A friend and I recently took a "Concealed Carry" class that lasted all of forty-five minutes. The class was sanctioned by a prominent gun shop in a good-sized city in Virginia. The class cost "$50.00 cash only" and had five students in it; my friend and I, a young woman, and a young couple who brought their firearms to class and were obviously unfamiliar with them or firearms in general. My friend and I are safety conscious long-time gun owners and shooters. The instructor had a few pages of printed hand-out material which was taken directly from the Virginia State Police web site and would have taken me about two minutes to find on the internet. He had us sign the obligatory waiver, then signed and handed out our "certificates" and said we could leave if we so chose, or stay for the "class". He had an S&W 442 and an older S&W auto he used to briefly demonstrate safe gun handling. He had a few different cartridges on the desk and briefly discusses .22's, .40 calibers, 9mm's, and .45's. He spent a few minutes discussion the upcoming changes to laws governing firearms on the Blue Ridge Parkway which is close by. The class started at 4:30 and at 5:45 he was finished, and that included doing all of the preparatory paper work. He had another class scheduled to start at 5:30 so I know he had only alloted one hour max for our class. My friend and I feel we paid $50.00 for a piece of paper we can take to the Circuit Clerk and apply for a Concealed Carry permit, and that's all. We both were expecting a more in-depth class dealing with overall firearms handling and safety. Were we expecting too much for our $50.00, or is what we got typical of most Concealed Carry classes? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!