Concealed Carry 1 (CCW-1)


October 19, 2020 8:00 am
October 19, 2020 5:00 pm
2523 Trimble Rd, Ontario, NY, USA   View map
(585) 406-6758
Course Length
9 hours
Course Difficulty

Required Equipment:
For this class, you will need the following items:

  • Eye and ear protection
  • A working, reliable, defensive-oriented firearm (Must be listed on your NY Permit)
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • 3 magazines or speedloaders with holders
  • A quality, strong-side, belt-mounted type holster (NO shoulder holsters)
  • A sturdy belt to hold your holster and magazine pouch
  • Comfortable footwear and clothing

Note: As of 4/4/2012, ANY holster that utilizes the index or trigger finger of the shooting hand to disengage a locking device to release the handgun is now disallowed from ANY Rochester Personal Defense, LLC class, training, event, or any function that we host or have involvement with. For more information, please visit the following page: or email us.



Concealed Carry 1 course was developed to introduce you to the idea of carrying your handgun for self defense and want to start you with the skills necessary.


You will get to practice all of the skills with an unloaded handgun until you are comfortable, then you will get to go live on the range.


Even if you have done other training or shoot a lot, you may want to consider this class to shake the rust off or refine your skills more. You can never practice or train enough.


NOTE: Please review the Required Equipment list below. If you do not have something on the list, contact us before the class. Arriving without the complete list of specified gear will mean that you will not be able to fully participate in the training.


More importantly, this is NOT a basic level course. You MUST have completed
an NRA Basic Pistol class, our Concealed Carry Basics, or the Concealed Carry Basics Refresher within the past 12 months, or the equivalent training or shooting experience prior to attending this course.


WHY do you require a prerequisite course for this one? Mainly for safety and secondly for the continuity of the skill training and self defense concepts we teach. Safety is highly stressed throughout this course and if your skills are not up to par, you may be a safety risk. This is a ‘Level 2’ type course. Skipping the important required prerequisite course will mean that you’ll either be a bit behind and it will take a bit of work to catch up, you’ll always have a missing gap in your training, or the class will have to lag until our instructors can catch you on on the skills that are required to participate in this course.



Concealed Carry 1 (CCW-1)



  • A valid NY State Pistol Permit
  • NRA Basic Pistol class, Concealed Carry Basics, or the Concealed Carry Basics Refresher within the past 6 months or the equivalent training or shooting experience (call for questions or details). THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE

You MUST be comfortable with your firearm. Do not bring one that you have not practiced with.

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Course Status

11 Seats Available

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Subjects Covered

Firearm safety

Legalities and justification in self defense (Article 35)

Deescalation and disengagement from an encounter

Verbal commands

Drawing the handgun effectively and safely

Trigger control and manipulation

Malfunctions and stoppage clearing

Tactical vs combat reloading

Movement and shooting while moving

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