States that recognize the Idaho Standard Carry and Concealed Weapons Permit
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 Permit
Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington (State)
States that DO NOT honor any Idaho Carry and Concealed Permit:
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 specifics.
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 Carry).
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 the Law
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 related topics.
This lecture satisfies the Idaho requirements. Students who are seeking to apply for the
have to attend a conducted by a member of the Idaho State Bar Association, which is
conducted the third Saturday of every month.
Carrying Concealed in Caldwell, Idaho
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.