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Training & Classes

Firearm training plays an important role at City Arsenal. We offer a variety of training courses all designed to give you the instruction and knowledge you need to be a confident gun owner.

Our comprehensive classes are conducted by experienced and certified instructors with all the necessary equipment provided free of charge by City Arsenal (excluding ammunition).

AS A BONUS ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP TO CITY ARSENAL INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE.

Please note: Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule a request must be sent by email three days prior to your class date. 

Private training courses are also available for groups of 5 or more. We can customize a shooting class specifically for your needs. Contact us at (864) 250-2007 or email us at: websales@cityarsenal.com to schedule your group.

For a complete listing of courses available, and to register for a class, click on the link below.

Greenville Concealed Weapons Permit Classes

SOUTH CAROLINA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT (CWP) COURSE

COST: $139.00 (Fee is all-inclusive. Plus, students receive a trial membership to City Arsenal).

PLEASE NOTE:  Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule a request must be sent by email three days prior to your class date.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: To qualify attendees for a S.C. Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). The course covers the legal aspects of carrying a firearm and the laws governing the use of lethal force, as well as safety, firearms, and ammunition options. We handle everything on-site including range test, fingerprinting, and documentation submittal.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 21+

PREREQUISITES: None. However, students may find Personal Instruction or the Intro to Handgun course beneficial in preparing for the CWP course.

TIME: Approx. 8 hours.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun with at least 50 rounds of ammunition and a valid South Carolina Driver License with current address. If needed, a firearm and ear protection can be provided free of charge for course use. Eye protection and ammunition are also available for purchase (use of City Arsenal firearms requires the purchase of in-store ammunition).

ACTIVITIES INVOLVED: A state-mandated class session followed by a written and shooting test. City Arsenal handles fingerprinting and the mailing of completed applications.

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 16 per class.

OTHER INFORMATION: The cost of this class is all-inclusive and covers all expenses, including a $50 state fee, fingerprinting and certified letter to mail the application to SLED.

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PERSONAL INSTRUCTION

COST: $60 per hour / per person (max of 2 people) This instruction offers private one on one training customized to the student needs by an on-staff, certified instructor. During the first hour, the instruction will focus on basic firearm handling and safety. Continuing with the fundamentals of shooting. Contact us at (864) 250-2007 or email us at: websales@cityarsenal.com to schedule your personalized training session.

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INTRO TO HANDGUNS

COST: $89.00 (Students receive a trial membership to City Arsenal).

PLEASE NOTE:  Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule a request must be sent by email three days prior to your class date.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce new handgun owners, or those considering their first firearm purchase, to the basic use, safety and maintenance of personal firearms. You’ll also learn about the variety of available handguns and ammunition. It’s excellent preparation for the SC Concealed Weapons Permit course or any other advanced handgun training.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 21+

PREREQUISITES: None.

TIME: Approx. 3.5 hours.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun with 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and a valid driver license. If needed, a firearm and ear protection can be provided free of charge for course use. Eye protection and ammunition are also available for purchase (use of City Arsenal firearms requires the purchase of in-store ammunition).

ACTIVITIES INVOLVED: Classroom and range session.

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 12 students per class.

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DEFENSIVE PISTOL

COST: $89.00 (Students receive a trial membership to City Arsenal).

PLEASE NOTE:  Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule a request must be sent by email three days prior to your class date.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This advanced training prepares the student to use proven techniques for close, quick shooting in life-or-death situations. Analysis and reaction to threats will be covered as well as shooting techniques. While the primary goal of this course is to cover the skills necessary for self-defense, the training is also beneficial for those considering competing in action shooting sports such as IDPA. Handgun selection and evaluation are also covered in this course.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 21+

PREREQUISITES: Completion of both Introduction to Handguns class and SC Concealed Weapons Course (CWP).

TIME: Approx. 3 hours.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun of your choice, holster, 150 rounds of ammunition. If needed, ear protection can be provided free of charge for course use. Eye protection and ammunition are also available for purchase (use of City Arsenal firearms requires the purchase of in-store ammunition).

ACTIVITIES INVOLVED: A brief review of safety and basic shooting techniques followed by intensive shooting.

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8 students per class.

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DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN

COST: $89.00 (Students receive a trial membership to City Arsenal).

PLEASE NOTE:  Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule a request must be sent by email three days prior to your class date.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to familiarize shotgun owners, or those considering the purchase of one, to the basic use, care, storage, and selection of a shotgun. Range drills will require you to load and shoot a shotgun in a variety of ways reflecting real-life, self-defense scenarios.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Under 18 must be with a guardian.

PREREQUISITES: None.

TIME: Approx. 3.5 hours.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Pump-action or semi-auto shotgun (no break open shotguns), 50 rounds of birdshot 8 or smaller, 5 buckshot, and 5 slugs. If needed, ear protection can be provided free of charge for course use. Eye protection and ammunition are also available for purchase (use of City Arsenal firearms requires the purchase of in-store ammunition).

ACTIVITIES INVOLVED: Classroom training and range session.

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8 students per class.

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DYNAMIC RIFLE TRAINING

COST: $135 (Students receive a trial membership to City Arsenal).

PLEASE NOTE:  Class fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule a request must be sent by email three days prior to your class date.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the basic applications of accuracy and carbine handling skills. It emphasizes surgical marksmanship and gives the shooter the training, mindset, and methodology necessary to achieve a higher level of ability. Additional areas of discussion include safety, armorer maintenance, optics, and accessories, dealing with malfunctions, equipment set-up, proper presentation to the target, and shooting positions.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Under 18 must be with a guardian.

PREREQUISITES: None.

TIME: Approx. 5 hours.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Rifle with 3 magazines and loader, 200 rounds of ammunition, belt with magazine pouches and rifle sling (optional). If needed, ear protection can be provided free of charge for course use. Eye protection and ammunition are also available for purchase (use of City Arsenal firearms requires the purchase of in-store ammunition).

ACTIVITIES INVOLVED: Classroom training and range session.

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8 students per class.

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