States that recognize the Idaho Standard Carry and Concealed Weapons


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


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 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!
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Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Permit Class

Idaho Enhanced CCW Permit

Class Overview

Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training is a family focused group of firearm instructors who
are dedicated to delivering quality firearm safety instruction in a safe and secure
environment. We focus on involving as many members of your family as possible to ensure
everyone, regardless of age, behaves appropriately when around a firearm, including
teaching young children to never touch a firearm, to leave the room, and to contact an adult.
Many of our Idaho students are new to formal firearms training. They come to us expecting to be treated with respect, taught in a
professional manner, and teach them how to use their firearm properly. At Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training, you will never
experience the “military style” of training other instructors advertise. While there is certainly some students who learn better in these
types of environments, we believe our job is to engage our students with thoughtful discussion, demonstrations and enactments, and
encouraging drills and live-fire exercises that will improve their firearms skills.
We have both male and female instructors conducting our Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Permit Classes. Some students
have a preference to be taught by an instructor of the same sex while others prefer the opposite; other students have no preference.

A Typical Training Day

When you attend an

Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Permit Class

, there are certain state requirements that have to be met during instruction. Like any formal training event, there’s a mixture of lectures, practical demonstrations, interaction with the students, ensuring students comprehend the lessons they are being taught, and allowing plenty of time to practice, ask questions, and review their lesson plan. Classes are essential broken down into logical steps that are built upon throughout the day.

Firearms Safety Lessons

Safety lessons begin with the most basic of firearm safety rules, storage, and responsibilities.
Students learn the 3-most fundamental rules of firearm safety followed by additional rules which
are designed to ensure an “accidental” discharge never occurs, an “innocent” target is never
struck, and the responsibility a gun owner has to secure his weapons in a safe or safety device
that cannot be easily accessible by an unauthorized person. Securing firearms from
unauthorized access is extremely important and can prevent the needless tragedies we have
witnessed in the past when an unstable person goes on a gun shooting spree. In most cases,
the guns come from a close family member’s home or even their own home-the simple act of
securing those firearms in a locked safe could have prevented many of these horrific events.

Understanding your Firearm

If you don’t understand your firearm, how it works, why it works, what size ammunition it takes, can cause serious injury to yourself and others. During this lesson, an overview of basic pistol mechanisms and their operations are discussed. We compare a revolver to a semi-automatic pistol, explain each of their strengths and weaknesses, and then focus on the student’s personal weapon of choice. This is a very interactive time as student’s get to “showcase” their firearm and explain why they prefer it over others (don’t worry, there’s no ammunition allowed in the class and the firearms are 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.

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 Standard Carry and Concealed Weapon License
requirements. Students who are seeking to apply for the Idaho Enhanced Carry and
Concealed Weapon License have to attend a

separate legal course

by a member of the Idaho State Bar Association, which is conducted the third
Saturday of every month!

Carrying Concealed in 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.
This concludes the state requirements for the

Standard Idaho Carry and Concealed Class


The map below provides the states which will honor their Standard Idaho CCW. States in yellow require you are also a resident of
Idaho for the license to be accepted.

CAUTION: State laws can change at any time as well as their agreement for reciprocity among one another. When traveling, ALWAYS
check with local law enforcement to see if your Idaho Concealed Weapons License is accepted. ALWAYS check travel state laws to
ensure there are no other regulations you need to be aware of before traveling through that state. Some states do not allow you to carry
in a restaurant, others do not allow you to carry in an establishment with a “No Guns Allowed” sign (a separate law and a separate
crime), others, will not allow you to carry concealed with “one-in-the-chamber”. ALWAYS familiarize yourself with the states requirement
to inform law enforcement you are carrying.
Students wishing to apply for the

Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed License

will be instructed to meet the following  at
the range.

The State of Idaho requires students applying for the

Idaho Enhanced CCW

permit to fire 98+ rounds of ammunition in the presence
of a firearms instructor. Although all of the classroom instruction has been met and completed during the

Standard Idaho CCW


portion, many of the “dry-exercises” conducted during class will be repeated at the range using live-fire ammunition. This will re-
enforce the importance of dry-fire exercise followed by practical, live-fire practice.

Once students have completed the range instruction and qualification shoot, they will be issued a certificate of completion together with a
signed form for the State of Idaho stating the student has met the

classroom and shooting requirements for the Idaho

Enhanced Carry and Concealed Weapons License

. Students will need to attend their

legal instruction class

meet the remaining state of Idaho requirements for the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Weapons License. Students who have already
attended legal instruction must bring their signed form to the range so the firearm instructor can sign-off on the firearms portion of the
application. Once a student receives their

Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed License

, they will be able to carry
concealed in the states listed below.
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