Concealed Handgun Carry License

Concealed Handgun Carry License

We offer a safe and quality training environment to receive the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a Concealed Handgun Carry License, issued by the Arkansas State Police. This is a 5 hour minimum course, excluding range time. You should expect the entire course to last approximately 6 hours. The outdoor range is onsite, so make sure to bring inclement weather gear as needed for the day. Hearing protection and safety glasses are mandatory. If you do not have them, you may purchase them from on site for $5. Be sure to bring at least 20 rounds of ammo for the pistol with which you intend to qualify. There are no requirements on pistol caliber, but we recommend bringing a semi-automatic pistol so that you may qualify for the unrestricted license. If you do not have a pistol one may be rented on site for $10 plus the cost of ammunition, ($20 if you rent a 9mm or .380, which includes 20 rounds of ammo.)

AR Tactical Defense also offers the Enhanced (E-CHCL) course, which allows you to carry concealed in additional locations; athletic events, establishments that serve alcohol, churches and others. If you are interested in obtaining an Enhanced CHCL, this is an 8 hour combined stand alone course. See the Enhanced CHCL page for more information.

What to bring to class:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • UNLOADED Pistol (.22 cal or larger)
  • Ammunition – 10 rounds minimum per person
  • Snacks or drinks are welcome in class.
  • Eye and Hearing Protection (may be purchased on-site if you do not have your own) 
  • Concealed Handgun Carry License Course