North Carolina Help


September 21, 2004, 09:40 AM
I have a fairly high-profile friend in the New Bern area, and I want to direct her towards a female or female-friendly course geared towards self defensive firearms ownership. Also, I've been trying to find information on NC carry permits to get her going in that direction.

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Zach S
September 21, 2004, 10:13 AM
I cant help with a course New Bern, however may be able to help with CHP info. Anything specific, or just general info? has CHP info here (, is also a place to check, but I'd be happy to answer anything I can.

September 21, 2004, 11:34 AM
Have her give Blackwater a call. It is located in Moyock NC just over the border south of Norfolk. They are probably finest firearm training school in the country. Although geared toward LE and Military they train a lot of civilians.

Todd Jarrett (National Pistol Champion) teaches pistol classes down there on occasion to the public.

As far as Female to Female instruction goes I don't think it is offered.
I think they have offered it in the past. They have 1, 3, and 5 day pistol classes. Also they have a Carbine(AR15) / Pistol class

It they can't help her they will definately know someone that can in NC.

Just have her call or you can call and tell them what she wants or needs.

252-435-2488 or Toll free 877-4-BLWWTR

September 21, 2004, 01:39 PM
Yea, call Blackwater. Don't get much better than that. If they don't have female friendly instruction I'm sure they could point her in the right direction. Moyock is not that far from New Bern. BW is just south of the VA border waaaaay out in the middle of nowhere. You don't accidently go to Moyock. Its a premeditated act.

September 21, 2004, 02:41 PM
1. Find class.

2. Take class.

3. Pickup packet from Sheriffs office in the county she resides in.

4. Complete packet. The packet varies from county to county.

5. Turn-in packet and get fingerprinted. Pay 90 bucks.

6. WAIT!!!!!

September 21, 2004, 03:45 PM
Hehe, I'm on step 6 right now. Took my CCW course on Sunday at Deep River Sporting Clays & Shooting School in Sanford, and turned in my application at the Wake County Sheriff's Dept. yesterday. So it'll most likely be coming up on Christmas when it goes through. That's OK though, I'm using the time to prepare myself, carrying around the house to get used to it, and carrying my 3" folding knife and compact flashlight all the time to get used to that, too. I even succeeded in changing my habitual wallet-carrying spot from the right back pocket to the left back pocket after years of having it on the right. Sounds simple enough but it drove me nuts for the first week or so. I'm also using this time to figure other stuff out, such as the best way to devise a car holster, (I think a CZ-52 is going to take up permanent residence under my driver's seat) and lots of draw-to-fire exercises at home with snap caps while wearing various types of clothing. And of course range time. So it'll be three months well spent.

I really enjoyed taking the class at Deep River, the instructor and everyone else in the class was cool, (except the older lady who kept stovepiping her brand new Ruger). And the class scheduling was very flexible (they offer the course three days per week, if even one person is signed up they hold it.) And they only charged $60!

Several of us had ammo left after the course was over so we stayed on their range and passed the guns around till the rest was gone, I got to fire a Springfield XD in .40 S&W and a full-size 1911. The guy who owned the 1911 was excited to try my Makarov, he had run across a couple in Iraq and had been wanting to try one out.

September 21, 2004, 05:17 PM
On step 6 here myself.

Got everything ready to turn in and discovered I couldn't find my DD 214 or birth certificate. Ordered them and of course the day after I received them in the mail I found both of them.

Heard my county was taking less then a month to complete their part of everything. As a matter of fact the lady at the Sheriffs office told me If I hadn't heard from them within 30 days to give them a call and find out what the holdup is.

September 22, 2004, 12:03 PM

What level of training are you wanting? There is a husband-wife team that teaches a CCW class in New Bern, sufficient for the certificate one needs to obtain a permit. Very small classes, nice guy, 60-ish, and does the actual shooting portion in his back yard. Includes state-produced training videos, etc. and covers self-defense law more than actual shooting instruction (like any CCW class, probably). PM me if you want contact info.

As far as more in-depth training, she'll undoubtedly have to go out-of-area to get that, but she can get the CCW training locally.

Lee F
September 22, 2004, 04:07 PM
If all else fails, direct her to the Pitt County Wildlife Club for their pistol matches. Good group of people and several very competitive female shooters.

September 22, 2004, 04:08 PM
I just moved from New Bern NC , what a coincidence this post has started. Tell her to call up Guns Unlimited of Ayden. The owner Jerry is a great guy and knows plenty of people for NRA classes and CCW in the Eastern NC area. Ayden is on the way to Greenville and it will take her about 30mins. to get to Jerry's. If I can find thier business cards I also know some other CCW instructors and NRA instructors in the New Bern area. Also I forgot to menton that Guns Unlimited has a Firearms self defence class monthly just for females and only females. It is a really good class, my wife took it about a year ago and absolutly loved it even though she has been an avid skeet shooter for years, but she did not have that muck skills with pistols. She now almost out shoots me with my own .45 and wants one of her own.:D

Anyways back to the class, Jerry starts them off light with .22 handgun and rifle and works up from there based on their comfort level. By the end of the day she can be shooting .38's, .25acp, .45acp, and even up to .357 and .44mag. He also teaches them basic rifle and shotgun, but the main part is defensive handgunning. As you can tell already he brings about 20 different handguns from wheelguns to 1911's and a dozen rifles and shotguns (both pump and simi). What I think she will like best is that it is all women in the class, so she can feel comfortable shooting and learning for the first time just like all the others and not feel overwhelmed by a bunch of male onlookers. Also it is taught on private land/range so she does not have to worry about privacy or who might show up and recognize her if she wishs.

This is Jerry's info and have her give him a try. I promise she won't forget it:

Guns Unlimited
560 3rd St.
Ayden, NC 28513
(252) 746-2102

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