Services & Pricing

Firearms Classes

NC Concealed Carry  $90


Open to law abiding U.S. Citizens who wish to carry a concealed handgun for their personal or family safety. In this course, you will gain the required knowledge of handgun safety along with instruction on the laws and the obligations of the concealed handgun carrier. Upon the successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the NC Justice Academy which will be needed to apply for a Concealed Carry Handgun Permit from the county in which you reside. You are not required to own a handgun in order to participate in this class. We will be happy to provide you with a pistol and ammunition at an additional cost of $15.




Instructor & Range Safety Officer Workshops


We offer instructor-level courses that include: Home Firearm Safety Instructor Basic Pistol Instructor Range Safety Officer Chief Range Safety Officer




Advanced Concealed Carry  $125


Students will learn the proper method for drawing a holstered firearm for presentation in a tactical environment. The course focuses on realistic shooting engagements, utilizing movement, close quarters, and contact shooting. Topics covered include safety, drawing, reloading, malfunctions, movement, recoil management, multiple target engagement. You must be 21 or over and hold a valid NC Conceal Carry Permit to take this class.




Basic Pistol  $100


This course strictly follows the NRA Basic Pistol Curriculum and is a one day course. This course provides a very basic overview of basic firearms handling and marksmanship. Subject areas covered at a basic level are:

  • Safe firearm handling rules.
  • Firearm handling practice including firearm loading, unloading, and handling in the classroom using dummy rounds.
  • Complete overview of pistol types, construction and function with classroom examples.
  • Ammunition design, function, selection and usage.
  • Pistol maintenance and cleaning.
  • Proper and safe storage options.
  • Concepts of marksmanship skill. High round count instruction and practice at the range.
  • An opportunity to shoot a variety of pistol types and calibers.
  • An NRA certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.




First Steps Pistol  $75


FIRST Steps Pistol is a Course designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to pistols. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.




Private Range Session  $40/hr


Whether you want to learn in a private environment, become more familiar with your firearm, or simply want to get some shooting practice in, we offer private sessions.




Cancellation & Attendance


Cancellation by Student: We do not offer refunds on any training or instructional courses if you change your mind or are unable to attend. If you cancel your registration in advance of the scheduled course, you will be issued class credit that can be applied toward a future training course. If you do not cancel your registration in advance and do not show up to your class, no refund or class credit will be given. Your registration may be transferred to another person if that person meets all training prerequisites and is otherwise qualified to take the course.

Cancellation by Carolina Self Protection: Some courses require a minimum number of participants. If you register for a course with a required minimum and the minimum number of participants have not registered 2 days prior to the course, Carolina Self Protection reserves the right to cancel the course and refund your registration fee. In the event of inclement weather or illness, we will reschedule the class. In such cases, you will receive an e-mail and phone call notifying you of the cancellation or rescheduling of the course. If you are unable to attend the course on the rescheduled date, we will refund your registration fee.

Gift Certificates: All gift certificates have a 6 month expiration from date of issue.




Gift Certificates


We have gift certificates available for all of our classes!





Situational Awareness

Refuse To Be A Victim  $50


The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. Seminars can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices.




Stop The Bleed Workshop  FREE


A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®.





Kids / Teens

Private Range Session (Age 12+) $40/hr


Whether you want to learn in a private environment, become more familiar with your firearm, or simply want to get some shooting practice in, we offer private sessions.




First Steps Pistol (Age 13+)  $75


FIRST Steps Pistol is a Course designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to pistols. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.




Stop The Bleed Workshop (Middle & High Schoolers)  FREE


A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®.




Refuse To Be A Victim (Age 13+)  $50


The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. Seminars can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices.




Kids Firearm Safety  (Age 5+)  $45


Designed to teach children ages 5+ about the importance of gun safety and what to do if they encounter a gun at home, at a friend's, or in any environment they may be. Topics include: • History of firearms • Gun safety rules • Understanding operations • Responsibility & supervision • Peer pressure • Making good choices Each student will also receive a completion certificate and a contract they must sign to promise to always play it safe around guns.




radKIDS Safety Education Camps (Age 3-12)  $135


radKIDS® puts the safety of kids in their own hands by SHOWING them how to be safe, not just by TELLING them what to do. Other safety programs give children general guidance rules, show videos, or simply "talk" to the children. radKIDS Lake Norman is dedicated to providing our children with a hands-on, activity-based, physical skill development program. It empowers children with instinctual options they need to recognize, avoid, and if necessary, respond to potential danger. When a child is approached or grabbed by a stranger, bullied, or touched inappropriately, the response needs to be immediate, instinctual, and absolute. When empowered with realistic and instinctive skills to escape violence and/or harm, a radKID's mindset turns from "HELP ME, HELP ME!" to "YOU WILL NOT HURT ME!"