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Kentucky Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon Class (CCDW):    

8 hours/Limit 30 people -  $75.00 (not subject to online special offers)



Next Class:   TBA at 9am Central

Class Dates:  TBA at 9am central.

Private Classes can be scheduled weekdays or weekends for groups of 5 or more!
(Private classes may also be scheduled at your location provided that there is a safe and legal area to shoot.)

Note: This is an excellent class for beginners, first-time handgun owners or seasoned shooters!
This 8-hour class is required for a Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons permit in Kentucky. Handgun safety, Marksmanship, Cleaning, Handling, Storage and Carrying techniques as well as all required legal information will be presented. This class is open to Kentucky residents 21 years of age or older

Special Considerations:
Our instructors are certified by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.  We operate professional classes, using state of the art technology and utilize one of several on-site ranges for qualification.  All of our classes are hands on, promoting total participant involvement.  We use a wide variety of electronic and physical training aids to ensure that you not only meet the minimum requirements for the State of Kentucky, but you truly understand the course material.

The instructor approaches every class with the beginning shooter in mind.  No matter your skill level or experience, we ensure that everyone learns the basics of shooting and handling firearms safely and responsibly in a non-intimidating, professional environment.

If you have never shot or cleaned a handgun before, don’t worry, we will cover it all!


Special Requirements:
Handgun, 1 box of factory ammo, cleaning kit, hearing and eye protection, baseball style hat. Dress appropriately for the weather. We will shoot rain, sleet, snow or shine.

Additional Information:

  • We start the class at 9:00am central time. 

  • Please be a few minutes early to get squared away and signed in.

  • The class is generally over by 5:30pm central time.

  • Bring your handgun into the class room, but please leave ALL ammunition in your vehicle.

  • We have a full service restaurant open for breakfast lunch and dinner.  We will pre-order during class and they will have lunch ready for us at noon (lunch and tip are not part of the class fee). 

  • After the class, celebrate your new found knowledge and skills in the famous Cave Valley Winery or stick around for "Pickin On The Porch" live music for the entire family! (seasonal).

  • We offer private group classes and group discounts.

  • Gift Certificates Available (call 270-749-4101)




A few words from some of our Concealed Carry Class Graduates:

Alicia, Ladies Only CCDW Class:

"Thank you for a wonderful class last weekend. 
Before last Saturday I don't think I would have taken the gun out of its case and now I have no fears about it.

Hope to take more classes at Rockcastle in the future.
Thanks again."

Leigh,  CCDW Class:

"...I also wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your Concealed Carry class.  I learned a lot that day, and what's even more impressive to me is that I've actually retained a lot of what I learned, which I think is a reflection on how good the instructor was.  :)  It's definitely made me more comfortable with shooting and has peaked my interest in wanting to learn more about firearms and wanting to work on my skills...."

Nancy, CCDW Class:
"Thanks again for the great class on Saturday.  We really enjoyed it.   I no longer have the fear of firearms that I have had my whole life. It was a long day, but a good day...."

Jeffrey, CCDW Class
"I just wanted to thank you for conducting such an excellent C&C course.  My wife and I truly appreciated your level of professionalism and knowledge.  We also really enjoyed our stay at the lodge...."


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