Basics of Handgun Safety for the Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit
***This is our Premier Course for new gun owners, those interested in owning a firearm but have little or no experience, and lastly those interested in obtaining a CHP or Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit for Concealed Carry or personal protection. ***
You do not have to own a handgun to attend
this course. It is an excellent course for those interested in the
Concealed Handgun Permit. This is a great course for those who have
handgun experience and own a handgun as well as those who have little or
no experience and do not own a handgun. Handgun will be provided at
Our instructor & course meets Colorado State
18-12-202.2 for definition of Instructor & 18-12-202.5 for
definition of Handgun Safety Class. Meets and exceeds all County and
State of Colorado requirements for CHP. *THIS COURSE IS NOT NRA
Course Cost: $100 for one student or bring a friend and pay $75 each! (We require a $25 deposit per student to reserve each seat.)
Handguns Available for Live fire:
Glock 19 3rd Gen 9mm, M & P Smith & Wesson full size 9mm,
Ruger LCR .357/.38 revolver, .22 Ruger Mark III, .22 Ruger Single
Action Revolver, Glock 26 3rd Gen 9mm
(You may bring your own handgun as you prefer)
Shooting Range: Silver Bullet 5901 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge; $12 per student
Ammunition Cost: Varies
are available regularly on Saturdays, and private by appointment.
Private classes are flexible on dates and time of day; please call or
email for pricing. Group discounts are available depending on
reservation date and group size. Weekday classes are available as
Private and are by appointment only. Call 720-663-7674
Topics Covered & Exercises 8+ Hour Handgun Safety Course with Live Fire:
7 most valuable rules regarding handgun safety
Always treat handgun as if it were loaded
Always keep handgun pointed in the safest direction
Always keep finger off of trigger until ready to fire
Always keep handgun unloaded, until ready to use handgun
Always verify your target and what is beyond your target
Only point a handgun at what you are willing to destroy
You are responsible for every bullet that is fired from your handgun
Overview and brief discussion on what is "Use of Force?" When is force justified and what level of force can be used? What are the commonly known 5 levels of force? How does this apply to Concealed Carry?
Brief overview of Colorado "Make My Day" Law
Brief overview of Colorado Deadly Force Laws
The final word on any legal concern for handguns and self-defense must be obtained from a qualified attorney. Instructor Mr. Duran is NOT an Attorney.
What is legal Concealed Carry of a handgun? What is the definition of Concealed? Does a handgun have to remain concealed? Why not open carry?
Brief overview of Reciprocity for Concealed Carry in USA
Brief discussion on legal and safe travel with a handgun
Brief discussion on why a person should avoid conflicts and what they can do to avoid them. Legal concerns both criminal and civil. Consider joining a legal fund.
Discussion on concealed carry handgun selection. Includes points on revolver and semi-automatic.
Discussion on holster selection for Men and Women, and why carry on the person is safer as opposed to backpack, purse or briefcase carry.
Brief discussion on how to handle being stopped by Law Enforcement when carrying a legal concealed handgun. In your vehicle traffic stop example.
Discussion on where permit holders are NOT allowed to carry
Children and Handguns. Handguns should never be left unattended or hidden.
Parts of a handgun, terminology, types of handguns
Ammunition selection and calibers
How to safely store a handgun, gun safes, ammunition storage, gun storage in a vehicle
How to verify a handgun is unloaded: The Triple Check. Point in safe direction, remove magazine, rack slide 2-3 times, lock slide back, visually & physically inspect chamber or cylinder with finger.
How to clean and maintain a handgun: perform the unloaded triple check and remove live ammunition from the area. Point in safe direction at all times. Cleaning tools to buy.
How to select & purchase a handgun for home protection and legal Concealed Carry
How to safely rack the slide, shooting grip, shooting stances & the fundamentals of shooting
How to dry fire practice, snap caps, and safe direction
How to load a handgun magazine & revolver and how to verify it is loaded/unloaded
Range Safety Rules outdoor and indoor ranges. Learn the range rules before entering range.
Live Fire Shooting Range
*THIS COURSE IS NOT NRA CERTIFIED
Iron Firearms Training serves Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie,
Thornton, Brighton, Broomfield, Wesminster, Arvada, Superior,
Northglenn, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and the surrounding Denver,
Colorado Metro Area.
Tactical Iron Firearms Training specializes in handgun safety, concealed carry, and other firearms courses including private lessons. 720-663-7674