2024 Schedule:

      31 May & 1 June      (6 PM – 9:30 PM Fri & 9 AM – 4 PM Sat)    $180

      23 & 24 Aug            (6 PM – 9:30 PM Fri  & 9 AM – 4 PM Sat)     $180



This is a 1 ½ day (12 hour) course beginning on a Friday evening from 6 – 10 PM and continuing ( Saturday from 8 AM – 4 PM).   The goal of this course is to develop in students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a firearm for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.

After reviewing the basic gun handling safety rules and the safe storage of a personal protection pistol, the class will discuss mental preparation, levels of awareness and confronting an intruder. We will look at the psychological & physiological reactions to a critical incident, discuss how to make yourself and your home safe, emergency plans & safe rooms. The class will cover what to consider when selecting a pistol for self-defense, firearms and the law presented by an attorney, the Castle doctrine, use of lethal force and the emotional and legal aftermath of a defensive shooting. The students will learn defensive pistol skills, review the range rules, complete a written test and range firing at the Rabbit Creek Range.

Range time involves firing some warm up exercises then for the state permit requirement, 7 out of 10 shots must hit a silhouette at 7 yards then from 15 yards, you must hit 6 out of 10 to pass.

Additional topics include:

  • AK Concealed Carry Permit Application with Exempt card
  • Concealed Carry Frequently Asked Questions
  • Listing of States with Reciprocity
  • Hiding the Fighting Pistol
  • Choosing the Right Holster for You
  • Concealed & Open Carry Options
  • Practice Safely Drawing a Concealed Handgun
  • After the Smoke Clears – What to Do & Not Do – -What to Say & Not Say
  • Anchorage Area Self-Defense Attorney Listing


The following is a list of required equipment.
Equipment listed with an (*) is suggested but not required to attend.

  • Good Attitude
  • Handgun of .380 caliber or larger that you have shot at least 50 rounds in within 30 days prior to the course (caliber exceptions considered only on a case by case basis & must be approved in advance).
  • 100 Rounds of Factory Ammunition (for warm-up exercises & permit requirement)
  • 2 Magazines (Semi-Autos) or 2 Speed Loaders (Revolvers)
  • Brimmed Hat (Baseball Hats Work Fine)
  • Appropriate Range Gear / Clothing: long pants, closed toe shoes or boots, basically clothing appropriate for the weather / temperature. .
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Bottled Water, Sack Lunch, Snacks, etc.
  • *  Pen & Paper For Notes



2) Must be 21 years of age to obtain an Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit
3) Fingerprint & photo  ($35) required for handgun permit, may be obtained before or after the course.  Suggest using “Cas Tech Fingerprinting Services” (907-337-5002) located in strip-mall behind Golden Donuts – – corner of Lake Otis & Tudor.
4) The AK Concealed Handgun Permit application fee of $88.25 is payable to the “State of Alaska” at time of submission.



Students must be proficient with their handgun as this is not a beginner’s “learn how to shoot” course.  This means you know how to load, unload, open the action and shoot a 12” group at 7 yards.  PLEASE do not show up with a handgun you have never fired before.  (Please call if you are not sure if you are eligible.)

To Register – – go to COURSE REGISTRATION  page

Military Discount: 10% to Retired or active duty and their spouses.