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What Training is Required for a Louisiana Concealed Carry Permit

As you begin shopping online for a concealed carry class in Louisiana you need to be weary of instructors who claim to offer simple or short classes that only span a few week nights or a Saturday morning. The state of Louisiana specifically requires that applicants for the concealed carry permit take a nine hour certification course. All the details of what the course entails are below.

Here is the specific state statute that outlines the legal requirements

Act 4 of the First Extraordinary Session of the 1996 Legislature amended and re-enacted R.S. 40:1379.3 providing for the issuance of statewide concealed handgun permits by the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety & Corrections (DPS). Obtaining a CHP in Louisiana requires a 9 hour certification course which covers:

  • One hour of instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures of a revolver and semi-automatic pistol;
  • One hour of instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting;
  • Three hours of instruction on the use of deadly force and conflict resolution which will include a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 and which may include a review of any other laws relating to the use of deadly force;
  • One hour of instruction on handgun shooting positions;
  • One hour of instruction on child access prevention; and
  • Two hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures
    • Live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 6 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet for a total of 36 rounds;
    • Each applicant or permittee must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance;
    • Each applicant or permittee must score 100% hits within the silhouette portion of a NRA B-27 type silhouette target with a least 36 rounds
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