Carry Capacity

firearms training

Level up your ability to respond to threats

Violence is an urgent problem throughout Louisiana, and no one is immune to it’s affects.  Perpetrators are engaging in more carjacking and robbery attempts and becoming more brazen in these acts. Women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are particularly vulnerable.  Data from the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey indicates about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.  Mass shootings are occurring at an alarming pace.  Knowing how to respond to personal violence, and having the tools to do so, can help to increase your safety and survival.


did you know...

Louisiana concealed handgun permit holders

  • Are allowed to use their permit to carry a concealed firearm in 37 states through reciprocity agreements.  Learn which states here: http://ww
  • Do not need to have a background check to purchase firearms in Louisiana because the permit constitutes sufficient evidence of meeting background check requirements.
  • Are approved for a minimum of 5 years but can also be approved for a lifetime Concealed Handgun Permit (**with the exception of 45 day temporary permits that are available to persons with permanent Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders as stated in Act 465 (“Brandi Trahan Act”) of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session (Effective August 1, 2016) enacts R.S. 40:1379.3.2)

Reasons you need firearms training now

Increase Your confidence
Get a concealed handgun permit
Learn Louisiana gun laws
Become a sharpshooter
Learn firearms safety
Join a gun club

Upcoming Training schedule

Public Training courses are held at **FRC Indoor Range 9378 S Choctaw Dr. Baton Rouge 70815**

GET READY with us and then use our certificate to apply for your Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit.  Our price includes range fees and safety equipment rental.  Please dress comfortably with minimum skin exposure to protect from burns by discharged bullet casings.  Lunch is on your own from approximately 11:45a-12:15p.  

Concealed Carry Classes

November 11, 2023 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 7 pm
December [TBD] 2023 (Sunday) 9:00 am to 7 pm
Book your Private Group Concealed Carry Class

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The AR-15 Class- Contatct us for private or small group training

Learn how to operate a riffle, including the iconic AR-15 rifle and its variants.  Already know? Learn strategies and techniques for improving your comfort and precision in the classroom and then again during range time with our instructor.  Bring your own AR or use one of ours.  We will provide 10 rounds of ammo for your training during this 6 hour course.  Lunch is on your own from approximately 11:45a-12:15p.  For more info see Get Details.

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Basic gun safety

This course is designed to for those who are fearful of guns or those who have never handled a gun and want to learn how to safely do so. This class is approximately 2 to 3 hours long and includes a printed course guide. We will teach recommended child safety measures including secure storage and ways to avoid accidental discharge. We will also discuss and demonstrate pistol loading and unloading, handgrips and stances and standard shooting positions. Our Community Advocate, a social worker, will discuss recent surveillance data on community violence including gun violence and will inform on the parental and behavioral health considerations of gun ownership. *This course DOES NOT meet the training requirements for a concealed handgun permit.

Community education gun safety training

We are available for gun safety training on location at community meetings, seminars, and other events. This class can be custom scheduled as a 2–4-hour training session with hands-on demonstrations depending on your needs. Our fee for this service varies and depends on location and event and typically is priced from $150-$250 plus travel for events outside of the Baton Rouge or New Orleans area. Contact us for more information.

Concealed carry class

This course provides the firearms training component necessary to obtain or renew a Louisiana Concealed Handgun permit. It is a minimum of 6-8 hours of classroom instruction followed range instruction and qualification. Course instruction includes steps to apply for a Louisiana Concealed Handgun permit and the following: 1. Instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures for a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol; 2. Instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting; 3. Instruction on handgun shooting positions. 4. Instruction on the use of deadly force, conflict-resolution, and a review of Louisiana laws relating to use of deadly force; 5. Instruction on child access prevention; and 6. Proper handgun cleaning procedures and 7. Live range fire qualification instruction with a minimum of 36 rounds using your own firearm and ammo. If you do not have a firearm and 36 rounds of ammo with you during training, we will provide a .22 caliber firearm for your range qualification use. You will need to purchase your own .22 caliber ammo at the range. Please note other caliber ammo is often difficult to keep in stock EVERYWHERE and may not be available to purchase at the range. We advise you shop far in advance of your scheduled training to obtain the minimum of 36-50 rounds you are required to have for the range qualification component of your training. Shooting 36 rounds on a target is a requirement. After successful completion of this course, you will receive our firearms training certificate showing your completion. This certificate will show you have met the training requirement to obtain a Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit.

The AR-15 Class

This course is targeted towards those with the desire to train and learn more about riffles, including the iconic AR-15 commonly known as "America's Rifle" and several other rifle variants. This is an advanced course and requires students to be trained or at least very knowledgeable about gun safety and comfortable with handling a firearm. This course includes 4 to 5 hours of classroom instruction on the components and operation of the AR-15 and other rifles and a printed course guide. We will discuss considerations involved in purchasing and owning AR-15 including manufacturers, pricing the availability of the AR and its ammo. We will compare the performance of AR-15 to various other rifles. We will discuss tactical gear and gun accessories and parts such as lasers, scopes, grips, and buttstocks. This training includes the use the instructor's AR-15 rifle and ammo to fire 10 rounds at a rifle range. Max group class size of 8 and flexible scheduling. *This course DOES NOT meet the training requirements for a Louisiana Concealed Handgun permit.

"The second amendment wears lipstick"

Preliminary data from Harvard’s School of Public Health indicates that women accounted for about half of all gun purchase background checks between 2019 and 2021, and that women comprise the majority of new gun ownership.  In an effort to empower women victims of intimate partner violence we have started an initiative we call SHE CALLS THE SHOTS.  We proudly offer significantly reduced Concealed Carry Class rates to women victims of intimate partner violence with active Louisiana Temporary Concealed Handgun Permits issued in accordance with Act 465, Louisiana R.S. 40:1379.3.2 (“Brandi Trahan Act”) through our SHE CALLS THE SHOTS Initiative.  If you have this permit and would like more information, just use our contact us form or give us a call.


We began our SHE CALLS THE SHOTS program initiative in response to the worldwide epidemic of violence against women. Our goal is to help survivors of intimate partner violence increase their safety and reduce harm to themselves and the children in their care. We believe that as more women become trained and armed, the ripple effect will be a decrease in the incidence of violence against women. Our goal is to empower women with new skills that may lessen the impact of unhealthy relationships. We offer significantly reduced rates for our Concealed Carry Class for women who hold a current Louisiana Temporary Concealed Handgun Permit issued under Act 465, Louisiana R. S. 40:1379.3.2 ("Brandy Trahan Act"). Our Concealed Carry Class training is holistic and Trauma-Informed. Excerpts of our past can manifest within our present-day interactions. Awareness of these artifacts from our past and methods to control and capitalize on these manifestations is discussed in our training by our Community Advocate, a licensed mental health professional. We also offer our Community Education Gun Safety Training free of charge (twice per quarter) onsite to non-profit organizations providing services to women and children in New Orleans or Baton Rouge. We are working on increasing our services to include additional resources for those communities most impacted.

Corey D. Thomas, Instructor

National Rifle Association (NRA) Range Safety Officer (RSO) with dual NRA certifications in

Pistol Instruction

Riffle Instruction

About Us

Firearms Training with a Certified Instructor

Women's Advocacy and Community Outreach

Carry Capacity’s firearms training instruction is provided by Corey D. Thomas, a 2nd Amendment advocate and gun enthusiast, for more than 30 years. He has completed several National Rifle Association (NRA) firearms training courses. He is a Range Safety Officer and NRA certified to teach pistol and riffle training courses. He founded a local gun club in February 2020 and currently serves as the Louisiana state president of NAGA, a national gun club. His advocacy interests include rights restoration and normalizing the practice of 2nd Amendment rights in the Black community.

Natalie G. Thomas, LCSW-BACS, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy and behavioral health consulting services through her private practice, Thought LAB Therapy. The Carry Capacity SHE CALLS THE SHOTS initiative intersects Corey’s abundant firearms knowledge with Natalie’s passion for empowering and uplifting women and communities.

Natalie G. Thomas, LCSW-BACS, Community Advocate

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FRC Firearms Range & Clothing 9378 S Choctaw Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70815

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