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Read the latest news on gun rights in South Carolina and the US, tips for effective concealed carry, and strategies for self-defense. Come join us!

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Training at the Pistol Range

Need a place to hone your self-defense skills? We provide a safe place to shoot, and we also have guns, targets, and safety equipment available for rent. If you're a CWP student, you can use the range for free!

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Renewing Your CWP

Don't wait to renew your CWP. Here's the information you need to do it now!

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What if my CWP is lost or stolen? How long does my CWP last? And is it good in other states? Learn the answer to these questions and more here!

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About Us

Foothills Firearms Training Center (FFTC) is the oldest firearms training facility in the Upstate of South Carolina. We were training civilians and military personnel in firearms safety and tactical use of rifles and handguns four years prior to the passing of South Carolina’s current Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) law in 1996.

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Great Class! Thanks Larry! – HM

Great class, enjoyed it. Thanks for being there for us. - G&PS

Thank you again for the enjoyable and VERY informative class. You and Gregg were the picture of professionalism and knowledge. This was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this class to everyone. I plan to continue my advanced training and wouldn’t even consider doing this with anyone other than you guys at Foothills Firearms Training Center. – KP

I just wanted to tell you how much I learned today. You taught the class the way everyone can understand. Roger and I both enjoyed your class so much! We are going to get our children to come to your class next year. Thanks again and Merry Christmas – R&KP

Very good class. Instructors seem passionate about what they are teaching and are very thorough in their instruction. I learned a lot from this class and highly recommend it to others. - MS

I took the CWP certification course and thought it was excellent. The facilities were perfect and the coverage of topics was thorough. After talking with friends who took their CWP classes elsewhere I wasn’t expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised with Foothills Firearms Training Center. - RS

Great course. Great instructor. Time well spent. Sending my wife in the next month or two. - CB

I am very glad that after all my CCW class “shopping” I chose Foothills Firearms Training Center. It was a great experience from start to finish. I called Larry while I was shopping around for a class and he was very helpful in answering my questions and I could tell that helping his students was more important than anything. You get a great value with Foothills Firearms Training Center. They will assist you through your CCW application process and make it as painless as possible. Larry is more than happy to spend any extra time with you needed to make sure you get your CCW. I highly recommend Foothills Firearms Training Center to anyone wanting to get their CCW. - KBR