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


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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Eagle, Idaho Standard and Enhanced CCW Class


Level 1 Firearms Training LLC is a Meridian, Idaho
family focused
team 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, when it comes to an appropriate response when around a firearm. We include teaching young children to never touch a firearm, to leave the room, and to contact an adult.
Many of our

Eagle, Idaho CCW

students are new to formal

Idaho firearms training

. They
come to us expecting respect, taught in a professional manner, and we teach our students and their
families,  how to use/or report a firearm safety violation. At Level 1 Training, LLC; you will never
experience the “military style” 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, we encourage drills and live-fire exercises
that will improve ton their families CORE safety skills.

We have both male and female instructors conducting our Idaho safety 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

Eagle, Idaho Carry and Concealed 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 students, ensuring students comprehend the lessons; allowing plenty of time to practice, ask questions, and review lesson plans. Classes are essentially broken down into logical steps that are built upon the throughout of  the day.

Firearm Safety Classes

Eagle, Idaho Firearm Safety Classes

  begin with the most basic of firearm safety rules; with storage and responsibility being the key message. Students learn the 3-most fundamental rules of firearm safety followed by additional rules which are designed to ensure an “accidental access” to secured firearms never occurs!

It is the responsibility a gun owner to secure their weapon(s) within a safe! Firearms should ALWAYS be locked in a safe if they are not being used. Securing firearms from "unauthorized" users is the only way to prevent the tragic stories we see on the news.

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


requirements. Students who are seeking to apply for the

Idaho Enhanced

Carry and Concealed Weapon License

have to attend a

separate legal


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

Carrying Concealed in Eagle, 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 in Meridian, Idaho wishing to apply for the

Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed License

will be instructed to meet the following day 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 permit

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

to 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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