Conceal carry - New Jersey Concealed Carry Qualification

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New Jersey CCARE Protocol Per New Training Guidelines September 17, 2023

This 1 hour qualification includes both range and classroom time. In the range you will demonstrate familiarity with the safe handling your firearm. After your passing range qualification you will proceed to the classroom for Use of Force. After completing the training you will be given a certificate. All of our instructors are PTC, NRA and LE certified. Gun For Hire has been qualifying security, private carry and retired police since 1992.

Prerequisite: There are no course prerequisites for the NJ CCW Carry Qualification. Please note this is NOT a beginner qualification. You must have general safety / operational / drawing knowledge of YOUR firearm. Included in the qualification we will begin with a 15-30 minute overview confirming your safe drawing.

Please arrive 15 minutes early, if you are late you must sign up for another available course date and will be charged for a new course.

Course Details:

• Minimum age is 21 years old.
• The length of the course is approximately 1.5 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes early, if you are late you must sign up for another available course date and will be charged for a new course.
• This course is held at Gun For Hire 1267 McBride Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Required Gear:

• Pistol (must be registered to you):
• Concealment Holster
Must be strong side holster [IWB/AIWB/OWB are allowed] – no cross-draw, shoulder holsters, pocket holsters, sticky holsters, ankle holsters , or belly-band style holsters. You must draw from concealment, if carrying OWB, your shirt must cover the firearm. **See below for the requirements for a legal holster in New Jersey. 
• Two magazines minimum
• Magazine Holders/Pouches
(Preferred not mandatory)
• Cover Garment
You MUST wear a loose cover garment since this does require drawing from concealment
IE: A loose fitting overshirt concealing an OWB holster is acceptable.
• 50 rounds of factory ammunition
• Sturdy Belt
• Eye and Ear Protection.
• Jeans or BDU style pants. No Sweatpants, No shorts, No open-toed shoes.

*Please note that while we do our best to list what is needed and recommended, it is up to the individual to ensure they are brining compliant and legal firearms/components to the course.

**h. For purposes of this section, “holster” means a device or sheath that securely retains a handgun which, at a minimum, conceals and protects the main body of the firearm, maintains the firearm in a consistent and accessible position, and renders the trigger covered and inaccessible while the handgun is fully seated in the holster.
(cf: P.L.2018, c.37, s.1) 

What We Will Cover:

• Use Of Force Guidelines as outlined by Interim Training For Private Citizens Concealed Carry 
• CCARE Protocol qualification as outlined by Interim Training For Private Citizens Concealed Carry 
• This course satisfies all training requirements for the New Jersey Concealed Carry Permit.

Please arrive 15 minutes early, if you are late you must sign up for another available course date and will be charged for a new course.

april 2024

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Pricing:
$250 – GFH Members
$275 – Non-Members
$137.50 Repeat Course 

Member Discount Only Applies To The Member’s Ticket Price, Not Additional Students. Add the Member’s Ticket to the cart before you add the additional students.

Course Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Cancellation 2 or more days before the Course:

100% refund on the same payment method used or you can choose the next available course date.

Cancellation is less than 24 hours before the Course
Receive a 50% credit of your purchase price in your Gun For Hire account towards the next available course. This is due to the scheduled staff and course preparation etc.

No Notice of your Cancellation:
If the cancelation is non existent, there is no credit or refund.

Rescheduling Policy Prior To 24 Hours Before Course:

Please choose your date carefully as there will be a $25 fee if you need to reschedule.

Please arrive 15 minutes early, if you are late you must sign up for another available course date and will be charged for a new course.

“He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved.”

Last night I attended the Basic Pistol class with Tony. Even though this class is geared for beginning shooters and I have been a gun owner since 1983, the class was very informative and I learned a lot. Tony has a great teaching style that made learning a serious topic fun and easy to understand. He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved. During the live fire session Anthony worked with me and helped me overcome some bad habits I’ve developed over the years and he also has a nice approach to teaching firearms safety and handling. I also observed both Anthony and Tony taking first-time shooters from nervous first trigger pulls to consistent groupings. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Last week I also took the UT & FL non-resident CCW courses. He also has a great presentation style and managed to get a room full of applicants trained and processed promptly. Your Gun For Hire  facility is also first class. It’s clean and welcoming. Most indoor ranges I’ve been to are dark and not user-friendly. GFH stands head and shoulders above the competition. Thanks again for offering this opportunity to the public to increase firearms safety and skills. I look forward to another class soon.

Kevin K.

“The minute I walked in we were greeted and welcomed like family.”

“The minute I walked in we were greeted and welcomed like family. I never thought businesses did that anymore it was truly refreshing for my son and I to experience that type of environment. Even the owner came over and welcomed us to the family. We’re new gun owners and didn’t know much about what we bought. I was a bit embarrassed but that was put to rest the minute we met the instructors. Not only did these guys know there stuff they knew how to deliver it to the entire class. I am truly fortunate we began at Gun For Hire. Next up Holster draw! Anthony please feel free to use this on your site or email” – Sincerely John & Sebastian

Sebastian L.

“Highly recommend taking an NRA Basics Pistol Course.”

“Highly recommend taking an NRA Basics Pistol course. It’s a great experience and makes you much more educated on the topic. It’s also a lot of fun! Taught by ex-military and retired police (and some both!), they are very friendly and willing to share their great experience and knowledge with you to dispel myths and irrational fear about firearms. Hell, they might even improve your shooting, too. (No guarantees)! Thanks to Gun For Hire in Woodland Park, NJ. Thanks, Tony, Doug, Guy, and Moe for your military service and continuing education. #gunforhirerange”

Studio D.

“Hands On Is The Way T GO.”

I just completed the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course.  We were given appropriate materials, including a text with all the power point slides for future reference.  The instructors, Mo, Doug, and Guy were great.  They answered any and all questions, kept the course interesting, and were professional in every way.  The live fire part put to use the classroom instruction we had just received.  Hands on is the way to go.  I am looking forward to my next course, the Holster Draw, of course expecting the same professional training.  GFH provides the latest information on regulations and necessary training to be confident and safe in using firearms for protection and recreational shooting.
Allan E.

The Best Firearm Instructors

If you’re looking for the best Firearm Instructors delivering the best Firearms Education, Gun For Hire is incomparable.
Since 1992, we have been the Gold Standard for Firearms Training. Our Instructors have over 375 combined years of Military and Police training.
NRA Fact: So many students have trusted us to train them that we are only second to the Boy Scouts of America.
If you have any questions regarding Gun For Hire Courses or you would like to schedule a private lesson, please send Tony Urena our Director of Training an email. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!
Tony - New Jersey Concealed Carry Qualification

Tony Urena Director of Training

Tony is a United States Navy Veteran as well as a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with over 25 years of experience. During his illustrious career he was the training officer for his department, and was responsible for their bi-annual qualifications and training for approximately 100 law enforcement officers. Tony was also state certified in all aspects of firearms training which included handguns, shotguns, sub-guns, semi and automatic rifles, as well as scoped rifles. In addition, Tony was qualified to testify as a firearms expert, as well as in the “Use of Force”. Tony is also a high level martial artist, with well over 30 years of training, and was a state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.

You will not find a more loyal and passionate group of instructors that are so committed to ensuring you feel safe, comfortable and excited. Not only do they have the decades of on the job training they also have decades of teaching and interacting with every level of student.
Let’s get started! Make the call, stop in or shoot us email! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the family.