Let me introduce myself, my name is Logan Lee, the director of training at 141 Shooting Range, and I wanted to make this page to help explain the differences between the basic concealed carry class and the basic and enhanced combination class. First step you have to do is pick a class and register for the class, we will guide you from there! As a new permit seeker, you have two options to start with. Let’s start with the basic carry license this is a five-hour class that’s mandated by the state, with a short shooting portion at the end. In the basic concealed weapons class, we go over safety, the legal use of force, firearm basics, defensive shooting, and talk about justification. We talk about prohibited places and a lot of other things that are mandated by the state with our special little twist on training. Now that’s an easy class to do.
I will encourage you to do the basic and enhanced combination class. Stay a little longer and go ahead and get the enhanced upgrade. We highly suggest this for a two main reasons. Number one, it shows you have more documentable training. One of your best defenses in court is the court defensible training you did before you pulled the trigger.
The enhanced upgrade is the highest civilian license you can get in Arkansas. You can carry in more places just like having higher security clearance, but the other thing it does is it shows that you went above and beyond as a responsible firearms owner. If you ever shoot someone and you’re in court, one of the first questions they’re going to ask you is what training have you done? If you said, Well, I did my basic conceal carry…..what level is basic? The other lawyer will paint that you did the bare minimum requirements.
Now you can say, I did the basic conceal carry and I went above and beyond as a responsible firearm owner, and I did the enhanced training as well. Now, when you have a jury over there and half of them are anti-gun, the other half maybe never done any real training. It’s important that when you say this to them that they hear the word enhanced, because with basic, they’re going to paint it as the bare minimum. Enhanced sure sounds a lot better in court. So if you have any questions about which training to do, I highly recommend doing the basic and enhanced combination class.
No matter which you decide, we will support you and teach you an awesome class. If you’re thinking, hey, I don’t know about that enhanced. I’m not sure how good I am. Then we recommend doing the “Learn how to shoot better than your friends” class. That’s a class we do where we teach you the seven fundamentals of marksmanship, how to stand, how to grip a gun, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, and a lot of other things.
If you are one of the millions of new gun owners in this country, we can train you taking your first shots or if you’re someone who grew up around guns your whole life, we can take you to that next level with our easy-to-follow classes. I encourage you to do basic and enhanced but if you just want to do basic, that’s fine. Make sure you check out the links below and pick what’s right for you and your family. We will guide you every step of the way. If you have any questions, please call us here at the range before you register and we’ll help guide you and educate you on the process.
This isn’t like buying milk or bread at the grocery store. It may seem a little confusing picking the class, but there is nothing confusing about wanting to protect you and your family and nothing confusing about picking 141 Shooting Range to do your training.