shooting time. 
    • This course only touches on the basics and does not teach you to shoot, it is geared more towards teaching the legal aspects of CCDW. 
    • Once class is completed you will receive a Certification of Completion within 2 weeks from   the Kentucky State Police. You will present this and a passport photo to KY State Police   and pay your money ($60). You will get a notification to pick up your CCDW License within  30 days.
    • Course is $85 cash ONLY once you show up to class. 


NRA Basic Pistol Course
  • The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely
  • The course is eight hours long and is conducted by an NRA Certified Instructor in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Students will learn the following topics:
  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Firing the First Shots
  • Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
  • Continued Opportunities for Skill Development
  • All materials will be provided for you. You must supply your own ammunition for all range activities.

    The Basic Pistol Shooting Course will begin at 8:00 on the day of the class and is eight hours.

    Bring your UNLOADED handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition.

NRA Basic Rifle Course
  • The NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a rifle safely
  • The course is 14 hours long and is conducted by an NRA Certified Instructor in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Students will learn the following topics:
  • Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.
  • All materials will be provided for you. You must supply your own ammunition for all range activities.
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    Bring 100 rounds of .22 ammunition (Federal or CCI)


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