Conceal Carry Classes



Class Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Class time: 8AM – 5PM

Class Location:  Mel’s Diner 3639 Front Street Winnsboro, LA 71295

(Lunch Included in course fee unless course fee is running a special discounted rate, then lunch is $15)

Start time will be 8am. We’ll finish up around 5pm.

This class will cover the information taught in the NRA Basic Pistol course and all legal and safety guidelines required by the State of Louisiana.

The training class costs $125 and Covers ALL Required Items such as: laws, deadly force/conflict, child access, fundamentals, ammunition, safe handling, required shooting scoring along with lunch from Mel’s.

Class will be taught by lead instructor Craig Southern (owner of 556 Tactical). Craig is a NRA  Range Safety Officer, Certified Basic Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Refused to be a Vitim Instructor, Personal Protection in the home Instructor, and Louisiana CHP instructor with over 400 hours of pistol instruction.


Required training for Louisiana CHP:

  • One hour of instruction on Handgun Nomenclature & Safe Handling Procedures of a Revolver and Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • One hour of instruction on Ammunition, Knowledge & Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting.
  • Three hours of instruction on the Use of Deadly Force and Conflict Resolution which will include a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 as well a review of any other laws relating to the use of deadly force.
  • One hour of instruction on Handgun Shooting Positions
  • One hour of instruction on Child Access Prevention
  • Two hours of Live Fire / Range Qualification and Proper Handgun Cleaning Procedures are required as listed below:
    • Live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 6 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet for a
    • total of 36 rounds with your personal firearm.
    • Each applicant must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance,
    • Each applicant must score 100% hits within the silhouette portion of a NRA B-27 Type silhouette target with at least 36 rounds.

During our training class we will provide you with the following:

  • An in-depth classroom experience that meets and exceeds the state’s requirements.
  • Hands on individualized training at the range.
  • Certificate of Training and Quick Reference Packet pertaining to Louisiana CHP rules and regulations.

We make absolutely certain that all of our students are properly trained in the laws pertaining to self-defense and justified lawful use of force. You’ll be given all the training you need to make sure you are comfortable carrying a concealed handgun, if we need to stay late to assist you….we will.

We look forward to you joining one of our classes!