Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You have to Complete the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Course Before Applying for a permit?

Yes, you must complete the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Course before you can apply for your permit. 

The requirements for a North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit?

To get a Concealed Carry Handgun permit, you must be

1. Must Complete the Required 8 Hour Course.

2. Be A Resident of North Carolina

3. 21 years of age or older US citizen.

4. Have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

5. Clean background checkMental health check.

Do Conceal Carry Permits Work in Different States?

If you have become a North Carolina resident, you must complete the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Course in order to obtain your Concealed Carry Permit. Regardless from a previous state of residence.  

When does your Conceal Carry Permit Expire?

Concealed Carry Permit Expire every 5 years. If your permit expires you must retake the North Carolina Concealed Handgun Course and reapply for your permit

How Old Do You Need to Be to Obtain Your Concealed Carry Permit?

You Must be 21 Years of age to obtain your Concealed Carry Permit.

Course Location?

All of our courses are taught at Drake Landing in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. 

Cost of different Courses?

Beginner's Level One Training Course is $75.00

Concealed Carry Handgun Course is $100.00

Private Lessons are $100.00

What Do I Need to Bring?

Just eye protection. However, we have eye protection if needed. We provide everything for the courses.

Can I Bring My Own Firearm to the Level Training or Concealed Carry Handgun Course?

We provide the guns and ammo for our Level One and Concealed Carry Handgun Courses. However, for those that want to use their own handgun, we recommend scheduling a private lesson. To schedule a private lesson please email us at

Can children take the Level One Beginner Course?

Drake Landing and Strategic Armor are partnering together to offer a Youth Training Course starting for ages 11-15 years old.