Well I finally got off my backside and got my concealed weapon permit. Also did it as a surprise early birthday gift for the girlfriend.
Instructor was Troy Timney from Southern Weapons and Tactics. He also happens to be a Chesterfield County Deputy and Training Officer for Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.
Great Class, lots of fun, learned a lot and it was interesting to get be able to have things explained from a LEO's perspective. Lot of good info from him as to the use of deadly force. Being disabled this was interesting from my stand point. After he covered firearm safety he touched on a topic that as a LEO I wasn't expecting. He told us that if involved in a shooting to say "I was in fear of my life and I will talk to you with my attorney present!"
He did help out on the range with each one of us. I was having some difficulty at the longer distances due to my arthritis and arms getting tired. He did notice that I have a natural shake and asked me what I did to control it. Explained to him that I draw a spiral to my point of aim. Still I am pulling to the left but good enough for now. I am no pistol shooter. Besides it didn't help I was having to shoot single action with a Tarus Judge 3 inch bbl 45LC 200 grain flat nose lead LOL. Box of Truth maybe right but it still shoots better than nothing. Girlfriend qualified using a Keltec PF9 shooting WWB 115FMJ she has arthritis too and has trouble gripping the slide. Troy spent time working with both of us on over coming our weaknesses. Still both of us managed to qualify with 50 rounds. Realized the pressure difference when shooting for the fun of it and shooting when it counts. Great day for both of us and I earned some ataboy points from GF that I will redeem later!!
I was going to post pics of the day but they are from a commercial photographer and will not post separately. So here is the whole album.
Your class experience looks a lot more modern than mine was. We were crammed in a tiny room in the back of a gunshop and then did the range section on an overgrown, dilapidated range behind a Dollar Store.
FWIW, mine took just a hair over 60 days from when I took the class, to my permit showing up in the mail.