GF gave me a concealed carry class for Christmas. Fun, eye opening, and a little scary. I imagine enough of you have been to one that you don't need a run down, but I thought I would talk about a few things. I live in NC so this only applies to NC. Fun: Any time at the range, is good time. We shot at 1, 3, 5 and 7 yards. These were in 5 shot sets. 2 shots and then 3 shots in under 7 seconds. We had our choice of any stance we wanted but we did have to shoot 2 rounds at 1 yard with the pistol below eye level. That was odd, I never shoot that way. GF did great, and her natural competitive streak came up when she saw my shooting, and said we have to go shooting more. Scary: There were lots of people there who had never shot their pistol before, and more than a few who had guns that were way over what they should shoot. (Think little old ladies that are tiny like birds shooting 357.) Just nuts. Thankfully we talked them into renting a pistol from the range and shooting something better suited to their needs. I love taking people shooting for the first time, but I hate to be around a group of people on their first time. Scary: The self defense laws of NC are open to a lot of interpertation. We need to get the boys up in the capitol to pass the laws I agree with and want. Self defense is a god given right and the hair splitting that is done in NC law is bad. Funny part? My instructor spent a lot of time trying to talk me into joining his IDPA group... I did shoot pretty well that day!