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Private CCH Classes

Big Bear Tactical Training

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Private CCH Classes

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Event Details

Big Bear Tactical Training

About Us

Dedicated Instructor

Dedicated Instructor

Dedicated Instructor


Our instructor is Rev Mel Barth. He is a former Deputy Sheriff for the Greenville Co Sheriff's Office, where he earned a GOLD medal in 9mm handgun at the 1989 SC Police Olympics! Mel has been mentoring & traing shooters for 30 years. He has built, managed, operated & taught at ranges in LA, IL, & SC. Now he is building his own outdoor range in Rocky Point, NC. He is certified by the NRA to teach basic handgun, IL State Police to teach IL CCW, & NC State to teach NC Concealed Handgun classes, You will enjoy his sense of humor & police stories of situations where he had to use his weapons to defend himself & others.

High Quality Training

Dedicated Instructor

Dedicated Instructor


Mel is also available to mentor on a personal basis on techniques of competition shooting or advanced defense techniques.

Our Motto

Dedicated Instructor

Our Motto


Concealed Carry in Rocky Point, close to Burgaw & Wimington Providing a safe environment to educate individuals on how to prepare themselves for any defensive situation they may face in an ever changing world. 



Concealed Carry Certification

The cost of the class $100.

To register for the class, you must sign up through, and pay a $25 deposit to secure your spot.
($15 of your registration will be donated to RCBC Family Mission trips)
The remainder of your class fee, $75 must be paid at the door by cash, or check.

Please be prepared for a 9 hour day! This includes 8 hours of required class time, and 1 hr of range time. There are only a total of 12 spots available in the class.

This course will consist of the 4 hour Pistol Safety and an additional 4 hours of North Carolina Conceal Carry material to cover the following:

  1. - Conceal Carry Act
  2. - Interaction with Law Enforcement
  3. - Prohibited Areas
  4. - Justifiable Use of Force
  5. - Unlawful Use of Weapons
  6. - Dry fire/Live fire Practice Drills
  7. - Shooting Qualification

Casual Classroom Environment

Anyone attending one of our CCH classes should bring the following with them to class:

  • Handgun, unloaded and encased, it can be brought into the classroom. However, no live ammunition can be brought into the classroom – Amo is to be left in your vehicle. The Instructor will safety check your handgun.
  • Your handgun should be .22 or higher and a caliber that you are comfortable qualifying with. If you plan to use a higher caliber to conceal than you qualified with, please schedule a private lesson w our instructor so that you will be competent with it. (it can be life or death)
  • 50 or 100 rounds of factory FMJ brass case ammunition for your handgun (30 rounds for the test) ( the others are for practice or retest)
  • You may rent one of our handguns if needed for $25 (including amunition)
  • Eye protection & hearing protection. (BBRTT has extra hearing protection if you can't obtain any)
  • Pistol Cleaning Kit, if you have one. If not, BBRTT has plenty of pistol cleaning supplies available for you at no charge.
  • Wear comfortable and casual clothes, appropriate for the shooting range.
  • Smart Phone – Ipad – Laptop, if you have one for notes and any website reference. We have free Wi-Fi available in the classroom.
  • Snacks / drinks are fine during class – our environment is very casual.
  • We will provide a lunch or bring your own lunch – Whichever you prefer. We will not release you to go get a lunch. 
  • Coffee, Snacks, & Drinks will be provided
  • Good Attitude

You will be disqualified from a Big Bear Conceal Carry Class for:

-Not following the orders of the certified instructor.
-Not handling the firearm in a safe and responsible manner.
-Failure to score 70% on the range.

What kind of Handgun should I bring?
If you are wondering what kind of handgun to purchase for conceal carry, I advise taking the class first. You will have learned so much more after taking the class and you will be better able to select a handgun, holster, and conceal carry method.

If you are using a Semi Auto handgun, you should have 2 magazines for reloading. A holster is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Class prerequisites:

  • Should be at least 18 years or older (you can't obtain CCH till you're 21) You can take the Class early but the Sheriff has the right to require you to take it over closer to your 21st Birthday
  • Must not be prohibited by Federal, State, or Local law from owning or possessing a firearm.
  • Must not be under the influence of any Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics, etc that would affect your judgment or ability to focust for the entire day. This includes prescriptions. 
  • If you have questions, please email us.

NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE CLASSROOM. Your Firearms will be subject to inspection before entering the class, as well as anytime during the class at the instructors direction.

If you have any questions at all, please email us at


Upon Completion of the Class

After succesfully completing the class you will receive your certificate of completion. You may then go to the the County Sheriff's Office website where you reside & set up an appointment to be fingerprinted & begin a background investigation. They will charge their own fees to issue you a new concealed carry handgun permit. Pender Co.Sheriff's Office


Practice Days

In order to keep you skills honed you need to practice. Big Bear Ranch will be scheduling practice times at the range for all former students. Check our website frequently to watch for these dates!

Contact Us

Big Bear Tactical Training

12368 US Hwy 117 South, Rocky Point, NC 28457, US

(910) 777-4447


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