Growing up, I was always active in my church’s youth group. Every year, we did a “mission trip”, (sometimes a few), & work as a group to build or rebuild homes in West VA, the Caribbean, or even locally.
As an adult, I’ve continued to give to charities, but after volunteering in Texas, I really want to make it a bigger priority.
Because of this, I’m proud to say that every quarter, my company; First Assurance: Defense Training, will hold our Intro to Concealed Pistol class for *FREE* in order to benefit a non-profit. Class will be held at the Hamlin House right here in the Acreage.
Passing this class will meet the training requirement for your Concealed Carry Permit. If you already took a class or have your permit, this is still a great class for the educational benefit alone. It is NOT your typical gun show/gun shop permit class. Students will actually receive an education.
We’ll cover firearm safety, introduce you to various types of handguns, help you develop a proper defensive mindset, & teach you how to choose a pistol that fits you personally. You’ll learn various ways to carry a concealed pistol, how to choose a quality holster, safe storage options, and Florida Laws regarding Concealed Carry, Home Defense, & Personal Defense.
We’ll specifically discuss where you’ll be legally allowed to carry, “Stand Your Ground”, & the “Castle Doctrine”. Your instructor will cite the specific Florida laws by statute number & also give you a printed copy of them. Lastly, we’ll discuss how to interact with Law Enforcement while carrying & after a Defensive Encounter.
This next part is something you won’t see from any other training company in South Florida. After your free classroom session, you’ll be able to schedule a free, 60-minute private, one-on-one shooting lesson with your instructor at the range.
If you don’t already own a pistol, I’ll waive our normal $20 fee for our comprehensive Pistol Rental Package. This (now free) package includes the use of a semi-automatic 9mm pistol that fits your hand size, Eye Protection, & Electronic Ear Protection.
During the range portion, we’ll work on building your familiarity with firearms, helping you earn confidence through competence, & teach you how to be accurate. You’ll also be taught how to practice & be given an opportunity to pass our Concealed Carry Qualification.
In exchange for attending this FREE class, I just ask that you make a donation of whatever you feel is appropriate to the non-profit we’ve chosen to support that quarter.
Your tax deductible donation can either be financial or you can donate items from a list of things that the charity has asked for. Just for reference, the class value is $129 but as I mentioned, just donate whatever you’re able.
Our first FREE class will benefit a fantastic local charity; Barky Pines Animal Rescue. Class will be on Saturday, December 9th from 9am-1pm.
Simply click “GOING” on this Facebook event link, then follow the “Tickets Available” link at the top. Tickets are FREE, but please register in advance.
You can make any donations to Barky Pines Animal Rescue directly, or you can bring your cash or item donation to class on December 9th. If you give it to them directly, please be sure to tell them you are attending & ask for a donation receipt. Then, just show that to the instructor when you arrive for class.
The Hamlin House is located at:
14893 89th Place North
Loxahatchee, FL 33470