What to Bring to the New Mexico CCW Concealed Handgun License Renewal/Refresher Course

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition

Tuition for the four-hour renewal is $75 + 5.48 NMGRT, total $80.48. The two-hour refresher is $50 + 3.66 NMGRT, total 53.66.

Handgun

CHL 2-year Refresher: You are required to shoot the CHL qualification course of fire with the same caliber(s) and type(s) of handguns that are listed on your New Mexico Concealed Handgun License.

CHL 4-year Renewal: For CHL qualification, bring the largest caliber handgun that you intend to carry, in the categories of semi-automatic, revolver or derringer. You do not have to qualify with every handgun or every caliber you intend to carry; your license will list the largest caliber with which you qualified in the three categories of semi-automatic, revolver and derringer. You are allowed to carry any caliber equal to or smaller than the caliber with which you qualified in each category.

Under LASC rules, if you possess a valid New Mexico Concealed Handgun License, you may carry a concealed handgun on club property as long as the firearm remains holstered until you are on the firing line or in the event the use of deadly force is necessary and justified to protect yourself or another person from death or great bodily harm. All other firearms to be used for qualification should be unloaded and in a holster or case.

Any firearm brought to the firing line for qualification must be in a holster or gun case. You will need enough magazines or speed loaders to hold the 25 rounds of ammunition required for the live-fire qualification.

Do not handle firearms in the classroom and do not handle firearms on the range unless instructed to do so by an instructor or range officer.

Ammunition

25 rounds per firearm will be required per qualification attempt for each firearm you want to have listed on your license. High-quality commercially-manufactured ammunition is recommended

Safety Equipment

Proper safety equipment is required on the range at all times for all courses.

Good quality hearing protection is required at all times while you are on the range. This can be your choice of ear plugs or ear muffs or both. Electronic ear muffs are preferred because they make it easier to hear range commands. Anyone who is hearing-impaired should seriously consider the purchase of electronic hearing protection.

Eye protection is required at all times while you are on the range. Wrap-around safety glasses with polycarbonate lenses that are ANSI Z87.1-certified are required.

Safety glasses are inexpensive and can be purchased at most sporting goods and hardware stores (Metzger's, Home Depot, Lowe's, the Outdoorsman of Santa Fe) and are usually priced under $15. If you need to wear prescription eyeglasses, there are safety glasses that cover your regular eyeglasses. See safetyglassesUSA for lots of options.

Bring a baseball cap or brimmed hat to protect your face from hot ejected brass.