Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit

Earn you Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit

Develop self-defense mindset and firearm skills. Learn about the decision it takes to carry a firearm concealed and potentially all of the time. Hone basic skills through practice and repetition. Become familiar with legal obligations, personal moral considerations, ethical values, and practical carry strategies. Most importantly, lets explore and practice the skills that make us all safer shooters and skilled defenders.

Class Details: Class starts at 9:00am at RK Gunsmithing, located at 201 N. Kings Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83687. The range/shooting (qualification) portion will take place at George Nourse Shooting Range located at 16802 Nash Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83686. Class includes six hours in the classroom covering self-defense (basic and intermediate knowledge and skills). We will break for one hour and meet out at the range for a shooting qualification (100 rounds) where students will use and demonstrate what has been learned in class.

Class Description: In this Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals class (which meets requirements for a concealed carry permit in the great state of Idaho) instructed by Certified USCCA Instructors, Dane Mullen and Greg Bonde, you will learn about or be refreshed on the basics of self-defense, home defense, and concealed carry. Before class ends students will have obtained understandings of important self-defense components, demonstrate and practice skills using a firearm in a self-defense context, learned about the legal ramifications of self-defense and been introduced to options available, and been provided the opportunity to qualify for an Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit.

This includes: 

  • Understanding and using conflict avoidance to prevent escalation as well as the importance of de-escalation. 
  • Understanding and using situational awareness. 
  • Home Security and developing a home defense plan. 
  • Understanding use of force and proper escalation of force in a self-defense scenario. 
  • Basic shooting fundamentals and concepts. 
  • Physiology of violent encounters – how your body responds to high stress situations. 
  • Legal Obligations and responsibilities.
  • How to handle the mental and legal aftermath of a self-defense situation. 

This course is scheduled to last 6 hours in-classroom and 2 hours at the range (with a break long enough for travel to the range). *Additional topics may include discussion on what makes a good, concealed carry gun, as well as discussion around gear such as concealed carry holsters and the differences between types and styles.

You are required to bring: 

  • Pen/Pencil and Paper Pad for notetaking. 
  • Handgun of your choosing (what you intend to carry every day). 
  • 100 rounds of ammunition for your handgun. 
  • Holster that fits your handgun. 
  • Pants or shorts with belt loops and a belt. 
  • Eye and ear protection 
  • Bag/sack lunch, snacks if needed, and beverages (we want you to stay hydrated). 
  • Open mind, positive attitude, and a willingness to learn.
  • Remember: Open-toed shoes are not allowed, and you will be unable to participate in the live shooting drills, preventing you from earning your certificate.

*Important Note: Leave your ammunition in your vehicle during class. You will bring your UNLOADED handgun, holster, and EMPTY magazine(s) in with you during the classroom portion. We will NOT be using any ammunition during this portion. For safety reasons, please ensure that everything is EMPTY and UNLOADED.

**If you need to rent, we have handguns available. Rentals are $25.00 per person/per day ($50 if you also need ammunition provided). This cost is in addition to the cost of the class.

We appreciate your interest in becoming more familiar, comfortable, confident, and educated with your firearm and highly respect your ambition to become a safe and responsible gun owner. We really appreciate your choosing us to train with and very much look forward to working together!!

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Reciprocity for TVSA's Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Class.

Our Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Class has reciprocity in 40 U.S. States.

40 U.S. States our Enhanced Carry Permit Includes:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida (resident permit only), Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (resident permit only), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.   

*Our certificates are recognized in the state of Oregon and meet Oregon state requirements. However, you are not automatically covered in Oregon. You will need to schedule an appointment in an Oregon city (Vale is a nearby option) and go present our certificate to receive coverage for the state of Oregon.


U.S. States our Enhanced Carry Permit DOES NOT include:   

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (though Oregon will recognize your Idaho certificate and you can obtain it's endorsement), and Rhode Island.