Online New Mexico Concealed Carry Course

New Mexico Concealed Carry Training On YOUR Schedule
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NM DPS Approved

Our ONLINE Course has been completely approved and vetted by the NM DPS.

Class On Your Schedule

Complete the course when it’s convenient for you.

Mobile and Tablet Friendly

Our NM CCW Course on your smartphone or tablet.

Complete 8 Hours online, at your pace and place, and the remaining 7 hours at the range!.

💡 Concealed Carry Training around your schedule, not the other way around. Now you can complete the required classroom instruction while you’re in your “office“, on the plane, at work, in your pjs, and/or on your couch.


💡 Start the course whenever and wherever you’d like. Whether it is 2 am in the morning and you’re on your smartphone, or it’s 6 pm and you’re stuck late at the office, you can begin taking our New Mexico ONLINE Concealed Carry Course wherever you have internet access.

“The online course used a wide variety of teaching methods to hold my interest. I appreciated the fact that I could “go back”and review or refresh my memory when it came to questions that may have come to mind as I progressed through the course. I never found myself bored as can happen in a classroom setting. I was able to take advantage of all the different perspectives presented in the online discussions. I incorporated those discussions into my home protection and self defense plans. Mr Gill is obviously well versed in self defense and it shows throughout the class in his video presentations. The Federal and State laws were very clearly stated and the course does not pile in useless information.”

Sherry F.

“I have already recommended your online course to several friends and coworkers who also have varied schedules, and would would benefit from the flexibility of being able to take your valuable course online,and the fact that you are willing to schedule the live fire range day on days other than weekends! Thank you for this!”

Kenneth M.

“This online CCW course was great. It taught me a lot and it was great value for my bucks. It was very informative and helpful. It was a huge bonus knowing that I could work at my own pace. I’m prepared to carry a permit with much confidence knowing that I learned valuable information from this course. Thanks!”

Alejandro T.

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“The online course was great because I could work at my own pace and not feel rushed to try to comprehend all of the information over a weekend workshop. I was able to re-read/view materials as well as search out and read other reference and source articles on many of the subjects covered in the course. I feel I have built a greater respect and understanding of the importance of firearm ownership and use.”

Oscar B.

“This was a great online course that I took through ABQ Armory that allowed me to go through the information at my own pace and convenience. Jeremy does a great job in the videos and lectures, and tells you what you need to know.”

Evan S.

“The online CCL course was very simple. I was able to review information as needed and watch the videos again if I missed something. I could work on the course when I had free time. I can’t compare the in-class course to the online class but I would recommend the online one. You aren’t compressing information into a time frame. You can let information sink in and I feel like that is the best way to retain information.”

Sandra A.

“I would have preferred a 2 day class with other like minded students, but my work/family schedule made that nearly impossible. This class made it convienent to satisfy the requirements of the NM CCL. I would recommend it to anyone considering concealed carry.”

Robert K.

“This is a very well organized and executed training course. Online is not for everybody, but it certainly is for me. This course kept me interested and engaged at all times. I will recommend it to my oldest daughter who is eager to learn to shoot handguns.”

George H.

“As one who has had extensive live fire training, it was great to have an on-line option to get my CCW instruction. Work and life’s commitments prevented me from taking a 15hr weekend course. This was the perfect option for me!”

Charles S.

♦ Learn what the requirements are to obtain a New Mexico Concealed Carry License and how to apply for yours.

♦ Know where you can and cannot carry a firearm, and how to determine whether or not the restaurant you are about to dine at is off-limits.

♦ Learn how to select a defensive handgun that makes sense for you, and how to select personal defense ammunition that you can bet your life on.

♦ How to safely secure your firearm(s) while still being able to rapidly access it (should the need ever arise), and the considerations that you must make when it comes to children and firearms.

♦ Defensive shooting fundamentals and why bullseye style marksmanship is not practical (or safe) in a life-threatening self-defense encounter.

♦ Lifesaving techniques and mindset shift that will allow you to reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of a violent attack.

♦ Practical “how-to” carry a concealed handgun and how to avoid common mistakes that most (if not, all) concealed carriers make.

♦ The psychological and physiological reactions to high stress: How your body will most likely – immediately – react to a sudden attack, and why you might unwillingly and uncontrollably wet yourself.

♦ The use of deadly force, what makes it justified, and the instructions that your peers (jury) will receive if you are ever on trial for a self-defense shooting.

New Mexico requires that concealed carry applicants complete 15 hours of training... Which usually requires a weekend away - if you can swing it.

Gone are the days of having to wait for a New Mexico Concealed Carry Course that fits within your schedule, or having to request a weekend off. Enroll in our New Mexico ONLINE Concealed Carry Course and get started today.


ONLINE Concealed Carry Training for the Responsibly Armed Citizen – Who cannot (or doesn’t want to) devote a weekend away from his/her obligations!

New Mexico requires that concealed carry applicants complete an approved firearms training course that is no less than 15 hours long. While this allows ample instruction time to cover many of the topics and skills that you will need to legally and responsibly carry a firearm, it does not provide much in the way of student convenience. Typically, New Mexico Concealed Carry Courses are held over a Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Let’s be honest, getting a weekend away from your busy schedule and obligations is not an easy task. Practical Defense Training, LLC offers an ONLINE New Mexico Concealed Carry Course that has been fully vetted and approved by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. This means that you can complete up to 8 of the 15 required hours online, at your pace and place. Once you complete the online portion we will arrange a 7 hour live-fire range day that works with your schedule.

Concealed Carry training that you can complete in the comfort of your own home. Our online course is developed and integrated using Moodle, a world-class learning management system that is used, and trusted, by hundreds of institutions and colleges worldwide.


Complete the majority of instruction online


Completed at your pace, around your schedule

Average number of new NM CCLs issued each month

What Our Students Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“I was extremely nervous at first, but after the first couple of hours I was very relaxed and excited to complete the course. The work and teaching done with handling and firing the firearm was excellent and I felt it was a key part of the course.”

David E.

“Jeremy had answers for every question I had. Quite knowledgeable. I was raised shooting and Jeremy still was able to teach me plenty of things I didn’t know. I would recommend to anyone interested in pistol shooting. Managed to make it fun and informative at the same time.”

Zach M.

“Whether a person decides to follow through with the CCL application or not, I believe this course would be of value for a person to obtain a high level overview of the responsibilities of owning and using a hand gun.”

Thomas G.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your ONLINE concealed carry course meet the training requirements for a NM CCL?

Yes, absolutely, it does. In fact, there have been many students who have already completed our online concealed carry course and have their New Mexico Concealed Carry License. Our online course is designed specifically for a New Mexico Concealed Carry Course and has been vetted and approved by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Once you have satisfactorily completed our online course and the live fire range day you will be able to apply for your New Mexico Concealed Carry License.

When does the course begin?

You can begin the online portion of our course whenever you feel like it, and as soon as you enroll (if you’d like). Once you enroll in the course you will be emailed your unique enrollment key and detailed instructions on how to start.

What happens if I enroll in the online course and later decided that I would prefer a traditional course?

If you enroll in our online course and later decide that you would prefer to take a traditional, all in the classroom, course, we will simply roll your registration and payment over to one of our regularly scheduled, traditional concealed carry courses. Another benefit of training with us is that we invite any and all of our students to join any of our concealed carry courses (after they have obtained their NM CCL) for free. This allows our students to reinforce the knowledge that was gained during their initial concealed carry course.

Is the entire course online?

No, while the majority of the course is online you will still have to meet with one of our instructors to demonstrate your handgun competency, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the topics and lessons presented online. The easiest way to think of how our online course is broken down is this: The information that you would have received sitting in a classroom for two days is presented online, allowing you to learn that important information when you’re able to (not when an instructor has a course scheduled). You will still meet in-person to gain hands-on handgun training.

What happens if I have a question while I am taking the online course?

If you have a question that comes up while you are taking the online course give us a call or shoot us a text, (505) 944-5247. We are more than happy to chat and answer any questions that you might have.

I have never shot a gun before, should I take the online course, or an in-person course?

Whether or not you have shot a handgun before you will still receive the same level of quality, hands-on handgun training in our online course. The online course, much like our in-person classroom instruction, will introduce you to the knowledge and topics needed to safely handle a handgun. This knowledge is then reinforced during the live-fire range day. We have found that those students who are the least comfortable with handguns benefit the most from the individualized training that is received after completing our online concealed carry course.

You've Waited Long Enough, You're Ready.

If you have been wanting to get your New Mexico Concealed Carry License, stop waiting to follow-through with it and join the many other students who have received the required training on their schedule, not the other way around.