In this one-day, concealed carry class we’ll devote the majority of the session to building comfort drawing and shooting your pistol from concealment—safely. We will touch upon how to properly carry concealed as well as equipment selection and clothing, but let’s face it there are a plethora of resources out there for this type of information (and we’ll direct you to a few of the best). The primary focus of our time together will to get in many reps (building muscle memory) safely drawing a pistol from concealment (inside-the-waistband or outside-the waistband holster), shooting, and holstering under the guidance of instructors—something you cannot get from other resources (e.g., YouTube).

Participants will learn:

  • Proper draw and holstering of a concealed pistol
  • Drawing from concealment and engaging targets at ranges from 3 to 20 yards
  • Accessing reloads from concealment and getting the pistol back into action quickly
  • Engaging multiple targets as well as identifying and using cover
  • Best practices for concealed carry

Note: This is not a law of self-defense class nor will it cover the many “what ifs” of self-defense encounters. We’ll direct you to resources for this information during the class.

Prerequisite info: Students are required to have taken defensive handgun training at an advanced level either from Paladin Group Training (Defensive Pistol Workshops) or with a recognized trainer/academy before taking this class. Prospective students should expect to be vetted by Paladin before being accepted into this class. An in-person demonstration of skills and safe gun handling may be requested prior to acceptance. Students must possess a valid MA LTC Class A license.

This course requires physical activity including kneeling and running for short distances. Please be realistic about your abilities.

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Please be sure to read over the equipment requirements BEFORE registering. HOLSTER and GUN selection for this class are very important. And provide the necessary specific info when filling out the registration form below.

Upcoming Class Dates:
(Class size is limited to six students for maximum instructor-student engagement)

Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (3 spots open)

Price: $200 per student ($180 for DF&GC members). An $80 deposit is required to register; do not send a deposit until asked to do so.

This class is held at Danvers Fish & Game Club in Middleton, MA.

If you have questions about this class, contact

To register for this class, fill out this form:

Include: Make, Model, Caliber
Include: Make, Model, and Position Worn. If you have a link to the holster, that would be helpful.

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