I went to 7 Foxtrot after Groupon offered a steal of a deal for their Concealed Carry Course.

Reserving my spot in the class was simple and I got multiple emails from the instructor on what to expect, what to bring, etc. The instructor is a retired Marine with a wealth of military experience (23 years!!!) and gun knowledge. He is friendly, and easy to talk to, and I felt very comfortable asking him to clarify any material that he covered, or to answer any questions. He made the class as enjoyable and entertaining as it could be, considering the seriousness of the topic! He also has handguns available to rent for his classes.

This is not relevant for me, since I have already taken the course, but I would love to see 7Foxtrot offer a class which combines the Concealed Carry Course course with the Pistol Fundamentals Course. I do not consider myself to be an expert by any means, but there were people in my class who had never even shot a handgun before. I felt like too much time had to be spent instructing them on basics like how to hold the weapon, loading ammo, and introducing them to range safety, as none of them even understood the concept of keeping the weapon pointed downrange. I understand covering those briefly as a refresher (and to CYA as far as the safety goes) but I don’t think this class should serve as your initial introduction to firearms! I did not show up for my driver’s license test and expect them to teach me the ins and outs of operating a motor vehicle, and I did not expect to find that level of inexperience in this Concealed Carry Course.

On that note, until that combined course comes along, if you are taking the Concealed Carry Course, and you have zero experience with firearms, PLEASE consider taking a basic course beforehand. 7Foxtrot offers a Pistol Fundamentals Courses as well as private instruction. Although this is not a requirement to take the Concealed Carry Course, it will help you immensely. The state-mandated 4-6 hour timeframe for the Concealed Carry Course leaves very little wiggle room to cover things like weapon handling so the most you will get is the very basics! Additional training beforehand will leave you much more comfortable with the weapon itself and will help ensure not only your safety, but that of everyone else on the range.

Jamie L.
Texas LTC Course