Professional Firearms Training

At Youngsville Gun Club & Range we are committed to providing the most in-depth training with the best instructors available in the most entertaining environment around. You will be glad you made this investment in firearms training so that you can get the most out of the wonderful world of shooting sports. 

Youngsville Gun Club & Range offers a wide variety of classroom training and private instruction offerings.  We have tailored our offerings for new shooters, advanced shooters, women, and kids. Our courses range from 2-hour mini-courses to multi-day classes and everything in-between. Classes cover the basics of maintaining and safely storing your firearms, self-defense, and safe storage of firearms around children. Our goal is to offer a curriculum that will meet everyone’s personal training, safety, and end goals regardless of your current experience level. 

The primary goal of our classes is to teach the practical aspects of using firearms in self-defense, competitive, and/or recreational scenarios.  We believe in high standards, and we strive for excellence, we will never compromise on training.

Our methodology progressively builds your abilities through classroom, live fire, virtual & augmented reality, and interactive training.  We will focus on improving your marksmanship, increasing your awareness through a balanced mindset, and increasing your gun handling abilities. For example, our basic North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun (NC CCH) course will provide you the basic requirements for the concealed carry permit, but we offer an Enhanced NC CCH class which covers a variety of topics and skills. Our world class trainers, will cover everything from drawing from the holster efficiently, to engaging the target accurately and quickly. This enhanced course turns any student into a proficient and fully equipped daily carrier, prepared for any situation life might throw your way.

YGC Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)

DH 1 is designed to provide new or novice shooters a firm grounding in the fundamentals of practical use of a handgun. You will be introduced to the principles of firearms safety, handgun nomenclature, operation, marksmanship, and gun handling.

The class is split evenly between the classroom and the range. On the range you will learn to shoot different engagement sequences and how to conduct speed reloads.

By the end of this 4-hour class you should feel much more comfortable with how to safely operate your handgun and can apply the fundamentals of marksmanship and gun handling inside 7 yards.

Prerequisite: None

YGC Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)

YGC DH 2 is designed for shooters who want to improve their knowledge and skill in the fundamentals of practical handgun use, with a focus on how to safely and efficiently present (draw) their handgun from the holster.

DH 2 builds upon topics covered in DH 1, adding reloads with retention, Type 1 and 2 malfunction clearances, and basic handgun maintenance. You will spend less time in the classroom and more time on the range than in DH 1.

By the end of this 4-hour class you should be able to efficiently draw your handgun from the holster and apply the fundamentals under increasing time pressure at distances up to 10 yards.

Prerequisite: DH 1

YGC Concealed Carry Handgun Basic (CCH-B)

This 8-hour course will provide the minimum skills and knowledge necessary to earn a training certificate to apply for a NC Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) permit.

This course is not intended for new shooters. Taking this course assumes you already have the skills and experience to safely handle, use/manipulate and shoot handguns/pistols. If you do not have those skills or are not yet comfortable with a firearm, you may want to consider taking a Private Lesson or the Basic Handgun course before pursuing the CCH qualification course.

Both a written test and 30-round practical shooting test must be successfully completed to pass.

Prerequisite: None

YGC Concealed Carry Handgun Enhanced (CCH-E)

This 8-hour course is for those who already have a NC CCH permit but want to go beyond the minimum requirements to gain the skills and confidence necessary to routinely carry a concealed handgun. This class can be taken with CCH-B in the same weekend or at another time.

CCH Enhanced combines Defensive Handgun 2 with our Carry Daily 1 class to provide the fundamentals of how to present the pistol safely and effectively from the holster, as well as considerations for carrying concealed and self-defense tactics. Range drills will focus on practical time and accuracy standards common in self-defense situations.

By the end of class, you will understand best practices for carrying your handgun concealed and have skills to shoot effectively from the open or from concealment.

Prerequisite: CCH-B or DH 1

YGC Carry Daily 1

YGC Carry Daily 1 class is designed to introduce shooters to the practical aspects of concealed carry in their daily life. We will cover various aspects of the concealed carry lifestyle, including clothing considerations, holsters, carry positions, and low light engagements. In addition, we will cover the self-defense mindset and basic tactical principles to help avoid conflict or prevail if conflict cannot be avoided.

The class will build on fundamentals learned in DH 2, with the opportunity to draw from different positions and concealment garments. By the end of this 4-hour class you should have a firm understanding of how to carry concealed daily and be able to efficiently draw your handgun from concealment to effectively engage a threat.

Prerequisite: DH 2

YGC Fun With Guns (FWG)

Looking for a fun way to get comfortable with basic handgun shooting or just have a good time with friends or family? Our 2-hour FWG experience is a great chance to do both.

After a brief introduction to firearms safety and marksmanship fundamentals, we will move to the range where you will have the opportunity to shoot a variety of .22 caliber handguns to play games on our state-of-the-art Evolve target system.

We provide the guns, the ammo, and all personal protective equipment, along with coaches to make sure you have the best time possible.

Prerequisite: None