The classroom segment is held at the Hampton Inn-Elmwood located at 5150 Mounes St. (off the corner of Clearview Pkwy.) in Harahan, LA 70123

Whether you intend to ‘Constitutional Carry’ or plan on actually getting a Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit, training in key areas is vital to being a knowledgeable, responsible, safe, confident, law-abiding gunowner.

This is a Handgun Safety / Handgun Training / Concealed Carry class 

For ages 21 and older covering:

  • Handgun Nomenclature, Safe Handling Procedures and Situational Awareness
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Child Access Prevention and Home Storage
  • Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Use of Deadly Force and Conflict Resolution
  • Actual Live Fire Qualification at the Range
  • Protecting yourself – not just physically but legally and financially as well

Details: The Concealed Handgun Permit class is a Louisiana State Police MANDATED 9-hour course that includes classroom training and live-fire qualification at the range. A professional power-point presentation and training videos are utilized during the classroom segment. The class (including the range qualification) is from 8:30 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. however I ask students to arrive no later than 8:20 A.M.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NOT JUST FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO GET A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. IT IS ALSO A GREAT CLASS FOR ANYONE WHO OWNS A HANDGUN REGARDLESS OF THEIR SKILL LEVEL.

The bulk of the presentation includes power point slides from the U.S.C.C.A. (United States Concealed Carry Association). The goal is to leave as a safe, responsible, law-abiding and confident gunowner whether you choose to carry or not. Students will receive the required certificate (needed to apply for a permit) after satisfactorily completing the course.

*RENEWALS: Same material is covered as per the State Police but in a shorter class.  (*Must show current permit.)

The USCCA’s book “Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals” (considered by many as the ‘Bible’ of Concealed Carry) is also available for purchase at the class.

Upcoming scheduled class dates:           

. Saturday – July 27, 2024

. Sunday – July 28, 2024

*Only $99 per person     

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NOTE: SPECIAL GROUP PRICING (10 OR MORE)  IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUP BOOKINGS.

Should you have to cancel, please try to provide a 48 hour notice as a courtesy.  However, once you pay for a class, you are good for ANY future class until you attend one. Therefore,  I have a NO REFUND policy.

GunSmartNOLA SUPPORTS LAW ENFORCEMENT

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for developing a strategy for one’s personal safety. For ages 16+

Details: This seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cybercrime.  Seminars typically last from 3 to 4 hours but can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience.  This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense.  Instead, this seminar covers common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow.  Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices.  Students will receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

Refuse to be a victim promotional video: http://women.nra.org/refuse-to-be-a-victim/promotional-video.aspx

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You can also view general program information at https://rtbav.nra.org/

$25 per person  TBD 

NOTE: GROUP PRICING IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUP BOOKINGS.

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. For ages 15+

Details: This course is a two phase course. The first phase requires the student to watch a NRA course video that includes eleven (11) lessons and takes approximately 8-hours to complete. The student can do this on his or her own time. Students learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and range rules.

Once you complete the course you will take an online exam. You must score a 90% on the exam in order to receive your online certificate, which you can save and print. If you do not pass the exam on your first try – RELAX! You’ll have four additional opportunities to retake the exam and pass. The cost to register for the eLearning video is $60. Go to https://basicpistol.nra.org/ You can also refer to Frequently Asked Questions – https://basicpistol.nra.org/faqs/

Once you pass the online course, you can register for phase two at http://gunsmartnola.com/classes/#zhbdMcOB which is the instructor-led portion of the course which is $75. It includes 5 hours of classroom and range time that includes learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

Don’t delay. Reserve your spot now. Please note your preferred date in the comment area of your online payment.

* NOTE:  THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER OFFERED AS IT IS NOW INCLUDED IN THE CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT CLASS

Upcoming training dates: TBA

$150 per person




NOTE: GROUP PRICING IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUP BOOKINGS.

As a USCCA certified instructor, I utilize their power point presentation as I find it to be the best by far.

What makes my presentation different? I would say it is my background and experience. Most instructors only have prior pistol training, or maybe they are former law enforcement or former military. Also, many do not have any lengthy experience in public speaking. Not only am I in my 12th year as a State Police Certified instructor, I have been teaching friends and relatives how to shoot for 30 years.  I am a former law enforcement officer, I have 40+ years of experience in safety/security upper management, along with decades of security investigative experience, several years of hands-on medical experience as an EMT-Cardiac, 10+ years of claims experience and 35+ years conducting thousands of security-related seminars and training classes in North America and Europe. I also hold a C.P.P. designation (Certified Protection Professional) which no other instructor in SE United States has. I sincerely believe that it is this combination of training and experience, as well as my overwhelming comfort in public speaking, that tends to make my class different (and hopefully better.)

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