350 concealed carry permit holders in South Carolina are having their permits revoked after it has been found that the instructor was not providing the required training.
I’ve said before that I didn’t really learn anything from my concealed carry class, but my instructor did do a good job of fulfilling the state requirements for the class. Several years ago when I took my class, classes were generally going for about $150 in this part of North Carolina, but in the years since I’ve seen prices drop through the floor, with many classes being advertised in the area for $50.
I can’t say that these cheap classes are better or worse than the more expensive ones, but as with anything in life, you generally get what you pay for. Somewhat frequently I get questions from readers about X training compant and if I know whether or not they are a good class. I honestly don’t know most of the time. The guy that taught my class was good, and I’d recommend him, if I could remember his name…
All this to say: If you take a concealed carry class, make sure that it meets the state requirements. If it doesn’t, get your money back, and raise a fuss. By skirting the requirements, an instructor isn’t saving you from a few boring hours, but rather putting your ability to defend yourself in jeopardy.