June 24 - 25, 2022
April 29 - 30, 2023
June 24 - 25, 2023
The purpose of the New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Act (NMCHCA) course, is to educate the New Mexico Citizen of the legal aspects within New Mexico State Law, involving the carrying of a concealed handgun. It also involves training in the consistent, efficient, and safe use of a handgun. This course focuses on Violence as a Means of Last Resort, with the defense of ourselves and our loved ones as part of an overall lifestyle change.
- Classroom Instruction
- Safety First
- Federal, State, local laws
- Fundamentals of Defensive Marksmanship
- The use of a firearm in self-defense as a means of last resort
- Avoid and Defuse the situation
- Defensive Posture
- 3-Position Presentation Technique
- Static Fire Drills
- Course participants may also purchase an ammunition package with the appropriate round count (Please call to check availability of ammunition).
- AMMUNITION PACKAGE IS RESTRICTED TO ONE PER PERSON PER COURSE.
Every guest must read and sign the online Waiver before they are allowed into the center.
New Mexico Concealed Carry Course Requirements
What you will need:
New Mexico Concealed Carry Course Daily Schedule (subject to change)
This example schedule of what to expect is subject to change.
0900-1200 – Classroom Instruction
1200-1330 – Lunch
1330-1700 – Classroom Instruction
0830-1200 – Classroom Instruction
1200-1330 – Lunch
1330-1600 – Static Fire Drills
1600-1700 – NMCHCA Qualification
You can rent a pistol or semi-auto rifle for a Defensive Academy course.
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Before arriving, every guest must read and sign the online NRA Whittington Center Waiver.
This course is the Intermediate to Advanced Level Defensive Sidearm instruction that focuses on the cognitive disconnect that occurs when the mind is under emotional duress.
This course is the Advanced Level Defensive Sidearm instruction that focuses on Lowlight/No-light engagements, while employing a strong fundamental interaction with the firearm, and flashlight, along with Principles of Cover.
This is a Masters level course that focuses on potential engagements that can occur during periods of darkness. Course prerequisite requires successful completion of of Defensive Pistol I - Defensive Pistol III courses.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.