This is a twelve-hour course, which includes skills that are useful for both concealed carry and competition. Skills taught include proper drawing and presentation of the firearm from a holster, target acquisition, multiple targets, concealed carry considerations, and use of cover.

PRICE: $275 (non-refundable). If you do not already have a Range Card, there is an additional $10 fee for range orientation. Must be 21 or older to take this course.

SCHEDULE: This is a 12-hour program - 3 days in a row (6:00-10:00pm): 5 hours of classroom presentation and 7 hours of range time. 

PREREQUISITES: ESS Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Course or ESS Instructor approval. To ensure you meet the prerequisites for the course, please email a copy of your Driver's License and a copy of your Concealed Carry Permit to [email protected].


  • Semi-automatic pistol - we recommend subcompact or full-sized frame
  • Outside-the-Waistband (OWB) strong side hip holster 
  • At least three (3) magazines
  • Two (2) magazine pouches
  • 600-800 rounds of ammunition - we are offering a discounted price on pistol ammunition if bought by the case (1,000 rounds)
  • Eye and ear protection

NOTE: This course does not meet the requirements for the Virginia Concealed Carry Permit.

DescriptionInstructorStart DateEnd DateTimes
Select01/27/19 INTERMEDIATE PISTOLESS STAFF01/27/1901/29/19Sundays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mondays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM