Handgun Fundamentals / Concealed Carry Qualification Course


5-Hour Sessions – Cost includes targets and range fees
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Handgun Fundamentals: Concealed Carry Qualification Course

This is a course for new handgun owners who wish to receive their concealed firearms license and/or beginner shooter. This course will bring you to the next level of familiarization and proficiency with your new handgun. After the course of fire is completed we will cover the disassembly, cleaning and assembly of the handgun.

To request more information about our firearms private trainings give us a call today at (561) 262-7840 or send us an email here.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Firearm Safety
  • Handgun Nomenclature
  • Load / Unloading the Handgun
  • Stance
  • Grip
  • Draw from the Holster
  • Presentation to Target
  • Sight Alignment / Sight Picture
  • Trigger Control and Follow Through
  • Failure to Fire Issues
  • Cleaning & Assembly of Handgun
Equipment / Ammunition (Required):

  • Handgun: Semi-Auto / Revolver
  • 200 Rounds of Ammunition
  • Minimum of 2 Magazines or Speed Loader / Magazine Pouch
  • Cleaning Kit for your Handgun
  • Outside the Waistband Holster or Inside the Waistband Holster
  • Eye and Hearing Protection
  • Belt / Long Pants / Closed Toe Shoes / Long Sleeved Crew Neck Shirt
  • Sunscreen / Ball Cap / Rain Gear / Hydration / Snacks & Lunch



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Full payment is required in order to reserve your training date. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Once your seat in the class is confirmed, no cancelations are allowed, no exceptions.

If you need to reschedule, you must notify Riddle Defense 24 hours in advance. An additional non-refundable $100 reschedule fee will be required prior to booking the new date.

*This course makes you eligible to receive your Florida Concealed Firearms License. **You must pass a Florida Law and Safety written test, a firearms handling skills test and shoot a qualifying score in order to receive your Florida Carry Concealed Firearms License Certificate.  Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

Course Location:
Okeechobee Shooting Sport
7055 48th Street NE
Okeechobee, FL 34972

SESSION CANCELLATION: Individual session cancellations are to be made at least 24 hours in advance of the session request, failure to do so will result with the student being charged for the session. 

REFUNDS: In the event that a medical problem or prolonged circumstances prevents completion of the contracted sessions within the time period set forth, the student may take an extended period of time to complete the sessions. Length of extension will be determined upon presentation of medical documents. Upon Sign-Up: Your payment is non-refundable. If you must cancel, you may apply the cost of the course to any other upcoming class within the calendar year.

John Riddle
Master Instructor at Riddle Defense

From: John Riddle
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At Riddle Defense we pride ourselves on taking fresh, beginner students and making them proficient with the basics in a short period of time. We always encourage our students to continue their firearms training so they become more confident and better shooters.

If you are new to the shooting world and are interested in getting educated in firearms, becoming a better shooter and getting your Concealed Firearms License, you should consider taking this course “Handgun Fundamentals / Concealed Carry Qualification Course”.

No matter if you are an advanced shooter or a beginner, the fundamentals are what matter. Learn them and get to the range and practice them like your life depends on it, because it does!


Stay Strong… Stay Safe!


To request more information about our firearms private trainings give us a call today at (561) 262-7840 or send us an email here.


Meet The Instructor

John Riddle is a Retired Sergeant who served with the West Palm Beach Police Department. During his 28 years of service he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and Road Patrol Supervisor. John is certified in the State of Florida to teach Defensive Tactics and Firearms to Law Enforcement officers.

In 1989, John tried out and was selected to become a member of the SWAT Team for the West Palm Beach Police Department where he served for 16 years. He instructed the SWAT Team’s defensive tactics program, firearms and tactical entry. He worked for 13 years on the Entry Team and 3 years as a Sniper Team Leader. In 1996, John was selected as a member of the CAT Team; a street level narcotics unit that performed drug buys, wrote search warrants, conducted prostitution stings and worked tactical patrol duties in high risk areas. John’s teaching career began in the mid 1980’s when he was assigned as a Combat Arms Training Instructor (CATM) in the United States Air Force Marksmanship Unit. During his Air Force career John taught firearm skills to Air Force Security Police, Air Force Base Law Enforcement Personnel, Para Rescue units and Combat Controllers. Click here to view John’s full bio and certifications

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