In today’s political and social climate, many are choosing to arm themselves for their protection and the protection of their families. In order to do so in a safe, responsible and legal way, citizens are obtaining their Conceal Carry Permits. Here in Colorado, there are many places where one can attend an accredited course to met the requirements of each county’s permit laws, however very few of the organizations who host these courses include as much information, range time, and additional perks as the Centennial Gun Club located in Centennial, Colorado.
Instructor John Abramson presents the Multi- State Concealed Carry Course at The Centennial Gun Club; who has taught the course to over 4000 students during his tenure. As an NRA Certified Instructor, he has trained at various firearms schools across the country. In addition to being certified to instruct Concealed Weapons Courses in Colorado, he is also certified to teach for Utah Courses as well.
Obtaining a Colorado permit is essential if you would like to carry a concealed handgun within the state, however the addition of obtaining a non-resident Utah permit expands the list of states that recognize your permit and also helps clarify your permit when traveling in other states. Colorado permits are not given at the state level, only at the county level. Other states can find this confusing and the addition of the Utah permit can help to clarify this. During the class, another member of the club’s team will take your passport photo and also your fingerprints for the Utah Permit application. You will leave the class with everything you need to apply for both the Colorado and Utah permits.
The course is a wonderful experience for beginners as well as those familiar with firearms. As a student you will become familiar with the different types of revolvers, semi-automatic pistols and ammunition. You will also learn how to properly clean your firearm and store your ammunition. Since when you obtain your permit you will begin to carry on your person, Abramson explains the different types of holsters and uses his extensive experience and the experience of previous students to give both pros and cons of every type of holster.
The portion of the class where John Abramson truly shines is during the explanation of the laws and how they differ between Colorado and Utah. Not only does he explain the laws in detail, he also provides real life scenarios to bring the applications of the law to life. He shows videos throughout this portion to ask the class their thoughts on how the shooter handled the situation. Was what they did legal? Which part was and which part was not? It helped to apply what seemed like black and while laws into the real life world of gray.
The course wraps up with time on the range. Abramson walks the class through shooting at turning targets in controlled sequences. He spends time with each student to ensure that their stance and grip is correct and also that they understand how their firearm works. This portion, while not required to obtain a permit in Colorado, is essential to ensure that every student understands how to safely handle and discharge their firearm and if not, they are in a relatively safe environment where an instructor can take time to assist them to reduce the chance of accidents in the future,
The Multi-State Concealed Carry Course at Centennial Gun Club is a well-rounded class that is filled with humor, amazing information and real world examples. While it is a class of thirty students, the amount of individual instructor time you have in the class and on the range is exceptional. John Abramson is a natural teacher and truly has a passion for handgun safety. His instruction, along with the course materials and take away items, combine to create a one of a kind course that is a must attend for anyone looking to obtain their permit or even just acquire more information about gun safety.
In addition to this course, Centennial Gun Club offers many other training classes such as higher-level Concealed Carry Courses and Women Only Courses. Visit their website for more information.