DC Concealed Carry Course

As of October 2017, D.C. is a "shall issue" jurisdiction. SpecDive Tactical / Learn to Shoot DC Concealed Carry Course.

First a little history.

Prior to 2008 DC had a ban on "fully assembled" handguns. then in 2008 that got struck down, but you still could not walk outside your home with one, as carrying a pistol was still banned. The Supreme Court US District Judge Frederick Scullin ruled against the city’s ban on concealed carry in 2014, which prompted lawmakers to pass the current restrictive "show good cause" rules. Since 2014, 668 people have applied for permits and only 130 have been approved.

It is this show "good and substantial reason" and "justifiable need" (may issue) law that kept people from their right to carry in order to protect themselves, that was struck down this year.

As of October 2017, D.C. is now a "shall issue" jurisdiction for the first time in decades.

DC Concealed Carry Course at SpecDive Tactical

DC Concealed Carry Course at SpecDive Tactical

Presented by DC Learn to Shoot in association with and sponsored by SpecDive Tactical, 5710 General Washington Dr., Unit E, Alexandria, VA 22312, specdive.com, 703-941-4867

DC Concealed Carry Course at SpecDive Tactical


Class room hours:

Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm

Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

Range sessions to be scheduled individually with students

Lead Instructors:  George L. Lyon, Jr., of DC Learn to Shoot and Arsenal Attorneys, Jerry Rapp, Owner, SpecDive Tactical

Course fee:  $325, plus range fees and ammunition, click here to register

Course is taught by an MPD Certified Concealed Carry Instructor.  It will cover all material necessary to qualify for the DC Concealed Pistol License, including:

  • Firearm safety
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Situational awareness and de-escalation, managing unknown contacts
  • Defensive shooting, malfunction clearances and tactical movement
  • Registering a firearm in DC and applying for the DC Concealed Carry License
  • Drawing from a concealed holster
  • Gun retention and takeaways
  • Firearm and equipment selection and maintenance; concealment options
  • DC and federal law regulating the possession, transfer and transportation of firearms and ammunition and limitations on carrying a handgun
  • Law of self-defense and the aftermath of a violent encounter
  • Tactical shooting drills using SpecDive’s laser simulator
  • Two hours of range time including the 50 round DC shooting test

Students will need a carry gun, strong side holster and cover garment.  Students lacking a carry gun or holster, may rent equipment for a $10 fee.

Training materials and DC forms necessary to apply for the DC Carry License and to register carry handguns in DC will be provided as will a pizza lunch on both days.

For more information contact:  George at 202-669-0442 or Jerry at 703-941-4867

To Book it Today and Get Your DC Concealed Carry Permit.


Give us a call. 

(703) 941-4876 

DC Concealed Carry Class at SpecDive Tactical

SpecDive Tactical, your Northern Virginia Headquarters for Professional Firearm Training now offers a DC Concealed Carry Class to get your DC Concealed Carry Permit. This class is bound to be popular, since the District of Columbia is no longer a "may issue" jurisdiction but a "shall-issue" jurisdiction for the the first time in, well, a lifetime.

DC Residents will still be required to undergo 16 hours of firearms safety training, two hours of range training, as well as training on D.C. gun law and self-defense. And that is why here at SpecDive Tactical, the weekend of November 11-12 is totally dedicated to getting your DC Concealed Carry Permit.

Book Your Training Now

(703) 941-4867


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