Concealed Carry Courses

Welcome to our Concealed Handgun License general information page. According to the U.S. Department of Justice there are over 7 million violent crimes committed each year. A violent crime is defined as rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Even scarier, estimates range as high as 45% of violent crimes go unreported every day. Every 3 seconds someone is violently assaulted. Just since you started reading this paragraph 3-4 people have been victimized. 


The CHL courses we offer at 540 Tactical rival the best in the marketplace. Our most popular class is the  CHL-Combo course which allows you to apply for CHL's in Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Florida. Visit the CHL-Combo page for more information on this course. Of course, we also offer courses for just Oregon,Utah or Arizona as well. Finally, we offer a Women's Only CHL course and we also cater to Private Group's.  Best of all, we can teach the classroom portions at your place or you can come to us. 


 We have created our CHL courses based on our professional training and experiences as former law enforcement officers as well as countless time spent learning from judges, attorneys, defensive tactics experts, firearms experts and survivors of deadly threat encounters.  


While we understand the desire of some to take the cheapest and shortest CHL class possible, there is no shortcut to competency in this area. There are a lot of things we can shortcut in life, but obtaining a CHL is not one of them. The stakes are too high and the consequences too serious. In order to obtain a CHL, a person needs gain the requisite knowledge of both the law and its application. Even on the most basic level, it cannot be learned in an online course or in an hour or two class. With all due respect to the places offering this, they are doing an extreme disservice to their clients. 


Imagine buying a piano, taking a two hour lesson and then being asked to play a symphony in front of a large crowd. Worse yet, what if drivers licenses were issued on the spot after taking a one or two hour course. Both of these scenarios would lead to dismal failure. 


To this end, we have developed a much more complete and robust training program that allows for affordable continuing education and training opportunities. You will learn things in our CHL courses you will not learn elsewhere. You will learn both the required legal aspects of carrying concealed but you will also learn through a series of scenarios and discussions a variety of other tools to put in your survival toolbox. 


One last thing that we really want each client to consider very carefully. There are very few places that offer or even mandate live fire training as part of their standard CHL course. AT 540 Tactical, we do not mandate this training but we highly recommend it. We offer a  3 hour live fire course immediately after most CHL courses. We feel every client should enroll in this course regardless of experience. In fact, we feel so strongly about this that we will waive the course fee for Defensive Handgun-1 if you do not see its value after completing the course. 


Please take a few minutes and review the detailed course descriptions found on each class page and decide which one suits you best. We can't wait to train with you. Of course, please feel free to contact us via email or simply call with any questions.