This guy complains that Florida’s constitutional carry is dangerous because there is no training requirement for people to carry a weapon. While I agree that people need training, this guy is being a disingenuous prick. Let me tell you why.

This is how he fulfills the “instructor must observe the student firing a weapon” requirement that is under Florida’s current CCW training requirement. Does that look like a class being taught by an instructor that cares about firearms training? Does that look like a high quality class? He gives a 2 hour class, where there is a 20 question quiz at the end that he gives the students the answers to, then makes them fire a single round into a bullet trap.

His class is nothing more than a scam to meet the bare requirements of the law, extract $49 from students, and try to sucker them into taking other courses that aren’t required by the law. Reading that article, I would steer clear of Brandon Gun School. There are other schools out there that deliver a much better class than that, and aren’t of the “I’m a gunowner, but” brand of instructor who is willing to sell out gun owners for a quick buck…

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Phil · April 5, 2023 at 5:56 am

In the panhandle, try our club: (link removed by DM)
Good classroom segment and then a live fire session at the range. You don’t even need to bring your own gun.

lurker · April 5, 2023 at 6:07 am

Sounds like another NRA-certified “expert” instructor (rolling eyes emoticon) with another bullshit class. To his credit at least he uses a bullet trap for the “live fire” portion of the class. A friend took a similar class from a pawn shop and the “live fire” was just a bucket of sand in the back.
If you own or carry a gun, get some training, but real training not the NRA joke classes. The NRA classes (Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home, etc) aren’t bad but the NRA exercises almost no quality control over NRA-certified instructors and a lot of them do bullshit like the class described here.
“Real training” would be something akin to a Tom Givens Rangemaster class, or the GunSite “250” class.

B · April 5, 2023 at 9:03 am

I didn’t even fire a live round into a bullet trap at my FL ccw class.

We fired a blank from a starter pistol into a plastic tube. And the “instruction” that went beyond the legal requirements was TERRIBLE. I felt dumber after that class.

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