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Gorilla 911 is proud to bring you some of the area's most anticipated,  energetic, and positive defensive training, concealed carry and firearm handling courses available in the Brunswick County and Coastal North Carolina regions.   Our course instructors consist of a cohesive blend of former military and law enforcement veterans unified with a single objective – to educate the responsible citizen in protecting and defending that which is most sacred to all - LIFE.

Gorilla 911’s academy training classes are geared for young adults and adults of all skill levels, abilities, and experiences.   The curriculum for each class has been carefully honed to not only educate, but to sharpen the fundamental skills of each individual student.  Our goal with each class is to ensure that you are equipped with the full understanding of the course content, so that its concepts can be applied quickly, safely, and effectively in everyday life.

As instructors, we have a huge responsibility to the individuals that train with us, as well as those who do not. The training and discipline that students are introduced to must transcend beyond our classrooms and ranges.  It must not bring an added liability to others but instead present an added benefit to the safety and betterment of the community. 


North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit

If you are interested in obtaining a North Carolina concealed carry permit, our course instructors will help you secure the confidence, the knowledge, and the firearm skills necessary for safe carrying practices and peace of mind.   If you already have your North Carolina concealed carry permit and you are looking to expand your firearm proficiency, than check out our Advanced Conceal Carry Firearm Course.    The advanced class expounds upon the material presented in the basic licensing class by presenting you with a variety of carrying styles and options, proper firearm drawing techniques, and most importantly interactive, real world scenarios that helps engage the think before acting process which will help minimize the chance for real world, life threatening mistakes.  


Basic Pistol Course

New to firearms?   Our Basic Pistol Course will teach students general firearm etiquette and how to safely handle a pistol.  In addition, this class addresses the parts and operation of the handgun and prepares the student for further firearm classes.  Great for inexperienced users and young adults.


Defensive Firearms Care & Maintenance

Want to learn how to better care for you weapon?  Proper firearm care and maintenance is a necessary evil in keeping your firearms operational and firing in peak performance.  Poor maintenance practices, care and neglect can lead to firearm degradation, loss in value, and more importantly firearm failure.  Our Defensive Firearms Care and Maintenance Course teaches basic field stripping, cleaning, inspecting and the reassembly of your firearm.



Basic Pistol

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The Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals and prepare the student for participation in further firearm courses.


NC Concealed Carry

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This is the class required by North Carolina to obtain the Concealed Carry Handgun Permit. This class is comprised of eight hours of mandatory classroom training with additional time on the range.

Classroom time involves instruction on the legal aspects of using deadly force in self-defense and the laws concerning where a concealed handgun may not be carried. The class will also cover safety and nomenclature and marksmanship fundamentals.


Firearm Care
& Maintenance

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This interactive, hands-on course features both instructional and classroom presentation that teaches you about the general care and maintenance of your firearm.   This course is designed to cover basic firearm field stripping, cleaning, inspection, as well as the safe reassembly of your defensive handgun or long gun.  Students will learn about recommended maintenance intervals, inspection, and proper storage of their firearms and ammunition.   This purpose of this class is to help insure your firearm will function properly when you

need it the most.


Personal Defense First Steps

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Some people prey upon other people. Whether we like it or not, this is a fact of life. In this class we will focus on personal awareness and having a defensive mindset. You will learn about what happens to your body in a potential life threatening situation and how you can prepare for it. We will talk about building your personal defense plan and what tools are available to you today, along with the pros and cons of each. This class should be your first step in creating a personal protection plan for you and your family.








For more information on Concealed Carry Handgun Laws in NC

Permits Honored in Other States
Permit holders should know that while they can legally carry a concealed handgun while visiting these states, they’re subject to the laws of the state they are visiting and are responsible for learning about those laws.   
States with North Carolina Agreements
Alabama Kentucky Oklahoma
Alaska Louisiana Pennsylvania
Arizona Michigan South Carolina
Arkansas Mississippi South Dakota
Colorado Missouri Tennessee
Delaware Montana Texas
Florida Nebraska Utah
Georgia Nevada Virginia
Idaho New Hampshire (resident permits only) Washington
Indiana New Mexico  West Virginia
Iowa North Dakota  Wisconsin
Kansas Ohio  Wyoming