Firearm Orientation Class
-- For Students With
NO Prior Firearm Experience --
NOTE: We charge $130 per person for firearm orientation class that is designed to
provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one specific firearm
You will need to bring 200 rounds of ammunition for your handgun and this class must be completed
before you can receive your NC Concealed Carry Handgun Class Certificate and range
The $130 includes using our 22 caliber handgun and ammo, targets and Chuck's instructions at our
private range. Then we progress to firing your handgun and ammo.
Firearm Orientation Class
Please CLICK HERE for Registration Form and return your information
to Peggy Elrod, along with a $130 Non-Refundable Pre Registration Fee, in order to be registered for the
Firearm Orientation Class.
"The One on One Training - Firearms Orientation course I took with
Chuck was awesome! He is very patient and methodical. I came away with a tremendous amount of
confidence in my skills and the safe use of firearms, which is important for a beginner like
me. Chuck is extremely knowledgeable about firearms and their safe use. I would recommend this
course to anyone. Thanks Chuck!"
"Chuck is an excellent teacher, able to put a student at ease
while still insisting on high standards for safety and competence.
He can inspire confidence in a beginner or challenge the skills of an advanced marksman. He and
Peggy have developed an efficient, thorough and pleasant course to further the cause of responsible
"I recently purchased my 1st handgun with the caveat that I had a
great deal to learn. After much searching, I found Firearms Training by Elrod. I entered this
course with absolutely no knowledge of handguns and a bit apprehensive of my inexperience and
ignorance on the subject.
The first element I noted was Chuck and Peggy Elrod made me feel extremely comfortable. Within
minutes, all apprehension was alleviated. Next, I noted how well Chuck Elrod tailored the training
around my learning style. This allowed me to learn quickly and retain all I learned.
Walking out of this class, I have a comfort with the safe handling and maintenance of my
firearm. I would recommend Chuck and Peggy Elrod’s training to anyone from novice to highly
skilled. I will definitely attend their concealed carry and advanced courses. In my opinion, there
is not even a choice for firearms training!
Wayne Truitt, PMP®
GCSC Program Manager
AT&T Raleigh, NC
"I would highly recommend anyone who is not experienced with firearms,
or has limited experience like myself, take this class.
As a female, I understand that going to a shooting range can be very intimidating. In my
experience, unless you are well trained or go in with a trainer, you really don't "fit in" at a
range. With Chuck's training you not only become a more proficient shooter but you learn invaluable
lessons on firearms safety.
I look forward to future classes with Chuck & Peggy and increasing my knowledge and level of
"It had been 2 years since I picked up my firearm. I wanted to
take the conceal weapons class so I thought it may be a good idea if I took the Firearms
Orientation class before I took the Concealed Weapons Class just to get use to shooting
Boy was I glad I did.
When I got to the range I was a terrible shot. But with the help of Chuck coaching me along and
teaching me many things I was able to increase my skills level immensely. He puts you at ease and
takes the being nervous away very quickly. He is a super nice guy and a superb instructor. He is
very knowledgeable and very experienced in firearm handling & safety. I would recommend this
class for anyone wanting to upgrade your shooting skills or for the beginner who has never fired a
gun at all.
Thank you very much Chuck for all your help."
"Chuck is fantastic! He had me shooting bulls eyes by the end of
the session. Very relaxed situation, very safe instruction, and an overall great experience.
He really takes one on one time with you and encourages you into becoming a safe, responsible
and accurate firearms carrier. Thanks Chuck, you're the best!"
"I received intensive one-on-one training and advice that resulted
in my gaining confidence with the handgun, accuracy in shooting and safe handgun handling
during my one-on-one training with Elrod. I would recommend this training to my friends or
anyone. I was a total novice when I started the class and ended the class feeling very
confident in safely protecting myself."
"Prior to training with Chuck for three hours, I had never shot a
handgun. I now have the ability to handle a handgun safety and with confidence."
Jonathan C. Anders
"I highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in a
concealed weapons class. The firing range practice was AWSOME! I was shown some
bad habits that I was unaware I even had. I was receiving training from an EXPERT!
I was not expecting this, and it was AWSOME. Chuck was continually coaching me and
having me to remain positive, as I was nervous about the target practicing.
It became VERY obvious that BOTH instructors were very professional and have done this MANY
times. AWSOME Class and I just can't say enough about how great this was."