What To Bring To Your Concealed Carry Course

Posted on August 03 2020

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You're over-the-moon excited about your upcoming concealed carry course. Finally, you can legally carry a firearm for personal protection without drawing the attention of others. In today's world, where acts of violence seem to be everyday news, you never know when you'll need to defend yourself and your family. But what do you need to bring to your concealed carry class?

Dene Adams offers women's concealed carry clothing, including concealed carry leggings, shorts, and bras. We also offer classy concealed carry holsters for women designed to fit the unique contours of women's bodies. Our mission is to help you find the most comfortable way to conceal carry. Below, we'll go over the items you will need to bring to your concealed carry class. Shop our gun holsters for women today!


Eye and Ear Protection

Firearms are loud and overexposure can affect your hearing. By investing in good ear protection, such as electronic earmuffs or custom-fit earplugs, you'll be comfortable shooting and not have to worry about making constant adjustments. For your eyes, protection is essential in case small projectiles or fragments are thrown your way. Most concealed carry trainers recommend ballistic-rated eyewear instead of regular sunglasses that can shatter on impact.

Your Firearm

An important benefit of a concealed carry class is the opportunity it gives you to get more comfortable (and better) at firing a firearm, more specifically, your firearm. Most CCW courses allow you to bring your own firearm and ammunition. Be sure to pack an extra magazine and let your instructor know that you have your firearm with you as soon as you arrive.  Also note that most courses do not allow live ammunition in the classroom so leave it in your vehicle until the live-fire portion of the course.

Comfortable Clothing

Almost all CCW courses include a live-fire component so you'll want to wear something comfortable to the range. Many firing ranges are outdoors so check the forecast and factor the weather into your clothing selection. Bring sunblock and a hat if the sun is going to be out or a jacket to keep you warm if it’s going to be cold. Proper footwear is also essential so give your flip-flops a break and wear something with closed toes. The range might be on dirt or rocks and could even involve a small hike just to get there. Your time at the range is also likely to include some standing around so you'll want a pair of shoes that offer adequate support.

Gun Holster

When you are firing on the range you will want to wear your holster. This is a great opportunity to practice your draw and also experiment with different carrying positions.  This is also a good chance to ask questions, ensure proper fit, and maybe even pick up a few tips from your instructor.

Bring Food & Water

Your CCW course will likely be one or two days in length.  This will include time in the classroom and time at the range (which might require a drive to get there). Make sure you have everything you need to stay hydrated and well fueled. Instructors might provide snacks or allow time for a lunch break, but it's a good idea to be prepared in case they don’t, especially if you have special dietary needs. 


After you have finished your concealed carry course, you'll need to decide how you want to everyday carry and what you want to wear. Dene Adams offers a wide variety to give you the options you desire, from concealed carry corsets to concealed carry holsters for women and men. Founded with a passion to help you be more comfortable while carrying concealed, our concealed carry clothing is designed to be tight to the body and to keep your firearm from jostling while you move. We understand that you live an active lifestyle and we've tailored our concealed carry gear just for you.

Dene Adams offers the best concealed carry for women, as well as men. Shop our selection online today!



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