12 NCAC 09F .0102          TOPICAL AREAS

The course entitled "Concealed Carry Handgun Training" shall consist of eight hours of instruction and shall include the following identified topical areas:

(1)           Legal Issues (two hours): The student shall be able to explain the following:

(a)           the types of situations when the use of deadly physical force would be justified;

(b)           list the areas where the carrying of a concealed handgun is prohibited;

(c)           the requirements for handgun storage under G.S. 14-315.1; and

(d)           the laws governing the carrying of a concealed handgun.

The instructor shall determine the student's level of understanding of the relevant legal issues by administering a written examination.

(2)           Handgun Nomenclature: The instructor shall identify to the students the primary parts of the revolver and semiautomatic handgun.

(3)           Handgun Safety: The students shall be able to:

(a)           list at least four rules of safe gun handling and demonstrate all of these procedures during range exercises;

(b)           list four methods of safely storing a handgun and choose the method most appropriate for their personal use;

(c)           describe safety issues relating to the safe carry of a handgun; and

(d)           determine the proper storage of their handguns when there are minors in the home.

(4)           Handgun Fundamentals: The instructor shall demonstrate to the students:

(a)           how to load both a revolver and a semiautomatic handgun;

(b)           how to unload both a revolver and a semiautomatic handgun; and

(c)           the operational characteristics of the revolver and the semiautomatic handgun.

(5)           Marksmanship Fundamentals: The student shall be able to:

(a)           demonstrate a proper handgun grip;

(b)           demonstrate either the Weaver or Isosceles Stance;

(c)           describe the elements of sight alignment and sight picture; and

(d)           demonstrate trigger control in a dry fire exercise.

(6)           Presentation Techniques: The instructor shall demonstrate to the students the draw or presentation of the revolver and semiautomatic handgun with a variety of holster types.

(7)           Cleaning and Maintenance: The instructor shall demonstrate to the student:

(a)           how to "field strip" the handguns if the handgun can be field stripped;

(b)           how to perform a "Function Check"; and

(c)           based on the manufacturer's recommendations, list the lubrication points of the specific handguns being demonstrated.

(8)           Ammunition: The instructor shall list and explain the four components of ammunition.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-415.12;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 1995;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2014; February 1, 2013; May 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 25, 2019;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2019.