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On Line Concealed Carry Courses – An Honest Perspective

Let’s take a moment and discuss the various on line offers for concealed carry training that are available in the Triangle. Without getting into the whole “shall not be infringed” argument that often taints the discussion about concealed carry, let’s … Continue reading

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Arizona CCH in North Carolina

North Carolina law mandates that the training required to apply for a concealed carry handgun permit be 8 hours of classroom plus range qualification. That’s listed on page three of the Concealed Carry Handgun Training manual published by the North … Continue reading

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Recent Client Testimonial About FTA’s Concealed Carry Classes in Raleigh

A testimonial from a recent student at FTA, Inc., which provides concealed carry handgun training in Raleigh, Durham, and areas throughout the Triangle. “I thought the class was outstanding and said so on your comments page for Living Social. I … Continue reading

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Selecting An Instructor: A Cautionary Tale

By Ken Dodd, Instructor, FTA, Inc. Garner, NC Back in September we posted an article titled Why We Believe in 12 Hours of Training. Below is another reason why we run our courses the way we do. From several news … Continue reading

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Handgun Caliber Choice and Why

Submitted by Greg Kirkman, FTA Instructor Ken and I get a lot of questions about caliber and handguns in regard to what we recommend as the best handgun and best caliber for Concealed Carry. Below is an article written Steve Reichert … Continue reading

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Living Social Special Instructions: Registration!

To all who purchased Living Social Vouchers for our Concealed Carry Permit Class, thank you very much. To schedule your spot in class, check the “Course Schedule” section of our website. Please note that all three days in a given … Continue reading

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Why We Believe In 12 Hours of Training

By Ken Dodd, Instructor, FTA, Inc. Garner, NC At Firearms Training Associates we believe our Concealed Carry Weapon Permit class is the most thorough offering in the Triangle, giving our students an in-depth exposure to rights, responsibilities and skills required … Continue reading

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September 2011 Concealed Carry Class

By Ken Dodd, Instructor, FTA, Inc. Garner, NC The September 2011 Concealed Carry Permit Class offered by Firearms Training Associates begins on Monday September 19th with a four-hour session in the evening that covers North Carolina law as it pertains … Continue reading

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Which Gun Should I Get?

By Larry Wegman, Range Safety Officer,  FTA, Inc. Garner, NC Which gun should I get? FTA has conducted concealed carry classes in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area since 1995 and at every class we hear that question. Several times! And so … Continue reading

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