Enhanced Concealed Carry (AR E-CHCL)

Arkansas ENHANCED Concealed Carry class with Certified Instructor Jody Box (#17-1326).  Student certification from this course shall be sent to Arkansas State Police for upgrading to the AR Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry License (E-CHCL). This will result in the student receiving their E-CHCL endorsement according to A.C.A. §5-73-322 and will eliminate some locations from the prohibited places list for the licensee. This course will have a classroom and a range component.  The range activities will include a state-mandated timed qualification for you to demonstrate proficiency with a handgun.

No handgun instruction will be given.  You are expected to be able to pass this qualification at your current skill level.  If you fail three times, you must wait 90 days to take the course again.  If you need help in building your skills to be ready, our Enhanced Carry Skills Prep class may be for you.

Topics will include:

  • Background of the Enhanced Carry laws

  • 2017 Changes to A.C.A. §5-73- 101 to -324

  • Places the Enhanced Carry will allow

  • Prohibited places

  • Arkansas Criminal Code

  • Justification for Use of Force

  • Emergent Situations in Public Locations (Active Shooter/Terrorists)

  • College Campus Carry

  • Interacting with responding officers

  • Handgun retention

  • Minimize your legal exposure

  • Documenting your training

  • Firearms Safety

  • E-CHCL qualification


  • The information provided in this class is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You should seek the counsel of a competent criminal defense attorney for any legal advice needs.

  • This course is for new students, renewals, and existing CHCL licensees who wish to upgrade to the E-CHCL endorsement.

Prerequisite: Students must already possess an Arkansas CHCL, must complete the basic Arkansas Concealed Carry class first, or can complete our Basic & Enhanced combo class.

Qualification Course:

The applicant must complete a live-fire proficiency qualification and obtain a score of 35/50 or 70% overall. The fundamentals of the live-fire course are as follows:

  1. Stage 1: 3 yard line – 20 Rounds 

    • (A) 5 shots fired in a “one shot exercise” – 2 seconds allowed for each shot; 

    • (B) 10 shots fired in a “two shot exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each 2 shot sequence;

    • (C) 5 shots fired in 10 seconds;

  2. Stage 2: 7 yard line – 20 rounds

    • (A) 5 shots fired in 10 seconds 

    • (B) 5 shots fired in 2 stages:

      • (i) 2 shots fired in 4 seconds;

      • (ii) 3 shots fired in 6 seconds;

    • (C) 5 shots fired in a “one shot exercise” – 3 seconds allowed for each shot;

    • (D) 5 shots fired in 15 seconds;

  3. Stage 3: 15 yard line – 10 rounds

    • (A) 5 shots fired in 2 stages:

      • (i) 2 shots fired in 6 seconds;

      • (ii) 3 shots fired in 9 seconds;

    • (B) 5 shots fired in 15 seconds;

  4. All shooting is from the “ready” position;

  5. The target utilized will be a B-27 target. The shooter will be scored “hit” or “miss.” A successful hit will be scored if the round fired cuts the line of the 7 ring or is within the 7 ring of the B-27 target.

Equipment List
  • Note taking materials. Audio or video recording of the class is not allowed. You may use a laptop to take notes, but power access may be limited.

  • A good quality handgun, suitable for self-protection and/or concealed carry. If you have any questions about the suitability of your gun, please contact us. It is a good idea to bring a spare gun, if you have one, just in case your primary gun breaks. (it happens more than you think)

  • A good quality holster - a quality holster is made of molded plastic or kydex and does not collapse when you draw your handgun. You need a safe, quality holster and belt. Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.

  • A minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders for your handgun.

  • (Optional) A magazine pouch/holder - you can reload from your pockets if you wish.

  • A sturdy belt, to support the above.

  • Eye protection

  • Ear protection (electronic ear pro. preferred)

  • At least 150 rounds of decent quality, reliable ammunition. Range ammunition (FMJ, etc.) is fine. You do not need to use premium self defense ammo for this course.

  • Clothing suitable for the weather and the range. If necessary, we will finish our range work in whatever conditions exist at class time, live-fire classes run rain or shine, mud may be involved.

  • Good attitude

  • Willingness to learn

Our range location has a portable toilet, but not running water. For your comfort, you might want to bring wipes, disposable washcloths and/or hand sanitizer.

Please bring your own lunches, snacks, beverages etc. We have a “working lunch” with lecture during lunch. Bring water, while we do provide water at all of our locations, it never hurts to bring some more. We cannot guarantee the comfort of the chairs, if that might be an issue for you feel free to bring a cushion to sit on.

Class Procedures

We will send a welcome packet to you prior to the class beginning via email. This will include directions to the classroom, gate access code, and instructions for arriving at the class prepared. Please bring all requested materials with you and be on time.

No handling of firearms in the parking lot or classroom is permitted. ALL FIREARMS should be CASED and UNLOADED. Do not bring firearms to the classroom.  Leave them locked in your vehicle.  You can retrieve them at the time when we head from the classroom to the range.  Do not handle any firearms without explicit instructor directions to do so.  Failure to obey firearms safety rules will result in immediate dismissal from the class and range.

Please do not hesitate to contact us prior to the class if you have questions.  We are here to help you through the process with all of your needs.

Refund and Cancellation policy

We understand that things come up and plans change, therefore we will be happy to refund your tuition up to 30 days prior to the event should you decide to cancel. If you cancel with less than 30 days notice, we will happily transfer your tuition to another class of your choosing. No refund will be given with less than 7 days until the event. In the unlikely event of organizer cancellation, all tuition & deposits will be refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel the event if less than half of the allotted seats are filled two weeks prior to the event. In the event that an event is canceled, students can have their choice of a full refund or have their deposit/tuition and registration applied to another class.