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ERGC's CCW and Safety Class

Scheduled classes in 2017:
     - January 21
     - March 18
   - May 20
   - July 15
   - September 16
   - November 18
8:00AM to 4:30PM.  Registration begins at 7:30am.

Click Here to Register for the May 20th, 2017 CCW Class

Class Outline ...

  1. Basic Firearms Safety.
  2. Sight Alignment, Target Acquisition, Grip and Shooting Positions.
  3. Best practice methods
    1. How to practice safely
    2. Why practice is crucial
  4. Which handgun is best for you?
    1. Revolver
    2. Semi-automatic
    3. Our list of preferred types and manufactures
  5. Can you live safely in a dangerous world?
  6. Different methods of concealed carry
  7. Is deadly force ever justifiable?
    1. Protection of yourself and loved ones
    2. Concealed carry law as presented by a local attorney
  8. Shooting under direct supervision
    1. Slow fire
    2. Multiple aim points
    3. Hints and tips
  9. Graduation and presentation of certificates

Note: The certificate that you will receive after completion of this class will satisfy the safety class requirements to obtain a concealed weapons permit throughout the state of Florida. Application information will be provided.

Cost: $85.00

We provide: Firearms and ammunition
You must provide: eye and hearing protection

Participation by convicted felons or those restricted by law from firearm ownership/use is strictly prohibited.

You must REGISTER for the class ahead of time.
      Use the registration link at the top of this page, beneath the schedule

 Class size is limited to 20 participants.

 A liability waver will be required.
     You can execute the ERGC Liability Release
     and bring it with you to you class.

The class portion of the training will be held at:
     The New Pace Fire Dept.
     4773 Pace Patriot Boulevard
     Pace, Florida 32571
     Click here for a Google Map of Location


If you have scheduling or registration questions, please contact Terry Byron, email

If you have technical questions about the CCW training itself, contact Barry O'Neal, email, phone 850-902-3291.

Supporting Documentation
The CCW PowerPoint presentation is used during the classroom portion of the class.
     Click here to get the PPT file (5.3 MB).
     Click here to get the smaller PDF version of the slides (4.0 MB)
A video file titled "Tuck in your Shirt" is also part of the presentation.
   Click here to view the video (1.2 MB)

This 2005 FL Statues for self defense are presented here for your use.

The class requires you to submit an ERGC Liability Release before your allowed to participate in the class.


Interesting Links

US Concealed Carry Clothiers

US Concealed Carry Association

Florida Department of Agriculture CCW Office

Real Gunfighter Lance Thomas on Justice Files

CCW Application in Escambia County
The Warrington Tax Collector Office (4051 Barrancas Avenue, Suite A) is accepting applications for concealed weapon licenses by appointment only.

Appointments can be made online (link: or by calling 850-438-6500 x3252.

Here is a link to their website:

CCW Application in Fort Walton Beach
You can apply for your CCW directly from the Fort Walton Regional Office of the Dept of Agriculture. Call 850-833-9146 for an appointment.  They are located in Choctaw Plaza, across from Choctawhatchee High School.  Their address is:
     FL Dept of Agriculture and Customer Services
     111 Racetrack Road NW, Unit 111-C
     Fort Walton Beach, FL

You must bring a photo I.D., and one of the following:
    1) a copy of gun safety course certificate; or
    2) copy of current military I.D.; or
    3) copy of DD-214.
    4) $112 processing fee (check or money order)
The office will process the fingerprints and photograph.  The application will be done online in the office during the appointment. From what we've heard, the turnaround for getting your CCW this way is significantly faster than mailing the application.