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Concealed Carry Courses


A concealed weapons permit is great for protection and a great way to take full advantage of your 2nd amendment right. We reccommend a couple of concealed carry courses that can provided the best information available not only about firearm safety and operation, but also about actual firearm carry law from very skilledand professional local Law Enforcement. Don't worry if you're a beginner. These kind-hearted guys work with shooters of all levels, and will help you understand your weapon and any fears your may have.

opsoOPSO Public Shooting Range

The Ouachita Parish Public Range is host to many events and training opportunities available to citizens. If you would like to sign up for any classes please contact the public range office at 318.807.1188 Wednesday – Sunday from 10a – 5p.


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TheweaponsplaceThe Weapons Place

A small group of highly proficient local law enforcement firearm instructors who are dedicated in helping you become a more proficient gunfighter. We are not satisfied with "Just getting you by". We are dedicated to making sure you understand the lifestyle aspects of Concealed Carry and truly making you a Gunfighter!


Seating and availability are limited

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Louisiana Concealed Carry Laws


Prohibited Locations:

R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) states that no concealed handgun may be carried into and no concealed handgun permit issued pursuant to this Section shall authorize or entitle a permittee to carry a concealed handgun in any of the following:

- A law enforcement office, station, or building;

- A detention facility, prison, or jail;

- A courthouse or courtroom, provided that a judge may carry such a weapon in his own courtroom;

- A polling place; A meeting place of the governing authority of a political subdivision;

- The state capitol building;

- Any portion of an airport facility where the carrying of firearms is prohibited under federal law, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, if the firearm is encased for shipment, for the purpose of checking such firearm as lawful baggage;

- Any church, synagogue, mosque or similar place of worship; See RS 40:1379.3 (U)

- A parade or demonstration for which a permit is issued by a governmental entity;

- Any portion of the permitted area of an establishment that has been granted a Class A-General retail permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.

- Any school "firearm free zone" as defined in R.S. 14:95.6.

The provisions of R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) shall not limit the right of a property owner, lessee, or other lawful custodian to prohibit or restrict access of those persons possessing a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued under this Section. No individual to whom a concealed handgun permit is issued may carry such concealed handgun into the private residence of another without first receiving the consent of that person.


Duties of Permittees:

The permit shall be retained by the permittee who shall immediately produce it upon the request of any law enforcement officer. Anyone who fails to do so shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars. Additionally, when any peace officer approaches a permittee in an official manner or with an identified purpose, the permittee shall:

- Notify the officer that he has a weapon on his person;

- Submit to a pat down;

- Allow the officer to temporarily disarm him.

A permittee may not carry and conceal a handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) as defined in R.S. 40:961 and 964. For purposes of the concealed handgun law, a permittee is considered under the influence of alcohol when a blood alcohol reading of .05% or greater by weight of alcohol in the blood is obtained, or a blood or urine test shows any confirmed presence of a CDS.

The permit to carry a concealed handgun shall be revoked by the deputy secretary when the permittee is carrying and concealing a handgun under any of the following circumstances:

- The blood alcohol reading of the permittee is .05% or greater by weight of alcohol in the blood;

- The permittee's blood test or urine test shows the confirmed presence of a CDS as defined in R.S. 40:961 and 964;

- The permittee refuses to submit to a department certified chemical test when requested to do so by a law enforcement officer.

R.S. 40:1379.3(L) provides that anyone who carries and conceals a handgun in violation of any provision of this Section, unless authorized to do so by another provision of the law, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

R.S. 40:1379.3(C)(1) requires the making of a sworn application to the deputy secretary of public safety services of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. The providing of false or misleading information on the application or any documents submitted with the application shall be grounds for the denial or revocation of a concealed handgun permit. The application shall reflect training in pistols, revolvers, or both. Any permittee under this Section shall notify the department of any address or name change within thirty days of the change. Failure to timely notify the department of a name or address change may result in suspension of the permit for up to thirty days.

R.S. 40:1379.3(R)(1) requires each permittee, within fifteen days of a misdemeanor or a felony arrest, other than a minor traffic violation, in this state or any other state, shall notify the deputy secretary of public safety services by certified mail. The deputy secretary may suspend, for up to ninety days, the permit of any permittee who fails to meet the notification requirements of this Section.

R.S. 40:1379.3(F)(1) mandates that the deputy secretary shall revoke the permit if at any time during the permit period the permittee fails to satisfy any one of the qualification requirements provided for in Subsection C of R.S. 40:1379.3.



Pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(T)(1) a valid permit in another state is valid in Louisiana if the issuing state honors concealed handgun permits issued by Louisiana.

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.