Concealed Carry

The Concealed Carry Course offered by First State Firearms Training covers all of 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. Our Instructors and curriculum are approved by the Delaware Attorney General's Office. 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.

Course Length: 2 Days (1 Day Classroom Approx. 4-6 Hours, 1 Day Range Approx. 1-2 Hours)

Course Location & Timeline:
  • Classroom: The classroom portion of the course will begin promptly at 9:00 AM at Patriot Armory, Inc. located at 368 East Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709 in the Middletown Crossing Shopping Center. Completion time varies with the amount of students however, most classes are completed no later than 2:00 PM.
  • Range: The range portion of the course will be held on a separate, scheduled Tuesday at Schrader's Outdoors located at 16090 Oakland Road, Henderson, MD 21640. You will be scheduled for a one hour block starting at either 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM.
    • Students must complete the classroom portion of the course before they can attend the range portion.
    • Students do not need to attend the very next scheduled range date after their classroom portion and can schedule for a future date if necessary.
Course Requirements & Prerequisites:
  • Hearing & Eye Protection
    • Over-The-Ear Electronic Muffs are recommended. Minimally ear plugs are required.
    • Prescription Glasses qualify as eye protection. Otherwise safety glasses are required.
  • Firearm
    • Minimum caliber is .38 Special or .380 Auto.
    • Semi-Automatics must have at least two (2) functioning magazines.
    • Rental firearms are available for $25.00. When renting a firearm, students must purchase ammunition from First State Firearms Training for use in the course (price varies with caliber). Rentals and ammunition must be paid for on the day of the classroom portion.
  • Enclosed Gun Case
    • When transporting your firearm from your residence to Schrader's Outdoors, please ensure your firearm is unloaded and in an enclosed case that is designed for firearms storage or transportation. We recommend that this case be kept in the trunk of your vehicle or, in a vehicle without a trunk, as far away from the driver or occupants as possible. A lockable case is not required, but recommended. Applicable transportation laws will be discussed during the classroom portion of the course.
  • 100 Rounds of Ammunition
    • Factory ammunition only. No reloads.
  • Climate Appropriate Clothing
    • The shooting portion of the course is conducted at an outdoor facility and is exposed to the elements. Dress appropriately. No open-toed shoes are permitted.
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: $165.00 Cash, Check or Card Accepted. Payment required on the day of the classroom portion of the course.

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 Classroom Course Date
  • Desired Range Date & Time (10AM, 11AM or 12PM)
  • Shooting Experience (Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, etc...)
  • Rental Firearm and/or Ammo Needed?