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Concealed Carry Weapons Permit Training

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In accordance with 
New Mexico Administrative Code Title 10

Public Safety and Law Enforcement Chapter 8
Weapons and Explosives
Part 2 
and New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Act of 2003

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Automatic Disqualifications

The right to carry a concealed firearm in New Mexico is limited. The law in New Mexico prevents people who might be a threat to society or themselves from carrying a concealed weapon. As a result, the Department of Public Safety shall deny a concealed handgun license to an applicant who has:

(1) received a conditional discharge, a diversion or a deferment or has been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a misdemeanor offense involving a crime of violence within ten years immediately preceding the application;

[NMSA 1978 29-19-4 § (2003)(B)]

Pistol Bullets

VTac is committed to providing quality training for your New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Course. Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced firearms instructors who place safety in the classroom and on the range as their top priority. VTac recognizes not all participants have experience with firearms. That's why our instructors tailor their one-on-one instruction with each student to meet the student's learning needs. When you take a CCW (concealed carry weapons) permit training course with VTac, you'll be prepared to submit your application to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) and you'll have the confidence to carry your handgun concealed to give you the tactical advantage if you're ever in a situation that requires you utilize a handgun to protect yourself or others.​

  • Gain the skills to become proficient in handling a firearm​

  • Carry a concealed handgun legally and confidently

  • Protect yourself and your family in a self-defense situation

  • Learn to become more situationally aware of potential threats

  • Gain the tactical advantage in a self-defense situation

In accordance with the New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Act [29-19-1 NMSA 1978], VTac's Concealed Carry Weapons Permit training course is a minumum of fifteen hours in length and provides instruction regarding:

  • Knowledge of and safe handling of single and double-action revolvers and semiautomatic handguns;

  • Safe storage of handguns and child safety;

  • Safe handgun shooting fundamentals;

  • Live shooting of a handgun on a firing range;

  • Identification of ways to develop and maintain handgun shooting skills;

  • Federal, state and local criminal and civil laws pertaining to the purchase, ownership, transportation, use and possession of handguns;

  • Techniques for avoiding a criminal attack and how to control a violent confrontation; and

  • Techniques for nonviolent dispute resolution.

register &
complete a concealed carry course with VTac

Register to attend a scheduled course or contact us if you want to schedule a course for a private group of no more than 8 participants.



You must submit digital fingerprints for a background check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). We'll direct you to a DPS approved Gemalto fingerprinting location near you. 


When you take a concealed carry course with VTac, we make it easy to complete your application by providing all the forms you need on-line and step by step instructions.


VTac and your instructor will review your application for completeness. The DPS will not accept incomplete applications. Additionally, it will not refund your fee. When you take a concealed carry course with VTac, we make sure your application is complete with all required documents to help ensure your application is approved.

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