* I also offer other firearms related training courses which can be molded to fit your specific needs. Contact me for details.

Q - How much does a class cost?
A - The standard fee is $135 per client, other fees may apply if the class is divided, or offered in-home

Q - Is a deposit required?
A - Yes. I require a $25 non-refundable deposit* per person.

Mail a personal check or USPS money order to
Rick Riley
P.O. Box 1160
Bath, SC.

*If you must cancel but reschedule, your deposit will be applied to the rescheduled class.

Q - What do you provide?
A – Basically everything –except the actual fingerprinting itself. I provide the required classroom instruction and materials - a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition, targets, hearing and eye protection and holsters. Also provided are the fingerprint cards, all required forms, SC, CWP applications and assistance completing the forms.

Q - Can you split up sessions?
Yes, I will gladly present the course over 2 or 3 day sessions, more if needed based on the person or group. There is an additional charge of $10 per person per day for this service.

Q - When are classes held?
A - You have 2 scheduling options.
1) I hold an open enrollment class limited to 15 participants usually on the third Saturday of each month.
2) I will come to your home or office to deliver the classroom portion. For me to come to you, the class will be held on a mutually convenient date. This option works well for small groups such as friends or families who wish to make an event of the training. At least 2 clients are required. The cost per participant is $140. If you do not have a place to meet, I can provide a fully furnished meeting place for an additional $25

Q - Where are classes held?
A – 1) The open enrollment classroom portion is held at Bobbies BBQ, located at 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville SC 29851. Class starts at 8AM The proficiency is held at a nearby range.

      2) Your meeting place. . If you do not have a place to meet, I can provide a fully furnished meeting place for an additional $25

I have access to several local private ranges. If you have a safe place on your property or have access to a nearby safe place, we can shoot there.


Q – How long does the class last?
A - A CWP class usually takes 5-7 hours, This may be slightly extended, due to class interaction.

Q - Does the CWP course teach me marksmanship?
A – No, but most of my clients who have little or no experience usually qualify without difficulty.

Q - Can you teach me marksmanship?
A - Absolutely! As mentioned I also offer classes, lessons and sessions tailored to your specific needs. These are developed and priced on a case by case basis.

Q - How far will you travel to deliver a course?
A – I will travel anywhere. If your location is greater than 50 miles round trip, a rate of 50 cents per mile applies.

This is from Bath, SC 29816

Q - Do I have to qualify with the handgun I intend to carry?
A - No. As stated earlier I will provide the gun & ammunition for the proficiency portion.

Q - What is the total cost of obtaining a CWP?
A - At the minimum - $185. SLED charges a $50 processing fee. I charge $135 for the class. You may have to pay for fingerprints. Some local Law Enforcement agencies waive this fee.

Q - How long does it take to get my permit?
A - SLED is currently processing the permit application in approximately 65 to 90 days.

Q - What if I fail either or both portions of the course?
A - I will remediate you once on either or both portions of the course at no additional fee.

Q - What if I have questions or lose my paperwork after the course?
A - I will gladly answer questions or direct you to the appropriate resource anytime. I keep a copy of your paperwork on file. Should you lose your originals I will provide 1 set at no additional fee. I will always be available to assist you.

Other items of interest.

I will provide you with an electronic copy of the legal booklet. It contains informative web sites addresses with additional information concerning firearm laws and firearms safety.
You will become a client and receive helpful information monthly.

Thank you for your interest, I can be reached at (803) 257-7149 or, (803) 593-4872, or rick@sccwpts.com.

I look forward to working with you; Rick

References are available upon request. I collect feedback from clients who desire to give it.

Dave L. said; Your class is the best deal out there! As the local NRA Recruiter, I have been receiving information on other CWP Courses in the area. All the courses are about the same cost, but you are the only one I know of who supplies the guns and ammo. You do an excellent job of covering all the material, resulting in an extremely high pass ratio.

Diane P said; Before today I have never fired a gun in my life. Now I am off to a really good start, I qualified for my SC CWP and I have much more confidence now than before the class. Thanks!

Sandra G. said: Rick Riley was our instructor and he did a fine job of presenting the information and answering all questions. He had plenty of hands-on aids. I think you will like what you get from Ricks SC CWP Training class.

Scott M said; I thoroughly enjoyed your course today, you added the right amount and appropriate humor to keep us interested. I took a course in Connecticut back in 1990 that was inadequate in my opinion. We never pulled the trigger on a live round. Looking back to my younger years, I was mortified to go into a gun shop and have some ignorant jerk make me feel like a complete fool because I obviously did not know what he knew. You are the person that all new shooters should be dealing with. These are just my thoughts. Keep up the good work...and yes, I will refer all of my friends to you. By the way, my wife Ellen (a novice) will be attending one of your courses in the near future.

P.S. If I may steal a line (Mr. T) I pity the fool who runs up against one of your female pupils as he is shooting up a shopping mall.

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South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit Training Solutions
www.sccwpts.com or (803) 257-7149 or (803) 593-4872

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