Concealed Carry

The Concealed Carry Course offered by First State Firearms Training covers all the training topics required by the State of Delaware as outlined in 11 Del. C. § 1441 to apply for a Concealed Carry of a Deadly Weapon (CCDW) Permit. Instruction will be given on the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition, child safety in regards to firearms and ammunition, safe firearm shooting fundamentals, how to develop and maintain firearm shooting skills, Federal and State laws pertaining to lawful purchase, ownership, transportation, use and possession of firearms, State laws pertaining to the use of deadly force for self defense, and techniques for avoiding a criminal attack and how to manage a violent confrontation, including conflict resolution.

Additionally a live fire exercise consisting of 100 rounds will be conducted at a range. While we encourage students to bring the firearm they plan to use for carry, we understand that some students may not have selected or purchased it yet. During the course topics will be covered and questions answered pertaining to firearm choices for CCDW as well as ammunition types, concealment options, etc... This will provide the student with a higher knowledge base when choosing their equipment. Firearms are available for rent from First State Firearms Training for $25.00. When renting a firearm, students must purchase ammunition from First State Firearms Training for use in the course.

Course Length: 1 Day (approximately
1-2 Hours Range, 4-6 Hours Classroom)

Course Location & Timeline: The class will meet no later than 8:45AM at Ommelanden Range (1205 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720) to complete the live fire portion of the course. Once this is complete, students will then drive to Patriot Armory (368 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709) for the classroom portion of the course. Course completion time varies with the amount of students however, most classes are completed by 4:00PM.

Course Requirements & Prerequisites:
  • Hearing & Eye Protection
    • Over-The-Ear Muffs are recommended.
    • Perscription Glasses qualify as eye protection.
  • Firearm
    • Minimum caliber is .38 SPC or .380 Auto.
    • Semi-Automatics must have at least two (2) functioning magazines.
    • Ensure you read the Operator’s Manual for your firearm prior to attending class and be familiar with its safe operation.
  • 100 Rounds of Ammunition
    • Ammunition must have Non-Ferrous Bullets (the part of the round that leaves the barrel). To determine this merely touch the bullet to a magnet and if it sticks you may not use it. The test is to confirm that there is no ferrous metal within the bullet and that none was added to the copper during manufacture to reduce the cost of manufacture. This is a range rule.
  • Climate Appropriate Clothing
    • The shooting portion of the course is conducted in a semi-outdoor facility and is exposed to the elements. No open-toed shoes are permitted.
  • Driver's License
  • Ommelanden Range Safety Card.
    • As of 09/01/19 Ommelanden Range requires all shooters to watch a safety video, take a ten question test and receive a range safety card (valid for one year) to utilize their facility. You must complete this on a day prior to attending our course. The entire process takes fifteen to thirty minutes. If you do not complete this prior to the day of the CCDW Course you will not be permitted to shoot and will need to return a subsequent day to complete the shooting portion.
  • $4.00 Range Fee
    • Cash only.
Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a notarized Certificate of Completion to submit to the State of Delaware as proof of having passed a course consisting of the required training by instructors certified by a nationally recognized firearms training organization.

Course Cost:

$150.00 Cash, Check or Card Accepted. Payment required on day of training.

Course Registration:

The best method of course registration is to e-mail First State Firearms Training with the following information:
  • Full, Legal Name (First, Full Middle, Last, Suffix, etc...)
  • Phone Number
  • Desired Course Date
  • Shooting Experience (Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, etc...)
    • If your shooting experience is minimal and you wish to complete the shooting portion one on one with one of our instructors on a separate day, please let us know and we can schedule you for the “split course” option for no additional charge. With this option you’ll attend the classroom portion of the course on a scheduled Sunday (starting at approximately 10:15AM at Patriot Armory) and complete the shooting portion on a subsequent Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday at Ommelanden Range.