Originally Posted by Rugers9
I'm getting ready to take my CCW permits class this weekend what do I have to look foward too?
Depending on if the course is strictly law oriented or a combination of law and practical shooting, I would say you should be well informed by the time you get done. I went through the Madison Area Tech College course, it was from 9am to about 4pm, with 1 hour for lunch, and since I had competed in conventional pistol for over 18 years, I needed the legal aspect of this endeavor. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, (he also taught tactical training courses for Madison area SWAT teams). I found that around 40 to 50% of the students were female. I attended this course in a small community so I am glad the women were interested in this. Seems like there are more private teachings going on, which I haven't heard anything about, but I have heard the GanderMountain courses are good also. They combine legal with the firing of your own gun at their ranges.
I would at the least expect you will come away with a better awareness of what to expect if you ever need to use your weapon. I did not know it was legal in WI to conceal stun guns, knives, batons, when you pass the WI DOJ approved training. It is not legal in WI to have a taser or stun gun unless you have a CCW permit, if you're not an LEO.
I hope you also will look into the USCCA.com for information on liability insurance. It made sense for me to carry it, as I also need liability insurance for my repair business.
Hope this gives you some clues, as usual YMMV