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Arkansas Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry License Information

With a standard concealed carry license, there is a long list of places where you are not allowed to carry. If you want more flexibility and freedom to carry your concealed handgun to more places, the enhanced concealed carry class is for you. Here is the information you need to know to be prepared to attend our Enhanced Concealed Carry Class.

Enhanced Concealed Carry Class

Places Where You Can Take a Concealed Weapon with Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry License

Once you have completed the E-CHCL and obtained the license successfully, with certain exceptions we will cover during the class, you can go to the following places with your concealed handgun.
  • Public facilities, buildings, and state parks
  • General assembly meeting places
  • Places of worship such as churches
  • Athletic events
  • Offices of the state such as the DMV office
  • Into the passenger terminal of the airport
  • Demonstrations and parades even if you are a participant
  • Colleges and universities
  • State capitol building and grounds
  • A part of a restaurant where consumption of light wine and beer is allowed
  • A place where a licensed entity sells alcoholic drinks

What You can Expect in the Enhanced Concealed Carry Class

Here is what you can expect on the day of your enhanced concealed carry class.
  • We will explain to you what additional liberties and liabilities you have with the enhanced license
  • You will learn basic weapon retention techniques
  • You will learn about best practices associated with self-defense with a firearm, the regulations that apply, and the penalties you can be convicted of if you violate any of those regulations
  • We will teach you about liability towards public and private property if your use of a weapon results in damage to it
  • Your responsibilities as they relate to emerging situations like mass shooter events
  • Advice on how to react if law enforcement personnel arrive during an incident
  • Instructions on the differences between “storage” and “possession” of a firearm
  • Guidelines on use of a firearm if there are dangerous materials nearby
  • Laws pertaining to the use of alcohol if you are a concealed carry license holder

What You Need to Bring with You on the Day of the Class

Here are the items that you should bring with you when you come to Get Trained Be Ready Enhanced Concealed Carry License class.
  • Your firearm
  • Note taking materials
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Gun box or holster to keep the firearm secure
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • 150 rounds ammunition
  • A willingness to learn and the ability to ask questions

Let our professionals help you with your enhanced concealed carry license so you can be a more responsible Concealed Carry Licensee

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  • Do I need a Concealed Carry License (CHCL or CCW)?
    Even if your state in Constitutional Carry, we believe you should seriously consider getting a Concealed Carry License / CCW Permit. A few quick reasons are: It makes buying a gun easier, Law Enforcement has a better perception of those who have carry licenses because it shows you at least have a basic understanding of carry and use law, and it's good for you to take a quality class so you understand use of force/castle doctrine/prohibited places/etc. Check our blog article for some expanded information on our reasoning.
  • How much does it cost to get a Concealed Carry (CCW) license?
    Costs are different in different areas and in different states and can vary by license type (standard vs enhanced for example). It's best to check our calendar for the area you plan on taking the class in to see what the costs are and what you need to bring with you.

    Keep in mind, our class costs do not include fees charged by the state.
  • Do you train people to become Concealed Carry Instructors?
    Yes we can train you to become a Concealed Carry Instructor. Please see our Concealed Carry Instructor Development page for detailed information on how to become a Concealed Carry Instructor In your state.
  • Do you offer private training for Concealed Carry classes or can I host you for this class?
    Yes we do. We can offer this to you in a variety of ways. You can Host an Event, request Private Instruction, or get a group together and we can set a date for you. It's common for offices, churches, or other organizations to do a private (closed to the public) event with us.
  • Do you teach us the basics of shooting at the Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry class?
    Each class we teach will have some aspect of “the basics”. The Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry class will generally be modified based on the class level of knowledge. If you are very new to the world of shooting, we may be able to help you get into the best class fit possible, with others at the same level as you from an experience perspective.

    We DO COVER safety and understanding the laws in the Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry classes. We also move progressively through the specific maneuvers that will be requires to safely use your firearm in a defensive way. This WILL cover the “basics”. Every Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry class will have this aspect integrated into it.

    If you find yourself uncomfortable on the range doing any of the Concealed Carry shooting activities, we would recommend you take a Basics of Pistol Shooting class in order to better understand the functionality of your firearm.
  • Will I learn all the applicable law in your Concealed Carry class?
    Yes. All of our instructors will cover the aspects of the law relevant to the concealed carry class you are taking for the state in which you are taking it. Most instructors just parrot the law they know with our understanding the concepts behind it. We are different in that respect. We aren't interested in checking the "law box", telling 2 hours of "back in the 'Nam/when I was a LEO stories", and asking if everyone has a gun, then signing your paperwork

    We spend a lot of time studying in depth the nuances of the law so we can answer your questions about different scenarios. We discuss how potential prosecution works, what happens in the aftermath and more. We want you to understand when, how, where, and why you can use your firearm to defend yourself legally.

    Keep in mind, however that this is a licensing class, not a training class. When you leave, you will have had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the law, but you will by no means suddenly become a gunfighter once you get your plastic card for the state. We offer additional training to enable you to better Protect What You Love through Defensive Shooting courses and Basic Trauma classes.
  • How will I know when there is a law change after I attend your class?
    We strive to maintain a blog or a list of resources that will help you to understand changes in the laws that govern defensive shooting. We also have a mailing list that we send out major updates that will affect former students greatly. We have a Facebook Page we update as well, but keep in mind, as a Concealed Carry Licensee, you are ultimately responsible to ensure you understand and obey all applicable laws pertaining to the use of a firearm. This is why we see a lot of people come through the entire class at renewal time for a fresh look at the laws that have changed that they may not be aware of.
  • What do I need to bring to a Concealed Carry class?
    Please check the individual class descriptions based on the class you are taking. Different courses have varying requirements. We list all the requirements on the class pages.
  • What kind of gun do I need to bring to a Concealed Carry class?
    We prefer you bring the gun you intend to carry and the holster you intend to carry it in. We believe in contextual training. Take the class with the gun you intend to use.
  • Can I get my Concealed Carry License through an online class?
    Some state offer an online (distance learning) licensing class, but many still do not. Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, and others require you to attend a class in person.