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Our all new Louisiana Constitutional Carry / Permitless Carry Training Course is now LIVE!

We take great pride in our training services and have developed an ALL NEW Louisiana Constitutional Carry / Permitless Carry Training Course to familiarize students with what is expected of them while carrying concealed.

Here are just a few questions we can help with in our Constitutional Carry Training Course:
  • What is the 1000ft rule around designated "Gun Free Zones" for Constitutional Carry individuals?
  • What are the guidelines for drinking alcohol and carrying a firearm?
  • What do I do if I am approached by a member of Law Enforcement?
  • Where can I go with my firearm as a Constitutional Carry individual?
  • What is "Qualified Immunity" if you posses a Concealed Carry Permit and what does it means if you don't?
  • If I decide I want to pursue obtaining my permit after taking this course, what are my options?
  • Which states allow for reciprocity or carrying concealed (Constitutionally or not)?
  • and many many more!!

Knowledge of the laws is what can help prevent you from easily and unknowingly stepping over the line from Civilian to Criminal.

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The La Concealed Carry Permit Training stands as just one facet of our comprehensive course offerings at Bayou Gunner. In addition to our diverse training programs, we provide a myriad of opportunities spanning gunsmithing services such as barrel threading, custom parts fitting, and sight installation. Dive into our optics expertise covering red dot, prism, and scope options, alongside laser and furniture installation services. Explore further with zeroing and calibration support, custom rifle and pistol construction, and beyond. For those desiring personalized attention, we offer exclusive one-on-one private range training tailored to individual needs.

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Bayou Gunner, LLC is fully licensed, certified and insured in the state of Louisiana to teach and provide instruction on all courses available to our students in completing and qualifying for the Louisiana concealed handgun permit.

Why Choose Bayou Gunner?

  1. Expert Instructors: Our team of experienced and certified instructors are passionate about firearms training and safety. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every course, ensuring that you receive the highest quality education and instruction.

  2. Diverse Course Offerings: We offer a wide range of courses to meet the needs and goals of every individual. From basic firearm safety to concealed carry certification, defensive shooting, and advanced tactical training, our courses cover a comprehensive array of topics.

  3. Safe and Supportive Environment: Safety is our utmost priority. We maintain rigorous safety standards and protocols during all training sessions, ensuring that you learn in a safe and supportive environment. We foster a positive and inclusive atmosphere, welcoming participants of all backgrounds and experience levels.

  4. Practical Training Approach: Our courses combine both theoretical knowledge and practical skills development. We believe in hands-on training, allowing you to apply what you learn in realistic scenarios and practical exercises. This approach enhances your confidence and prepares you to handle real-world situations effectively.

  5. Commitment to Responsible Gun Ownership: We emphasize responsible gun ownership throughout our training. Our instructors reinforce the importance of safety, legal compliance, and ethical decision-making. We equip you with the knowledge and mindset necessary to be a responsible firearm owner and user.

  6. Community Engagement: Joining Bayou Gunner means becoming part of a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to personal safety and continuous learning. We encourage camaraderie, knowledge-sharing, and ongoing support beyond just the training sessions.

  7. Excellent Facilities: Bayou Gunner has teamed up with Jefferson Indoor Range to utilize their state-of-the-art training facilities which are equipped with the latest equipment and adherent to industry standards. From spacious classrooms to dedicated shooting ranges, we provide an optimal learning environment for our participants.

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At Bayou Gunner, we are committed to providing top-notch firearms training for individuals seeking La Concealed Carry Permit training in Louisiana. With our expertise and passion for responsible gun ownership, we empower our clients to defend themselves with confidence while prioritizing personal safety.

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Join Bayou Gunner today and embark on a journey of empowerment, confidence, and safety. Our firearms training programs will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the concealed carry world with ease and proficiency. Take the first step towards responsible gun ownership and defend yourself with confidence in Louisiana's ever-changing landscape.

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A Guide to Preparing and Applying for a Concealed Carry Handgun Permit in Louisiana

Preparation Phase

  • Research Louisiana Concealed Carry Laws #LouisianaLaws
    • Understand the eligibility requirements
    • Familiarize with the locations where carrying is prohibited
  • Choose a firearm for concealed carry #ChooseFirearm
    • Research different types of firearms
    • Decide on a firearm based on personal comfort and usability
  • Purchase a suitable firearm #PurchaseFirearm
    • Visit local gun stores or online platforms
    • Complete the purchase following all legal procedures

Training Phase

  • Enroll in a Louisiana approved firearms training course #TrainingCourse
    • Attend all course sessions
    • Engage in practical training
    • Pass the written and practical exams
  • Practice Regularly #RegularPractice
    • Join a local shooting range
    • Practice shooting under various conditions

Application Phase

  1. Gather necessary documents #GatherDocuments
    1. Proof of Louisiana residency
    2. Proof of age and identity
    3. Firearm training certification
  2. Complete the application form #ApplicationForm
    1. Fill out personal details
    2. Answer all questions honestly
    3. Review and correct any errors
  3. Submit the application #SubmitApplication
    1. Attach all necessary documents
    2. Pay the application fee
    3. Wait for the application to be processed

Post-Approval Phase

  • Regular Practice and Continuous Learning #ContinuousLearning
    • Keep practicing shooting regularly
    • Stay updated with changes in laws
  • Regular Renewal of the Permit #PermitRenewal
    • Keep track of the permit expiry date
    • Apply for renewal before the permit expires
  • Carry Responsibly #ResponsibleCarry
    • Always follow the laws while carrying
    • Respect others' comfort and safety
    • Use the firearm only when absolutely necessary
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La Concealed Carry Permit Training

Our Initial La Concealed Carry Permit Course consists of 8 hours of classroom training with 1 hour of shooting range time for qualifications that will satisfy all requirements for the Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit.

You will be provided with:

  1. One (1) NRA B-27E qualification target
  2. All Range Fees are included
  3. Lunch (Pizza)
  4. Refreshments and light snacks are available via a vending machine in the lobby of the shooting range.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a "First Time Shooter" course. If you have never handled a firearm before or are unfamiliar with your firearm, you may want to pursue a first time shooter familiarization course or a one-on-one training session to become familiar with your firearm prior to attending.

You DO NOT need, nor is there any requirement that you perform the live-fire portion of your training with the gun you intend to carry concealed. It is highly advised and recommended that you utilize the gun you will carry for consistency and training  purposes.

You will need to bring:

  1. A firearm (you are not required to bring the firearm you intend to carry). If you have not yet acquired a firearm, we have several for rent on the day of the course as well as ammunition for your qualification. In turn, there is also a retail gun store attached to the shooting range.
  2. Ammunition. You will need no less than 36 rounds if you shoot your qualification perfectly. Please bring at the very least a box of 50 rounds to be sure you are able to complete the qualification evolution.
  3. Hearing and Eye Protection. If you do not have these items, they are available for purchase prior to the qualification evolution.
  4. The proper attire. Please do not wear open-toed shoes, low-cut shirts or muscle style shirts, shorts, etc. or anything that will expose skin to the hot casings as they are ejected from your firearm.
  5. Hydration. This is a 9 hour class... we do have a vending snack/drink machine, however, it is advised to bring bottled water and light snacks.
  6. It is strongly advised to bring a brimmed hat such as a baseball cap in order to provide protection from ejected casings and prevent them from causing distractions to the student while qualifying.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

Effective May 1, 2024 Louisiana will no longer accept hard FBI card fingerprints. Applicants will need to go to lsp.org and register for an appointment to have the fingerprinting done electronically or go to this link https://uenroll.identogo.com/ the codes below are the ones used depending on your residence length.

  • 27KBQ3 if you have lived in LA 15 years or more, or
  • 27KBNN if you have lived in LA less than 15 years

NOTE: Digital and Physical Fingerprinting as a stand-alone service for NFA items, Schooling, employment, etc. must be scheduled by calling Jefferson Gun Outlet. This is PHYSICAL or DIGITAL fingerprinting that is submitted to the FBI during your application for an NFA item.

Staff Qualifications:

Our instructors are National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified, United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified, NRA Range Safety Officer Certified and approved by the Louisiana State Police (LSP) as Concealed Carry Handgun Permit instructors. CLICK HERE for more information.

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La Concealed Carry Permit holders are reminded that while carrying a concealed handgun in another state they are bound by that state’s laws governing concealed carry and permittees from other reciprocal states are bound by Louisiana concealed carry laws while in Louisiana.

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La Concealed Carry Permit Training (copied from lsp.org - 03/04/2022)

The following is from Louisiana State Legislation regarding Concealed Carry Handgun Permits and the required training to receive a permit in Louisiana:

Act 4 of the First Extraordinary Session of the 1996 Legislature amended and re-enacted R.S. 40:1379.3 providing for the issuance of statewide concealed handgun permits by the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety & Corrections (DPS). Obtaining a CHP in Louisiana requires a 9 hour certification course which covers:

  • One hour of instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures of a revolver and semi-automatic pistol;
  • One hour of instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting;
  • Three hours of instruction on the use of deadly force and conflict resolution which will include a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 and which may include a review of any other laws relating to the use of deadly force;
  • One hour of instruction on handgun shooting positions;
  • One hour of instruction on child access prevention; and
  • Two hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures
    o Live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 6 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet for a total of 36 rounds;
    o Each applicant or permittee must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance;
    o Each applicant or permittee must score 100% hits within the silhouette portion of a NRA B-27 type silhouette target with a least 36 rounds

After completion of the required course, the applicant then sends in to the state the application and required fees & documents (Certificate of completion, fingerprints, etc.). After passing the criminal and medical background check, the applicant will then be issued a permit.

A La Concealed Carry Permit is valid for up to 5 years (lifetime permits require recertification every 5 years). When nearing expiration, the permit holder must take a re-certification class to apply for a renewal.

Original/First-Time Applicants:

In addition to meeting the qualifications in R.S. 40:1379.3(C), an applicant must demonstrate competence with a handgun by completion of an approved firearms safety or training course taught by an NRA or P.O.S.T. certified instructor that is registered with State Police, or completion of small arms training while serving in the military (as evidenced by a DD-214), [active service members, reservist and national guard members must include a clear photocopy of their military ID (front & back) with a copy of their last qualification record from their 201 file], or possession of a current valid license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a parish law enforcement officer.

Lifetime La Concealed Carry Permit holders are required to complete refresher training every five years as required by LRS 40:1379.3.(V)(4).

Renewals:

Pursuant to LAC 55:I:1307.D, each permittee applying for a renewal of his/her La Concealed Carry Permit shall complete additional educational training within one year prior to submitting a renewal application. To obtain renewal training, please contact one of the LSP registered instructors.

STATE REQUIRED FEES
Five Year Permit (Original and Renewals):
Ages 21 - 64: $125
65 or Older: $62.50

Lifetime Permit:
Ages 21 - 64: $500
65 or Older $250

NOTE:

If you have not continuously resided within the State of Louisiana for the 15 years immediately preceding the date on which your application is received, an additional $50 non-refundable fee shall be submitted. This is only for first-time La Concealed Carry Permit applicants and is not required for any subsequent La Concealed Carry Permit renewals.
If you apply online, you will receive an email once your La Concealed Carry Permit application has been accepted. This email will contain a link to pay for the La Concealed Carry Permit by credit card. If you do not remit payment within thirty (30) days of receiving the payment link, your application will be purged from the system and will require a new submission to proceed.

Military Discount
If you are currently in the military and wish to use the military discount, you must include a copy of your most recent orders.

Five Year Permit: $62.50
Lifetime Permit: $250

Veterans
Veterans with an honorable discharge are fee exempt.

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, and must be paid by money order, cashier's check, or certified check.

In an effort to allow the most efficient processing of your application, we suggest that you review the following tips for both new and renewal applications:

  • Review your La Concealed Carry Permit application for completeness. An incomplete La Concealed Carry Permit application may result in the delay or denial of your application.
  • Make sure all questions are answered correctly, specifically the questions with regard to arrests, medical conditions, and 18 USC 922 g. (See selected statutes in the Law and Rule Booklet.)
    • Read the arrest question carefully, as you must list all arrests, summons, and citations (except speeding citations) even if listed on a previous application. You must provide a certified true copy of all arrest dispositions with your application.
    • If you listed a medical condition you must have the treating physician complete the medical summary form before submitting your application.
    • If you are currently subject to a protective or restraining order you must provide a certified true copy with your La Concealed Carry Permit application.

Original/First-Time La Concealed Carry Permit Applicants:

In order to apply for a La Concealed Carry Permit, a citizen should follow the steps below:

  • Apply for a La Concealed Carry Permit by one of the following ways:
    • Complete and submit the new online La Concealed Carry Permit Application at https://chp-web.dps.louisiana.gov.
    • Download a Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions found on pages one and two of the application.
    • Obtain a La Concealed Carry Permit application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Provide all necessary documentation pertaining to training, arrest dispositions, medical summary dispositions, and divorce decrees (if applicable). New fingerprints must be submitted for original/first time applicants. Old fingerprints on file will not be accepted.
  • Contact your local police office, local sheriff's department, or State Police Headquarters in Baton Rouge for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting at State Police Headquarters requires a $10.00 money order or can be paid using a debit/credit card. Prints must be submitted on an FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card. The card should be completed as outlined in the application instructions.
  • Paper La Concealed Carry Permit applications, fingerprint cards, and/or other documentation must be submitted to:
    • Louisiana State Police
      Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
      PO Box 66375
      Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Renewals:

  • La Concealed Carry Permit holders will be notified in writing at their address of record, approximately 120 days prior to the expiration of their permit to begin the renewal process.
  • Upon notification, apply for a La Concealed Carry Permit by one of the following ways:
    • Complete and submit the new online La Concealed Carry Permit Application at http://chp-web.dps.louisiana.gov.
    • Download a La Concealed Carry Permit Application and complete the instructions found on pages one and two of the application.
    • Obtain an application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Submit the La Concealed Carry Permit renewal application with a new training certificate, a photocopy of your driver's license, and the appropriate fees. NOTE: Passport photos are no longer needed to process your applications. Submission of a fingerprint card is not needed for renewal applications.
  • The completed La Concealed Carry Permit application should be returned to the Department no less than 90 days prior to the expiration of the permit to allow sufficient time for processing.
    You must submit your application within 60 days after the expiration date or you will be required to submit a new original application including fingerprints.
  • Paper La Concealed Carry Permit applications and/or other documentation must be submitted to:
    • Louisiana State Police
      Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
      PO Box 66375
      Baton Rouge, LA 70896
      ATTENTION: RENEWAL DEPT.

MILITARY PERSONNEL UPDATE (2022)

The passage of Act 680 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session (Effective August 1, 2022) enacted LRS 14:95(M) to provide certain exemptions for the concealed carrying of firearms. Under LRS 14:95(M), the intentional concealment of any firearm shall not apply to a resident of Louisiana if ALL of the following conditions are met:

  • The person is twenty-one years of age or older,
  • The person is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under R.S. 14:95.1, R.S. 40:1379.3(C)(5) through (17), 18 U.S.C. 922(g), or any other state or federal law,
  • The person is a reserve or active-duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces; a member of the Louisiana National Guard or the Louisiana Air National Guard; or a former member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Louisiana National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard who has been honorably discharged from service.
    At all times that a person is in possession of a concealed handgun pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(B)(2), that person shall have on his person proof that he meets the qualifications of Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph demonstrated by ONE of the following:

    • A valid military identification card,
    • A valid driver's license issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 32:412(K),
    • A valid special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 40:1321(K).

For a member released from service who does not qualify to have the word "Veteran" displayed on a state issued driver's license or special identification card, a Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) indicating the character of service as "Honorable" or "Under Honorable Conditions (General)" and a valid driver's license or special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana.
No person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) may carry and conceal such handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. A person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) shall notify any police officer who approaches the permittee in an official manner or with an identified official purpose that he has a weapon on his person, submit to a pat down, and allow the officer to temporarily disarm him.

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