If you’ve enrolled in a concealed carry class, you share one attribute with every other participant who has ever enrolled in the course: You desire to keep your weapon on your person. It’s fine if you enter the class knowing only this truism. Still, it would be helpful to know a little bit more about the privilege you are about to earn. Read below
as we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this class, and arrive at yours with at least a cursory knowledge of what you can expect from the class itself and the privileges you are about to enjoy.
Frequently asked questions regarding a concealed carry class include:
- Will I be able to carry any weapon as long as I can keep it concealed on my person? No. There are certain firearms that are classified as able to be part of concealed carry, and then there are others, based on caliber and type, that are excluded. Some states put a limit on the amount of weapons that you may carry at once, as well as restrictions regarding where you can actually carry your concealed weapon. One reason why the concealed carry course is so helpful is to inform you about what you can and cannot do where your weapon is concerned, and as this can vary from state to state, the course proves invaluable for informational purposes.
- Must I be an expert marksman (or woman) to earn my license? An expert, no. If you have handled a firearm before and are confident that you know how to safely discharge your weapon, you should be just fine. No one is going to deny your quest for a license based solely on the fact that you did not hit a bulls-eye. It depends on the state whether or not you even have to show that you can use a firearm. If you are not sure if your state does require the showing of proficiency, do further research. If you find that the answer is in the affirmative, this will only be alarming if you are not used to handling your firearm.
- Once I earn my permit in a concealed carry class, may I i carry my firearm regardless of where I travel? Many states do have some sort of reciprocity agreement with other states. However, they may require an additional training certification or other such amendment to your existing permit.
Hone your skills before that concealed carry class occurs by visiting an indoor range. Free from the distraction of heat or other natural elements, you’ll be able to focus wholly on your firearm. Learn more about concealed carry and the attributes of an indoor range by visiting.
What is the most common concealed carry weapon?
The Glock 19 and Smith & Wesson M&P Shield are among the most popular concealed carry handguns due to their size reliability and versatility.
What is the most important dimension for concealed carry?
The overall width of the firearm is often considered the most critical dimension for comfortable and discreet concealed carry as it impacts the gun’s profile against the body.
What is the best safety for concealed carry?
The best safety measures include both mechanical safeties on the gun and the user’s knowledge and training. Many prefer firearms with passive safeties like those on many Glock models combined with a secure holster and regular safety training.
How many rounds can I carry in my pistol in NY?
As of my last update in 2021, New York state law restricts magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds. However, local regulations may vary and laws change so always check with local authorities.
Can you carry more than one gun?
The legality of carrying multiple firearms varies by jurisdiction. While some states may allow it, carrying multiple guns requires additional training to use them effectively and safely.
How many rounds go in a pistol?
The capacity varies by model and caliber, ranging from single-shot handguns to ones with magazines holding 15 rounds or more.
Which gun holds the most bullets?
High capacity magazines can hold up to 100 rounds. Some semi-automatic handguns like those in the Glock series can accept extended magazines that increase their capacity.
How many bullets are in a round?
The terms bullet and round are often used interchangeably but technically, a bullet is the projectile, and a round refers to the complete cartridge including the bullet powder casing and primer. So one round contains one bullet.
What gun holds 6 bullets?
Revolvers, especially those in larger calibers, commonly hold six bullets (rounds). Examples include the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and Colt Python.
Which bullet is more powerful in a pistol?
Bullet power can be gauged in terms of energy and penetration. The .44 Magnum and .50 Action Express are among the more powerful pistol cartridges.
What is a .22 bullet called?
A .22 bullet is typically referred to as a .22 caliber round, with common variants being the .22 Long Rifle (LR) and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR).
What gun has 100 rounds?
Some firearms like the Keel-Tec SUB-2000 or certain AR 15 variants can accept drum magazines that hold up to 100 rounds.
How many rounds does an AK47 hold?
The standard magazine for an AK47 holds 30 rounds but there are also drum magazines available that can hold up to 75 or 100 rounds.
What is the highest caliber gun?
In terms of handheld firearms the .50 BMG is among the highest calibers. For artillery calibers can be much larger, such as the 16-inch guns on battleships.
Which Glock is full automatic?
The Glock 18 is the select-fire variant of the Glock series capable of both semi automatic and fully automatic fire. It’s generally restricted to military and law enforcement use in many countries.