States that recognize the Idaho Standard Carry and
Concealed Weapons License
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.
States that recognize the Idaho Enhanced Carry and
Concealed Weapons License
Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington (State)
States that DO NOT honor any Idaho Carry and Concealed Licenses:
California - Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Connecticut - Issues non-resident permits.
Delaware - Does not specify their reason for not honoring the Idaho CCW
Hawaii -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Illinois -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Maine - Maine has a “Good Moral Character” clause, meaning, an applicant must be free of
any criminal charges for a period of 5 years (e.g. DUI conviction). Idaho does not have this
provision for its residents.
Maryland -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Massachusetts -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Minnesota - Requires a certificate of completion for any individual committed to a facility for
the treatment of a chemical dependency problem (e.g. DUI Alcohol Abuse); Idaho does not
have this provision for its residents.
New Jersey -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
New York -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Oregon -- Does not offer a reciprocity agreement with any state.
Pennsylvania -- Cites statutory provisions are not aligned with their state but fails to provide
Rhode Island - Does not offer any reason for not accepting Idaho CCW.
Vermont - Anyone can conceal carry in Vermont without a permit or license (Constitutional
Don’t forget to check State and local laws when traveling!
Building Shooting Skills
Students who are new to firearms, and even those who have
shot in the past, will learn several basic shooting styles and
positions. While inside the class, the students will conduct
“dry-fire” exercises (dry-fire means no live ammunition). They
are instructed on topics such as breath control, hold control,
trigger control and more. Students are taught the most
common shooting positions and are asked to practice each
of them to find the one that best fits their comfort level. As
we are building up to “live-fire” at the range, students are
provided with information about the common shooting errors
that occur, how to correct them, and how to improve upon
their target acquisition. The lesson closed with a discussion
and demonstration of common pistol stoppages and how to
correct them when they occur.
Firearms, Self-Defense, and
Students receive a general over-view of the major
federal and state laws that affect them on a daily
basis, the use of reasonable force, the use of
deadly-force, brandishing a weapon, and other
This lecture satisfies the Idaho
requirements. Students who
are seeking to apply for the
member of the Idaho State Bar Association,
which is conducted the third Saturday of every
Carrying Concealed in Caldwell,
This portion of the lesson dives into essential, life saving
strategies, such as establishing a mental awareness of
potential threats around you, developing a defensive
mindset, avoiding a confrontation, responding to an attack,
the differences between cover and concealment, what to do
if you must shoot-and the aftermath that follows a shooting.
The lesson closes with a discussion on the various carry
and concealed methods that are available for students to
purchase together with the most common ways to present a
firearm from these carry options. The lesson concludes with
further discussion related on how to choose a carry and
concealed firearm verses one that is used in the home or
choosing a firearm that will meet both requirements.
Caring for your Firearm
This lesson completes your training with a demonstration
of how to clean, store, and care for your firearm. Students
are encouraged to bring their gun cleaning kits to the
classroom together with their unloaded firearm, for a
complete breakdown on how to properly clean their pistol.
checked before being allowed in the class). There is a brief discussion on ammunition, how it works, and the
varying types of ammunition, as well as calibers that are available.