CWP Classes & Firearms Training Serving the Greater Columbia, SC Area

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CWP Classes & Firearms Training

Why Would I Want a CWP With SC Being a Constitutional Carry State?


Firearms Training Reimagined.

CWP classes and Firearms Training from a proven leader specializing in a comfortable, nonaggressive approach. We’re really all about helping you become equipped to defend yourself and stay safe.

Kristy Bergantim
Kristy Bergantim
Had my CWP class on 10/28. My instructor Keith was kind, knowledgeable, and went through the material very thoroughly. I highly recommend Safe Family Defense!
latoya graham
latoya graham
Very awesome class and informative. Instructors are the best
Jason Lohr
Jason Lohr
Great class! Joe and his team are true professionals and are very knowledgeable and passionate in their teaching/instruction. They didn’t just teach the minimum to obtain your CWP, but ensured you understand firearms safety/handling from novice to expert. Definitely recommend these professionals!
Malcolm Hall Hobie Kayak
Malcolm Hall Hobie Kayak
Great class! Retired military have had a CWL for 8 years. Needed qualifications for a SC license. I took Joe's class. And learned a ton. He's very knowledgeable, and really drives home all the importance of training saftey, and knowing understanding the law. Great job guys would definitely recommend. A++
Sheila Smith
Sheila Smith
I have attended several classes with safe Family Defense including the CWP. Information was always shared in easy understand and remember manner. The instructors were awesome and made sure all were comfortable throughout. Highly recommend!
Frank L
Frank L
Joe is a very professional guy and gifted teacher. His CWP training is straight forward and allows an absolute beginner to be completely knowledgeable about basic firearm safety and more. I'd recommend him before anyone else.
Andy Navas
Andy Navas
Joe was awesome. Very patient from the get go to where I was trying to set up a class of a big group for a organization. For over a month kept in contact and was very straight forward. The class overall was amazing. Didn’t hear nothing but great news from the group. Looking forward to coming here again.

Classes We’re Offering

SC CWP & The Concealed Lifestyle

SC CWP & The Concealed Lifestyle is a unique CWP class unlike any other CWP classes offered in the Greater Columbia area. This class expects and requires the student to be proficient with a handgun prior to taking the class.

Currently $20 off with early bird pricing.

Tuition: $85 for a limited time

SC CWP Refresher Class

A periodic refresher is highly recommended as part of the concealed carry lifestyle. This class accomplishes just that.

Tuition: $45

Beginners Pistol

Beginners Pistol is a class geared towards those that are new to handguns or are considering getting their Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP), but have little knowledge or experience.

Tuition: $109

Personal Training

Private one-on-one training for those that want to learn to shoot and handle handguns better.


Helping good people develop the skills to avoid becoming a victim and acquire the permit to knowledgeably carry the tools in case they do.

Five Star Training

Take your CWP class from an academy with a track record of teaching as much about the lifestyle as the law. An academy that lays a solid foundation of conflict avoidance and situational awareness to prevent you from becoming a victim in the first place.

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