Concealed Carry Fundamentals

(15 customer reviews)


Take this online video course to enhance your handgun skills and knowledge. This course content fills in the gaps left by traditional concealed carry classes and ensures you are setup for success.


Learn Basic Firearm Handling & Safety Online

Without Leaving Your Living Room


PLUS, you get tons of extras and bonuses that you would never find at a typical basic firearm class that will help keep you and your family safe and prepared!

  • Are you a beginner who is looking for the most important safety and handling instruction?
  • Do you need a refresher on core firearm handling skills and safety?
  • Would you benefit from a comprehensive overview of concealed carry and self-defense laws?
  • Are you hesitant to let a local “expert” try to teach you how to hold your gun?

If You Said YES to Any of These Questions, I Have a Solution That Will Turn This Around For You

Our Online Concealed Carry Fundamentals Class will give you all the core instruction you need to get started.


Taking a class at the Range

Isn’t For Everyone

There is no skill in life that isn't easier to learn in person than via an online video; however, research has also shown that online learning is superior in many ways.

With an online class, you can pause, rewind, and rewatch the content as often and as frequently as you like. You can also consume the content alongside loved ones at your convenience.

A well-rounded American gun owner combines in-person training with online training to maximize their education and deepen their skills and understanding while staying within a budget and without spending endless weekends on the range exhausting, expensive ammunition.

Plus, this course is proven and tested. It fills in so many of the gaps in the majority of local “CCW” classes taught in this country.


Meet Your Instructor Jacob S. Paulsen

I am the founder of, today’s fastest-growing firearm instruction company in the United States. As of this writing, we are delivering in-person firearm instruction in 21 US states, teaching thousands of new Americans each year about firearm safety, handling, proficiency, and legal concerns.

In addition to in-person training, also provides online courses and training options to Americans via its website. Before, I founded Justice Education Security, a private security business that provided executive protection services to executives, celebrities, and other important assets.
I am a certified NRA Instructor, Utah BCI Instructor, licensed private investigator, Certified Range Safety Officer, Certified Armorer for Glock and Sig Sauer, Affiliate Instructor for Next Level Training and L.A.S.R., and a USCCA certified instructor. I have personally given in-person firearm training to over 5,000 students in the last 5 years.
I am also the author of self-defense and firearm-related books and am the editor in chief for the blog. I want to invite you to take a training that will change your life as it has done for the thousands of students that have received it in the past.


Here are some of the benefits:

  • You will get 100% of the instruction right here on your computer via video
  • The teaching will come from me, a certified instructor who has taught this class to thousands of people in person
  • You will learn critical firearm handling and concealed carry basics & laws
    You will have permanent access to watch this training content as often and as much as you wish

Here Are Some of the Topics We Will Cover in This Course

  • Handguns & Ammunition Basics like the differences between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns
  • The anatomy of a bullet and round, as well as the difference between full metal jackets & hollow points
  • The basics of reloading your ammunition
  • Considerations in selecting a weapon to purchase and carry concealed
  • Safety Fundamentals and the Primary Safety Rules
  • How to Properly inspect a weapon and unload it
  • Children and Firearm Safety
  • Proper Safety Gear & Firearm Storage
  • Dealing with Public Gun Ranges & Stores
  • Basic Handling, including proper firearm grip and stances
  • Recognizing and clearing common malfunctions
  • Concealed Carry fundamentals, techniques, & holsters
  • Concealed Carry Apparel & Lifestyle
  • Understanding Private Property Rights and Gun-Free Zones
  • Traveling – State Laws / Airplanes
  • Firearm and CCW Reciprocity
  • Dealing with Traffic Stops & Other Confrontations with Law Enforcement
  • How to maximize ongoing training & practice
  • How Often Should You Train?
  • How to train using lower caliber or laser training weapons
  • Tips for Range Training for Self Defense
  • How to master a defensive mindset
  • Home Defense Fundamentals
  • How Gun Laws are Passed
  • How Court Precedents dictate and interpret the law
  • Open Carry Legal Overview
  • Federal Property Restrictions
  • Citizen’s Arrest Overview
  • When You Can legally Use Deadly Force
  • Shooting Aftermath
  • Legal & Civil Liability
  • Buying & Selling Firearms, Ammunition, & Accessories
  • Industry Organizations & Resources

Plus, you will receive a coupon pack valued at over $195 to save on various essential products in our online store when you buy this course.



What is this online course exactly?

This course is an introductory firearm course covering core firearm operation, safety, maintenance, and laws designed for anyone getting started with handgun ownership.

Can I take this class and apply for a concealed carry permit??

Probably not without taking a local course. Most states require you to take an in-person training course to qualify for your local state permit. Our online course wouldn't qualify. It is worth clarifying that before 2021 this class did qualify students to apply for a Virginia non-resident permit, but the law changed on January 1st, 2021.

What If I already have a permit?

Well, we still think you would find the course content valuable. Most of our students report that our online course is more comprehensive, fills in gaps their other class didn't, and is extremely valuable as a refresher.


PLUS Receive These Free Bonuses:


Coupon Pack Worth $175

When you sign up for this class today you will immediately receive a coupon pack valued at $185. Coupons provide discounts up to $25 on various industry-proven products that you will probably need anyway. Products include Gun law books and videos, training pistols, holsters, gun cleaning products, gun safes and cases, training tools, hearing protection, and more. Here are just some of the coupons:


It All Sounds Amazing, Right? How Much Will It Cost…

Consider that spending time on the range with me costs about $350 per hour.

Your average concealed carry in-person class costs appx $200.

I’m not going to charge anywhere near that amount. Today I’m pleased to offer this online-only course, including the free bonuses for the low cost of $39.

Seriously it would cost you more than that just in ammunition to take most in-person concealed carry classes.

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Now Only $39

Why Such a low price? Because I want the maximum number of people possible to take this class and get this training. In addition, we offer a lot of other online training, and I’m confident that after you see the value in this course, you will want to continue your education with me and my team.

*The “Concealed Carry Fundamentals” Course is Included At No Cost As A Part of Guardian Nation Membership. If Interested Click Here. Existing Members, Find This Course In The Member's Area.


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Here are actual testimonials from my students:

The USA CCW & Firearm training was excellent! I am a traveling Evangelist and couldn’t find the time to take a CCW class. Every time I was home no one would be offering the class, and while I was gone, then they would have class after class. My father heard about taking the CCW class online so I looked into it. After shopping around for a while I found that this offered the best bang for the buck. The classes were easy and I could work on them around things I had to do. I highly recommend taking this class….. you won’t regret it!” -Adam Walz

Professionally presented class with many good points addressed. There’s no substitute for good judgement and safety and Jacob presents that very well in his class without beating you over the head with it. This is an excellent class that is informative for beginners as well as the advanced, don’t hesitate taking this class it’s worth your time. – C.S.

I feel Jacob gave a very polished, concise and professional class that I would and indeed have recommended to friends and family. – Andrew J.

Jacob is an excellent instructor since he loves this subject and is very knowledgeable. He is a clear and concise speaker, and always asks if there are questions. – M. Albers

Just PERFECT..!! Jacob is awesome his class is really complete, answer for every single question,of course ill be back…Thank you guys! – Robert Carillo

Great class! Very informative and educational. Jacob knows a lot about CCW and had very helpful information to share. He’s a great presenter and made the class entertaining. Pleasantly surprised and would recommend anyone to take this class from Jacob. – Lisa B.

Class was informative and flew bye. I have Hunted and owned firearms for the past 41 years and still got schooled. Good Job!!! – Andy S.

Very good course. Well taught by Jacob Paulsen. I am retired military and a competitive shooter who learned a lot from the class, which was required to renew my CCW permit. – Jim B.

Myself and my wife took Jacob’s class yesterday. I must say Jacob has it all together, has an outstanding knowledge of firearms and presents it to you in a very professional manner. When you have finished the class you come away a with new knowledge of firearms and CCW. Would recommend this class to everyone. – Jim G.

I was very pleased with the class and the professionalism shown by Jacob Paulsen. I took the class yesterday with my girlfriend. We are both fairly new to the gun world so we appreciated the pace of the class and came away with many topics for us to discuss together. I also enjoyed the fact that the class never became political or a soapbox for anyone to preach any social message. It was everything we needed and nothing we did not. Thanks. – Michael B.

This class was very informative and is highly recommended for anyone interested in obtaining their CCW. Jacob has a friendly demeanor, great presentation style, and offers the information in an easy to follow manner. – Steven G.



Jacob S. Paulsen

15 reviews for Concealed Carry Fundamentals

  1. CURTIS BAILEY (verified owner)

    I took this online course several months ago and I found that the course was up to date and very serious about Concealed Carry. I just recieved my Virginia Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit which gives me Concealed Carry in several other states. I feel that this online course was very well worth the cost and it will help get you a nonresident permit.

  2. Joe S. Torres Jr.

    real clear to understand

  3. Terrill Kelley (verified owner)

    Wish there was a clear link for what to do next after you have finished the course. Can’t find the info on where and what to mail to get my card.

    • Jacob Paulsen

      Terrill in the first and last lesson of the course there is a link to the application guide and checklist. Feel free to contact support if you cannot find it!

  4. John Randolph (verified owner)

    This is a very good course and was a great refresher for me since I already have my CCL in North Carolina. The fact that I can also get a Virginia non-resident permit is an added bonus that I may take advantage of since that is the state I normally visit relatives in.

  5. William Boltz (verified owner)

    Very comprehensive and well thought out course. I find it entertaining and most of all educational. Jacob is a fine instructor. I’m learning a great deal of important routines that will keep me much safer than I would otherwise have been. I have much more lessons left and look forward to them. This was money well spent.

  6. William Atkinson

    I am somewhat confused about all this going thru from this Class and going thru Virginia in order to get my nonresident CCL Permit Let me get this straight IF I take this class and pass it and then send my application off to Virginia for my nonresident CCL Permit. Will I then be able carry my gun with that nonresident Virginia Permit in California?? Or am I just waisting my time and Money? And have I
    No to Very little HOPE LEFT of getting EVER getting my CCL Permit in where I live in California?? My telephone # is (760) 603-1262 or cellphone # )760) 822-1163 if you just want to talk or Text me
    I am also a member of USCCA. I’m also Retired Military with over (20) years in both the USMC & The US Navy (Seabees) combined. I surely would like to take your CLASS because sounds very interesting but only if I’m not waisting my time or money
    Again Thank You for your very interesting article on your Carry Fundamental Class. I Just Hope there is a way to get my CCL Permit in California and to be Legal in carrying it.

    • Jacob Paulsen

      William, the VA non-resident permit is not valid in California so it does you no good there.

  7. Monty Klatt (verified owner)

    I liked the course, great refresher. Jacob is a very thorough instructor. All that carry should take this course.
    Concealed carry for dummies without coming out and saying it.

  8. Scott Oakley (verified owner)

    i paid $100 for a local concealed carry class which consisted of sitting in a room and having an instructor read powerpoint slides which were displayed in very small font on a tv in front of the room. it was terrible. when i tried to at least get a copy of the slides so i could view them at home, my request was denied (rudely). i then disputed the visa charge and got my money back.

    so when i saw this class, i jumped at itthis is the perfect way to learn this material. its presented in short, bite-sized sections with a simple quiz at the end of each. you can view the material at your convenience and can go back over it as many times as you wish. best of all, its very reasonably priced. perfect!

  9. Bobby

    Will this work for Upstate New York?

  10. William Grainger (verified owner)

    Well done video course. Includes all the essentials. Used it as a review.

  11. Grant Van Dolah (verified owner)

    Great course….I’m not a gun person learned alot. The course is broken down into easy to digest pieces and full of good info.
    I would recommend

  12. Angelique J. Shatzel (verified owner)

    This course has several things going for it. First I loved how professionally made it is. The content and length of each video was just right. I used this course as a cheap way to update or refresh my knowledge but I feel it was better then the original class I took years back. Really fantastic course, and I would highly recommend. I didn’t use it for the conceal carry for Virginia but for some that might be another benefit.

  13. Gary Kuske (verified owner)

    This course is very well done. It takes you through all of the areas you need to know. I have been in law enforcement for 23 years and I still learned some new things. (Retired now.) The instructor is very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The class flows well. They give you all of the information you need to know. I would recommend this class to anyone who is thinking about getting a CCW Permit or just having a gun. If you want to know the laws and the ins and outs to protect you, then this is the class you want. It is well worth the money.

  14. Maurice Gene Wilson (verified owner)

    I found the course very informative and easy to follow. I’ve taken another online course and a live course at Sig Sauer Academy that allowed me to get my CCW permit in Maine. What distinguishes this course from the others is there was alot more information regarding concealed carry and the individual responsibility that comes with it. The main attraction is the ability to apply for CCW permit in Virginia. Non-resident CCW in VA has more reciprocal states than Maine. Particularly Texas and states in Mid west. Great course I recommend to everyone.

  15. Larry Burton (verified owner)

    I cannot imagine a more comprehensive program than this one. The course covered everything one could possibly need to know with respect to firearms ownership and law. I would strongly recommend that anyone wanting a conceal carry permit in any of the reciprocal states that honor the Virginia permit make extreme haste before the end of the year to take this course and apply for the Virginia non-resident perrmit. I understand that after December 31 the law will change and doing what is required will exponentially more inconvenient.

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