Practical Defense Training

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It’s your life. It’s your safety and protection. It’s YOUR responsibility.

Online New Mexico Concealed Carry Course

New Mexico Concealed Carry Training at your own pace and place. Stop worrying about scheduling a weekend away from your family and begin your concealed carry training today.

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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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September 2018

Defensive Handgun Clinic

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 19, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on April 22, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on July 29, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on September 1, 2018 at 9:00am

Founder’s Ranch, Barton Rd
Edgewood, NM 87015 United States
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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 4 students per instructor (certain clinics will have no more than 2 students per instructor). Specific Defensive Shooting Clinic Fundamentals: September - Primary Focus: Use of Cover Register Now!

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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:

  1. NM DPS Approved Concealed Carry Course: Cost ranges from $150 – $250 depending on the instructor
  2. Cogent ID Electronic Fingerprints: $44
  3. Application for a NM CCL: $56
How do I go get a New Mexico Concealed Carry License?
Those New Mexico residents who wish to apply for and receive a NM CCL must complete a firearms training course that has been approved by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, submit to and pass a background check, and submit an application for a NM CCL (with the application fee).
How old do I have to be to get my NM CCL?
Applicants for a New Mexico Concealed Carry License must be 21 years of age or older.


Reliable. Consistently good in quality or performance, able to be trusted.

Training that will be reliable in the real-world, should it ever need to be executed in defense of yourself or another.


Effective. Successful in producing a desired or intended result.

With reliable training we instill the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in self-defense situations.


Practical. Likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances.

We offer a straightforward approach to training that delivers reliable and effective results. Be trained.

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