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Course Contents

  • Curriculum

    Our classroom curriculum includes:

    • Safe Handling and Storage of Firearms
      • Safety Rules
      • Basic Introduction to handguns
      • Firearm Storage Devices
      • Locking Devices
      • Training Household Members
      • Loaded Firearms in the Home
    • Firearm Care and Maintenance
      • Cleaning & Inspecting
    • Situational Awareness (Rational)
      • Four levels of Awareness
      • Assess -> Evaluate ->Act
      • In the Home
      • Outside the Home
    • Effects of confrontations and dealing with them (Body Alarm Response)
      • Psychological Effects
      • Physiological Effects
    • What to expect after a confrontation
    • Interfacing with police
    • Legal Issues Relating to the use of Deadly Force
      • Concealed Carry Requirements
      • Use of Deadly Force
      • Defense of Justification
      • State Criminal Codes
      • State Reciprocity
    • Firearm Manipulation, Marksmanship and Practice
      • Safe loading & unloading
      • Ammunition types & selection
      • Holsters/Carry Methods
      • Selecting a firearm for carry or home protection
      • Malfunction Clearing
      • Firearm Stances
      • Defensive Accuracy
    • On-Range Skills Development
      • Firing stance/position practice (dry/live)
        • Standing
        • 1 Knee Kneel
        • 2 Knee Kneel
        • Sitting
        • Squat
        • Prone
        • Reverse Prone
      • Reloads exercise (dry/live)
        • Tactical
        • Combat (fast)
      • Scan & Assessment techniques exercise (dry/live)
      • Malfunction Clearing
      • Strong-hand firearm presentation practice exercise (dry/live)
      • Strong-hand presentation with turns exercise (dry/live)
      • Movement to Cover/Concealment Practice (dry/live)
      • Shooting from Cover/Concealment (dry/live)
      • Shooting from a vehicle (dry/live depending on range)
      • Multiple Assailant Confrontations Practice (dry/live)
      • Point shooting practice exercise (dry/live)
      • Instinctive shooting practice exercise (dry/live)
      • Firearms retention/defensive tactics (dry)
      • Close range (1-2 yd.) confrontations practice exercise (dry/live)
      • Extended range (10 Yd) confrontations practice exercise (live)
      • Low-Light Confrontations Practice exercise
    • Range Qualification
    • Final Examination for certification

  • Course Pre-Requisites

    Persons wishing to apply for the MOLR Concealed Carry Certification must:

    • Have a completion certificate from a nationally recognized training organization of having completed a Basic Pistol Course such as the NRA Basic Pistol Course; or,
    • Be rated a Pistol Marksman on your military DD-214; or,
    • Be a rated pistol marksman with a nationally recognized shooting organization; or,
    • Pass a pre-course evaluation ($25 charge), to demonstrate safe pistol handling and use skills, loading and unloading skills, ability to follow range commands, malfunction clearance and basic marksmanship skills.

    Additionally, we highly recommend that candidates have completed the following (or equivalent):

    • NRA Personal Protection In the Home
    • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

    Persons wishing to obtain a Kansas or Missouri Concealed Carry Permit must:

    • Be 21 years of age
    • Be a resident of the state and county in which the application is made (or military/military dependent)
    • Not be disqualified by federal law:
      • Federal law will look to state law to determine if the individual has a qualifying felony .conviction. for that disqualification. State law in Kansas prohibits individuals from possessing firearms for either 5 or 10 years (or forever) depending on the felony conviction and whether a firearm was possessed at the time (not necessarily used) of the felony; the lifetime prohibitor will also apply to any drug conviction (misdemeanor or felony) where a firearm was possessed at the time of the crime
      • Federal law also prohibits individuals with misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence from possessing a firearm.
      • Federal law, 18 USC 922(g) & (n) also prohibits firearm possession for individuals with the following circumstances:
        • Under indictment for/charged with a .crime punishable by a term of imprisonment for more than 12 months;
        • Individuals who renounce their US citizenship;
        • Individuals who are unlawfully in the US;
        • Individuals who are not: (a) a US citizen; (b) a permanent resident alien; or (c) a qualifying nonimmigrant alien;
        • Individuals who have been dishonorably discharged from the US armed forces;
        • Individuals with qualifying protection orders against them;
        • Individuals who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or been committed to a mental institution;
        • Individuals who are fugitives from justice; and
        • Individuals who are addicted to or unlawful users of controlled substances.

    Additionally they must be able to demonstrate their knowledge of firearm safety rules and shooting skills.



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