Handgun Training

Peak Firearms Training

The North Carolina Concealed Carry Class is open to law-abiding U.S. Citizens who are at least 21 years of age and wish to carry a concealed handgun for their personal or family’s safety. In this course, you will gain the required knowledge of handgun safety and responsible carry, as well as gain necessary proficiency skills with a firearm. Instruction on the laws and obligations of the concealed handgun carrier will also be provided. Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate from the NC Justice Academy which is required to apply for a Concealed Carry Handgun Permit; the application must be submitted to the Sheriff’s office in the county you reside. 2018 classes will be scheduled soon!  

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

The NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation course provides beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a handgun safely.  Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate. This course is 4 hours long and will include classroom and range time.

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 250 rounds of ammunition, Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, home assessment and planning, shooting from behind barricade, moving, kneeling, multiple targets and continued training and opportunities for skill development.

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

NRA Basics of Personal Protection outside the Home Course is comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. The course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation. This course is a two-day course and is divided into two levels (basic and advanced).

Course Prerequisites:
Certificate of Completion of the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home


Passing a pre-course assessment prior to the course

PEAK Firearms Training, LLC strongly recommends this course to anyone that either possesses or wishes to possess a handgun carry permit. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to confidently and safely draw their firearm from a holstered position.

Try Before You Buy Program

Would you like to try on a Glock for size?  Perhaps you like the way a Sig Sauer looks…or maybe you favor the way the grips on a Smith & Wesson fit your hand?  Now you can try on some of the most popular handguns on the market under the guidance of a certified firearms trainer that can walk you through the steps of safely handling and test firing these guns. Try one or all – then make an informed decision and choose the right gun for you!  $75 includes 100 rounds of ammunition, use of guns, guidance from certified instructor, safety glasses, hearing protection, and targets.


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