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CWP Course in Columbia, SC

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CWP Course in Columbia, SC

S.C. CWP Program

In 1996 South Carolina enacted a law that allows the average law abiding citizen to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun. Applicants are required to obtain eights hours of approved training. Murray's Neighborhood Grill is proud to be the host of the S.C. CWP course by experienced instructor Doug Curry.

Why Take our Course

Students who wish to obtain a CWP can do so in one simple step by attending the MURRAY's course. While other programs leave the complicated application process to the student, we include everything in the cost of the course. The instructor will obtain the required fingerprinting, photos and paperwork during the class. Each student then receives eights hours of practical based instruction. After the course is completed, the instructor hand delivers the application to SLED, assuring it is completed properly.

Who Should Attend

The course is open to any applicant who can lawfully purchase a handgun. There is no prior training required and the instructor will adapt to each student's skill level. Those who wish o learn the basics of handgun shooting, the laws of self defense, or obtain the training required for a CWP should attend.

What is the Cost?

Each permit costs $145 which includes the SLED application fee, and $95 to BAR-WEN TACTICAL. Training fees discounted for large groups or multiple permits.

When is the Course?

The courses are twice monthly on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Call (803)705-0164 for dates.

Required Equipment

  • Handgun
  • Holster
  • 100 Rounds of Ammo
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Driver's License

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  • Firearm Safety
  • Handgun Selection and Care
  • S.C. Self Defense Laws
  • S.C. CWP Laws
  • Crime Prevention
  • Practical Scenarios
  • Shooting Technique
  • Practical Range Instruction


  • Complete Application in Class
  • Complete Fingerprinting and Photo
  • Notarize Proof of Residency
  • Provide Quality Training
  • Assemble Applications
  • Hand Deliver Applications to SLED
  • Provide Additional Training as Needed

Doug Curry

Doug has developed this CWP course over the last several years. Together, with his former partner, they have trained more than 500 civilian students to carry a concealed handgun. Doug has over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience and teaches each student, whether law enforcement or civilian, according to the student's individual needs. Doug, as the lead instructor, has a wide range of practical experience and training that includes:

  • 25+ years in police service, currently employed by the City of Cayce Department of Public Safety.
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Adjunct Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • Certified SC CWP Instructor
  • Utah Certified CWP Instructor


Utah Concealed Carry Permit

This course offers detailed instruction on Utah State Law and concealed carry practices. Give the student who travels outside South Carolina regularly an additional twenty-three stats where they may carry a concealed firearm. Utah offers a non-resident permit to those who are properly trained by a certified instructor, and Doug Curry is one of the few in the entire state of South Carolina who can offer this option.

  • $65.00 UTAH BCI Application Fee
  • $95.00 Training Fee if Taken Separately, with Current S.C. Course
  • $45.00 Training Fee if Taken with S.C. Course
  • Offers Additional 23 Concealed Carry States, 37 when combined with South Carolina
  • Discounts Available (call or E-Mail ahead)

Contact Doug Curry


  • (803)705-0164
  • (803)609-4655


Doug Curry [dcurry@cityofcayce-sc.gov]