Concealed Handgun License- Private Groups – (CHL-PG) We offer private group CHL courses for those folks that wish to learn in a group of friends, family or co-workers. The classroom portion can be done at our facility or at your location, whichever is easiest for you. We offer the combination course or each state individually as detailed on each course page. Typically, we prefer at least 3 people minimum for this option. This course generally runs 5 hours.




*Additional discounts for groups of 8 or more.


Add Live Fire addition for $50

Fingerprints and photos will be required by the State of Utah with along with your completed application and course completion certificate. An additional set of fingerprints will be required by the State of Arizona. These are included in the price of this course.


  • Handgun safety, storage and security
  • Handgun anatomy and handling skills
  • Ammunition overview
  • Oregon and Utah law related to carrying a concealed handgun and the use of deadly physical force
  • Utah specific training curriculum
  • Understanding the criteria that must be met to justify the use of deadly physical force
  • Understanding the proper use of the Force Options
  • Strategies and tactics for avoiding and/or dealing with threats without the use of deadly physical force
  • Developing the proper defensive mindset
  • Much, much more


It is important that each student understands that this course alone in no way fully prepares them for all of the possibilities they may encounter that may require the justified use of deadly physical force. The CHL classes are not designed to replace or supersede real, practical defensive handgun training; specifically, live fire training. At 540 Tactical we are not simply certificate signers. There are many places to obtain a basic certificate in order to fulfill the requirement to obtain a CHL. However, there are far fewer places that actually prepare their students in a meaningful way to prevail in a life threatening encounter. While not mandatory, we feel strongly that all students taking this course should also register for the
Live Fire addition.


By design, it is typically offered at the end of each CHL class. Attending DH-1 is a good start to developing the safe, practical and proven defensive handgun skills and mind-set necessary to prevail in a life threatening encounter. In fact, we feel so strongly about this that we will waive the course fee for the Live Fire addition if you do not see its value after completing the course. 

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued a certificate of completion. You then apply for your CHL with each state or county. Details for eligibility and requirements are found on the individual states page located under Our Classes / Concealed Handgun.