Engaging instruction and hours of practical, hands-on handgun training, in the classroom and on the range!
Straightforward Firearms Training
Practical Defense Training, LLC offers straightforward firearms training, with a focus and emphasis on New Mexico concealed carry training. One of the few courses which preaches and teaches practical over “tacti-cool”; bringing reliable and effective firearms training to the responsibly armed citizen. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to legally and responsibly carry a concealed handgun in the State of New Mexico and those States with whom New Mexico shares reciprocity with. Your safety and protection begins with you. It’s your life. It’s your safety and protection. It’s your responsibility.
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Co-Hosted by Practical Defense Training, LLC, We Like Shooting And Silver Mountain Instruction. This is a 2 day event starting with Civilian medical I on October 28th. Day 2 will be a defensive pistol force on force training. PLEASE NOTE this is NOT a shooting class and no real firearms are used. Please follow the links below for more information. https://www.sminstruction.com/civilian-medical-i https://www.sminstruction.com/force-on-force-iii Costs for this event is $150 per day however if you attend both days you will get $50…Find out more »
Our Defensive Handgun Clinics (DHC) are designed to build upon the individual student's current defensive shooting abilities. Each clinic will focus on 1-2 key defensive shooting fundamentals in a 3-hour range session. Each DHC will be limited to 3 students per instructor. Specific Defensive Shooting Clinic Fundamentals: July - One handed shooting (dominant hand only and non-dominant hand only), use of cover. TBD - Shooting on the move, reloading under stress. November - Multiple threats, target recognition/acquisition. TBD - Unconventional…Find out more »
One of the most comprehensive concealed carry courses in the State. Students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to legally, and responsibly, carry a concealed handgun in NM.Find out more »
Don't let your New Mexico Concealed Carry License become invalid - complete the required 2-year refresher or 4-year renewal course. 2-year refresher courses are 2 hours and must be completed 22 to 24 months after your NM CCL was issued. Students are required to submit their certificate of completion of a 2-year refresher course to the NM DPS within the above time frame. 4-year renewal courses are 4 hours and must be completed (and renewal application submitted) no more than…Find out more »
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How much does it cost to get my NM CCL?
The cost will largely depend on the course that you are taking, as this makes up the greatest percentage of the overall cost. The costs associated with obtaining a New Mexico Concealed Carry License are:
- NM DPS Approved Concealed Carry Course: Cost ranges from $150 – $250 depending on the instructor
- Cogent ID Electronic Fingerprints: $44
- Application for a NM CCL: $56