What we do…

Welcome to Bayou Gunner.

Serving the Kenner, Metairie, Westbank, New Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Johns, Covington, Mandeville and surrounding Southern Louisiana areas offering customizable or an all-in-one solutions to firearms training with proven fundamentals and firearm experience training.

Today’s world is ever-changing. The ability to own a firearm is under attack daily as well as your means to protect yourself and your family.

Our experts have trained and mastered their craft in order to provide our students with the most comprehensive, immersive classroom experience, along with detailed curriculum that WILL help you prepare for an incident should it ever occur.

We will help you understand that the use of a firearm in self-defense should always be your absolute FINAL OPTION. That being said, should you ever be forced to defend yourself in a life-threatening situation, we are confident in the training we provide and that it will allow you to make that decision confidently following the letter of the law.

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Learn from our professionals to qualify for your Louisiana Concealed Carry Handgun Permit (CCHP)! Louisiana has a state-mandated training course for concealed handgun permits issued. This training is required by state law to be at least 9 hours, and is split between classroom information and a range qualification.

We offer a wide range of training courses, however, our primary goal is to provide the highest quality Concealed Carry Handgun Permit Training Courses in Louisiana (LACHP).

Our training meets and exceeds the training requirements mandated by the state… we will not just rubber stamp a CCHP certificate nor will we squeak by, providing the bare minimum in training. We understand that WE ARE OUT ON THOSE STREETS WITH YOU and our goal is to make sure our students are PREPARED to face those last resort situations and the music that surely follows! Our students become a part of the CCHP world with an understanding of the standards of professionalism that are expected and demanded as a Concealed Carry Handgun Permit holder.

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You will not simply sit in our class and listen to our instructor’s brag about their background or accomplishments, etc. for nine hours. Our courses are immersive, interactive and focused on sending qualified Concealed Carry Handgun Permit holders out into the world with the confidence to protect themselves and their family if those last resort options present themselves. Learn from a those who have experienced what it means to protect themselves against a life altering situation and lived to share that knowledge with you.

Learn what to expect prior to attending the CCHP course with our specially designed “CHP Preparatory” Course. Learn how to prepare and keep alert with our “Situational Awareness and Home Defense” course, or aspects of protecting young children or seniors in the home with “Child & Senior Firearm Safety“. We offer training in “Emergency First Aid“, “Countering the Mass Shooter” as well as a course specifically tailored to Women and Guns. Shooting a real pistol isn’t for you just yet? Attend a “Virtual” shooting range course that can prepare you for a range experience before you ever pick up an actual firearm.

You can benefit from our training courses, don’t fall victim to The Bystander Effect.


Our primary Concealed Carry Training classes consist of a mandatory 9 hour (mandated by the State of Louisiana) classroom/range instruction, with a live-fire 3-stage qualification. The class will cover Basic Pistol (Revolver and Semi-Automatic) and Concealed Carry instruction as outlined in the requirements required by the Louisiana State Police.

We have several specialized training classes available as well which usually span 2-3 hours depending on class participation and Short 1 hour Micro Training Classes which focus on specific topics of training.


Our classes will guide you through Range Safety, Handgun Training, Louisiana Law, Liability, Safety and Situational Awareness, your home training and more! We also have a laser dry-fire mockup range to work on your skills before actually heading to the range for live-fire qualifications.

We work with our students to provide several levels of experience as needed based on the students abilities. If that means you need additional training prior to your concealed training, we can offer that as well.


Perhaps you’re interested in a more modular training where you can obtain the mandatory 9 hours of instruction in more of a one-on-one personalized environment spanning several days instead of one singe day.

Currently each Concealed Carry class size can vary from our maximum of 20 students. We prefer to maximize student participation and retention, so we cap our training at 20 seats.


We also offer the option of what we refer to as “Micro-Classes”. These are smaller, more detailed, non-live fire classes that can provide a training experience to our students beyond the basics. For example, our specialized training for women… “Situational Awareness”, “The Basics of Concealed Carry”, “Dryfire Training at Home” or “Children and Firearms” classes which are specifically designed to provide a true thought training in a more personal setting. In these classes, we focus on content specific student retention in order to provide that thought process in specific situations.


Do you have your own group of family or friends that you’d like to attend the training with? We can accommodate that as well! Custom bookings are available for such requests. Contact our professional trainers for more information and booking options.

DISCLAIMER: BayouGunner, LLC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.