Dr. Peter Spennato, DDS trained in firearms CQB at Front Site, West Coast Tactics under former SWAT Commander Rick Brown. He likewise trained in CQB handguns under Navy Seal Jeff Gonzales, and edge weapons under Steve Tarani. What a lot of people may not know about Peter is that aside from his dental practice and work at Painless Properties, firearms and martial arts training are what keep him occupied. When you see Peter’s humble and gentle demeanor, you wouldn’t even think that he is a DOJ and NRA certified firearms instructor—but that’s exactly what he is.
Responsible gun ownership
Being a responsible gun owner entails more than simply leaving it out of reach of children or ensuring that the safety lock on the gun has been secured. The most important factors about responsible gun ownership involve knowing when to use it and how to use it safely, which basically means you’re not going to hit yourself or anyone else with it except the target. This is where a firearms licensing and safety training course will come into play.
Firearms Licensing and Safety Training Courses
States usually have different requirements for wearing and carrying a firearm so it’s best to check with your state’s local agency about permits and licenses, as well as firearms safety training courses. Some states also require a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) training before they can legally buy, rent or receive a handgun.
You may, however, be exempted from the HQL training course if you are a handgun instructor, you work for a company specializing in armored cars and the company has a valid and current Wear and Carry Permit, or you legally own a regulated firearm issued to you before October 1, 2013.
As for the firearms safety training course, you may be required to undergo training if you are a Handgun Qualification License applicant or applying for a permit to wear and carry a firearm or handgun.
For new applicants of a permit to wear and carry, the minimum training requirement is 16 hours and 8 hours for renewal applicants.
As mentioned, training requirements may vary from state to state. The above is just an overview of what you may be required to complete before you can purchase, rent or carry a handgun or firearm.
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