Just do yourself a favor and get a NC CHL ASAP.
Yep... This is my advice too. You'll have to spend about $100 for a one-day class and about $100 for your CCW permit (& fingerprinting) which is good for 5 years and unlimited purchases.
What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? ... "We're having a BeeBee!"...
IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!... IF THE GUN FITS, SHOOT IT!
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."