Concealed Carry Licenses in Albuquerque

Concealed Carry Licenses in Albuquerque

The New Mexico Concealed Carry License: 

This is the most comprehensive, fun and flexible concealed carry course you will ever take! Not only can you take this course 1 night a week for 4 weeks so you don’t have to sacrifice your weekend, our comprehensive classes will help you develop a comfort with firearms and build practical shooting skills to help you survive high risk and high-stress environments. Shockwave Defense™ is the only academy in the state with a military/Law Enforcement grade gun simulator, and a non-lethal force on force shoothouse available to the public!

You’ll learn not only learn the right and wrong times to shoot, while in our simulator or marker shoot house, you’ll practice decision making skills that could save your life in real time. Break Down Of Times:

*Online Academy 7.5 Hours Range 3 Hours Weekly Classes Total 4 Hours/Mo = Meets New Mexico State Mandated 15 Hours You’ll learn the following things & More: – Safe Firearm Handling – Firearm Parts and Operation – Ammunition and Function -NM State Requirements & Reciprocities – Shooting Fundamentals and an Opportunity to Develop Them on the Range, Marker Shoot house & Gun Simulator -How To Select, Clean and Store a Firearm -A Multitude of Skills Set’s & Activities That Participants Can Train To Develop and Improve Their Shooting Skills

*Range 3.5 Hours Weekly Classes Total 4 Hours/Mo = Meets New Mexico State Mandated 15 Hours You’ll learn the following things & More: – Safe Firearm Handling – Firearm Parts and Operation – Ammunition and Function -NM State Requirements & Reciprocities – Shooting Fundamentals and an Opportunity to Develop Them on the Range, Marker Shoot house & Gun Simulator -How To Select, Clean and Store a Firearm -A Multitude of Skills Set’s & Activities That Participants Can Train To Develop and Improve Their Shooting Skills

*In house Training 4 Hours Throughtout The Month

We Are Proud To Say That We Meet & Exceed The New Mexico State Mandated 15 Hours and training requirements.

Class Also Includes, but Is Not Limited To:

You’ll learn the following things & More: – Safe Firearm Handling – Firearm Parts and Operation – Ammunition and Functionality -NM State Requirements & Reciprocities – Shooting Fundamentals and an Opportunity to Develop Them on the Range, Marker Shoot house & Gun Simulator -How To Select, Clean and Store a Firearm -A Multitude of Skills Set’s & Activities That Participants Can Train To Develop and Improve Their Shooting Skills

Additional Learning Objectives:

* Fighting To a Concealed Weapon
* The Use Of Cover & Concealment
* Engagement: Firearm Retention & Disarmament
* Dealing With, & Clearing Malfunctions
* The Warrior Mindset: Surviving Deadly Force Encounters

New Mexico Concealed Carry Process Will Include:

Shooters Equipment List

Dress appropriately for outdoor activity by wearing layers and checking the forecast for the day you will shoot.

  • Firearm(s) and appropriate ammunition in correct caliber.
  • Sun Screen-Bug spray
  • Water/Drinks to hydrate-Food/Snacks
  • Small First Aid kit/Personal medical items
  • Good footwear that protects/covers your feet
  • Hat (Billed) -Rainwear-Sunglasses (preferably safety rated)
  • Wet wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Pen and notepad
  • Eye Protection “Z87” Rated eye protection– Ear Protection ARE MANDATORY
  • Duty belt or a sturdy shooting belt
  • 3 Magazines with magazine carrier
  • Firearm (No compensated slides)
  • Holster
  • 3 Magazines with magazine carrier
  • Duty belt or a sturdy shooting belt
  • A learning attitude!

1. It is advised that you not only bring enough ammo for your qualification but and additional box of 50 for training exercises.

2. You need your concealed carry holster. Practice with an empty firearm your 4 steps of drawing at least 50 times prior to coming to the range.

3. You will need enough magazines to carry enough rounds for your qualification. i.e. if you magazine carries 17 rounds, bring 2 magazines.

4. Make sure that your firearm is cleaned and safe prior to getting on the range. If you/your weapon have an unintentional discharge (UD) you will be disqualified. You will keep your weapon pointed down range, asked to drop the magazine and clear the chamber, reholster your weapon and turn around. We will attempt to make it a learning moment.

Qualification Shooting Requirements

A Full List of Rules & Regulations Can Be Found By Clicking Here

Exceptions

Department approved firearms training course.

(1) An applicant seeking a license shall satisfactorily complete an initial firearms training course approved by the department that includes at least 15 hours of classroom and firing range instruction on the subjects specified in Subsection A of NMSA 1978 Section 29-19-7 except:

(a) a department approved instructor; or

(b) a current law enforcement officer; or

(c) a retired law enforcement officer who has been retired 10 years or less at time of application; and

(d) a retired law enforcement officer who has been retired longer than 10

years is required to attend a firearms training course as per the act.

**Military Applicants Click Here**

Concealed handgun licenses are valid for a period of four years from the date of issue, unless the license is suspended or revoked. There is a requalification requirement at two years.

Refresher Courses

(2) A licensee shall complete a two (2) hour refresher course two years after the issuance of an initial or renewed license which shall be range qualification of their approved caliber of handgun and the instructor shall notify the department within thirty (30) days on a form prescribed by the department.

4 Year Renewal

(3) A licensee seeking renewal of a license shall satisfactorily complete a refresher firearms training course approved by the department that includes at least 4 hours of classroom and firing range instruction on the subjects specified in Subsection A of NMSA 1978 Section 29-19-7.

You have to file and complete the refresher class 60 calendar days before the license expires. You will have until 60 calendar days after the license expires. If the license has expired, a licensee shall not carry a concealed handgun until he receives his renewed license.

Competency demonstration

(1) An applicant or licensee shall demonstrate competency in the safe use of each category and highest caliber of handgun for which he or she seeks certification by firing the handgun with live ammunition at a target no larger than 12 inches wide and 18 inches high. (This means that you may carry concealed the highest caliber that you qualify with and below. i.e if you qualify with 1911 .45 semi-auto you are automatically qualified to carry a 9mm semi-auto concealed)

(2) An applicant or licensee shall fire 15 rounds from three yards and 10 rounds from seven yards.

(3) An applicant or licensee shall score 4 points for each shot that hits within the 15 scoring line and zero points for each shot that hits outside the scoring line. An applicant must obtain a score of 72% to pass the competency demonstration.

C. Determination of competency. An approved instructor shall determine whether or not to issue a certificate of completion based on the applicant or licensee’s score on the competency demonstration and the applicant or licensee’s knowledge and understanding of the subjects specified in Subsection A of NMSA 1978 Section 29-19-7.

Michael C. Johnson DPS instructor number is 256.

What You Will Need For The State

If Any Of The Links Below Don’t Work Your CCW Forms Can Be Found By Clicking Here

If any of this seems confusing just call the front desk: 505-554-3888 (We’ll be glad to help you)

1) Complete two-page application

2) Photocopy of New Mexico Driver License of ID

3) $100.00 fee ($44 for the background check (You will need to register for a background check on the 3M Cogent site prior to turning in your paperwork to the state. You may find it easier to do this process 877-996-6277. (We have heard from several students that this easier than attempting to do it on the website) This service will cost you $44.00. You will bring your receipt with you to the NMDPS Concealed Handgun Carry Unit at 6301 Indian School Rd NE Ste. 310. You will also need to bring a check for $56 for the application fee.) See page 2 if you have further questions on the details of this process.

4) Photocopy of your original birth certificate

5) Training Certificate (Provided By Your Instructor)

6) Electronic Fingerprint Background Check: You will need to get your fingerprints at one of the 3M Cogent Sites which you can find here. For more information you can visit: http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/fingerprint-information/

7) Health Information Release Form

8) Authorization for Release of Information

Ranges: We may use several different ranges.

If We Use The City Range: 


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