The United States Supreme Court has reversed the New Jersey standard for the “justifiable need” requirement for carrying a concealed handgun.
The State of New Jersey has stipulated training requirements which are necessary prior to submitting your concealed carry application.
Applications which are incomplete or do not meet the requirements will be denied.
New Jersey is still developing the standards and requirements and we suspect parameters will change more than once in the weeks ahead.
We DO KNOW that you will be required to demonstrate safety, familiarity, and accuracy. This will be a pass or fail, you must pass with an 80% or better.
The training requirements are explained in N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(B) and 2C:58-4. This statutes require that a person wishing to meet the requirements of concealed carry attend and receive training and pass a qualification course of fire. The process consists of:
1.) A demonstration of safe handling and use of handguns as per N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4
2.) Submission of the applicant’s most recent handgun qualification scores utilizing the handgun(s) he or she intends to carry as evidenced by test firings administered by a certified firearms instructor of a police academy, a certified firearms instructor of the National Rifle Association, or any other recognized certified firearms instructor
The Tactical Training Center offers a training program designed to meet and exceed the training requirements for the concealed carry application. Our instructors have experience and certifications far exceeding those at other ranges.
CCW Qualification Sessions – Registration NOW OPEN!!
We will be conducting our first CCW Qualification sessions next week. We consider this the “fast track” for those who have had holster draw training. Please do not sign up for one of these qualifications until you have had the training necessary to pass.
Additional information: The TTC is pleased to offer the NJ shooting community assistance in obtaining their Permit to Carry a Handgun. This qualification session meets the state mandated requirements of the NJ Permit to Carry a Handgun, and includes a Use of Force assessment as well as a Safe Handling and Use assessment. THIS IS NOT A TRAINING CLASS. It is expected that the attendee possess the knowledge, skills and attitude to pass the requirements of the qualification process. The requirements are a Use of Force test, safe handling test and demonstration, and a handgun use (live-fire qualification) test. Upon successful completion, the attendee will be provided with a “qualification sheet” documenting the necessary information to submit for a request for a Permit to Carry a Handgun.
It is recommended that the student familiarize themselves with NJ Use of Force and self-defense laws, review firearms safe handling standards and marksmanship techniques. The shooting course of fire will be similar to the NJ Police Handgun Qualification courses and involves timed shooting from various distances from the 1 to 15 yard line, drawing from the holster and holstering, the low ready position, one handed shooting, and the standing to kneeling position. An 80% score is required to pass. Safe handling is a key component of the course of fire. If you do not possess these skills, we recommend attending some of our training classes to sharpen your skill sets. Training standards can be found on our website training calendar.
The courses have been added to the public course calendar along with additional classes for those needing additional training to qualify. We will continue to add courses as necessary to meet the needs of our customers.
In addition, please see the following links from the NJ State Police on instructions for obtaining a permit and the form to complete.
Carrying a loaded firearm is a massive responsibility, we highly recommend the following training courses:
1.) Basic Handgun Course (4 hours)
2.) Intermediate Handgun 1 & 2 ((2) 3-hour classes)
3.) Holster Draw 1 & 2 ((2) 3-hour classes)
4.) Concealed Carry Course (consists of (4) 3-hour classes)
Our recommended comprehensive training program consists of 28 hours of training and qualification time. Our instructors, as well as our training, far exceeds the requirements to satisfy 13:54-2.4(B).
If you have questions please contact Scott Lessig, Director of Training. slessig@
Why purchase a new concealed carry firearm from our gun shop?
Just some of the reasons so many folks come to the TTC gun store for all their firearm needs.
Not only does the TTC offer very competitive pricing on firearms, but in addition, if you purchase any new firearm from us, you will receive:
- *Free 1 month Range Membership
- *A $50 discount card for any of the following services;
- Annual Membership
- Ultra-Sonic Cleaning
- Range Time
And the best part… the discount card can be accrued to all services! So if you buy 2, 3 or even 4 firearms from us, you can literally save hundreds!
*See store for all the details
Learn about the amazing benefits of a TTC membership.
Stop In Or Call Now
Please stop in or call us to discuss your next firearms purchase. For information on how to obtain a Firearms Identification (FID) card, please contact your local police department. Please note: As a NJ resident, we require a Firearms Identification (FID) card to buy handgun ammo and to rent a port. If you’re an out-of-state resident, a valid driver’s license is required.