The Art of Concealment
- The ultimate guide to concealed carry
- Learn how to carry and draw a pistol for self-defense
- Practice and follow along at home
- Professional firearms instructor
About this Class
This Concealed Carry Fundamentals class is designed from the ground up to walk you through the process of selecting the proper equipment to carry a gun, show how to carry your gun, and lastly, teach how to properly and safely draw your gun from concealment for self-defense.
Perfect for anyone that is looking to get a concealed carry license or already has one, and needs guidance and training on how to conceal carry a handgun. Through the detailed demonstrations and instruction, you will walk away feeling more confident about your abilities to safely and effectively carry a handgun for self-defense.
Most concealed carry license classes (CCW, CHL, LTC, CCP, CWL, etc.), only teach basic firearm safety and state law. These state licensing classes do not teach you how to properly carry a handgun or how to select the proper equipment. Our Concealed Carry Fundamentals class fills that gap in training through an online course.
The introduction lesson includes the following topics:
- Firearm Safety rules
- Clothing – how what you wear affects concealment
- Course outline
In this lesson, different sizes and styles of concealed carry pistols is discussed and includes the below topics:
- Full size, compact and sub-compact comparisons
- Ammo Selection
Holster selection is just as important as choosing the pistol to carry. Learn about different holster styles and the differences between them.
The below topics are discussed:
- Holster materials
- Levels of retention
- IWB and OWB carry methods
- Holster clips (attachment methods)
- Belly band style holsters
An often overlooked piece of equipment that is important to effective and comfortable concealed carry is the belt. We discuss different belt types and what to look for.
- Belt types and styles
- Belt buckles
There are various locations around the body that you can choose to carry a handgun from. Learn which provide the most advantages and what is recommended.
- Appendix concealed carry
- Strong side carry
- 4 o’clock position
- Small of the back
- Shoulder holsters
- Ankle holsters
When carrying on-body is not an option, sometimes carrying off-body (in a bag or backpack for example) is the only possible option. Learn how to do this safely and properly.
- Sling bags / purses
- Chest rigs and fanny packs
Being prepared for a self-defense situation means more than just carrying a handgun. Learn what other equipment should be carried as well:
- Medical equipment
Follow the detailed demonstrations for learning how to actually draw your handgun from a concealed holster.
- Appendix two hand draw
- One hand draw
- Strong side draw
- + more
Seeing how to draw from concealment is only part of the training. The next step is practicing on your own. Through dry fire drills, learn how to safely practice on your own at home.
- Dry fire intro and safety
- Dry fire micro drills
Being mentally prepared for a self-defense situation and having the right mindset is crucial. Learn how you can be more prepared.
- Situational awareness
This class is different from a concealed carry license class that may be required by your state to obtain a carry permit. Although this class may help meet your licensing requirements, most state mandated permitting classes primarily cover state gun laws, gun safety regulations and other administrative information. This class does not cover any state laws or regulations. It covers the practical side of concealed carry with detailed demonstrations and information on how to properly carry a gun and how to select the proper equipment.
Please note, once an online class is started, we cannot issue refunds.
Default course access is set for 6 months. If you need additional time to complete the class, please let us know.
Eric has over 19 years of law enforcement experience and is a full time firearms and tactics instructor for a large police department in Texas. He is the lead instructor for the department’s cadet curriculum and holds certifications in multiple less lethal force options and is a certified instructor for active shooter response.
He is a founding member of his department’s marksmanship team and holds Master Class rankings in both USPSA and IDPA and multiple Grand Master rankings in SCSA. Eric is an avid competitor and is the Match Director for the largest Law Enforcement / Military multigun shooting competition in the country.