Learn how to safely carry a concealed handgun! This LCH concealed carry training class gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to carry your handgun in Indiana. So, if you want to get your Indiana License to Carry a Handgun (LCH) — or already got your license — professional firearms training will make sure that you’re set up for success.
This concealed carry training course addresses:
- Firearm safety
- Principles of marksmanship
- Efficient gun handling
- Holster and drawstroke considerations
- Weapon care/maintenance
- Discussion of applicable state/federal laws
- Appropriate gun storage
This 3-hour class will take place at a local outdoor range. Students need to bring eye and hearing protection, handgun, holster, and 50 rounds of ammunition. Fee is $100 per student. Contact the Instructor for more information and class availability.
About the LCH Carry Class Instructor
Tobin Babcock is a law enforcement firearm and tactics instructor with more than 20 years of experience. He is currently an Indiana police officer with a career spanning patrol, emergency response, and training. He holds numerous instructor certifications as a police and civilian instructor, training officer, and public security consultant. Tobin is a competitive shooter and is the Match Director for Blue Line 3-Gun, an annual charity match to raise funds for families of fallen officers.
About the Indiana Handgun License (LCH)
Indiana is known for having some of the least restrictive gun laws in the United States. Firstly, residents do not need a permit to own a gun; however, an Indiana License to Carry a Handgun (LCH) is required to carry a handgun in public. Secondly, Indiana gun laws allow residents to open carry, concealed carry, and locked-case carry with an LCH. Thirdly, some areas do prohibit carry. These include school property, school buses, and riverboat casinos, for instance. An LCH concealed carry training class will explain these topics.
The State of Indiana will issue a license to residents and non-residents who have gone through the Indiana concealed carry permit application process and meet the following requirements. As a result, an applicant must be:
- At least 18 years old
- At least 23 years old if he or she has an adjudication as an offending child for an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult
- A citizen of the U.S.
- A resident of Indiana, if applying for the lifetime license
- Mentally competent
- Without a record of being a drug abuser or alcoholic
- Legally able to possess a handgun and not restricted by court order
- A “proper person” as defined under IC35-47-1-7
The Indiana State Police manages the LCH application process. In addition, applicants must be Indiana residents or have a regular place of business or employment in Indiana.
Finally, in terms of reciprocity, Indiana honors permits from all states and jurisdictions.