Available Classes

Course Length- Depends on State Requirements, KY/WV/OH

Class Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

*You must sign up for the class online or in the retail store as each course date fills up quickly.

We conduct the Kentucky State Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Course in accordance with guidelines and regulations directed from the Kentucky State Police.

Click link below for Eligibility and detailed information:

We offer the course in the following Configurations to accommodate our customers:

  • One Day Format (Sat or Sun)
  • Ladies Only (Only Female Students)
  • Other Groups such as Church, Real Estate, etc.

For the KY Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Course, you will need:

  • Handgun (borrowing available)
  • Magazine (if applicable)
  • At Least 50 Rounds of FACTORY AMMUNITION (Included in Cost)

For questions and more information email

The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, and more.

The course is designed as a logical follow-up to either the NRA First Steps Pistol course or the NRA Basic Pistol course. A sampling of subjects that will be discussed and practiced are: Principles of concealment, Presenting a firearm from concealment, Confrontation avoidance, Flash sight picture, Reloading under stress, Immediate action drills, and range training.

Course Length: Approximately 4-Hours in the Classroom & 4-Hours on the Range

The following topics will be reviewed in the course:

– The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection
– How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry
– Basic principles of concealment
– Presenting a pistol – reholster
– Mental awareness
– Mental preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection
– Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations
– Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack
– Flash sight picture
– Reloading under stress
– Clear common stoppages
– Immediate Action Drills
– Cover and concealment
– Presenting a pistol from concealment and shoot targets at varying distances
– …..and more

Participant equipment requirements:

– Pistol- minimum calibers, .38 Special or 9mm.
– Three magazines or speed loaders
– Strong side holster; magazine holders or speed loader pouch
– Minimum 250 rounds of factory ammunition
– Clothing appropriate for concealed carry
– Eye and ear protection

Course Pre-requisites:

– NRA Basic Pistol, NRA FIRST Steps Pistol course or other certified pistol training
– Participant must be 21 years of age or older

Firearm, Holster and Ammo Requirements:

Your firearm must be fully functional, have all factory-installed safety devices intact, and have no dangerous modifications (such as a “hair” triggers less than 4 pounds, removed trigger guard, etc.). “Pocket Pistols” are not allowed due to their very small size and difficulty of use. Holsters must correctly fit the firearm, completely cover the trigger guard and remain open when the firearm is removed. Range ammunition is required, NO reloads. Electronic hearing protection is mandatory and is available at numerous retailers. Minimum age is 21 if taking the course unaccompanied. Minimum age is 18 if taking the course with a parent or guardian. You will need 200 to 250 rounds of ammunition, firearm, holster, concealment garment such as a jacket etc, 2 extra magazines or speed loaders, eye protection is also required. Knee & elbow pads are also highly recommended, your firearm should be 9mm or larger caliber. Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion

Class Duration: 2 hours

This 2 hour class consists of two parts:

The first hour is spent in our classroom learning:

*Handgun Safety

*The differences between a revolver and semi-automatic pistol

*The fundamentals of shooting and handling a handgun

The second hour is spent in our climate controlled indoor range. You will get an opportunity to shoot both revolvers and semi automatic pistols in .380 auto, 9mm and .38 special.

The cost of the class is $35.00 per participant and everything you need for class is included!

Just show up and be ready to learn about handguns with our certified instructors in a fun, low stress environment!

*Must be 21 to participate

If you have a need or an idea, let us know!

CCDW Class – Saturdays 8:00 and 2:00  $          75.00
State Fees  $          50.00
County Sheriff Fees  $          20.00
Introduction to Firearms on Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  $          35.00
Keep in touch

Boyd County Indoor Gun Range
12200 Paul Coffey Blvd
Ashland, KY 41102

(606) 232-1419
We are THE Indoor Gun Range for pistols in the tri-state area. We also teach CCDW classes, conduct self defense classes, teach introduction to firearms, and build custom ARs to your specs.


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