KY Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons Course (CCDW)

(10 customer reviews)


Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist



If you’ve been considering obtaining your Kentucky CCDW permit, now’s the time! Classes are held in our conference room and our state-of-the-art live-fire ranges.

The cost is $99, and Daniel and John make the class as entertaining, fast-paced, and enjoyable as possible.

You are strongly encouraged to pay online with your credit card to ensure your seat!


These days a lot of people are asking why would you bother with a CCDW license when Kentucky has instituted Constitutional Carry?

That’s a fair question, but here’s a few points to consider…

  • The purpose of a class with a state-licensed CCDW instructor is not (necessarily) to teach you how to shoot.  It teaches you the law regarding the possession of and employment of firearms in a self defense situation. This is critically important information.
  • There are also considerations when traveling.  States offering reciprocity with regard to a concealed carry permit from another state are under no obligation to recognize other “constitutional carry” states in lieu of a permit.
  • The purchase of a firearm from a KY firearms dealer is generally streamlined by the possession of a KY CCDW license.
  • Please note that the Kentucky concealed carry laws apply to all deadly weapons, not just firearms, and Kentucky has some unusual definitions of what is and isn’t a deadly weapon. For example, a blackjack, sap, or brass knuckles are considered deadly weapons, but not a hunting knife per se.


We conduct the Kentucky State Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Course in accordance with guidelines and regulations directed from the Kentucky State Police.

Click link below for Eligibility and detailed information:

We typically offer the course in one, six-hour session, usually a Saturday or Sunday, however weeknight sessions may be offered, consisting of two, 3-hour sessions (you need both).

  • For the KY Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Course, you will need:
  • Handgun
  • Magazine (if applicable)
  • At Least 20 Rounds of FACTORY AMMUNITION (Hand loads or Reloads are not authorized)
  • Ammunition is available for purchase on site at Buds Gun Shop & Range

For questions email:


Course Length: 6 hrs

Course Location: Buds Gun Shop and Range, 1105 Industry Rd, Lexington, KY 40505

Class Time: Days and hours availability are posted in the drop-down menus above.

Cost: $99.

*You must sign up for the class online or in the retail store as each course date fills up quickly.

Click for Bud’s Gun Shop KY Cancellation Policies

Additional information


October 6th & 7th 5pm-8pm, October 17th 9am-3pm, October 21st & 22nd 5pm-8pm, October 31st 9am-3pm, October 11th 9am-3pm, October 25th 9am-3pm, November 8th 9am-3pm, November 15th 9am-3pm, November 17th & 18th 5pm-8pm, November 29th 9am-3pm

10 thoughts on “KY Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons Course (CCDW)”
  1. phil leveridge says:

    Great overview of the regulations, do’s/do not’s, and mind set needed for CCDW. The instruction team were professional and the class was very well organized.

  2. Thurston H says:

    Marty Wells did an excellent job teaching the class and relating everything to real life experiences. Many of the students in the class never shot or owned a gun before, he took all the time needed to help everyone from the most experienced to the non-experienced. He and JR stayed late to help my daughter with her shooting to insure she was ready for the real world. Excellent job highly recommended.

  3. Christian Reisch says:

    Excellent class and excellent instructors in a top notch, comfortable facility! I would highly recommend to anyone considering getting there CCDW license. The class was diverse from every perspective be it male, female, black, white, young (just over 21, since you must be 21) to elderly. there were over 40 participants in my class and everyone was made to feel comfortable. Marty Wells and JR do an excellent job of covering all of the material and making sure everyone has been taught the information they need to pass the test, if they paid attention. The shooting portion was done indoors at Bud’s top notch shooting facility.

  4. Vanessa says:

    This was a great class. Very informative and serious but fun. Marty was great and will make sure everything is understood. He is very helpful through the whole process and wants to make sure you succeed in the class and outside of the classroom in real life situations.

  5. Roger says:

    I took the class on Saturday very informative class. Marty keeps the class interesting with everyday situations. Very nice set up with a one stop location take the class and range in one building. If you are not comfortable with your shooting he offered you to come back with help for free. He makes sure you leave their understanding the class. I would recommend this class to anyone look to get their CCDW class.

  6. Kelly says:

    Looking forward to class saturday

  7. GY says:

    Highly recommend this class. Video a little long, but instructor Marty Wells keeps the class entertained and teaches real life scenarios.

  8. Thomas says:

    Marty covered all the necessary materials, and was able to answer all questions the class threw his way. I would recommend the class to anyone wanting their CCDW. Thank you for your time and effort in making KY safer.

  9. Chasity Noel says:

    Marty was fantastic at explaining everything that came with gun usage and safety. He kept my attention at all times. I enjoyed the class over all. He also repeatedly gave his number and told us to call for any questions regards to gun handling which in my case (considering I’m not distinguished in the gun area) is a very helpful and awesome thing to do for women like me!
    Thanks Marty for hosting a great class!

  10. James Yonel says:

    Class was really fun! Marty did an excellent job at explaining everything to us. I had no idea how much I didn’t know about fire arms safety. Would definitely recommend that you take this class. You won’t regret it!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *