FAQ

Do I have to own my own firearm to take a course?

NO!! If you don’t own a firearm don’t let that stop you from learning.  We offer complete rental packages for all of our courses. We offer firearms, holsters, mag pouches etc…  Price will depend on the class you register for.

Where is the class held?

Unless otherwise instructed the class room portion of the class is held in a private classroom at Bass Pro Shop in Concord:  8181 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC 28027.  We also hold classes in the greater Charlotte area and often instruct private classes within communities, churches, homes and private ranges.  Please check the class schedule to verify.

Are you open to the public?

Yes and No.  We are not a public shooting range.  Our ranges are available only to students currently enrolled in classes, or to shooters attending a scheduled competitive event held at the Academy.

Are courses open to civilians?

Yes.  More than half of our classes are open to responsible citizens (check the Prerequisites or Schedule for restrictions). If you can legally own a firearm, you are eligible to attend our courses.

What time do classes start? What time are they over?

Our full day classes typically begin at 8:00AM and end around 5:00PM.  Our 3 hour classes have varied start times.  Please check the schedule for the course hours.

What should I wear to the class?

We recommend that you dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor participation. It may be cool in the class room so please dress accordingly. Keep in mind that most of our classes involve training outside. You will need to dress appropriately for an outdoor range and the weather scheduled for the day of the class. Dressing in layers is a good idea.  We suggest bringing a hat, closed toed shoes, sun block and jacket as needed. If it is raining or has rained in the past few days it may be muddy on the range in which boots will be a good idea. Wear clothing that is comfortable which allows for a full range of motion as required by the class you are attending.

Academy Cancellation

We continue your training rain or shine.  We pride ourselves in giving you the opportunity to train in “combat conditions” at no extra charge.  Should we incur unsafe conditions we will move you to the next available course.

Student Cancellation

Late cancellations make it difficult for us to fill the now vacant seat.While it is our sincere desire to accommodate the individual needs of our customers, the following policy should be considered prior to changing your course registration:

If you need to cancel more than 30 days prior to the start date, we will either refund your tuition less a $25 booking fee, or, move you to a course which better suits your schedule.

If you need to cancel your registration between 30 days and 2 weeks prior to the course start date, we will either refund your tuition less a 50% penalty, or, move you to a later course.

Should you need to cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the course start date, there is no refund.  You can, however, re-schedule to a future class for a $50 re-booking fee.

Thank you for your understanding.