Concealed Carry (CCW)/Basic Pistol

The CCW/Basic Pistol Class provides comprehensive training and instruction in pistol safety and operation in addition to what you need to know to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado (legally and practically).

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the certificate necessary to apply for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) in Colorado.

The CCW/Basic Pistol Class is for both men and women. The class is taught by certified NRA instructors in a safe and professional classroom and range.


Topics covered will be:


  • Reasons why to carry a handgun in society and why not to
  • Handgun safety
  • Choosing a handgun and ammunition
  • Legal use of deadly force in Colorado
  • Local, state, federal laws and reciprocity
  • Carrying concealed in the real world — tips, tricks and gray areas
  • Carry methods that are both reasonable and effective for everyday life

Live-fire instruction and practice for safety, accuracy and comfort with your pistol

Equipment Needed

  • Quality, working, serviceable pistol.  Please bring your pistol to the course unloaded and in a case.  If you do not own your own pistol, please contact us before registering to inquire about a rental.  Pistol rentals are only available for the courses held at Liberty Firearms Institute (i.e. indoor courses).
  • 50 rounds of ammunition (Factory produced ammo only.  No home reloads allowed due to insurance.)
  • Eye and ear protection – If you do not have your own, please contact us before registering to inquire about purchasing these items.  Loaner eye and ear protection are only available for the courses held at Liberty Firearms Institute (i.e. indoor courses).
  • Baseball style hat (to keep brass from getting behind eye pro).  We will have official Makhaira Group hats available for purchase at the course.
  • Personal food (optional).  Bottled water will be provided and while we will not take a formal break, you may eat during the classroom portion if you choose.
  • Appropriate clothing (i.e. closed-toe shoes, pants, long sleeve shirt without low neckline).

Class size: Limited to 20 students (minimum of 10)

By registering for this course, you agree to our Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy.

Questions on this class? Please contact Contact Us before registering.

We also offer this course as a Women’s Only CCW/Basic Pistol option.

CCW certification is also available with the Tactical Pistol 1 course or the Women’s Defensive Pistol course.

Where Do I Go?

Locations and Times: All indoor courses will be held at Liberty Firearms Institute in Johnstown, Colorado. This is an AMAZING, state-of-the-art indoor range and the premier training facility in the country! For more information on this premier facility, go to You do not need to be a member of LFI to attend our course.

All outdoor courses will be held at Great Guns Sporting, Nunn, Colorado. 6 hours total on a Saturday: 9:00-1:30 Classroom, 1:45-3:00 Range (outdoors).

Great Guns Sporting is a beautiful facility located 35 minutes NE of Fort Collins, CO. For more information on Great Guns.


Tuition: $125.00 per student