Choosing to carry a concealed firearm is a major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. We are major supporters of this right, but we hope that those who choose to carry will consider a number of factors before they decide to carry. Firstly, you need to determine if you actually should carry a concealed firearm. Consider these questions:
- Do I plan on carrying my firearm every day?
- Can I dedicate enough time to practice with the firearm I intend to carry?
- Will I make sure to remain current with all laws and regulations regarding concealed carrying?
- Can I afford to purchase everything I need to be a responsible concealed carrier?
- Would I be willing and able to take someone’s life if absolutely necessary?
If you believe you can answer “yes” to those questions, then you’ll need to determine if you actually have the right to carry a concealed firearm. Keep in mind that different states have different rules and requirements for you if you hope to obtain your CCW permit:
- Age (usually 21)
- Felonies and violent misdemeanors
- Alcohol and drug use
- Mental state
- Subject of a restraining order
- Of “good moral character”
- Delinquency in child support payment or taxes
- And more…
All of these could factor into your right and ability to carry a concealed firearm.
If you’ve considered these factors, and have decided that you are, indeed, a good candidate to carry a concealed firearm, then the next step is finding the right class. At Magnum Shooting center, we have four different CCW classes that could qualify you to receive your CCW permit. Each of them are tailored to the needs and preferences of the different shooters:
- NRA First Steps
- NRA First steps for Females
- Colorado Concealed Weapon (CCW)
- CCW Refresher Course
After successfully completing any one of these courses (and meet all of the other requirements of your state), you may qualify for your CCW permit. Be sure to practice and train regularly! We are excited about your decision to ensure your, and others’, protection from the unexpected.