Enhanced Carry Fundamentals


Equipment Needed

Each student should be notified of the appropriate equipment needed prior to the course.  Each student will be required to arrive with the following to ensure an adequate and safe training environment.

~Writing Utensils

~Eye and Ear Protection


~Ammunition - minimum 100 rounds (available to purchase)

Course Outline

Range - 2 hours

 ~ Safety Briefing

 ~ 1.5 hour weapons qualification (50 rounds)

Class -  Up to 6 hours


(1)  Stage 1: 3 yard line – 20 Rounds                     

       (A)  5 shots fired in a “one shot exercise” – 2 seconds allowed for each shot; 

       (B)  10 shots fired in a “two shot exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each 2 shot     sequence; 

       (C)  5 shots fired in 10 seconds;          

(2)  Stage 2: 7 yard line – 20 rounds  

       (A)  5 shots fired in 10 seconds (B)  5 shots fired in 2 stages:    

            (i)  2 shots fired in 4 seconds; 

            (ii)  3 shots fired in 6 seconds;   

       (C)  5 shots fired in a “one shot exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each shot;   

       (D)  5 shots fired in 15 seconds; 

(3)  Stage 3: 15 yard line – 10 rounds  

       (A) 5 shots fired in 2 stages:    

            (i)  2 shots fired in 6 seconds; 

            (ii)  3 shots fired in 9 seconds;   

       (B)  5 shots fired in 15 seconds; 

(4)  All shooting is from the “ready” position; - firearm already drawn from the holster and ready to fire.

(5)  The target utilized will be a B-27 target. The shooter will be scored “hit” or “miss.” A successful hit will be scored if the round fired cuts the line of the 7 ring or is within the 7 ring of the B-27 target. 

~The total number of rounds fired is 50. 

~The shooter must clear or work through any malfunction.

~The shooter must reload when necessary.

~Only exercises are timed. Reloads and time between exercises are not timed and do not count against the shooter's score.

~If rounds are held (not fired within the allotted time) they will be counted as misses.


An applicant must complete the live-fire qualification with a score of 35/70 or 70%. If the applicant fails to score 70% after 3 tries of shooting the course, the instructor must wait 90 days prior to allowing the applicant to retake the Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry Course.


~Do I have to have a regular Concealed Carry License?  

        Yes, this course enhances your current license.

~Where all can I carry a concealed handgun? 

        Publicly owned buildings and facilities, State Capital grounds and building, any meeting place of the governing body of any governmental entity, any meeting place of the General Assembly or a committee of the General Assembly, any state office, athletic events, a portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, a portion of an establishment where beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, Inside the passenger terminal of an airport, any church or other place of worship, any place where a parade or demonstration requiring a permit is being held, even when the licensee is a participant in the parade or demonstration, or the buildings and grounds of a public university, college, or community college.