South Carolina requires all residents who wish to carry a concealed weapon to participate in this class with state certified instructors. Many neighboring residents of Georgia have taken this class due to the importance of the skills and knowledge gained during the program.
You are concerned about safety and you shop around for the right hand gun and caliber for your needs. You find what you think you will need and buy it. You may read about using a handgun, but most people think that they know the basics from what they have heard, so they don’t bother. Then the time comes that you need to use that new gun for defense. What do you do? Is it loaded? Where is it? Will pointing and pulling the trigger be enough? Is the adrenaline in your body adding to your confusion since you have never fired the gun, or even practiced with it?
This is the reason that this class is so popular with out of state shooters. You learn common-sense rules and valuable gun safety in a relaxed but safe atmosphere. The course incorporates many of the NRA marksmanship programs.